Author Archives: Justin Ballew

Question of the Week: Syrphid Fly

Last week the question was:  What is sitting on this strawberry leaf? This is a syrphid fly, sometimes referred to as a hover fly.  This is a beneficial insect whose larvae feed on aphids.  Syrphid flies and their larvae can be … Continue reading

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SC Tobacco Meeting – 12/14/17

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Cotton Marketing News – 11/20/17

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Question of the Week: Glyphosate

Last week the question was:  What caused the yellowing on the leaf margins of this kale? The yellowing on the leaf margins is the result of glyphosate.  The grower was spraying the row middles and some of the spray got on … Continue reading

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Strawberries Growing Well

The mostly warm weather we’ve had this fall has our strawberries growing very well. Last year the weather stayed warm most of the winter and we had too much growth.  The plants put on too many crowns over the winter … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Parasitic Wasp

Last week the question was:  Why is this tan colored aphid so much larger than the others? This aphid has been parasitized by a parasitic wasp.  These tiny wasps use their stinger, or ovipositor, to insert an egg inside the aphid’s … Continue reading

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Soybean Variety Trial Field Tour – 11/2/17

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Question of the Week: Ambush Bug

Last week the question was:  What is the critter on this goldenrod? This is an ambush bug.  These beneficial insects are true bugs in the same family as assassin bugs.  They sit motionless, waiting for their prey to come by, which … Continue reading

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Industrial Hemp Production Meetings

There will be five Industrial Hemp Production meetings coming up around the state in November.  Check the dates and locations below and visit the Clemson Industrial Hemp webpage for info on Hemp in SC.

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SC Corn and Soybean Meeting – 12/7/17

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