South Carolina Field Reports: Early Corn Harvest Amid Scattered Showers

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 11, 2019.

County Comments

David Dewitt, Lee County
Scattered showers kept crops growing in most areas, but heat caused a lot of stress.

Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County
Corn harvest began with reports of strong yields for irrigated land. Some cotton and peanuts benefited from rain showers scattered throughout the county.

Justin Ballew, Lexington County
A storm on Saturday night brought a little rain, but overall, we are still quite dry. More fall brassicas were planted, and caterpillar pressure was already present on emerged plants. Downy mildew developed on cucumbers and pumpkins on a more widespread scale.

Zack Snipes, Charleston County
The week was very hot and humid. Fortunately, Charleston County received afternoon showers that kept crops alive. Producers continued to pick okra and peppers. Harvesting of muscadines was in full swing.

Hugh B. Gray, Hampton County
Due to this being the fourth week without adequate rain to meet crop needs, producers observed a distinct loss of crop condition and yield potential in all crops and pastures. Crop leaves wilted by noon. Corn harvest continued.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 11, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 4.8 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the high 70s.

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