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South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. Those savings could mount quickly; South Carolina plants more than 180,000 acres of cotton, according to the National Agricultural

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South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Takes Off with Drier Conditions

South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Takes Off with Drier Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. County Comments Charles Davis, Calhoun County  High heat and limited rainfall have dropped soil moisture conditions. Corn harvest beginning at a strong pace.  Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County  Corn harvest

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South Carolina: Soybean Loopers on the Rise – Identification and Management

South Carolina: Soybean Loopers on the Rise – Identification and Management

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University Agronomist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

More loopers are showing up in the sweep nets.  We’re getting in to the time of year when we really need to keep an eye on them.  Make sure you or your scout can tell the difference between a soybean

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South Carolina Peanuts:  Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers, Late Season Manganese

South Carolina Peanuts: Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers, Late Season Manganese

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

What is the treatment threshold for threecornered alfalfa hopper?  Good question. At this point we don’t really have a good answer linking insect or girdling counts to economic yield impact. Still, most of the products labeled for threecornered alfalfa hopper

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South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Entomologist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Justin Ballew, county agent covering Dillon and Marion Counties, reported that he is “seeing loopers build in places. Not many fields at threshold levels, but some folks are making some sprays. Pretty quiet other than that.” Jonathan Croft, county agent

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South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Begins, Cotton Reaching Cut-Out

South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Begins, Cotton Reaching Cut-Out

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. County Comments Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County  Heat, humidity, and high dew points made for a miserable week of weather. Rain totals varied greatly across the county. Field conditions were

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South Carolina Corn: Harvest Underway in the Pee Dee, Yields Look Good

South Carolina Corn: Harvest Underway in the Pee Dee, Yields Look Good

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University Agronomist 🕔Aug 8, 2017

A fair amount of corn was harvested last week.  Yields are looking good so far and we hope that trend continues. Rains are moving in this week and we are forecast to get 2-3 inches over the next 5 days

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South Carolina Field Reports: Early Corn Harvested as Weather Permits

South Carolina Field Reports: Early Corn Harvested as Weather Permits

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 6, 2017. County Comments Morris Warner, Oconee County  Rain is needed across the county. Crops are beginning to show stress. Pastures are still in good shape though.  Rusty Skipper, Horry County 

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South Carolina Cotton: Keep Scouting for Stink Bugs

South Carolina Cotton: Keep Scouting for Stink Bugs

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University Agronomist 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Stink bugs are the main pest to look out for in cotton right now.  There are plenty of them around in places and plenty of insecticide applications are going out.  Here are a couple photos below to remind folks of

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South Carolina Soybeans, Cotton: Building Looper Numbers, Keep Watch for Stink Bugs

South Carolina Soybeans, Cotton: Building Looper Numbers, Keep Watch for Stink Bugs

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Entomologist 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Dr. Cory Heaton, former county agent and State Wildlife Specialist, reported sub-threshold but building numbers of soybean loopers in soybeans in Orangeburg County and up near Clemson. That is consistent with a report from Chris Talley, county agent in Anderson

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