Tag Archives: drought stress

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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Pee Dee Region Upgraded to Incipient Drought Status

Rain has not come quite as regularly in the Pee Dee as it had been earlier in the summer.  As a result, the SC Drought Response Committee has decided to upgrade the drought status to “incipient” for Kershaw, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, … Continue reading

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Dry Weather Peanut Decisions and PPO Resistance Update

Here is another field update from Clemson Peanut Specialist Jay Chapin. Most areas struck out on meaningful rain last week.  I got a pretty good snapshot of the crop going across the state last week and in dryland peanuts we … Continue reading

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Hot, Dry Weather Taking it’s Toll

All week the temperature has hovered around 100 with the heat index hovering around 105.  The forecast shows these temperatures are likely to persist for at least the next week.  This heat, along with a lack of rain in many areas … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Water Stress

Last week the question was:  What is making the leaves of this corn roll up? This corn is showing symptoms of water stress.  Its been a couple weeks since we’ve had any significant rain in the Pee Dee and there … Continue reading

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