South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Slowed by Rains

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 27, 2016.

    County Extension Comments

    Morris Warner, Oconee County
    Recent rains have been welcome relief to pastures as grass is growing rapidly in most areas. It will take several weeks for pastures to recover. Some stands may have to be renovated this fall. Corn crop will not recover. Soybeans will likely suffer greatly because many of them were early season varieties.

    Hilda Shelley, Horry County
    A cold front came through on Thursday bringing some much needed rain. This front slowed corn and tobacco harvest, but the cooler temperatures and generous supply of moisture will be a big boost for cotton, peanut, and soybean production in our area.

    Charles Davis, Calhoun County
    Corn harvest has begun at full speed. Scattered storms have brought rainfall to some locations but others remain dry. Spider mites in peanuts are increasing on dryland acres.

    Andrew Warner, Allendale County
    It is drying out very quickly here in Hampton and Allendale Counties, but for the most part crops look good. Soybeans are in bloom with some fields setting pods. Soybean rust has been found in the state. Cotton looks goods but stink bug damage has been showing up. Peanuts are looking great but I have been seeing some with manganese deficiency.

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s South Carolina Field Office, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 21, 2016.  Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 1.8 inches.  Average high temperatures ranged from the low 90s to the mid 90s.  Average low temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the mid 70s.

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