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Wheat Damage From the Freeze

Last week we saw 3 consecutive nights in the 20’s with the lowest reaching 22 in some areas.   Now that a week as passed, we can see the signs of damage on some of our jointing wheat. You wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Freeze Damage on Wheat Possible

According to Weather Underground it got down to 28 this morning (3/15) and its forecast to reach 23 tommorow morning (3/16) and 27 Thursday night (3/17).  The cold last night was enough to ruin most of the peach crop in SC.  Wheat … Continue reading

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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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