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South Carolina: Corn Planting Begins in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: Corn Planting Begins in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Mar 24, 2017

The vast majority of growers wisely waited patiently a few weeks ago when temperatures were warm.  Now that the forecast looks to be staying warm, folks are getting ready to plant.  A few acres have already been planted and we

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Clemson Study to Research Irrigation and Reduced Nitrogen Management Costs

Clemson Study to Research Irrigation and Reduced Nitrogen Management Costs

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Clemson University Ph.D. student Phillip Williams has received a $94,808 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop and test technology aimed at reducing fertilizer usage and farming operational costs. Williams has been working with agricultural scientists

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South Carolina Small Grains: Freeze Damage – How Bad In The Pee Dee?

South Carolina Small Grains: Freeze Damage – How Bad In The Pee Dee?

👤By Justin Ballew, Agronomy Agent, Dillon County, Clemson University, South Carolina 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Last week we saw 3 consecutive nights in the 20s, with the lowest reaching 22 in some areas.   Now that a week has passed, we can see the signs of damage on some of our jointing wheat. You wouldn’t

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South Carolina Wheat: Freeze Damage Possible in the Pee Dee

South Carolina Wheat: Freeze Damage Possible in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Mar 16, 2017

According to Weather Underground it got down to 28 this morning (3/15) and its forecast to reach 23 tommorow morning (3/16) and 27 Thursday night (3/17).  The cold last night was enough to ruin most of the peach crop in SC. Wheat

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Soil Health: Clemson Ag Engineer Develops GPS Software to Track Soil Sampling

Soil Health: Clemson Ag Engineer Develops GPS Software to Track Soil Sampling

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Mar 8, 2017

Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk has developed free software to help farmers track soil sampling throughout fields. The software pairs with an inexpensive global positioning system (GPS) and a laptop computer to pinpoint exactly where soil samples are taken

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South Carolina: Wheat Jointing in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: Wheat Jointing in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Mar 3, 2017

Our very oldest wheat fields are starting to joint.  All of our winter crops seem to be about 3 weeks ahead of where we were last year.  There’s a good bit more wheat planted this year than last year and

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South Carolina: New Field Crop in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: New Field Crop in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Feb 23, 2017

Low crop prices and high production costs over the last few years has many growers exploring the options of new or different crops.  One such crop is a variety of yellow field pea, the ESO pea.  Its been grown for a couple

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South Carolina: 2,4-D and Dicamba Precautions and Guidelines

South Carolina: 2,4-D and Dicamba Precautions and Guidelines

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Feb 17, 2017

2,4-D (Enlist Duo) and dicamba (Xtendimax and Engenia) will be labeled for use this year in certain varieties of soybeans and cotton.  Anyone planning to use these products needs to carefully read the labels and be prepared to follow them

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South Carolina: Wheat Fertility Considerations

South Carolina: Wheat Fertility Considerations

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Feb 3, 2017

For the most part, we’re in much better shape than we were this time last year.  Our wheat fields have pretty decent color and seem to be growing well.  The warm winter we’re having is pushing the wheat pretty fast.

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South Carolina Cotton: 2017 Predicted to Be a Good Year for Growers

South Carolina Cotton: 2017 Predicted to Be a Good Year for Growers

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Feb 1, 2017

South Carolina cotton growers can expect to see a better year in 2017, according to a Clemson University economist. Nathan Smith, an Extension professor and economist at Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia who spoke at the South Carolina

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