Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest to Begin Soon

Late season corn irrigation. Photo: Steve Melvin – UNL Extension Educator Irrigated Cropping Systems

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 7, 2019.

County Comments

Cole Moon, Bleckley County
Rain was very scattered throughout last week. Some places received good rains while others were still dry. It did not take long to get very dry in heat like this. We had some early corn that was at black layer and started to dry down. Our oldest cotton was in the third week of bloom and peanuts started to lap the middles. We could really use a good rain to keep this crop going.

Seth McAllister, Terrell County
Cotton was progressing quickly, but aphid populations were still building. Dryland corn made almost nothing and irrigated corn should start to be picked next week in earlier planted fields. Peanuts looked good so far but disease pressure was building. It started to turn dry again and pivots ran hard all week at this critical stage for our crops.

Ronnie Barentine, Dooly County
It’s been really hot and dry with a few afternoon showers over the past few days. There will be potential for heavy disease growth. Aphids were still abundant in fields. Southern corn rust was spotted in our county.

Jason Mallard, Jenkins County
Rainfall continued to help crops. Rain showers seemed to be spotty throughout the county. Pastures were improved somewhat.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 7, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.08 inches of rain to 4.29 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 50s to the high 70s.


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