Georgia Field Reports: Peanuts Pegging, Oldest Corn Near Black Layer

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019.

    County Comments

    Thad Glenn, Stephens County
    Sunny and cool temperatures persisted last week provided great weather for producers to get out and work. However, we were slightly behind on our second cutting of hay. Forage growth has been slowly catching up from the previous rain. I am hopeful we get more rain in the upcoming forecast as soil moisture has already greatly decreased since the last rain.

    Cole Moon, Bleckley County
    Crops responded well to the rain last weekend and we used that moisture to plant more dryland acres and get a stand. However, we have not received anymore since, and it does not take long to get dry again. We had cotton that was still being planted all the way to squaring. Some peanuts started to peg and growers started boron applications and gypsum. Our oldest corn was getting very close to black layer. As far as hayfields, some growers sprayed for bermudagrass stem maggots after they cut in anticipation of the pest.

    Raymond Joyce, Laurens County
    The previous week’s rain made all crops look much better. Dryland crops showed improvement. Corn pollination continued. Growers applied herbicides to crops to control weeds. Small amount of cotton acres were replanted. Soybeans were planted. Hayfields and pastures conditions improved.

    General Comments

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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, June 16, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.25 inches of rain to 6.89 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the high 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to the low 70s.




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