South Carolina Field Reports: Good Week for Planting

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 12, 2019.

County Comments

Rusty Skipper, Horry County
Corn and tobacco crops are doing well for this time in the growing season. Cotton, peanut and soybeans farmers have fields prepared for planting which is now underway and will continue for next several weeks.

Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Most fieldwork continued at a fast pace. Good soil moisture and the forecast for late week rains kept the planters in the field all week. Corn crop is progressing nicely and cotton and peanut emergence continued with no interruptions.

Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Rain events at the end of the week gave crops much needed moisture, and replaced soil moisture. Most vegetables were progressing at a good pace.

Keith Ritter, Edgefield & Saluda Counties
The first peach harvest began this week and although early varieties got hurt with freeze, the overall crop is considered better than 2018.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 12, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 3.83 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the high 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to the high 60s.

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