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

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Pee Dee Regional Tobacco Meeting – 12/15/16

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Tobacco Germinating

Most of our seeds have germinated now and we have lots of little tobacco plants. Once everything has germinated, temperatures in the greenhouse can be lowered some and close attention needs to be paid to ventilation.  Here is an excerpt … Continue reading

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Tobacco Seeding

It’s the first week of February so tobacco growers in the Pee Dee have been working on filling and seeding their float trays.  Here is a greenhouse full of float trays in Marion County. In the photo below you can … Continue reading

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Tobacco Export Promotion Referendum

To all South Carolina Flue-Cured Tobacco Farmers: This is a notice that a check-off referendum will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in each flue-cured producing county in South Carolina. Flue-cured tobacco growers will vote on continuing their support of export … Continue reading

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Tobacco Production Meeting – 12/16/15

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Question of the Week: Black Shank

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with this tobacco plant? This plant has fallen victim to black shank.  This is a fungal-like disease that affects the roots and crown of the plant.  Black shank basically destroys the roots … Continue reading

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Mowing Tobacco

Tobacco seedlings are starting to get some size and several growers have already started mowing.  We mow tobacco to increase the uniformity of the seedlings and maximize the number of usable seedlings per tray.  Here is a tray that has … Continue reading

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