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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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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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Corn at Black Layer

Some corn is starting to reach black layer now.  This is the point when the corn is physiologically mature and no more nutrients are being put into the kernels.  This means irrigation can be cut off in these fields. The … Continue reading

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