South Carolina Field Reports: Weekend Rains Aid Crops

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 9, 2019.

County Comments

Rusty Skipper, Horry County
Horry County received much needed rain over the weekend. Probably too late for corn, but tobacco and cotton should show improvement going forward. Soybean planting should resume late this week and wrap-up over the next 2 to 3 weeks.

Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County
Producers finally received some much needed rain fall during the end of the week. The showers were scattered throughout the county with the majority of the county receiving a few inches. Dryland corn continued to turn brown and wilt prior to the rain events. Grasslands continued to brown and some producers were feeding hay to supplement grazing.

JoAnne Deer, Allendale County
Most areas received first rain since May 12. Totals since June 3 range from about 2 to 5 inches and all areas have probably received adequate moisture. There were showers every day since June 3 and temperatures have been normal. Delayed planting has resumed and crops were responding well except dryland corn.

Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Rain events have provided much needed moisture and saved the corn crop from total failure. Disease problems have been reported and were expected to increase now that we have some moisture in the soil and air.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 10, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.04 inches of rain up to 7.54 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the low 70s.

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