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South Carolina Peanuts: Speed Matters When Digging

South Carolina Peanuts: Speed Matters When Digging

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Driving too quickly can lead to significant losses when digging peanuts, according to a recent study by Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk. Farmers often push digger speeds to save time or to outrace inclement weather, but driving too fast

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South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Nears Completion, Some Wind Damage to Cotton

South Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Nears Completion, Some Wind Damage to Cotton

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County  Horry County received a couple inches of rain and had minimal crop damage from Hurricane Irma. Cotton, peanut, and soybean crops appear to

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

🕔Sep 15, 2017

Effects from Hurricane Irma varied. Georgia appears to have taken the biggest hit in terms of lint blown out of bolls. Plenty of cotton was twisted up and/or pushed over by winds, which will complicate defoliation and picking.

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South Carolina Field Reports: Farmers Rush to Finish Corn Harvest

South Carolina Field Reports: Farmers Rush to Finish Corn Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 10, 2017. County Comments Danny Howard, Greenville County Greenville County received cooler weather and some rain. The apple harvest began.   Rusty Skipper, Horry County  The tobacco harvest has all but

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Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 11, 2017

As farmers in Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states brace for Hurricane Irma, farmers in Texas are dealing with the post-Hurricane Harvey impacts of flooded crops. Among the issues facing farmers is how to treat crops that were in flooded

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Cleveland on Cotton: Late Crop Plus 2 Hurricanes – What’s Next?

Cleveland on Cotton: Late Crop Plus 2 Hurricanes – What’s Next?

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Sep 8, 2017

An ill wind is blowing amidst the chaotic cotton trading that was brought about by back to back hurricanes slamming into two of the country’s major cotton producing regions. But which way does the wind blow?  After scattering most of

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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 Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bugs – New Ball Game?

South Carolina Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bugs – New Ball Game?

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Cotton Entomologist, Blackville, South Carolina 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Fleming McMaster, local crop consultant, reported threshold numbers of redbanded stink bug (RBSB) in soybeans that were “just sprayed” with a pyrethroid, confirming that this species is tolerant to most insecticides we use in soybeans. Very high rates of acephate,

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Hurricane Irma Puts Early Defoliation On Hold

🕔Sep 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma is pushing back the urge to defoliate any cotton that’s ready in the lower Southeast. The consensus is that Irma will affect Florida, portions of Georgia, the Carolinas and maybe parts of Alabama.  Whitefly remain a factor in Georgia, Alabama

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