Georgia Crop Progress and Condition Report
PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2023
ATHENS, Ga. — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Georgia, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 5, 2023. Precipitation ranged from no rain to only trace amounts. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the mid 70. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 30s to the low 50s.
Another week of little to no rainfall across most of the state caused soil moisture levels to further deplete. According to the US Drought Monitor on October 31, 4.6 percent of the state had extreme drought conditions, 11.4 percent had severe drought conditions, 33.3 percent had moderate drought conditions, and 49.8 percent had abnormally dry conditions. Cooler temperatures arrived midweek, with many areas noting their first frost of the year on November 2nd and 3rd.
Farmers made good progress harvesting cotton, peanuts, pecans, and soybeans with the dry conditions persisting. The frost last week caused cotton and peanut growth to slow down and caused some concern for later planted varieties. Planting of small grains continued to progress as harvesting of other crops wrapped up. Small grain plantings were delayed in some areas due to the lack of rain.
Livestock and Pastures
Cattle were in mostly good condition and pasture was in fair to good condition. The early frost and continued dry weather caused pasture conditions to suffer. Livestock were fed hay to offset grazing losses from the fall and producers were dealing with water shortages in some areas.
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Source: USDA, NASS