Category Archives: Wheat

Spring Harvest Update

We’ve had good harvesting weather this week and growers are busy taking advantage of it.  We’ve had a lot of peas, wheat, and oats harvested.  Yields have been variable so far.  ESO peas are averaging around 35-40 bushels with 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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Dryland Foot Rot

Overall we have a pretty good looking wheat crop.  In some fields we have some bleached heads showing up.  In a few cases this is due to wheat stem maggot, but mostly it appears to be dryland foot rot.  This … Continue reading

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Wheat in the Boot Stage

There is a lot of wheat out there starting to push out heads.  It’s been growing quickly since the cold a couple weeks ago.  Here’s a photo of a few heads just starting to peek out of the flag leaf. … Continue reading

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Wheat Damage From the Freeze

Last week we saw 3 consecutive nights in the 20’s with the lowest reaching 22 in some areas.   Now that a week as passed, we can see the signs of damage on some of our jointing wheat. You wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Freeze Damage on Wheat Possible

According to Weather Underground it got down to 28 this morning (3/15) and its forecast to reach 23 tommorow morning (3/16) and 27 Thursday night (3/17).  The cold last night was enough to ruin most of the peach crop in SC.  Wheat … Continue reading

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Wheat Planting

Wheat planting is well underway in the Pee Dee.  Since the weather has been clear this fall, we expect to see a significant increase in acreage over last year.  Here is a field in Dillon that has recently been planted. … Continue reading

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2016/2017 Wheat Cheat Sheet

The lastest Wheat Cheat Sheet has just come out.  You can view and download the pdf here:  cheat_16-17

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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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