Overall Planting Season Good for Farmers

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

HEADLAND--As farmers prepare to wrap-up planting season, they're hoping the end is as good as the beginning.

"Overall it's been a really good spring for planting season," said Larry Wells with the Wiregrass Research & Extension Center.

Farmers expect to have all their crops planted by the end of May-early June.

"We're just about through with our planting season we're probably 80 percent planted with our peanuts and our cotton which are two main cash crops," explained Wells.

Farming officials say this year is much better compared to last year.

"We were in dire need, explained Wells, we didn't have any moisture but we've got good moisture for the whole season, we've been getting good stands."

Although things are looking pretty good for cotton and peanuts there's still one crop that could use some help.

"Corn's getting in a pretty critically period right now, if you got some dry land corn you could use a shower right now," added Wells.

And showers are something farmers are putting in an early request for, just ahead of summer.

"Good rains in July and August make or break this crop, said Wells, "so we're praying for rain during those periods of time."

So until then, no predictions just prayers.

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