COTTON YIELD UP, PEANUT YIELD DOWN FROM OCTOBER




Columbia, S.C., November 12, 2005: Based on November 1 conditions, SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2005expected yields for cotton are up, peanuts down and corn and soybeans remained unchanged from the previous month, according to the USDA NASS South Carolina Field Office.


Expected COTTON production as of November 1 increased to 430,000 bales, up 35,000 bales from October and up 40,000 bales from last year. Acres for harvest, at 263,000, are up 49,000 from last year. The 2005 yield is expected to average 785 pounds per acre - up 64 pounds from last month but down 90 pounds from 2004.


CORN production in 2005 is expected to total 30.0 million bushels, unchanged from the October forecast, and up 460 thousand bushels from last year's production. Expected yield per acre of 107 bushels is unchanged from October, but 7 bushels per acre above last year. Acres for harvest, at 280,000, are down 15,000 acres from a year ago.


Only about 18 percent of the SOYBEAN harvest was completed by November 1. With favorable weather conditions, 2005 production is expected to total 8.8 million bushels, unchanged from last month but down 38 percent from 2004. Expected yield, at 21 bushels per acre, is unchanged from the October forecast, but down 6 bushels from last year. Acres for harvest, at 420,000, are down 110,000 from 2004.


PEANUT production is forecast at 165.2 million pounds - down 12 percent from last month, but up 47 percent from last year. The expected yield per acre of 2,800 pounds is down 400 pounds from last month, and down 600 pounds from last year. Acres for harvest, at 59,000, is unchanged from last month but up 26,000 acres from last year.




UNITED STATES 2005 PRODUCTION AND PERCENT OF 2004

 

Corn

11.03

Bil. Bu.

93 %

 

Hay

153

Mil. Tons

97 %

Soybeans

 3.04

Bil. Bu.

97 %

 

Peanuts

4.66

Bil. Lbs.

108 %

Cotton, Upland

22.5

Mil. Bales

100 %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information call:

                                                          Robert A. Graham, State Director

                                                          Jim Johnson, Agricultural Statistician