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South Carolina: Pee Dee Corn Needs Rain, New Disease Showing Up

South Carolina: Pee Dee Corn Needs Rain, New Disease Showing Up

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University Agronomist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

This has been a warm and dry week and our corn is really showing it right now.  Most dryland fields are rolling up like in the photo below.  There is a good chance of rain in the forecast this weekend

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South Carolina: Cotton Blooming in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: Cotton Blooming in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University Agronomist 🕔Jul 7, 2017

Our older cotton is blooming now and everything is looking good so far this year.  Its been hot this week, though we’ve had fairly regular rainfall, so our fields are growing well.  Some folks are putting out pix to slow

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South Carolina Peanuts: Time to Manage White Mold, Leaf Spot; Leafhoppers Are Active

South Carolina Peanuts: Time to Manage White Mold, Leaf Spot; Leafhoppers Are Active

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Jun 30, 2017

While some of this year’s peanuts are right at 45 days old, others were planted about 60 days ago. Classically, 60 DAP marks the beginning of the critical period to manage white mold in SC. With regards to leaf spots,

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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 Peanuts: Why It’s Important to Deal With Volunteer Plants

South Carolina Peanuts: Why It’s Important to Deal With Volunteer Plants

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Jun 9, 2017

We are still in the first week of June, and while most of the planting is complete, the growing season is just getting started. We often talk about the benefits of a good and long rotation cycle in between peanut

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South Carolina: Spring Harvest Speeds Along in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: Spring Harvest Speeds Along in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Jun 2, 2017

We’ve had good harvesting weather this week and growers are busy taking advantage of it.  We’ve had a lot of peas, wheat, and oats harvested.  Yields have been variable so far.  ESO peas are averaging around 35-40 bushels with the

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South Carolina Corn: Pee Dee Fields Tasseling, Time to Scout for Disease

South Carolina Corn: Pee Dee Fields Tasseling, Time to Scout for Disease

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Jun 2, 2017

Some of our older fields are tasseling now and the very oldest are even starting to drop pollen.  We’re pretty much on pace with where we were this time last year.  The weather has been fair this year, so most

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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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