Georgia Field Reports: Corn Nearly Done, Other Crops Need Rain

Drought stricken corn.

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019.

County Comments

Wade Hutcheson, Walker County
Decent rain across the county helped cotton, soybeans, and forages, however the corn is done and most of it got too little rain too late.

Cole Moon, Bleckley County
It was extremely dry in most of the county. Very isolated showers gave relief to small areas but not many. We have corn that has become fully mature and we can now cut the water off of it. Dryland cotton was blooming out the top of the plant, and dryland peanuts have still not lapped the middles and will not if we do not get any rain. I am afraid that a lot of the dryland cotton is about done. We were looking pretty good up until about a month ago, but rain has eluded us since. It is still not too late to make a crop on the later planted stuff.

Seth McAllister, Terrell County
We are still very dry. We had about an inch of rain over most of the county, but many cotton fields were blooming out of the top because it has been so dry. Peanuts started to wilt and corn was drying down very fast. We should see some corn fields harvested this coming week. Stink bugs started moving into cotton fields, and many were sprayed this past week, which means we should start to see some secondary caterpillar pest levels increase in the next couple of weeks as a response.

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 21, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 2.71 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.

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