Category Archives: Corn

Corn Harvest

A fair amount of corn was harvested last week.  Yields are looking good so far and we hope that trend continues. Rains are moving in this week and we are forecast to get 2-3 inches over the next 5 days … Continue reading

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Corn at Black Layer

A number of fields have reached physiological maturity and a lot more are approaching rapidly.  Folks are busy getting their combines ready to roll now and it won’t be long before we see corn harvest starting on a wide scale. … Continue reading

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Corn Update

This has been a warm and dry week and our corn is really showing it right now.  most dryland fields are rolling up like in the photo below.  There is a good chance of rain in the forecast this weekend … Continue reading

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Corn Tasseling

Some of our older fields are tasseling now and the very oldest are even starting to drop pollen.  We’re pretty much on pace with where we were this time last year.  The weather has been fair this year, so most … Continue reading

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Corn Planting Getting Started

The vast majority of growers wisely waited patiently a few weeks ago when temperatures were warm.  Now that the forecast looks to be staying warm, folks are getting ready to plant.  A few acres have already been planted and we … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest 2016

Since Hurricane Matthew passed by earlier this month, we’ve had great harvesting weather.  Lots of folks are in the fields harvesting cotton, soybeans, and peanuts at full steam ahead.  Here’s a cotton field in Dillon County that’s right in the … Continue reading

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Southern Rust Finally Shows Up

Southern rust was found this week in Dillon County.  Though this would normally be a concerning disease, it has come so late that few growers will have to worry much about it. The vast majority of our corn is either … Continue reading

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Oldest Corn at Black Layer

Our oldest corn fields in the Pee Dee have made it to black layer (physiological maturity).  Nothing left to do now but harvest once we get near 15.5% moisture. This has been the most favorable corn season in several years.  A lot … Continue reading

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Southern Rust Found in SC

Southern rust was found yesterday just outside of Jackson, SC near Aiken.  If growers in the Pee Dee haven’t applied a preventative fungicide yet, now would be a good time to start getting ready.  We still haven’t seen rust in … Continue reading

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Corn Getting Thirsty

Pollination is pretty much finished now and we are mostly in the “blister” (R2) stage.  Our corn hasn’t hurt for water much this season, but its hurting now in a lot of places.  There’s a chance of rain over the weekend … Continue reading

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