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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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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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Corn Tasseling

Our oldest corn fields are tasseling now and a couple have already started dropping pollen.  The corn crop is looking good as we’ve had timely rains in most areas of the Pee Dee. Pollination is the time when corn is … Continue reading

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Corn Tasseling, Disease Update

Corn is tasseling all over the Pee Dee this week.  Some areas have received a little rain recently and the corn has responded well.  Other areas are still in need.  Once the plants have tasseled, pollen shed begins shortly there after … Continue reading

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