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    South Carolina: Most Areas in Desperate Need of Rain – USDA

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    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 13, 2014.

    GENERAL

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service South Carolina Field Office, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 13th, 2014. The State average rainfall for the seven-day period was 0.6 inches. The State average temperature for the week was two degrees above the long-term average. Soil moisture ratings for topsoil were reported at 17% very short, 48% short, 33% adequate, and 2% surplus. Soil moisture ratings for subsoil were reported at 16% very short, 45% short, 37% adequate, and 2% surplus.

     

    COUNTY AGENTS COMMENTS

    “Weather conditions were mostly hot and dry with afternoon showers”
    –Danny Howard, Greenville County, District 10

    “Good rains last week aided considerably in the completion of a pretty good tobacco crop and a fair corn crop. Tobacco harvest is in full swing now as farmers are making their way across the entire crop for the first time. Cotton is progressing very well along with the soybean crop. Right now crop conditions look pretty good.”
    –Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County, District 30

    “Rains in the upper section of Calhoun County benefited cotton and peanuts. Dry land corn has been damaged by the lack of rain.”
    –Charles Davis, Calhoun County, District 50

    “Hot, dry weather patterns are affecting some areas. Cotton is blooming in the “top” and some is showing signs of wilting during mid-day. Peanuts are blooming and pegging, therefore would benefit from some rain. Most corn could also use some rain.”
    –Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County, District 50

    “A fourth week with no measurable rain across the county has decimated the dry land corn crop and further reduced condition and potential of other crops. Cucurbit harvest is beginning to wrap up. Harvest of peaches is continuing. No insect or disease problems reported. Deer browsing of late planted soybeans and peanuts continues to be significant. Rain is desperately needed to salvage crops this season.”
    –Hugh Gray, Hampton County, District 80

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