Georgia: Rains Delay Early Peanut Harvest – USDA

    Crop progress and conditions for the week ending Sept. 13, 2015.


    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 13, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.5 inches of rain up to 2.5 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.

    County Extension Comments

    Keith Mickler, Floyd County, District 10: “It was 49 degrees F at 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning, September 13th. Soybeans have really started to mature with major leaf color change this week. No major leaf drop yet.”

    Sam Ingram, Effingham County, District 60: “Peanuts are now on top of the ground for some early planted fields. Cotton defoliation could start this week as well.”

    Jason Blankenship, Quitman County, District 70: “The start of early peanut harvest delayed with widespread rains last week. Some cotton should be defoliated this week.”

    Mark von Waldner, Coffee County, District 80: “Checking and digging peanuts. Dryland peanuts look great compared to last year. Should have some good to excellent yields. Corn harvest almost over. Cotton beginning to open on bottom. Some concern for boll rot. Been getting good rainfall.”


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