Georgia: Crops Stressed Due to Heat, Corn Harvest Underway – USDA

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 2, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 2.6 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 90s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the mid 70s.

    County Extension Comments

    Wade Hutcheson, Spalding County, District 40: “All crops are stressed due to heat and no rain. Barely any rain in the last 18 days. Kudzu bugs, armyworms, and stem maggots are current pest problems.”

    Raymond Joyce, Laurens County, District 50: “Scattered showers continue. Amount greatly varied within the county. Corn fields have reached maturity and harvest should begin soon. Soybeans blooming and setting pods. Cotton setting bolls. Growers continue to battle pigweed.”

    Jay Hathorn, Calhoun County, District 70: “Corn harvest is underway.”

    Mark von Waldner, Coffee County, District 80: “Picking fresh muscadine grapes in Irwin County. Crops being irrigated along with some rainfall but more is needed. Seeing some white mold in peanuts and some foliage insects in peanuts and soybeans. Tobacco crop looks good to excellent. Peanut yield potential looks excellent or high. Cotton looks excellent in general. Corn harvest beginning.”


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