Georgia Field Reports: Peanut Digging Underway, Limited Harvest Begins

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 11, 2016.

    County Comments

    Jason Blakenship, Quitman County
    Not really much moving in the county. Irrigation still going on peanuts and some soybeans. On the crest of digging first peanuts. Some dryland ready but too hard and dry to dig. Need a shower to proceed. 

    Mark Von Waldner, Coffee County
    Peanut harvest beginning. Spraying hayfield for worms. Pecans sustained minimal damage from storm and some nut loss and limb damage. Tobacco wrapping up.

    Seth McAllister, Terrell County
    Peanuts are being dug daily. Some of the first were harvested over the weekend, but I haven’t heard the grades or yields yet. I’ve seem three cotton fields defoliated to date and harvest will begin by Friday. Soybeans are starting to drop leaves pretty good. We need a really good rain though. Corn is done.

    Monte Stephens, Oconee County
    Armyworms have plagued pastures and hayfields.

    Steven Patrick, Habersham County
    Dry conditions eliminating the opportunity to restore drought impacted pastures and hayfields.

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 0.91 inches.  Average high temperatures ranged from the low to mid 90s.  Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the low 70s.

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