Weather Events Impact Georgia Crops and Cover Crops Increasingly Popular

Weather Events Impact Georgia Crops and Cover Crops Increasingly Popular

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**An October freeze followed by a relatively balmy December capped with several consecutive days of subfreezing temperatures gave Georgia a few unexpected weather events from autumn into winter.

Temperatures at both ends of the spectrum can affect the development of fruit crops during the dormant season, including blueberries and peaches, which are economically important crops in Georgia.

Check out for more on this and the impact on specific crops.

**Cover crops are an increasingly popular management practice among many U.S. farmers.

The goal is to provide seasonal living cover between their primary commodity cash crops.

Farmers plant cover crops in the fall to provide winter cover for soil that otherwise would be bare.

The USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey says over the past ten years, fall cover crop adoption has continued to grow.

**The Energy Information Administration says ethanol output dropped to the lowest level in more than two years, while inventories were down slightly during the last week of 2022.

Production dropped to an average of 844,000 barrels per day, down from 963,000 barrels, on average, during the previous week and the lowest level since the week ending on June 12, 2022.

The only increase in ethanol production came in the Gulf Coast region.

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