South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Planting Speeds Along

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 8, 2018.

County Comments

Jonathan Croft, Orangeburg County
Corn planting continued, but slowed a little with chances of rain and cooler weather. Windy conditions slowed burndown and fertilizer spreading.

Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Rain showers provided much needed moisture. Vegetables planting is progressing, with some tomatoes having been set out. Cool nights have held up growth progress on some vegetables.

Hugh Gray, Allendale County
Small grain crops have headed out and progressing well. All treatments have been applied to small grains. Corn planting progressed rapidly during the week. Many growers have finished corn planting and are now switching to peanut planting or land preparation.

Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Most corn planting has been completed. Burndown ahead of cotton and peanuts has begun.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 8, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.28 inches of rain up to 0.92 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the high 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from mid 30s to the low 50s.

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