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Wheat Fertility Considerations

For the most part, we’re in much better shape than we were this time last year.  Our wheat fields have pretty decent color and seem to be growing well.  The warm winter we’re having is pushing the wheat pretty fast. … Continue reading

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Wheat Planting

Wheat planting is well underway in the Pee Dee.  Since the weather has been clear this fall, we expect to see a significant increase in acreage over last year.  Here is a field in Dillon that has recently been planted. … Continue reading

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2016/2017 Wheat Cheat Sheet

The lastest Wheat Cheat Sheet has just come out.  You can view and download the pdf here:  cheat_16-17

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Question of the Week: Hessian Fly

Last week the question was:   What is this flax seed-looking thing on the side of this wheat stem? This is a Hessian fly pupa.  Hessian flies can be a serious pest in wheat.  The warm winter we had this past … Continue reading

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Winter Crops Maturing

We’re coming to the end of the season for our rapeseed and wheat crops.  The photo below shows a rapeseed field that is finished blooming.  The pods are maturing and it won’t be very long before harvest. All of a sudden … Continue reading

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Crop Update – 4/29/16

There is a lot going on in the fields keeping everyone busy, so here is a quick update of what’s happening. Wheat:  Pretty much all of our wheat has headed out and a good bit of it is in the … Continue reading

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New Invasive Aphid Found in SC

Additional comments from Dr. Reay-Jones:  “Not a whole lot is known right now about this species. It appears to prefer small grain crops and it can transmit barley yellow dwarf virus. The closest infestations reported are from Alabama. While it’s … Continue reading

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Predicted Freeze Saturday Night

It looks like we might get one more freeze this spring after all.  The National Weather Service is calling for 32 Saturday night in Marion, 34 in Conway, 32 in Dillon, and 31 in Bennettsville.  Produce growers with strawberries or … Continue reading

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Leaf Rust Found in Wheat

Leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) was found this week in Dillon  County on wheat that is close to heading.  Everyone growing wheat should scout their fields for rust as soon as they can. The ideal time to apply preventative fungicides to … Continue reading

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2016 Syngenta Wheat Field Day

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