We’ve had some rain early this week in the county. Most of it is in the east side of the county and some in Thomasville. Georgia Weather.net shows almost an inch in Dixie, and there has been over in inch near Thomasville the past few days. Above is a peanut field in Barwick with an afternoon shower.
We were looking at cotton yesterday that is lodging at 9-10 leaves. It was also falling over before at around 4 leaves. Sometimes, there is a problem with herbicides and it leaves a swollen area of the stalk at the soil line. We did not have that here, it has simply been result of heavy wind and rain.
UGA Extension Cotton Agronomist, Dr. Guy Collins said for plants that are touching the ground, they may start growing back from the terminal. Most plants are not touching the ground, and it shouldn’t be a problem and nothing we can do regardless. It does not have anything to do with variety, its just heavy winds and rain.