Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 9, 2019.
Raymond Joyce, Laurens County
Rains came toward the end of the week. Rain amounts varied throughout the county. Growers applied herbicides to cotton and peanuts. Nitrogen was being applied through pivots. Irrigation pivots worked overtime to keep moisture in the fields. Growers still have soybean fields to plant. Everyone was thankful for the rain!
Cole Moon, Bleckley County
Rain moved in Friday and we were glad to see it. The rain was much needed on dryland crops and will replenish soil moisture so that we can finish planting dryland acres. The hot, dry weather over the last few weeks was more than dryland corn could handle and the rain was a little too late for it. However, most of our other crops are young and have not started flowering and reproducing, so they can do without much rain for now. Pastures will now green back up and hopefully farmers can get another good cutting of hay.
Thad Glenn, Stephens County
We received much needed rain which helped rejuvenate pasture and field corn growth. Producers with grazing herds were the most relieved, as forage grasses were providing very little productivity and nutritive value.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 9, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.52 inches of rain to 7.11 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the mid 70s.