South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Growing Rapidly with Heat, Rains

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019.

County Comments

Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County
Adequate rainfall coupled with warm days and nights had crops bursting with growth. Other than some disease, our tobacco crop is one of the finest overall crops we have had in years. Cotton, peanuts, and soybeans all look really good at this stage.

Rusty Skipper, Horry County
Most of Horry received rain over the weekend, but our area still needs a good soaking to erase a deficit for cotton, peanut, and soybean crops. Tobacco crop condition has been varied throughout the county with some areas having disease stress and poor quality from heat and the lack of adequate moisture.

Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County
Crops looked good after ample amounts of rainfall throughout the majority of the county. Producers reported that deer had an above average negative impact on emerging cotton, peanut, and soybean crops this year. Many producers had to replant crops due to the deer.

Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Most of the industrial hemp has been planted, with a few finishing up early next week. Condition looked good, but weed pressure is building in some fields. Local tomato production began winding down.

Zack Snipes, Beaufort County
Summer vegetable crops finished up or were finishing up. Fall plantings of melon and tomato were underway.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 14, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 5.3 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the high 70s.


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