Category Archives: Canola/Rapeseed

Rapeseed Up and Growing

Few farmers are trying rapeseed again this year after the disastrous season we had last year.  So far this year the plants are up, growing well, and looking great.  The field below was planted at the end of September. The … Continue reading

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Winter Crops Ready to Harvest

We’re in our third straight day of rainy weather now.  While its holding us up from getting in the fields, the forecast shows the weather drying up towards the end of the week.  As soon as the fields dry up … Continue reading

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Rapeseed Bolting

Its been a warm winter and the rapeseed is really starting to bolt.  We are probably 3 weeks earlier than we were last year.  That could be concerning if we get a hard freeze in the next few weeks. Some … Continue reading

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Rapeseed Hit or Miss

A few hundred acres of rapeseed was planted before Hurricane Matthew.  The stands are hit or miss depending on how the fields were affected by the storm.  In areas where the plants came up, the plants are growing quickly and … Continue reading

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Small Grain Harvest

Growers have been harvesting small grains at full speed since the rain stopped earlier this week.  We have a greatly reduced amount of small grain acres this year, especially wheat, so harvest probably won’t take very long this year.  Here … Continue reading

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Winter Crops Maturing

We’re coming to the end of the season for our rapeseed and wheat crops.  The photo below shows a rapeseed field that is finished blooming.  The pods are maturing and it won’t be very long before harvest. All of a sudden … Continue reading

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Crop Update – 4/29/16

There is a lot going on in the fields keeping everyone busy, so here is a quick update of what’s happening. Wheat:  Pretty much all of our wheat has headed out and a good bit of it is in the … Continue reading

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Predicted Freeze Saturday Night

It looks like we might get one more freeze this spring after all.  The National Weather Service is calling for 32 Saturday night in Marion, 34 in Conway, 32 in Dillon, and 31 in Bennettsville.  Produce growers with strawberries or … Continue reading

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Rapeseed Starting to Bolt

We’ve had a solid week now of slightly above average temperatures and its feeling like an early spring.  The pine pollen is really falling and turning everything yellow and the rapeseed fields will also be turning yellow shortly. Its hard to … Continue reading

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Winter Has Finally Arrived

After an unusually warm start, winter has finally started to feel like…winter.  The warm weather that stuck around for so long caused some rapeseed fields to grow a little faster than normal and now we’re seeing some cold injury on rank … Continue reading

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