South Carolina Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Moving Slowly

Soybean harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019.

County Comments

Morris Warner, Oconee County
Soybean harvest was moving slowly. Rains over the last several weeks and warm weather have improved pasture conditions greatly.

W Bruce McLean, Horry County
There were still a few peanuts in the field needing to be harvested. Sweet potato harvest was pretty much wrapped up. Strawberries and brassicas were looking good. With the cold front coming through mid-week, row covers will likely be going out over strawberries to continue pushing vegetative growth before winter blows in.

Adam Gore, Abbeville County
Cotton should be harvested soon, though wet weather may have impact. Pastures have recovered strong.

Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Shorter days and morning dew kept harvests of cotton and peanuts subdued. Some cover crops were going in and soil sampling began.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 10, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 3.20 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to the low 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 30s to the mid 50s.


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