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Irrigation helps south Georgia crops

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June 27, 2006

Camilla-  Several days of rain may not be enough to save area corn crops that haven't been irrigated.   The University of Georgia's C M Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla keeps a close eye on south Georgia's rainfall. 

As part of their experiments on irrigation, several plots of corn were irrigated while others were not.  The corn that wasn't irrigated didn't mature and produced a poor crop, if any at all. 

"You can't make a crop in south Georgia especially corn without irrigation and on our cotton and peanut irrigation is so helpful to get them off to a good start," said Rad Yager, Superintendent, C M Stripling Irrigation Research Park. 

Recent rains are expected to help the cotton and peanut crops, though more rain is needed to get those crops to produce a good yield.

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