COLUMBIA, S.C. — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 5, 2020. Precipitation ranged from no rain to 3.4 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80’s to the high 90’s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60’s to the high 70’s.
Row crops were recovering from surplus rain in June. Hot, mostly dry days matured crops at a rapid pace and kept most farm activities moving. Wheat harvest was nearly complete. Weed control continued in peanuts as well as fungicide applications.
Vegetable crops matured nicely, even though exhibiting heat stress from the recent hot weather. Cucurbit Downy Mildew (on cucumbers) was reported throughout the Pee Dee Region. Powdery Mildew was wide spread on other cucurbit crops. Heavy spider mite activity and bacterial spot was reported on tomatoes.
Livestock and Pastures
Pastures grew quickly and looked good. Cattle condition remained mostly good.
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