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Recent dry weather causes issues for cotton, peanuts

The weather recently has been quite dry across a lot of Georgia and Alabama. This has resulted in some issues with cotton and peanuts. Fortunately, it looks like the next week will be rainier, so moisture levels should improve. The big question mark is from Potential TS 9, which is still forming in the Atlantic. The longer it takes to form, the farther west the path is likely to be and the more of Georgia and Alabama could be affected by rain. I don’t see strong winds as a big issue for this storm, although scattered damage could occur, and of course it depends on the path of the storm.

Here are two stories from Southeast AgNet on the dry conditions and the impact on crops:

Alabama Row Crops Look Promising, Though Dry Weather Could be a Factor

Dry Weather Could Impact Essential Nutrients in Cotton, Peanuts

Source: Ashish Wankhade, Commons Wikimedia