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South Carolina Peanuts: Crops Suffering from Poor Vigor

South Carolina Peanuts: Crops Suffering from Poor Vigor

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔May 24, 2017

There have been some instances of j-rooting and poor vigor this year. Dual has a tendency to get the blame for j-rooting, but often times it is a result of poor seedling vigor. When combined with suboptimal growing conditions, seed

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South Carolina Field Reports: Field Work Speeds Along, Rains Needed

South Carolina Field Reports: Field Work Speeds Along, Rains Needed

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. County Comments Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County Warm temperatures and no precipitation allowed cotton, peanut, and soybean plantings to continue at a rapid pace. Current field conditions are getting closer

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South Carolina Field Reports: Planting Picks Up Pace, Crops Emerging Well

South Carolina Field Reports: Planting Picks Up Pace, Crops Emerging Well

👤From USDA 🕔May 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 14, 2017. County Comments Hilda Shelley, Horry County Cooler daytime temperatures, lower humidity, and an adequate supply of rainfall have tobacco and corn crops doing well. Soybean planting is starting to

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South Carolina Peanuts: Tabletop Peanut Digger Will Illustrate Importance of Plant Depth

South Carolina Peanuts: Tabletop Peanut Digger Will Illustrate Importance of Plant Depth

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔May 9, 2017

A group of Clemson agricultural mechanization and business students are building a tabletop variable depth-control peanut digger to help South Carolina producers increase their profits. The tabletop peanut digger is a Clemson University Capstone Project led by Hunter Massey, a

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South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Take Off

South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Take Off

👤From USDA 🕔May 8, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 7, 2017. County Comments J. Blake Badger, Anderson County Most pastures have shown great improvement over the very poor conditions from the end of last year. Producers have been reporting good

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South Carolina Wheat: Dryland Foot Rot in the Pee Dee

South Carolina Wheat: Dryland Foot Rot in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔May 5, 2017

Overall we have a pretty good looking wheat crop.  In some fields we have some bleached heads showing up.  In a few cases this is due to wheat stem maggot, but mostly it appears to be dryland foot rot.  This

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South Carolina Cotton: Watch for Seedling Issues with Grasshoppers

South Carolina Cotton: Watch for Seedling Issues with Grasshoppers

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University 🕔May 5, 2017

Thrips, grasshoppers, cutworms, etc., are about it in cotton right now, with grasshoppers dominating the conversation so far. Be watchful for issues with seedlings and grasshoppers. The best way to avoid problems with grasshoppers is to put some time between

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South Carolina Field Reports: Rains Provide Drought Relief

South Carolina Field Reports: Rains Provide Drought Relief

👤From USDA 🕔May 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 30, 2017. County Comments Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County Farmers were pleased to receive some valuable rainfall. The rain greened up the pastures, allowing great grazing conditions. Nearly all corn is planted

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South Carolina: Pay Attention to Wind Speed to Avoid Herbicide Drift

South Carolina: Pay Attention to Wind Speed to Avoid Herbicide Drift

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔May 1, 2017

With some of the new herbicide technology labeled for use this year, growers need to be paying more attention than ever to the wind in order to reduce drift.  I would urge everyone that plans to apply auxin herbicides to invest

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South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Begin

South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Begin

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. County Comments William Hardee, Horry County Horry County had very good planting conditions this past week. Some tobacco transplants looked like the wind or sand had beaten them up

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