South Carolina Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending, October 15, 2017.

County Comments

Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County
Unfortunately our area was inundated with rain for most of the week and shut down fieldwork last week and this week. Defoliated cotton looks ragged right now. Farmers are hoping for some sunshine and drier conditions.

Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Most of the fall greens are progressing and looking good. Rain events have been spotty with some areas getting enough moisture and some areas almost none. Harvesting of peanuts is progressing and much of the cotton is ready for picking.

Rusty Skipper, Horry County
Horry County farmers received about an inch of rain over the weekend with more rain expected along with cooler temperatures as a cold front moves through the area. Cotton harvest is well underway and soybeans harvest is expected to begin in only a few weeks.

Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County
Rain slowed fieldwork a little in the previous week. Cotton defoliation is nearing completion with few producers beginning to harvest. Yield predictions continue to remain encouraging. Peanut harvest will continue at a steady pace when the soil dries out some.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 15, 2017. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 5.5 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the low 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the low 60s.

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