South Carolina Field Reports: Peanut Harvest Picking Up, Growers Preparing for Cotton, Soybeans

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 24, 2017.

County Comments

Danny Howard, Greenville County
Hot and dry weather. No rain this week.  

Rusty Skipper, Horry County 
Cotton, peanut and soybean farmers are nearing their harvest of what appears to be a productive year for these crops. Hopefully this will be a cap on 2017 and a crop year that was good for farmers in Horry County.

Hugh Gray, Allendale County 
Sunny weather enabled growers to make progress in digging peanuts and applying defoliates to cotton. Peanut combining has begun by some growers. There now is apparently a small loss of condition and yield potential to cotton from Hurricane Irma. No ill effects to other crops. Cotton harvest will begin next week.

Charles Davis, Calhoun County 
Peanut digging and harvesting of Virginia type peanuts continued at a strong pace this week. Cotton defoliation has begun in most parts of the county.

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Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Fall greens are progressing well, with some acreage having been hurt by Hurricane Irma. Peanut harvest is under way and cotton bolls are opening but I have not seen any ready for harvest.

General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 24, 2017. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 0.4 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 90s to the mid 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the low 60s.


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