Georgia Field Reports: Minimal Peanut Harvest Starts, More Cotton Opening

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Vineyard harvesting was well underway. Corn for silage was being harvested. Corn for grain looked good. Many producers began their last hay cutting, but reported issues with foxtail taking over. — Nathan Eason, White County

Much needed scattered rainfall was received in many places. However, with high temperatures in the forecast, it will not take long for the moisture to disappear. Corn harvesting was underway for many growers. We have had some cotton defoliated, so harvesting should begin soon. Peanut producers have been pod-blasting to determine maturity, and a few fields were plowed up and picked already. Many growers expressed hesitation to begin digging due to the unknown path and timing of Hurricane Dorian, but they should begin plowing hard soon. — Cole Moon, Bleckley County

It is unfortunate that we have had a lot of cotton begin opening right before the threat of a hurricane for the third year in a row. Peanuts were maturing and the final fungicide application should begin soon for most. Corn harvesting was nearly complete and once it is finished we should begin harvesting cotton and peanuts. — Seth McAllister, Terrell County


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