Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 12, 2018.
Adam Speir, Madison County
Final bermudagrass cutting was underway. Bermudagrass stem maggot was observed in several fields last week with minimal to marginal damage.
Stephanie Butcher, Coweta County
Corn silage production was good despite the harvest being delayed by almost daily afternoon showers. Armyworms and bermudagrass stem maggot continued to be a problem even though most producers already sprayed for them.
Jason E. Mallard, Jenkins County
Diseases became more of an issue in cotton and peanuts because of wet field conditions. Hay quality declined from a lack of opportunity to dry and delayed cutting.
Seth McAllister, Terrell County
Little rainfall this week put corn harvest in full swing. The cotton crop improved with the recent rains, and some fields looked very promising. Some bolls cracked open, so irrigation will be coming to a close. Target spot moved in hard this week. Adult whiteflies were discovered, which may be trouble for late cotton. Peanuts looked really good, but conditions became perfect for disease. White mold and leaf spot have not been as prevalent this year, despite the humidity and rainfall.
Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County
Wet weather slowed the corn harvest. Target spot and other foliar diseases were noted in some cotton fields. The peanut crop looked good. The wet weather made hay production challenging.
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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 12, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 5.7 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the high 70s.