Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018.
Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County
Cotton harvest continued. Peanut harvest was nearly wrapping up. Yields were varying throughout the county for all crops as some areas received more rain than others. Tropical Storm Michael hit some areas harder than others.
Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Some progress made with cotton and peanut harvest. Rain slowed harvest. Damp conditions and shorter days also slowed harvest progress.
Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Weather conditions were good for crop harvesting. Farmers were harvesting some fall greens. A large portion of the soybean crop still had some green stalks. Some farmers were able to harvest around these areas where the green was localized.
Hugh B. Gray, Allendale County
Harvesting for peanuts, soybeans, and cotton continued at a good pace. No insect or disease problems reported. Planting of rye and oats had finished. A few growers had begun wheat planting.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 4, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.07 inches of rain up to 1.33 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 40s to the low 50s.