Harvest season starting up in Region 8

Harvest season starting up in Region 8
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Harvest season is beginning this week for many farmers across Region 8.

Scott Gibson, a local farmer, said that drier conditions have allowed for the harvesting process to finally begin.

Since flooding damaged many crops in Northeast Arkansas earlier in August, Gibson said that he decided to use sodium chloride to dry out the plants before harvesting the field.

Now that the conditions are more favorable, harvesting can begin..

"Overall, I'm just happy to see a pretty good looking forecast for the next seven days," Gibson said. "And hope that continues for the next month, month and a half, two months even."

Gibson mentioned that this time of year always brings a sense of urgency along with it since the weather can change plans so quickly.

Even dense cloud cover during harvest can increase moisture too much for the crops to be collected.

Fortunately, the 7-day forecast is looking ideal for farmers across Region 8.

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