Jeff Davis County Agriculture Overview

The Georgia Peanut Tour stopped in Jeff Davis County at the farm of Will Ellis. Tim Varnedore, Jeff Davis County Extension Coordinator, met with the attendees regarding peanut prouduction in the area. He says the peanut crop looks very good in this stage of production. Jeff Davis farmers planted 6,865 acres of peanuts in the county this season and there is an estimated 10,290 tons estimated to be produced. Fifty-five to sixty percent of peanuts were planted on irrigated land in Jeff Davis County. Farmers have had problems in handling pigweeds and armyworms and the heavy early season rain fall have haltered production overall. Jeff Davis County also grows cotton (17,429 acres), soybeans (3,928 acres), corn (3,355 acres), and tobacco (301 acres).

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