Georgia Field Reports: Peanut, Cotton Planting in Full Swing

Photo: Doug Mayo, University of Florida

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 29, 2018.

County Comments

Heather Kolich, Forsyth County
There was abundant rain during first part of week, followed by dry, warm weather. Strawberries were ripening. Some blueberries had good berry formation, and color change was evident.

Chris Earls, Treutlen County
Treutlen County received needed rain, but the rain hindered tobacco transplanting and onion harvesting. Everything else looked good and seemed to be on track. Livestock looked really good due to the flush of pasture growth from the warmer temperature and rain.

Seth McAllister, Terrell County
Terrell County had heavy rains early and late in the week with a couple of good days to plant and spray in between them. Crops looked pretty good, but cooler temperatures inhibited them from reaching their maximum potential.

Andrew Warner, Seminole County
Peanut and cotton planting were in full swing. The higher temperatures and sunlight from last week had corn starting to look a lot better. Wheat and oats are drying down quickly.

Joshua Grant, Crisp County
Hits of Fusarium wilt in watermelon were seen in multiple fields. Fertilization of row crop fields is progressing. Corn growth is anywhere from VE to V3 stage. Cotton planting started.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 29, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.7 inches to 6.5 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the low 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 40s to the low 60.


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