Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 7, 2019.
Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Crop conditions depend on which thunderstorm the field was under. Some areas got three inches last week and some none. While the high temperatures have abated somewhat, humidity levels and high night temperatures were placing a strain on plant systems. Irrigation systems running frequently
Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Rain events gave crop much needed moisture. The last of the industrial hemp planting has started and should end next week. Crops look good and progressing. Tomato harvest was progressing well.
David Dewitt, Kershaw County
Widely scattered storms. Some areas received 5 plus inches with wind and some received less than 2 tenths.
Hugh B. Gray, Allendale County
Most areas of the county were getting rain and a thunderstorm passed over the area on Friday night relieving dryness. Cotton, peanuts, and soybeans continued to progress well. Most cotton was blooming well and setting bolls. Most cotton growers were scouting the crop for insects or disease. No crop insect or disease problems reported this week. Watermelon harvest was slowing.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 7, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 6.97 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the mid 70s.