Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 26, 2016.
Morris Warner, Oconee County
Conditions are worsening fast with the hot dry weather. Much of the early corn will likely experience low pollination from heat. Peaches are showing a much larger loss to freeze than initially estimated. Pastures are deteriorating fast and many producers are feeding hay already.
Kyle Daniel, Marion County
The corn crop needs a finishing rain for most producers while the late planted corn is just beginning to silk. Tobacco harvest is underway and the crop right now is a good one. There are several cases of disease but for the most part these are isolated to individual fields and not widespread. All other crops such as peanuts, cotton, and soybeans look good, just early in the growth stages.
Russell Skipper, Horry County
Most crops are doing extremely well from much needed timely moisture. The one exception is our tobacco crop which is showing signs of diseases like tomato wilt virus and black shank.
Charles Davis, Calhoun County
Hot temperatures have begun to take a toll on dryland corn and pollination concerns have increased for later planted irrigated corn. Cotton seems to be holding its own. Weed control looks excellent at this point in peanuts.
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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 26, 2016. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain inches to 1.8 inches of rain. Average high temperatures ranged from the low to high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the low 70s.