Photos show freeze-damaged wheat and corn planting in South Carolina

Subfreezing temperatures damaged wheat, and there was nothing growers could do about it. But they could wisely wait out the harsh weather before planting corn, and they did in northeast South Carolina.

Subfreezing temperatures damaged wheat, and there was nothing growers could do about it. But they could wisely wait out the harsh weather before planting corn, and they did in northeast South Carolina.

“Now that a week as passed, we can see the signs of damage on some of our jointing wheat,” Justin Ballew says in his March 24 blog post on Pee Dee Ag News.

The Clemson University Extension agent cuts into it and provides good tip on identifying wheat heads damaged by freeze March 16-17 in his area and he gives a report on corn planting just getting underway in the northeastern part of South Carolina.

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