Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Winding Down

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 8, 2019.

    County Comments

    Steven Powell, Treutlen County
    Armyworms were found in hayfields.

    Ty Torrance, Grady County
    Most producers were finishing up the corn harvest while others began harvesting cotton and peanuts. The weather turned extremely hot and dry. Many non-irrigated fields became hard, which made digging peanuts very difficult, and in some cases, prevented farmers from digging.

    Seth McAllister, Terrell County
    The week was very hot and dry with a steady breeze. Conditions were good for harvesting, but not great for finishing up a crop. This was the first week that cotton defoliation started on sizeable acreage. Irrigated cotton looked promising, but dryland was not great in most fields. Peanuts should start to be inverted next week, but it is turning very dry, and many dryland fields will be too hard to dig without a rain. Unfortunately, no rain is in the forecast, but at least we were spared from one more hurricane.

    Ross Greene, Evans County
    Wind speeds from Hurricane Dorian were very low, considering what they could have been. Evans County has been very dry and did not receive much rain from the hurricane. The dryland cotton crop has been opening very fast with the heat and limited rain, which may affect the weight of the crop. Peanuts also have been progressing very quickly with the hot weather.

    General Comments

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    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 8, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 2.5 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from high 50s to the mid 70s.

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