Georgia Crop Progress & Condition Report
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
General: According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service’s Georgia Field Office, there were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 24, 2011.
Statewide topsoil moisture was rated at 14% very short, 39% short, 44% adequate, and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture for the State was 16% very short, 43% short, 40% adequate, and 1% surplus. Precipitation estimates for the week in Georgia ranged from no rain up to 2.0 inches. The week’s average temperature ranged from the mid 70s to the mid 80s.
County Extension Comments
“Crop fields look better this week due to the scattered showers and rain that fell last weekend. Row crop farmers have sprayed fungicides, sprayed herbicides and pulled weeds in many fields this week. Several farmers harvested hay this week.”
Mike Hayes, Wheeler County, District 50
“Crop conditions continue to deteriorate. soil moisture is extremely low. Dry land cotton is going down quickly.”
Wade Parker, Jenkins County, District 60
“Plentiful rains have benefited crops. Hay and pasture fields have improved dramatically.”
Doug Collins, Lee County, District 70