South Carolina Harvest Advancing Nicely

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. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.