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South Carolina: Preparing for Hurricane Irma

South Carolina: Preparing for Hurricane Irma

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

The latest tracking map from NOAA shows Hurricane Irma moving up the east coast early next week and making landfall in SC near Beaufort and Hilton Head early Tuesday morning.  It is expected to be Category 1 by the time

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South Carolina Peanuts: Should You Spray Before the Storm?

South Carolina Peanuts: Should You Spray Before the Storm?

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

To spray or not to spray, that is the question or at least one of the questions before what looks like a storm coming our way early next week. The answer depends in part on whether or not the peanuts

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South Carolina: Some Peanuts Maturing Early, Be Checking Your Fields

South Carolina: Some Peanuts Maturing Early, Be Checking Your Fields

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Just a quick note to stay on top of checking peanut fields for maturity. Several fields from Barnwell, Dorchester, and Calhoun County are showing fields ready to dig. In some cases (not all), Bailey at 123 days after planting are

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Continues to Plague Georgia and Alabama

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Continues to Plague Georgia and Alabama

🕔Aug 24, 2017

Where whitefly are an issue, cotton will be safe when the last leaf is on the ground and any regrowth has been fried. The insect continues to plague Georgia and southeast Alabama.

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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 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 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 Cotton, Soybeans: Pockets of Pyrethroid-Tolerant Bollworms – Extension Comments

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Pockets of Pyrethroid-Tolerant Bollworms – Extension Comments

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Entomologist 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Collins Gardner, consultant in the Pee Dee Region, reported yesterday that he had a field of grain sorghum treated for corn earworm with a high rate of pyrethroid that controlled only a small percentage of the larvae. David Gunter, our

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