Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 11, 2019.
Cole Moon, Bleckley County
Extreme heat and spotty showers last week. Most places received at least one decent shower, but in this heat, it did not stay long. Corn harvest continued, as well as some soybeans. Yields have been pretty good so far. Early planted cotton was cutting out and bolls were opening. Earliest irrigated peanuts put on a lot of pods if they were watered on schedule. Hopefully rain and cooler temperatures are in the future.
Jason E. Mallard, Screven County
Some recent rains have been a help to sustaining the crops. Most were thunderstorms with more intensity than the soil could absorb, which created runoff and did not benefit soil moisture levels. As moisture is redistributed, these rains will have been a short term benefit unless more showers follow.
Ross Greene, Evans County
A little corn began coming out of the field at the end of last week, but depending on the weather, we should have a lot more coming out of the field soon. Dryland cotton and peanuts that were planted late have not performed well with the weather we have had. Also concerned about the early planted dryland peanuts as they seem to have shut down during the July dry spell and have not yet recovered. The vines look good, but the yield is definitely off. The irrigated crops looked very good.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 11, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 4.59 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the high 70s.