CORN YIELD UP FROM LAST MONTH, OTHER CROPS DOWN



Columbia, S.C., October 12, 2005: Based on October 1 conditions, SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2005 crop yieldsfor corn are up, while cotton, tobacco, peanuts and soybeans are down from September, the USDA, NASS South Carolina Field Office announced today.


COTTON production is forecast at 395,000 bales, up 1 percent from last year and down 20,000 bales from a month ago. The 2005 yield per acre is expected to average 721 pounds, down 154 pounds from last year and down 36 pounds from last month. Acres for harvest, at 263,000, are unchanged from last month and up 49,000 acres from last year.


CORN production in 2005 is expected to total 30.0 million bushels, up 2 percent from last year and up 2 percent from September. Expected yield per acre of 107 bushels, is up 7 bushels from 2004 and up 2 bushels from last month. Acres for harvest as grain, at 280,000, are down 15,000 acres from 2004.


FLUE-CURED TOBACCO production as of October 1 is forecast at 47.2 million pounds, down 1.1 million pounds from last month's forecast, and down 22 percent from last year's production of 60.8 million pounds. The expected yield per acre of 2,050 pounds is down 50 ponds from last month, and down 200 pounds from last year. Acres for harvest, at 23,000, are unchanged from last month, but down 4,000 acres from a year ago.


SOYBEAN production this year is forecast at 8.8 million bushels, down 25 percent from last month and down 38 percent from 2004's production of 14.3 million bushels. The expected yield per acre of 21 bushels is down 7 bushels from the September estimate and down 6 bushels from last year. Acres for harvest, at 420,000, are down 110,000 from last year’s harvested acres of 530,000.


PEANUT production is forecast at 188.8 million pounds - up 68 percent from last year, and down 3 percent from September. The expected yield per acre, at 3,100 pounds, is down 100 pounds from the September 1 forecast, and down 200 pounds from last year. Acres for harvest at 59,000, is up 26,000 acres from 2004.




 

UNITED STATES 2005 PRODUCTION AND PERCENT OF PREVIOUS YEAR

 

Corn

10.86

Bil. Bu

 92%

 

Hay, All

153

Mil. Tons

97%

Soybeans

2.97

Bil. Bu.

95%

 

Peanuts

4.92

Bil. Lbs.

115%

Tobacco, F.C.

384

Mil.Lbs.

74%

 

Cotton,Upland

22.0

Mil. Bales

98%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information call:

                                            Robert A. Graham, Director

                                            Jim Johnson, Agricultural Statistician