Published on 09/15/11

Despite drought, Georgia corn yields could break record

By Brad Haire

Record-setting drought gripped Georgia during critical growing time for corn, knocking out dry-land corn, which accounted for a quarter of the state's 300,000 acres of corn this year. Despite the drought, Georgia could see record average yields because abandoned dry-land acres won't be figured in. Without irrigation, basically, there’d be no corn to harvest this year in Georgia.

In this episode of “In the Field” Brad Haire speaks with Dewey Lee, University of Georgia grain agronomist, about Georgia's 2011 corn crop.

Watch Without Irrigation, there'd be no 2011 Georgia Corn.

(Note to editor: "In the Field" is a video news series produced by Brad Haire, news director with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, providing timely, reliable information about Southern agriculture, and showing it in action. The series is available to use as a multimedia feature for your news group’s website. Higher-resolution files are available for broadcast.)

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.