ATHENS, Ga. — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 20, 2021. Precipitation ranged from no rain to 3.8 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 70s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the mid 70s.
Tropical Storm Claudette brought rainfall and winds over the weekend that helped improve overall crop conditions. Corn continued to pollinate and start setting ears in some areas. Both corn and peanut producers were still applying fungicide. Early planted peanuts were blooming and showing strong stands. Most peanut and cotton fields were sprayed last week with post-emergence herbicide. Hay fields were helped by the rain as farmers are prepping their fields with fertilizer for the second cutting. Peach harvest had begun, but the crop is anticipated to be smaller than previous years due to the late frost. Farmers noted potential for increase disease pressure given wetter conditions.
Livestock and Pastures
Livestock conditions continued to be good with the late week rainfall helping improve the pasture and forage conditions.
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