Georgia Field Reports: Farmers Get Back in Fields

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 25, 2018.

County Comments

Wade Hutcheson, Walker County
The weather only slightly improved this week, allowing soybean harvesting to continue. Small grains planting continued when possible. Livestock were in great shape. Grazing was available in parts of the county, but hay was out as well. Calving continued.

Cole Moon, Bleckley County
The cotton harvest has been quite a challenge with the wet weather. Pickers were bogging down and not able to get a lot done. The peanut harvest was done, except for a couple of fields. Some soybean growers were able to resume harvesting. Producers began planting winter wheat, but have not gotten much done.

Charlie Todd, Jasper County
With the rain subsiding, farmers were able to finish harvesting pecans and planting their fields. The pecan crop looked rather poor as a result of early dropping from the high winds of Hurricane Michael and the prolonged rain events which delayed harvest by three weeks.

Peyton Sapp, Burke County
Conditions have remained wet for several weeks. Cotton, peanut, and soybean harvests have been way behind. Due to wet conditions, we have continued to see additional yield loss and declining quality.

Will Gay, Turner County
Several weeks of wet weather with little sunshine significantly delayed the cotton harvest. Some growers have not been able to plant grazing. Established grazing was not in great condition because of saturated soils.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 25, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 3.5 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 50s to the low 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 20s to the mid 50s.

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