Vidalia onions have benefitted from the dry conditions in the region of southeast Georgia, according to Pam Knox’s May 25 report on her University of Georgia climate blog. Knox reports that most of the onion crop has been harvested. The latest report from the USDA, dated May 23, shows 95% of the onion crop has been harvested – which is right on target with the five-year average.
In reports about other crops eagerly awaited at the grocery store or farmers market, about 60% of the blueberry crop had been harvested by the report date. Corn production is on schedule, with ears emerging and silking beginning at traditional rates. Peanut planting is slightly behind the five-year average, and the harvesting of peaches, at 13%, is nearly at the 14% average, according to the May 23 edition of the “Georgia Crop Progress and Condition Report,” produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture