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South Carolina Cotton: Lots of Thrips Damage in the Pee Dee

South Carolina Cotton: Lots of Thrips Damage in the Pee Dee

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

In the last couple issues of Clemson Entomologist Jeremy Greene’s Cotton/Soybean Insect Newsletter, Dr. Greene mentions the Thrips Infestation Predictor (TIP) tool.  This tool predicts the thrips pressure of cotton based on planting date.  The chart below is from the TIP website

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South Carolina: Pee Dee Winter Crops Ready to Harvest

South Carolina: Pee Dee Winter Crops Ready to Harvest

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

We’re in our third straight day of rainy weather now.  While its holding us up from getting in the fields, the forecast shows the weather drying up towards the end of the week.  As soon as the fields dry up

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South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Despite a little cold damage, we have a lot of good looking wheat out there.  A lot of our wheat is in the flowering stage right now. The tillers that were damaged by the cold have mostly turned brown now

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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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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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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: Summer Cover Crop Held the Weeds Back

South Carolina: Summer Cover Crop Held the Weeds Back

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Dec 12, 2016

I was in a field this week where a summer cover crop was planted about a week after corn was harvested.  The grower planted quickly to avoid giving the weeds a chance to grow up once the corn was gone.  A

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