South Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Good Week for Harvest

Soybean harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 21, 2018.

County Comments

David Dewitt, Kershaw County
Rain soaked fields delayed harvest. The quality of cotton and peanuts is deteriorating as well.

Hugh B, Gray, Allendale County
A week with no delays in harvesting or small grain planting permitted good progress. Soybean harvest slowed as most growers planted late maturing varieties due to rainy conditions in late May and early June. Soybean harvest should resume at full speed in a week or so. No crop insect or disease problems.

Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Fall greens were progressing at a good rate. Harvesting of cotton and peanuts was progressing. Most soybeans were yellowing.

Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Harvest delayed in some areas due to wet field conditions.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 21, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 1.10 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the mid 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 50s to the mid 60s.


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