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Weather

  • Rainfall has covered the county in the last 7 days, and the soil is wet. Many growers have been busy planting cotton and peanuts, even up until the rain came yesterday. The corn crop is really growing at this time, and melons, beans and other vegetables are coming along, also. Below is the observed precipitation…

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  • Wet Weather Concerns

    The recent rainfall throughout the county has many fields too wet for ground equipment applying fertilizer and spraying for weeds, insects, and diseases.  So, how much has it rained? We have had from 6-10+ inches of rain over the last two weeks in Worth County. Following are a few things to think about regarding “Wet…

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  • We have had plenty of rain throughout the county the last couple of weeks, so many fields are too wet for ground equipment and conditions are good for the spread of crop diseases. Following is a crop disease update from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist: The mention of trade names in this blog…

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  • Small Grain Freeze Damage Information from Rome Ethredge We may see freeze damage in wheat and oats grown for grain. This is what we’re looking for according to the growth stage in the following chart: Most of what we have now in Georgia is in the Joint stage. When we cut the stem in half…

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  • (Dr. Bob Kemerait) Caution is the Better Part of Valor After several weeks of unseasonably warm and often dry weather, the rains and cold weather are back for the rest of the week. From a disease management standpoint growers should be careful about getting in too big a hurry to plant. The kind of weather we have…

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  • Cold Coming Looks like we will have a few cold mornings that may affect our small grains and any corn that’s up. Hopefully the time it stays cold will be short and with warm soils we won’t be hurt much. And we aren’t in the most susceptible time frame in very much of our grain,…

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  • Grains Update – 01/21/22

    Following is some timely information from Rome Ethredge, retired County Agent/Interim Grains Agronomist. OATS “This week we are seeing grains growth slowdown due to cold temperatures. Oats, photo below, especially showing some effects of the cold as oats are more sensitive to cold temperatures, especially temperature swings.” We have gotten some calls about oats in…

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  • We have seen some issues in peanut and cotton growth due to wet soil conditions this season. Most peanut fields have very good growth except in wetter areas. Cotton on the other hand has had more issues and stresses. We have good looking cotton fields, and those that appear to be struggling. Rainy weather and…

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  • In the next few days, daytime temperatures will be very hot in our area. Hot and dry conditions in this early part of the growing season increase concerns of seedling stress and diseases. Some of which include: 1) Aspergillus crown rot in peanuts, and 2) early-season outbreaks of white mold in peanuts. Southern corn rust…

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  • This week continued harvest of cotton and peanuts across Worth County. The weather conditions have been better for harvest to occur this week, but as we look forward to next week, there will probably be effects from Tropical Depression Eta. November is national pecan month. The pecan crop is looking good this year and yields…

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