Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 17, 2014.
According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 17, 2014. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 4.4 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.
County Extension Comments
“Except for a few spots that got a rare thunderstorm Sunday evening, everything is very dry. Beans could definitely use a good rain across the county and a third bermudagrass hay cutting is looking doubtful.”
–Robert Speir, Madison County, District 30
“Corn harvest is well underway. Rust has definitely impacted the crop. Cotton is loading bolls. Seeing some potassium deficiencies. Peanuts doing well but seem to be a little slow growing.”
–Brent Allen, Washington County, District 50
“We did get some rain Sunday. Corn harvest is ongoing. Peanuts are getting close to checking maturity. Cotton is cut-out, non-irrigated cotton is waist high or below in many fields. Irrigated cotton is between waist and shoulder high with heavy boll load.”
–Andrew Sawyer, Thomas County, District 70
“It is dry, some hit or miss showers. Army worms in pastures. Growers are harvesting tobacco. Some vegetable planting has started.”
–Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County, District 80
“Recent rains have been a blessing but not uniform. Farmers are picking tobacco, irrigating, spraying for worms in hayfields and spraying fungicides in peanuts. Corn harvest just beginning.”
–Mark von Waldner, Atkinson County, District 80