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South Carolina Peanuts: Boron Management – Choosing the Right Product

South Carolina Peanuts: Boron Management – Choosing the Right Product

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Jun 28, 2017

In a previous notice we mentioned the importance of Boron application to avoid Boron deficiency (and toxicity) in peanuts. There are lots of different products to choose from, and sometimes the difference from one to another is not as straightforward.

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South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Look Good, Corn May Be a Record Breaker

South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Look Good, Corn May Be a Record Breaker

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. County Comments J. Blake Badger, Greenwood County Overall conditions appear to be good to excellent throughout the area. Many pastures were slow to recover from the devastating drought last

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South Carolina Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Moving North

South Carolina Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Moving North

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Jun 26, 2017

For those growing grain sorghum, be aware that sugarcane aphids have recently been found in SC.  They are not known to overwinter in SC and travel North from Florida, Texas, and Louisiana each year. Sugarcane aphids can build up to

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South Carolina Soybeans: Kudzu Bugs Return – A Puzzler

South Carolina Soybeans: Kudzu Bugs Return – A Puzzler

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Cotton Entomologist, Blackville, South Carolina 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Kudzu bugs seem to be making a comeback in soybeans in numerous locations. Reports are coming in from both Georgia and parts of South Carolina are coming in about a “resurgence” of sorts. That’s despite the hard hit the species

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South Carolina: Cotton Squaring in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: Cotton Squaring in the Pee Dee

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

We’ve had plenty of rain and warm weather over the past week and our fields are growing fast.  Some of our older cotton is squaring now. Water availability becomes a little more important to the plants now that the reproductive

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South Carolina Cotton: Scout For Plant Bugs…Just In Case

South Carolina Cotton: Scout For Plant Bugs…Just In Case

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Cotton Entomologist, Blackville, South Carolina 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Around The State Drake Perrow, producer and consultant near Cameron, SC, reported that he is observing spider mites in cotton already. This is very early. Some of the populations were in cotton treated with aldicarb that should have been still

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South Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Have Crops Looking Mostly Good

South Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Have Crops Looking Mostly Good

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County Corn is looking good in most areas of Horry County. Tobacco farmers are still battling tomato spotted wilt virus, which has left widespread

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South Carolina Peanuts: Corn Earworm Showing Up Early

South Carolina Peanuts: Corn Earworm Showing Up Early

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Jun 16, 2017

A producer recently found corn earworm larvae in a 30 day old peanut field. This is a little more than a month earlier than when we typically see them. Populations were still low, and if we get the rain that’s

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South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Scout Fields for Plant Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, and Alfalfa Hoppers

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Scout Fields for Plant Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, and Alfalfa Hoppers

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Andrew Warner, county agent in Hampton County, observed some kudzu bugs in soybeans this week. As I mentioned last week, the fungus Beauveria bassiana has greatly reduced numbers of kudzu bugs, but they are still here and could be an

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South Carolina Field Reports: Sweet Corn, Wheat Harvests Mostly Favorable

South Carolina Field Reports: Sweet Corn, Wheat Harvests Mostly Favorable

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 11, 2017. County Comments Morris Warner, Oconee County Cooler-than-normal temperatures should have a positive effect on small grains. Rains have improved pasture and cattle condition. Crop plantings are continuing normally at

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