Georgia: Late Planted Corn, Beans Stressed — USDA

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 10, 2014.

    Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 3.9 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 90s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to
    the low 70s.

    County Extension Comments

    “Late planted corn, some soybean and pastures are showing signs of stress due to lack of rainfall.”

    — Norman Edwards, Walker County, District 10

    “Many pastures are over grazed and show obvious weed issues. Minimal damage reported from bermudagrass stem maggot. Some armyworm issues the last few weeks. Soybeans look great and small amount of kudzu bugs compared to the last two years.”

    — Paula Burke, Carrol County, District 40

    “We had rain Sunday that went across the county. Cotton is starting to cut out at this time. Peanut disease is down. Caterpillars in peanuts are down. Soybean insects are not at treatable levels. Powdery mildew is seen in many soybean fields but no Asian soybean rust. Pecans are in late nut sizing period – probably about to move to next step.”

    — Andrew Sawyer, Thomas County, District 70

    “Need some rain, hit or miss showers over the weekend. Corn harvest has started. Some bermudagrass hay fields have been hit hard with bermudagrass stem maggot and armyworms. Dryland cotton is suffering and need rain in some areas. Growers trying to keep up with irrigation requirements of row crops.”

    — Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County, District 80

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