South Carolina: Mostly Waiting On Insects

🕔Jul 12, 2019The fungus that kills cotton aphids has been reported in southern latitudes, and I have seen and heard of some locally, so aphids should be feeling the wrath of that […]

South Carolina: Cover Crops Increase Soil Moisture as Much as 10%

🕔May 23, 2019South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation […]

South Carolina Soybeans: Lots of Loopers and Stink Bugs

🕔Sep 1, 2017News from Around the State I collected hundreds of soybean loopers yesterday with Hannah Mikell, county agent in Clarendon County, and Cag Brunson, producer near Summerton, SC (thanks for the […]

South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

🕔Aug 18, 2017Justin Ballew, county agent covering Dillon and Marion Counties, reported that he is “seeing loopers build in places. Not many fields at threshold levels, but some folks are making some […]

South Carolina Soybeans, Cotton: Building Looper Numbers, Keep Watch for Stink Bugs

🕔Aug 4, 2017Dr. Cory Heaton, former county agent and State Wildlife Specialist, reported sub-threshold but building numbers of soybean loopers in soybeans in Orangeburg County and up near Clemson. That is consistent […]

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Pockets of Pyrethroid-Tolerant Bollworms – Extension Comments

🕔Jul 28, 2017Collins Gardner, consultant in the Pee Dee Region, reported yesterday that he had a field of grain sorghum treated for corn earworm with a high rate of pyrethroid that controlled […]

South Carolina Cotton: Aphids on the Decline; Keep Track of When Fields Start Bloom

🕔Jul 14, 2017News from Around the State Charles Davis, county agent in Calhoun County, reported that “the biggest insect issue I see in cotton this week is an aphid population that refuses […]

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