Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 16, 2016. County Comments Joel Burnsed, Walton County Pastures are in decline due to the absence of rainfall and the presence of fall armyworms. Very dry conditions. Steven Patrick, Habersham County
The 2016 pecan market has opened with the crop beginning to trickle in. At this point I would still say the crop in general is about a week later than last year’s crop, which is going to put pressure on
All successful farmers have the curiosity of a scientist in them. For John McCormick, Georgia’s 2016 Farmer of the Year, that curiosity has helped make his farm one of the most successful in the state. Every year, McCormick devotes part
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 9, 2016. County Comments Greg Bowman, Gordon County No rain. No soil moisture. Farmers are feeding hay and have been for a while. It is a gamble to even consider drilling
This week the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct pioneering Georgia soybean specialist John Woodruff into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. The celebration will be part of the college’s alumni awards ceremony and banquet
While the southern half of the state received much needed rain in September from tropical storms Hermine and Julia, farmers in the northern part of the state dealt with what some called “the worst conditions in 60 years.” Four months
In case you have not heard, there have been numerous problems in certain states, such as Missouri and Arkansas, with off-label applications of dicamba on dicamba-resistant crops. In Arkansas, things have gotten so out of hand that the Arkansas State
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 2, 2016. County Comments Keith Mickler, Floyd County Fall planting was delayed due to a lack of soil moisture. Jeffrey D. Aaron, Oglethorpe County Armyworms continued to damage forage crops. Frank
Pawnees are being harvested this week and many other varieties are experiencing shuck split. Growers should continue with irrigation through shuck split until enough nuts have split to shake the trees for the first harvest.
The 2016 Florida Pecan Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial pecan growers.
After a strong start for the week, the ICE Dec contract encountered weakness following the dissemination of strong US export sales data, ultimately giving up 150 points on the week,