COLUMBIA, S.C. — According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 17, 2020. Precipitation ranged from no rain to trace amounts of rain in limited locations. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the mid 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 40s to the mid 60s.
Dry conditions throughout the state provided plenty of opportunity for fieldwork last week. Corn planting was complete in most areas. Some of the emerged corn crop began showing signs of stress from lack of rain. Cotton, peanut, and soybean planting was in full swing where soil moisture was adequate. Producers made good progress cutting hay. Strawberry harvesting was wrapping up with a good quality crop being reported. Blueberries were looking good and harvest was expected soon. Damage to the peach crop, caused by storms in the previous week, was being assessed and delayed harvesting in some areas. Vegetable planting continued and standing crops were progressing well with favorable conditions.
Livestock and Pastures
Pastures were developing fast from warm temperatures. Cattle were in good condition
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