South Carolina Farmers Face Challenges Replanting After Bad Year

March 31, 2016 07:04 AM
 
South Carolina Farmers Face Challenges Replanting After Bad Year

South Carolina's farmers who lost $375 million worth of crops during last fall's historic floods are facing new challenges in replanting.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension agent David DeWitt says farm budgets will be tight but farmers need to resist the temptation to save by using less fertilizer this spring.

The university said in a release that the heavy rains washed nutrients from the soil so growers need to use more fertilizer than in the past. Some growers are saving money by using less seed.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a third of the state's cotton, soybean and peanut crops were left to rot in the fields last fall.

It was the worst ratio in state history of crops planted to crops harvested.

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