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South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Begin

South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Begin

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. County Comments William Hardee, Horry County Horry County had very good planting conditions this past week. Some tobacco transplants looked like the wind or sand had beaten them up

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South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Despite a little cold damage, we have a lot of good looking wheat out there.  A lot of our wheat is in the flowering stage right now. The tillers that were damaged by the cold have mostly turned brown now

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South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanuts Need Rain for Planting

South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanuts Need Rain for Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. County Comments Glenn Thomas, Spartanburg County Although areas of Spartanburg County received some much needed rainfall, we are still in a drought situation. Pastures turned green, but there is

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South Carolina: Pee Dee Wheat in the Boot Stage

South Carolina: Pee Dee Wheat in the Boot Stage

🕔Apr 6, 2017

There is a lot of wheat out there starting to push out heads.  It’s been growing quickly since the cold a couple weeks ago.  Here’s a photo of a few heads just starting to peek out of the flag leaf.

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South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevils Eradicated – Ban on 2 Counties Finally Lifted

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevils Eradicated – Ban on 2 Counties Finally Lifted

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Apr 5, 2017

Clemson officials say the 2017 season will be a little sweeter for the South Carolina sweet potato industry now that a ban on sweet potatoes from two counties has been lifted. The ban involved an exterior quarantine on sweet potatoes,

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South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Planting Speeds Along in Dry Conditions

South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Planting Speeds Along in Dry Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 2, 2017. County Comments The extreme drought conditions continue. Pastures are not expected to produce the amount of spring forage typically produced. Small grains were planted late, but are progressing. Crop

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South Carolina: Corn Planting Begins in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: Corn Planting Begins in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Mar 24, 2017

The vast majority of growers wisely waited patiently a few weeks ago when temperatures were warm.  Now that the forecast looks to be staying warm, folks are getting ready to plant.  A few acres have already been planted and we

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Clemson Study to Research Irrigation and Reduced Nitrogen Management Costs

Clemson Study to Research Irrigation and Reduced Nitrogen Management Costs

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Clemson University Ph.D. student Phillip Williams has received a $94,808 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop and test technology aimed at reducing fertilizer usage and farming operational costs. Williams has been working with agricultural scientists

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South Carolina Small Grains: Freeze Damage – How Bad In The Pee Dee?

South Carolina Small Grains: Freeze Damage – How Bad In The Pee Dee?

👤By Justin Ballew, Agronomy Agent, Dillon County, Clemson University, South Carolina 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Last week we saw 3 consecutive nights in the 20s, with the lowest reaching 22 in some areas.   Now that a week has passed, we can see the signs of damage on some of our jointing wheat. You wouldn’t

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South Carolina Wheat: Freeze Damage Possible in the Pee Dee

South Carolina Wheat: Freeze Damage Possible in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Mar 16, 2017

According to Weather Underground it got down to 28 this morning (3/15) and its forecast to reach 23 tommorow morning (3/16) and 27 Thursday night (3/17).  The cold last night was enough to ruin most of the peach crop in SC. Wheat

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