South Carolina Field Reports: Great Conditions for Harvest Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 13, 2019. County Comments W Bruce McLean, Horry County Beneficial rains moved through the region Sunday night. This rain should allow […]

North Carolina Soybeans, Sweetpotatoes: Widespread Fall Armyworm Infestations Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019During the past few days, we have had a major increase of caterpillar defoliation reports in soybeans and sweet potato from southeastern NC counties. Field visits south of Highway 70 […]

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes: 2019 Crop Should Be Good Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019Spring rains created two sweet potato crops in Mississippi, and the later-planted crop is shaping up to be better than the first as harvests get underway. The U.S. Department of […]

Guava Root-Knot Nematode: Clemson Armed with $7Mln to Combat Pest Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department […]

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevil, Benghal Dayflower Quarantine Areas Increased Jan 16, 2019

🕔Jan 16, 2019Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) has issued updated quarantine information related to two crop pests: sweet potato weevil and Benghal dayflower. The agency expanded a longstanding quarantine due […]

South Carolina Sweet Potatoes: New Pest in Darlington County Forces Quarantine Jan 9, 2019

🕔Jan 9, 2019A new pest detected in two farm fields in Darlington County has resulted in a quarantine of South Carolina sweet potatoes by Louisiana and Mississippi. Guava root-knot nematode was detected […]

Mississippi: Ag Industry Holds Steady Despite Lower Row Crop Values Dec 18, 2018

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture was a $7.7 billion industry in Mississippi this year, exceeding the total set in 2017 despite declines in the estimated value of row crops, timber, catfish and livestock. The […]

Carolinas Tobacco, Sweet Potatoes: Aggressive Nematodes – New Research Dec 5, 2018

🕔Dec 5, 2018The Carolinas’ wet 2018 growing season presented tobacco and sweet potato growers with many challenges. Among those was achieving control of a relatively new species of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii. […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Heavy Rains Bring Unsatisfying End to Harvest Nov 13, 2018

🕔Nov 13, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 11, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Point Coupee Parish “Continued rainfall made it difficult to harvest […]

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Make Harvest Wrap Up a Struggle Nov 6, 2018

🕔Nov 6, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Tallahatchie County “Cooler weather has helped to get us past […]

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