Generally above normal rains in July benefited crop development. Following decreased rains in late June notably in the west and the east, precipitation remained generally abundant and widespread in July. Rains decreased during the third dekad in the north and the east but soil moistures reserves are adequate following above normal rainfall over the eastern half of the country during the previous dekad. Precipitation remained generally widespread countrywide in early August. Crops are developing satisfactorily. They are generally tillering/elongating in the south and the west and emerging/tillering in the east and the north.
Pastures are regenerating satisfactorily, notably in the north. Worm infestations have been reported in several areas.