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Rapeseed Growing Well

Our rapeseed acres are down again this year, but what we have is looking great.  So far this is the best looking crop we’ve had in several years, maybe ever. This field in Dillon is about knee high, which may … Continue reading

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Loopers on the Rise

More loopers are showing up in the sweep nets.  We’re getting in to the time of year when we really need to keep an eye on them.  Make sure you or your scout can tell the difference between a soybean … Continue reading

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Keep Scouting for Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are the main pest to look out for in cotton right now.  There are plenty of them around in places and plenty of insecticide applications are going out.  Here are a couple photos below to remind folks of … Continue reading

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Row Crop Scouting Workshops – 8/1/17 and 8/3/17

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Corn Update

This has been a warm and dry week and our corn is really showing it right now.  most dryland fields are rolling up like in the photo below.  There is a good chance of rain in the forecast this weekend … Continue reading

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Cotton Blooming

Our older cotton is blooming now and everything is looking good so far this year.  Its been hot this week, though we’ve had fairly regular rainfall, so our fields are growing well.  Some folks are putting out pix to slow … Continue reading

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Cotton Squaring

We’ve had plenty of rain and warm weather over the past week and our fields are growing fast.  Some of our older cotton is squaring now. Water availability becomes a little more important to the plants now that the reproductive … Continue reading

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Peanut Update – Corn Earworms

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. A producer recently found corn earworm larvae in a 30 day old peanut field. This is a little more than a month earlier than when we typically see them. … 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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