Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019.
W Bruce Mclean, Marlboro County
Tobacco and the bulk of corn harvest was starting to wrap up. Peanut harvest was about to begin. Most fall vegetable crops had been planted and were looking good.
Koty Roberts, Horry County
Bolls were continuing to open throughout the cotton crop. Producers were prepping for the nearing peanut and cotton harvest.
Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Peanut digging continued based on maturity. Some irrigated peanuts were irrigated to facilitate digging due to dry soils. Excellent harvest weather continued. Cotton defoliation was on the increase. Some harvest will begin in a week to ten days.
Hugh B. Gray, Hampton County
A week with no measurable rainfall reduced soil moisture availability. Some growers may begin digging peanuts this week. No crop insect or disease problems reported during last week. A few soybean fields were beginning to change leaf color. Rainfall was desperately needed to maintain yield potential in most crops.
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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 15, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 4.09 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 70s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.