Harvest in South Carolina is progressing nicely, according to Pioneer area agronomist George Stabler. The corn harvest in the Palmetto state has been exceptionally good:
“Harvest is in full swing right now. Corn is virtually done and yields have been pretty good. I think corn acres will be up in the Carolinas next year due to the good crop.”
Peanut harvest is in full swing, with cotton and soybeans waiting in the wings:
“Peanut harvest is going and cotton is getting kicked off. Soybeans have been cut in just a few acres and yields have been good. If we can get some rain I think we should have a good soybean crop overall.”
Grain sorghum hit the Carolinas in a big way this year, and Stabler says the early harvested acres show promise:
“Sorghum is just now starting to come off. I have heard a few reports of 80ish bushels and the crop has been fair so far. A lot of the crop was planted behind wheat this year. So a lot of the sorghum crop is just now getting ready. I think they will start harvesting it in the next week or two. I think we will have a good crop this year.”
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George Stabler, area agronomist with Pioneer Hi-bred on Today’s Topic.