South Carolina Field Reports: Wheat Harvest – Crops Growing Rapidly

Wheat harvest. Photo: Rome Ethredge

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 10, 2018.

County Comments

Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Lack of rain and high temperatures with low humidity have stressed dryland corn. Cotton and peanuts are holding on due to low water demands at this stage of growth. General rainfall is needed soon. Planting is almost complete and weed control efforts have ramped up this week.

Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County
Corn silking begun in some areas of the county. The growth of corn, cotton, and peanuts has been steady. Planting is nearing completion for cotton and peanuts. Hay production reports have been excellent as a whole.

Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Some vegetable farmers are reporting that many of their spring vegetables are behind and are not producing like they should be. Lack of products to sell at some local markets have resulted in less farmer’s participation.

Hugh B. Gray, Allendale County
A week with a little to no rain allowed growers to plant at a rapid pace. Cotton and soybean planting is close to being finished. Harvest of rye and oats are about complete. The condition of cotton and watermelon has slipped a little due to so much rain. Wheat harvest should wrap up next week.

Chris Talley, Anderson County
Wheat harvest and soybean planting is wide open. A dry week after all the rain was a welcome site.

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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, June 10, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 4.18 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 70s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the low 70s.

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