Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Waiting on Dry Fields

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 19, 2018.

County Comments

Paul Pugliese, Bartow County
There were several reports of armyworms showing up in pastures, hayfields, and sod farms this week.

Matthew Murdock, Marion County
Scattered storms prevented much hay cutting and delayed fungicide applications in peanuts where white mold and leaf spots were found.

Cole Moon, Bleckley County
There will be a lot of corn harvested this week if the weather holds out. Right now, producers are just waiting on it to dry down. The hay farmers are having a hard time getting hay rolled due to the afternoon showers. Some cotton that has cut out, and some peanuts at 120 days or better.

Ty Torrance, Grady County
Frequent heavy rain showers are slowing down farm activities significantly. Field conditions are preventing farmers from harvesting corn and making timely pesticide sprays on other crops. Hay producers are having a very hard year trying to harvest in between rain showers. Peanut and cotton diseases are playing a larger role this year due to prolonged leaf and canopy wetness.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 19, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 2.7 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the high 70s.

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