Georgia Field Reports: Rapid Wheat Harvest

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 10, 2018.

County Comments

Wade Hutcheson, Spalding County
Second round of hay cutting has begun. Wheat harvest has finally started and some soybeans were planted but the wheat is in the way of the rest. Livestock in good condition. Fertilizing and protecting forages.

Raymond Joyce, Laurens County
County received scattered rain showers. Growers are back in the fields planting, spraying herbicides and harvesting small grains. Some wheat fields have sprouted grain causing farmers to receive feed wheat prices. Haying was going wide open as fields dried out from all the rain in May. Some growers have decided not to plant peanuts and are planting soybeans and cotton instead. Some corn fields pollinating. Corn growers are irrigating corn. Growers are thankful for sunshine.

Cole Moon, Bleckley County
We were able to get a lot of work done this week in the field. Wheat harvest has wrapped up and we now are trying to get those last acres of cotton, peanuts and soybeans planted. Pivots are being fired up so a little bit of rain would be appreciated.

Adam Speir, Madison County
Bright sunshine all week allowed for first bermudagrass hay cutting to get finished up for many. Straw baling also finished up for the most part.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 10, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 2.3 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the low 70s.


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