Georgia Crop Update

By: WTVY News 4
By: WTVY News 4

Farmers are used to being on Mother Nature's time, but the clock is ticking for some crops.

Farm experts say the recent sunshine really helps cotton crop growth.
This week's cloudy weather could be bad news for farmers.

The cotton crops are finally starting to bloom after a rainy summer.

Extension Agent Brian Cresswell says if the weather stays cloudy, open cotton can string or even worse, rot.

"In fact we needed the rain; we needed this rain in a lot of cases. We had already started back watering with irrigation and stuff. In most cases this was good, but the three days or four days it's going to be cloudy is really hard on the cotton," Cresswell said.

The peanut crops are on their way.

Cresswell says farmers in early county have dug up less than 200 acres and next week they'll be in full swing.

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