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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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Cover Crops: Clemson Students Study Using Leaves to Improve Roller-Crimped Cover Crops

Cover Crops: Clemson Students Study Using Leaves to Improve Roller-Crimped Cover Crops

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Mar 9, 2017

A group of Clemson students is determining how to use shredded leaves to help increase the value of roller-crimped cover crops. Cover crops are crops planted primarily to naturally manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil and water quality, weeds, pests,

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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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USDA: 14 States Designated Natural Disasters Due to Drought

USDA: 14 States Designated Natural Disasters Due to Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Feb 27, 2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Here is the list of states below followed by the number of counties affected: Florida, 8

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Immigration Enforcement – Agriculture is Unprepared – DTN

Immigration Enforcement – Agriculture is Unprepared – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 24, 2017

Agricultural leaders say farmers aren’t panicked yet by the Trump administration’s new memos on immigration enforcement, but concerns are growing that illegal immigrants, who are the backbone of most farm labor in the country, could increasingly become targets of deportation.

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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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Peanut Industry: Analyst Sees ‘Miracle Year’ for Growers

Peanut Industry: Analyst Sees ‘Miracle Year’ for Growers

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Feb 15, 2017

The global market badly needs peanuts, one market expert pleaded to more than 400 growers at the annual South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting organized by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Nationally, peanut warehouses are expanding and shelling companies are

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Cotton: 12 States Approve Enlist Weed Control

Cotton: 12 States Approve Enlist Weed Control

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Cotton growers in 12 Southern states will now have full access to the Enlist weed control system now that state registrations have been approved. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee

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