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Upstate crops affected by Isaac rainfall

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A small pumpkin grows at Stewart Farms in Enoree. (Aug. 28, 2012/FOX Carolina) A small pumpkin grows at Stewart Farms in Enoree. (Aug. 28, 2012/FOX Carolina)
ENOREE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

As hurricane Isaac drenches the Gulf Coast, the Upstate is preparing for rain from the outer rain bands - and for some crops and farmers, it could be a washout.

Stewart Farms in Enoree said more rain would be great for the corn, however, terrible for the pumpkins.

"Mildew on pumpkins is a bigger problem on pumpkins due to the large amount of rain. But we are still grateful for what we have,"said Angie Broome, Stewart Farms.

Broome said as long as the expected rainfalls don't exceed 5 inches, this fall's crop will have a good yield.

The mildew has already taken over a few vines, meaning fewer pumpkins will be produced in some places.

The pumpkins might get mildewed from the rain, but the corn crop benefits from the increased rainfall. Broome said another good downpour will make a good harvest.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist said the Upstate could see between 2 and 3 inches of rain in the area.

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