COLUMBIA, S.C. — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 31, 2020. Precipitation ranged from trace amounts of rain in some areas to 8.4 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the high 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the mid 70s.
Heavy rainfall continued last week, slowing fieldwork and causing flooding in many areas. Planting progress and crop condition varied throughout the state. Corn was maturing rapidly in some areas and deteriorating in other areas. Cotton, peanut, and soybean planting were delayed. Wheat condition was declining and harvesting was delayed. Good yields were coming off the first hay cuttings. Vegetables were progressing rapidly and in good condition. Strawberry harvesting was wrapping up with some water damage reported.
Livestock and Pastures
Pastures were in mostly fair to good condition but had some flooding from excess rain.
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