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Many parts of Georgia only saw about a quarter of their normal October rainfall during October 2013. CAES News
Dry October
After an extremely wet summer, Georgians saw the return of abnormally dry conditions in October.
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
Cotton Crop
Mid-summer rainfall combined with cooler fall weather could impact production for late-season cotton farmers throughout Georgia.
cracked pecans CAES News
Pecan Production
Increased rainfall in the summer opened the door to disease and drastically lowered individual size and quantity of pecans produced in Georgia this year.
Calvin Perry, superintendent of the Stripling Irrigation Research Park, speaks to area 4-H students during 4H20 Camp this past summer. CAES News
Stripling Irrigation Research Park
The C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park has won a top award for its Smart Irrigation Month campaign this summer.
Cotton is harvested Nov, 1, 2005 at the Durden Farms Candler County near Metter, Ga. CAES News
Crop update
Weather played a significant role in the types of diseases that have been found on Georgia crops this season. Rainfall delayed harvest in some cotton and soybean fields and brought diseases to peanuts, cotton and corn fields. Cooler temperatures, however, kept at least one peanut mold at bay.
Will Ross, head grower at Evergreen Nursery in Statham, explains how a new automated micro-irrigation system developed by UGA researchers has helped him get these hostas — being grown for next spring — off to a good start. CAES News
Advanced Irrigation
A team of University of Georgia researchers has been able to reduce container nurseries’ water usage by 70 percent, as a result of new breakthroughs in computer-linked soil moisture sensors.
With many areas of the state received more than eight inches of rain during the month, July was another abnormally wet and cool month in Georgia. CAES News
July 2013 Climate
With many areas of the state receiving more than eight inches of rain during the month, July was another abnormally wet and cool month in Georgia.
Target spot on cotton CAES News
Soggy fields
Rain may be a good thing, but too much of a good thing can become a problem for Georgia farmers.
Rows of cotton at a farm on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus in 2013. CAES News
Rain soaking cotton fields
The deluge of rainfall this summer made a splash with some cotton farmers but created a tidal wave of challenges that some growers are still fighting.
Although the exact state average rainfall is still being calculated, it appears that this was the wettest June since 2005, when the state average was almost eight inches of precipitation. However, it is unlikely that this June will surpass the all-time June record of 9.34 inches set in 1900. CAES News
June Climate Report
Georgia saw a soggy June, with almost all counties receiving more rain than normal and a few cities seeing record-breaking amounts.