ATHENS, Ga. — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 11, 2021. Precipitation ranged from no rain to 2.0 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the low 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 40s to the high 50s.
Producers reported varying damage to a variety of crops from last week’s frost. A mostly dry and warm week across the state allowed farmers to get into their fields and continue planting and harvesting activities. Corn planting continued with many reports of the crop already starting
to emerge. The first herbicide spraying on corn has started as the weather permitted. Growers were preparing fields for cotton, soybeans, and peanuts while the conditions were dry. Hay producers applied nutrients and herbicides. Farmers noted the wheat crop doing well after limited
damage from the frost; however, powdery mildew was spotted by some in wheat fields. Pecan producers reported the crop budding out.
Livestock and Pastures
Livestock and pastures were generally in good condition throughout the state. The cold weather and freeze from last week have caused ongoing setbacks in pasture growth and conditions. Due to these setbacks and dwindling hay supplies, some producers struggled to keep livestock fed.
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