Dry Conditions Remain Across Southeast

Jim Rogers Weather

By Clint Thompson Rainfall has helped alleviate some of the dry weather being felt in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, though abnormally dry conditions remain in multiple counties, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Georgia’s dry conditions are now spread in various counties throughout the state. The driest part of the state remains in Southeast Georgia where multiple counties are abnormally …

Peach Season Concludes in Georgia

Jim Rogers Weather

By Clint Thompson Another peach season is in the books for most Georgia producers. After the late-season freeze event on March 13, growers were fortunate just to have a crop this year. Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Peach and Taylor counties, discussed how fortunate farmers were to have peaches at all when …

North Alabama: Rain Needed for Fall Plantings of Strawberries

Jim Rogers Weather

By Clint Thompson The current drought impacting northern Alabama could impact fall plantings of strawberries if the dry weather lingers much longer. Eric Schavey, regional Extension agent in Northeast Alabama, discusses the importance that rainfall could bring over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, it’s not an unfamiliar scenario for producers. “We’re getting ready for our fall planting of strawberries. …

U.S. Drought Monitor: North Alabama Still Dry

Clint Thompson Drought

The lingering drought affecting the Southeast is becoming less of an issue in Georgia, though conditions remain dry in northern Alabama, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. All of northern Alabama is either abnormally dry, moderately dry or even severely dry in a few counties. The worst conditions are observed in the northwest corner of the state in Colbert and …

Too Much Rain Versus Not Enough

Clint Thompson Weather

By Clint Thompson South Georgia’s specialty crop farmers will soon be planting their fall crops. Weather will once again factor in what growers will have to be concerned with over the next couple of months. Will it rain too much and sprout diseases? Will it suddenly turn dry and lead to increased insect pressure? Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative …

U.S. Drought Monitor: Dry Conditions in Southeast

Clint Thompson Drought

Abnormally dry conditions persist in various areas in Georgia, while north Alabama remains abnormally dry as well. Only a couple of counties in Florida are abnormally dry, according to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Northwest Georgia and southwest Georgia are abnormally dry. There is also a small portion of Calhoun, Dougherty, Baker and Terrell counties in the southwestern …

Southeast Alabama Specialty Crops Fizzle Under High Temperatures

Jim Rogers Alabama, Weather

By Clint Thompson Southeast Alabama specialty crops prefer dry weather conditions. This season’s prolonged drought was not detrimental to production season. However, they don’t like it extremely hot at the peak of harvest season. But that was the scenario farmers faced in the Southeast in June. It significantly impacted fruits and vegetables in the Wiregrass region of Alabama, said Neil …