Wiley C. Johnson, Jr.
Early weather throughout the State was unusually cold and wet resulting in late planting, considerable replanting and often poor stands. The damage of a poor start was largely alleviated by near ideal conditions that prevailed from mid-summer through harvest. It was necessary to replant most variety tests. The test at Tallassee was not harvested because of poor stands. Insect populations were not excessive and were adequately controlled. Variety performance at Headland was extremely variable and not consistent
with previous years or with performance at other locations in 1971.