Georgia Field Reports: Strong Corn Planting Where Not Delayed by Rain

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 8, 2018.

County Comments

Keith Mickler, Floyd County
Floyd County needs a few dry days. Corn planting is being delayed.

Brian Maddy, Troup County
Cool temperatures are again slowing pasture green-up.

Brent Allen, Washington County
Grass is growing slowly. Wheat and other small grains are progressing pretty well. Corn planting is well underway, but a few light showers have been just enough to keep producers from finishing.

Andrew Warner, Seminole County
Rust was found in wheat and oats. Corn planting is finishing up very quickly. Cotton and peanut planting began. Thrips pressure seems high on the southern pea crop right now, and we are waiting see how it will affect early-planted cotton and peanuts.

Ronnie Barentine, Dooly County
Corn growth is slowing from cool weather. Powdery mildew is persisting in wheat; some fungicide sprays were applied. Oats have some rust appearing, and there is barley yellow dwarf in some fields. Seed corn maggots are killing young watermelon transplants, so farmers are gearing up to spray them. Burn down of cover crops is in full swing.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 8, 2017. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.1 inches of rain to 1.9 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to the high 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 30s to the mid 50s.

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