Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Speeds Along; Armyworms in Pastures

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 21, 2016.

    County Comments

    Nathan Eason, White County
    Those with hayfields and pastures are being forced to cut their second crop of hay earlier than wanted because of a severe infestations of fall armyworms. All silage corn has been harvested. Folks that planted summer annuals are getting their last cutting of the season this week. 

    Paula Burke, Carroll County
    Many calls last week on armyworms in hayfields and pastures. Worst outbreak in Carroll County in the past four years. Wine grapes are being harvested. Have gotten some rain, but still spotty in most of the county.

    Raymond Joyce, Laurens County
    Rains continue to be scattered. Dry conditions continue. Nonirrigated fields suffering. Corn harvest continues. White mold showing up in peanuts. Dimilin and boron being applied to some soybean fields. Cotton beginning to open in some fields. Armyworms continue to pop up in hayfields and pastures.

    Jason Blankenship, Quitman County
    Will probably check April planted peanuts next week. Corn harvest continues, and sorghum harvest should begin any day.

    Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County
    Some irrigated corn yields in the 250 bushel range. Dryland cotton starting to open. Bermudagrass stem maggot pressure high in some hayfields.

    Herbicide Resistance Info

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 21, 2016.  Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.2 inches of rain up to 3.7 inches.  Average high temperatures ranged from the low 90s to the mid 90s.  Average low temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the high 70s.

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