What a wet June south Carolina growers are experiencing! 

Some people I have talked with say “this may be the wettest June on record.” Since the tropical storm (Andrea), the Edisto Research and Education Center has received more than 7 inches of rain, with more predicted in the next 10 days. 

It is great to have rain during the growing season, but it is causing growers to work harder and longer to stay ahead.

One of the biggest issues growers are dealing with now, as a result of the excessive moisture, is weed control. The good news is that growers are slowly winning this war on weeds, despite the wet conditions.

A majority of the peanut fields visited over the last week were relatively weed-free and growing very well considering the overly wet and cool conditions. I commend our growers on a job well done so far.

Things to consider over the next month: