Telfair County Agriculture Overview

Jack Wall, Telfair County Extension Coordinator, provided info to the Georgia Peanut Tour attendees on peanut production in the area. He says the peanut crop in Telfair County looks good this year. There are 2,600 acres of peanuts planted this year which is almost half of the peanuts planted in 2008.  The majority of peanuts are strip-tilled following a wheat cover crop. Sixty percent of peanuts in Telfair County is planted on irrigated land. Weed pressure is getting greater and greater and most growers are continuing to have problems with pigweed. Wall estimates yield at 3,500 pounds per acre in the county.

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