Heavy rains in Mercer County, N.J., took a toll on this spring's strawberry crops with a moisture-related fungus that can destroy fruits and vegetables, and ongoing precipitation may threaten other crops this year. "When it comes to the field crops, you have washout and the moist soil promotes seed rot. Farmers in the area have had to reseed their farms. We're talking like hundreds of acres," said Meredith Melendez, agriculture coordinator for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County.
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