Georgia: Rains Help Crops, Soybean Harvest Begins – USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 14, 2014.

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 14, 2014. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 2.9 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the mid 70s.

    County Extension Comments

    “Most of the county received an inch of rain last week which was desperately needed. Group 4 soybeans are being harvested now but most other beans are still a few weeks out. Hayfields needed the rain and we are hoping we can squeak out a final Bermuda hay harvest.”
    –Rober Speir, Madison County, District 30

    “Having issues with soybeans maturing from lack of rain. Some scattered storms this weekend.”
    –Trae Gafney, Meriwether County, District 40

    “Heavy populations of fall armyworm in bermudagrass and fall webworm in pecans.”
    –Jule-Lynn Macie, Rockdale County, District 50

    “Some dryland peanuts have been dug. Cotton is being defoliated, and some early planted cotton is beginning to be picked.”
    –Ben Shirley, Brooks County, District 80

    “Recent rainfall has helped with pastures and several crops. Most cotton was too far gone and too late to make a turn for the better but it has helped soybeans and peanuts.”
    –Josh Gravitt, Turner County, District 80

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