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2017 Harvest Getting Underway

We’re getting to the end of a pretty good growing season.  Our corn finished out well and the cotton, peanuts, and soybeans are looking good too.  Very few times this summer has it been dry enough to make our crops … Continue reading

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Summer Cover Crop Behind Corn

When corn has been harvested there are usually a couple months of growing season left.  Pigweed, among others weeds, can really flourish once the corn is gone and no longer competing for light, water, and nutrients.  The photo below shows … Continue reading

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Checking Peanut Maturity

The following update was prepared by Clemson peanut specialist Dan Anco. Just a quick note to stay on top of checking peanut fields for maturity. Several fields from Barnwell, Dorchester, and Calhoun County are showing fields ready to dig. In … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

Hurricane Matthew is gone and the sun is out, but the smoke is yet to clear.  Parts of Horry, Marion, and Dillon counties are still flooded and power is still out in spots all over the Pee Dee.  The town … Continue reading

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Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

This time a year ago we were surveying damage from a flood.  Now we have the threat of a hurricane bearing down on us.  We are predicted to get several inches of rain Friday and Saturday.  The Weather Underground App … Continue reading

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