COLUMBIA, S.C. — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 17, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.50 inches of rain to 3.36 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 50s to the low 60s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 30s to the mid 40s.
Cooler, wet weather allowed fescue pastures to grow.
Adam Gore, Abbeville County
Rains continued to replenish soil moisture; although, they slowed soybean and cotton harvesting some. Soybean yield and quality seemed to be all over the board.
Jay Crouch, Newberry County
Cooler temperatures slowed the growth rate of fall greens. Rain events helped restore moisture to the soil. Some farmers were getting ready to plant sweet peas.
Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County
Rain fell during the week, stalling significant progress in cotton and soybean harvesting. It may take several day of sunshine before equipment can enter fields. Not much
progress was made in planting small grain and cover crops either.
Hugh B. Gray, Allendale County