Accumulated Rainfall Since April

Jarrod O. Miller, Extension Agronomist,

While we had a drier start to the season, summer rainfall has made up with heavy rainfall events across the state. Depending on the intensity of the storm, total rainfall may not represent what your soil could have stored for crop production, as runoff could certainly have occurred.

This has been a wetter year statewide, particularly around Seaford, Dagsboro, and Middletown. This rainfall could have caused delays in growth as well as general losses of nitrogen and other leachable nutrients. In the figure below you can observe rainfall totals between April 24th and August 9th in 2021, 2022, and 2023 across the state.Accumulated Growing Season Rainfall from 2021 to 2023