Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 23, 2017.
Steven Patrick, Habersham County
Heat and humidity are taking their toll on fescue pastures. Afternoon showers are making conditions difficult for fruit and vegetable producers. The showers are also causing a decline in hay quality for producers.
Wade Hutcheson, Spalding County
Second hay cutting is underway between thunderstorms. Dryland soybean and millet plantings are in mostly good to excellent condition.
Raymond Joyce, Laurens County
Laurens County experienced scattered rains during the week. Corn is progressing to maturity. Peanuts are being sprayed with fungicides. Some peanut fields were sprayed for potato leafhoppers and garden fleahoppers. Cotton is being sprayed with growth regulators. Soybeans are blooming. Haying continues. More bermudagrass stem borer has been found in hayfields.
Pam Sapp, Jefferson County
Weather conditions have influenced late season corn diseases such as diplodia, anthracnose, and southern corn leaf blight.
Tony Barnes, Atkinson County
Whitefly numbers are fairly high in cotton fields. One field reached the threshold for treatment. Tobacco is being harvested. Rain is still quite plentiful in parts of the county, so it has been really hard to stay on schedule with spraying.
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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 23, 2017. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 4.9 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the mid 70s.