Georgia Field Reports: Peanuts Pegging, Spider Mites in Some Cotton

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 23, 2019.

County Comments

Cole Moon, Bleckley County
The county received a good shower over the last couple of days. We had cotton ranging from just planted to first week of bloom. Spider mites showed up in some fields which is going to be a concern going forward. Our oldest peanuts were pegging. Lesser cornstalk borers were showing up in dryland fields and dry corners. Our oldest corn was nearing black layer and some growers were planting late corn because of the price increase. Some hay farmers were spraying for stem maggots as well.

Raymond Joyce, Laurens County
Scattered rain showers occurred in the county with varied rainfall amounts. Irrigated corn was in the milk stage. Cotton was squaring. Peanuts were blooming and pegging. Soybean planting wrapped up. Growers applied nitrogen to some cotton fields. Landplaster was being applied to peanuts. Fungicides and insecticides were applied to irrigated corn.

Seth McAllister, Terrell County
We had some scattered showers last week but are still very dry in a few areas. Corn entered the dough stage in many fields, which is good because southern rust was detected in fields south of us. Cotton looked good and growth regulators were being used extensively. Peanuts also looked good last week but white mold started to show up in fields that had poor rotation.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 23, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.19 inches of rain to 2.68 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the mid 70s.


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