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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.