South Carolina Cotton: Bollworm Trap Counts Bump Up Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Drake Perrow, producer and consultant in Calhoun County, commented this week that “aphids seem to be enjoying this weather.” I agree with Drake, as aphids seem to still be building, […]

South Carolina Cotton: It’s Getting Easier To Find Pests Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
Across the state: Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, reported that he is seeing a few aphids in older cotton. Charles Davis, county agent in Calhoun County, had the […]

South Carolina Cotton: Grasshoppers Remain The Main Focus May 29, 2020

🕔May 29, 2020
Grasshoppers are still out in force, but heavy acephate rates and Dimilin at 2 fl oz/acre will suppress adults and control immatures and control tobacco thrips. If you don’t have […]

South Carolina: Three Key Insects Right Now In Cotton, Soy May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
First, reports from around the state: Jonathan Croft, county agent covering Orangeburg, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, is hearing “no complaints” in his area right now, and everyone is “just thankful […]

South Dakota: 17 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 17 South Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Aurora, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchison, […]

South Carolina: Three Insect Species Gaining Attention In Cotton, Soy May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
Jonathan Croft, county agent in Orangeburg County, said has “heard about some thrips on some cotton. Most is slow growing with these cool nights. Dry conditions are also starting to […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soy: Pest Lineup For Mid-May May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
Cotton and soybeans are popping up all across South Carolina and Clemson University Extension Service specialists say these major crops are susceptible to hungry insect pests. Cotton insect report Charles […]

South Carolina Cotton: Thrips Gain A Head Start In Mid-April Plantings May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
Any emerged cotton that probably wishes it still had its winter clothes out. It is cold at night right now, so cotton is not growing well. The thrips infestation predictor […]

Soybeans: Heat-Tolerant Varieties Closer to Reality May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
Soybean is one of the top cash crops grown in South Carolina and some Clemson University researchers have helped discover an “important milestone” in developing heat-tolerant soybeans. The team is […]

South Carolina: Plant geneticists unravel key to pigweed’s glyphosate resistance May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
Just hearing “pigweed” can cause fear in cotton and soybean farmers, but a Clemson University geneticist and others believe they have discovered the armor this dreaded weed uses to protect […]

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