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

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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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Keep Scouting Those Beans

We are still in the thick of caterpillar season in soybeans and we need to make sure we are in the fields scouting weekly.  It gets a little tough this time of year when everyone is trying to harvest corn, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week – Stinkbugs

Last week the question was:  What caused the wart-like growth on the inner wall of this cotton boll? This is classic stinkbug damage.  When we see this, we frequently see discolored lint also.  It’s nearly impossible to tell whether you … Continue reading

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Peanut Update – 75 DAP

The following update was prepared by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. Recently, rains have been bringing much needed water to several areas. By now many peanuts are around the 75 DAP mark, and rows are becoming increasingly closed. Having enough … Continue reading

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Start Scouting for Caterpillars in Soybeans

We have a lot of soybeans blooming now and things have been pretty quiet on the insect front so far this year.  In his latest Cotton/Soybean Insect Newsletter, Clemson entomologist Jeremy Greene cautions that caterpillars will be here soon.  A … Continue reading

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Stinkbugs All Over Corn

Our oldest corn has finished pollinating and is in the grain fill stage.  We have some younger corn still working on putting out tassels.  So far this year’s crop is still looking strong.  We keep getting rain at just the … Continue reading

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Sugarcane Aphids Found in SC – 6/9/16

According to Clemson Entomologist Francis Reay-Jones, sugarcane aphids were found in Allendale County (6/9/16) on johnsongrass, in Calhoun County (6/10/16) on sorghum, and in Orangeburg County (6/10/16) on johnsongrass.  Dr. Reay-Jones says this is about the same time they showed … Continue reading

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Soybean Insect and Disease Update

We have soybeans in a wide range of stages right now from R2-R6 and a few scattered field that were planted real late.  Since we’re mostly in the reproductive stages now, our defoliation threshold has lowered to 15%. Caterpillars are … Continue reading

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Cotton Bolls Cracking

Cotton bolls have begun to crack in earlier planted fields.  For the most part our cotton is looking fairly good.  There are some sandy areas that have suffered, but we’ve had some showers this week that have really helped.  Here … Continue reading

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