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Bright sunshine. CAES News
Summer sizzle
Georgia summers are notoriously hot. But this summer has been a record-setter, with August capping a string of months with temperatures significantly above average.
Most Georgia farmers plant more than one crop during a season, usually managing a combination of peanuts, cotton, corn or soybeans. Across the board, they are looking at record or record-tying yields in 2009. CAES News
Georgia crops
Georgia’s tobacco and pecan crop are on pace for a surprisingly good year. Not surprisingly, though, above-normal temperatures have smothered the state and taken a toll on some row crops, like peanut and cotton.
Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile, meaning the soils at the end of May would be wetter 95 out of 100 years. CAES News
Mild drought
Georgia has remained free of drought for more than a year. But drought conditions have returned to north-central, west-central and southwest Georgia.
Three participants in the 2010 UGA Turfgrass Field Day take a break from the heat to hydrate and cool off. CAES News
Record heat
Anyone who dared a toe outdoors in July knew that the heat started in June turned up in July, which was an extreme weather month. Above-normal temperatures ruled with some record highs being broken. Some record lows were set, too.
Mariana Cruz of the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, attends the 2010 DSSAT workshop on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Virtual farming software helps growers
Farmville and Farmtown computer programs lets people pretend to be farmers. A program developed by university scientists lets researchers grow virtual crops, too, but in a real effort to advise farmers on how to save money and resources.