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Pumpkin Patch problems due to rain
Some parts of our area have seen in excess of 11 inches of rain.
That wet weather is causing problems for area farmers and their crops.
5 inches that's how much rain fell in just one hour here at the farm last week....
Bruce Holland and his son are checking on the pumpkin patch at their farm. In just a few weeks they'll be hosting dozens of families and visitors who will want a hay ride and to pick out their very own pumpkin.
The rainy weather hasn't been the most conducive for growing the pumpkins.
The more moist vegetation gets, the more problems that can occur. Pumpkins are very susceptible to disease.
Holland and his workers on the farm are using several methods to make sure not only the pumpkins but also their famous peanuts are in the best shape for customers.
Bruce Holland- Owner, Holland Farm
"We are trying to do some preventive things, protective sprays to prevent some of the disease."
"There'll be pumpkins. The sun is out today. There's a small chance of rain in the forecast for next week so that will give them time to do what they need to do."
Kalie Desimone-The pumpkin patch opens and the hayrides begin on September 28th.