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Here are desired soil temperatures when planting.

Check local soil temps from the UGA Weather Station in Sparks:


This is current soil temps as of Tuesday morning 4/16/24.

Sparks Weather Station

This weather station is visited at least once/month by UGA folks to make sure everything is working like it should. It was recently “moved over” to the east about 300′ from its previous location to ensure it was not in the way during farming operations. Here are a few images of the inner workings of this station which we are very fortunate to have in the county.

Ronnie Williams helping out with the station.

One of the ground sensors attached to the station.
One of the two rain gauges attached to the station.
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