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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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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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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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Southern Rust Found in SC

Southern rust was found yesterday just outside of Jackson, SC near Aiken.  If growers in the Pee Dee haven’t applied a preventative fungicide yet, now would be a good time to start getting ready.  We still haven’t seen rust in … Continue reading

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Wheat Pushing Out Heads

Wheat heads are emerging all over the Pee Dee.  Here’s a little update of whats going on in the fields. Powdery mildew is still showing up in some areas on susceptible varieties.  The weather conditions have been perfect for it. … Continue reading

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