Tag Archives: disease control

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Found in SC

This past week cucurbit downy mildew was found in Charleston and Horry Counties.  Downy mildew blows in from the south in the summer and is a very serious disease once it is established.  Anyone growing cucurbit crops (cucumber, watermelon, squash, … Continue reading

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Peanut Update – Volunteer Peanuts

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. We are still in the first week of June, and while most of the planting is complete, the growing season is just getting started. We often talk about the … Continue reading

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Peanut Update – Start of Bloom

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. Some of the peanuts planted in April are starting to show their first blooms. In addition to signaling the start of the development of eventual peanut seed, bloom is … Continue reading

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Corn Tasseling

Some of our older fields are tasseling now and the very oldest are even starting to drop pollen.  We’re pretty much on pace with where we were this time last year.  The weather has been fair this year, so most … Continue reading

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Wheat in the Boot Stage

There is a lot of wheat out there starting to push out heads.  It’s been growing quickly since the cold a couple weeks ago.  Here’s a photo of a few heads just starting to peek out of the flag leaf. … Continue reading

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2017 Watermelon Disease Control Guide

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Soybean Rust Update – 10/24/16

FROM:  John Mueller, Extension Soybean Pathologist, Edisto Research and Education Center We have another late season rust find in South Carolina. Hannah Mikell, Clarendon County Agronomic Row Crop Agent, found a field in Clarendon County last Friday, the 21st, that … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Virus

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with this pumpkin plant? These are symptoms of a virus.  It could be either papaya ringspot virus, watermelon mosaic virus, or zucchini yellow mosaic virus.  It’s difficult to distinguish the three without … Continue reading

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Soybean Rust Update – 9/22/16

FROM:  John Mueller, Extension Soybean Pathologist, Edisto Research and Education Center YOU CAN NOW ADD ORANGEBURG COUNTY TO THE LIST OF COUNTIES WITH RUST IN SOUTH CAROLINA.   RUST HAS NOW BEEN FOUND ON SOYBEAN IN COLLETON, BAMBERG, AND ORANGEBURG COUNTIES.  … Continue reading

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Powdery Mildew on Fall Watermelon

Clemson Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath recently found powdery mildew in his fall watermelon plots at the Coastal REC in Charleston.  He says this is the first time he has observed powdery mildew on fall watermelon, and its likely because the … Continue reading

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