Stirring up a dust

Dust kicked up by a tractor Monday in a field on Old Doerun Road makes the pond and trees appear hazy on an otherwise clear day.

Dust kicked up by a tractor Monday in a field on Old Doerun Road makes the pond and trees appear hazy on an otherwise clear day.

As the county's farmers are in the thick of planting peanuts and cotton dry weather is a concern. Corn also is at a critical stage where its water needs are heavier than earlier in the season, said Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County extension coordinator.

"We're in the (midst) of planting the peanut and cotton crops right now," he said. "A few soybeans are going to be planted. There's a little bit of interest in soybeans due to commodity prices. We're looking at our prices, to see what will make us money."

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