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South Carolina Watermelons: Clemson Predicts Outstanding Crop

South Carolina Watermelons: Clemson Predicts Outstanding Crop

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University Extension 🕔Jul 24, 2017

South Carolina watermelon lovers will have more reason to smile this summer as the state’s crop is expected to be one of the best. “We have a tremendous watermelon crop this year,” Gilbert Miller, assistant Extension director at the Edisto

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South Carolina Field Reports: Tobacco Harvest Begins, Row Crops Mostly Look Good

South Carolina Field Reports: Tobacco Harvest Begins, Row Crops Mostly Look Good

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 16, 2017. County Comments Danny Howard, Greenville County Hot and humid conditions. No rain this week.  Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County Some locations within the county reported several inches of rain while

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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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Cotton – Southeast – Aftereffects Of Saturated Soils – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Aftereffects Of Saturated Soils – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Hot, dry conditions are taking a toll in places on cotton plants that failed to develop adequate root systems during weeks of wet weather. Plants are drooping and in some cases the roots cannot reach fertilizer.

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South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Nears, Crops Looking Good

South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Nears, Crops Looking Good

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 9, 2017. County Comments Danny Howard, Greenville County Afternoon temperatures were hot. Constant afternoon showers kept soil moisture adequate. Rusty Skipper, Horry County Heavy rains fell in the northern part of

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South Carolina Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed in State

South Carolina Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed in State

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Tiny, hungry and rapidly reproducing sugarcane aphids have made their annual migration to South Carolina to feast on grain sorghum, an agricultural commodity that had been gaining popularity. The bugs can’t survive South Carolina winters so they migrate from warmer

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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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Cotton – Southeast – Persistent Rains Taking Toll In Places – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Persistent Rains Taking Toll In Places – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 7, 2017

More cotton has been drowned out in parts of the region. The so-called “Fourth of July” showers added to the effect. Next question: will plants have sufficient roots if the weather does turn hot and dry?

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South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Look Healthy, Good Yield Potential

South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Look Healthy, Good Yield Potential

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 5, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 2, 2017. County Comments Danny Howard, Greenville County We had cooler weather this week. Slow rains continued. David Dewitt, Lee County Some areas in upper Lee and lower Kershaw counties missed

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Tobacco: Burley Transplanting Ends, Flue-Cured Harvest Begins

Tobacco: Burley Transplanting Ends, Flue-Cured Harvest Begins

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jul 5, 2017

For flue-cured, harvest has begun. With ample rain in the last two weeks that put most of the crop in good condition, all Florida farmers are now harvesting, and  many in Georgia will start next week.

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