Pierce & Ware County Agriculture Update

James Jacobs, University of Georgia Extension coordinator, provided an update on the Georgia Peanut Tour regarding peanut production in Pierce and Ware County. Both of these counties have seen a reduction in peanut acreage and a shift in acreage to soybeans. This year Pierce County farmers planted 6,000 acres and Ware County farmers planted 1,000 acres. Many acres were planted late due to rains in May. He says, farmers in this area have had trouble with white mold but overall the crop is looking fair and many farmers will begin harvest in October.