Cold snap concerns farmers - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Cold snap concerns farmers

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Bowl-A-Rama holds Back-to-School Bash

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:19:59 GMT
    James Smith, studentJames Smith, student
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
    An Albany bowling alley is helping kids have a little fun before they go back to school. Bowl-A-Rama held its first Back-to-School Bash for High School Students in Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, and Baker Counties. More >>
  • Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Valdosta organization prepares for backpack giveaway

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:47 GMT
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
    Volunteers at Moody Air Force Base pre-packed more than 900 backpacks with school supplies on Friday.More >>
  • Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Sylvester residents gather for National Night Out

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:11:03 GMT
    Scott Vandermolen, Florida residentScott Vandermolen, Florida resident
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>
    A week after 8 teenagers were shot at a party in Sylvester people came together there Friday night to fight crime .A National Night Out celebration was held at Jeffords Park downtown. More >>

March 23, 2006

Lee County -- Georgia farmers will keep a close eye on the thermometer this weekend, as a cold snap moves through the South. Freezing temperatures are forecast overnight Friday and Saturday for most of the state, and could harm some crops.

Farm Service Agency Lee County Executive Director Hank Hammond said, "A long sustained freezing temperatures or frost could possibly hurt the blooms on pecans trees. Also on the corn."

Most the pecan growers in Southwest Georgia said they don't think it will be below freezing long enough to hurt their trees. But central and north Georgia farmers could have problems.

"They are just wondering what is Mother Nature going to bring them this weekend," Hammond said.

For the last two years severe weather has hurt Georgia growers. Now some are worried that cold weather could start their season on a down note, then forecasters predict a heavy Hurricane season, with the possibility of storm winds ruining their harvest in September.

Hammond said, "our peanuts are on top of the ground, our pecans are dropping, our cotton is ready to be picked. This couldn't come at a worst time a lot of times when these Hurricanes show up."

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=ColdSnap/Wallace