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  • Weekly Field Update – 1/30/23

    Weekly Field Update – 1/30/23

    We have lots of fruit and vegetable meetings over the next couple of months, so check out the Upcoming Events tab for the complete lineup. This week, we have the Coastal Preplant Vegetable Production Meeting on 2/1 in Charleston and a Small Fruit Production Meeting on 2/2 in Columbia. Be sure to scroll all the […]

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  • Question of the Week – Spider Mites

    Question of the Week – Spider Mites

    This week, the question was a two part question: What is causing the stippling effect to these strawberry leaves? Photo Credit: T Bilbo, Clemson Extension. The stippling effect seen on the upper surface of this strawberry leaf is caused by two-spotted spider mite feeding damage. When the mites pierce the epidermis of the leaf to […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 1/23/23

    Weekly Field Update – 1/23/23

    The Weekly Field Updates are back for 2023! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and is off to a good start this year. We have lots of fruit and vegetable meetings over the next couple of months, so check out the Upcoming Events tab for the complete lineup. This week there will be […]

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  • Question of the Week – Sunlight Exposure

    Question of the Week – Sunlight Exposure

    This week, the question was: What has caused parts of this cauliflower head to purple? This cauliflower has some purpling/reddening caused by exposure to sunlight. It is important to have enough healthy leaves on the plant to cover the head as it develops. If for any reason the leaves do not cover the head (poor […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 1/17/23

    Weekly Field Update – 1/17/23

    The Weekly Field Updates are back for 2023! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and is off to a good start this year. We have lots of fruit and vegetable meetings over the next couple of months, so check out the Upcoming Events tab for the complete lineup. This week there will be […]

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  • How Seedless Watermelon Cultivars React to Fusarium Wilt: Average Results of 2021 and 2022 Trials

    How Seedless Watermelon Cultivars React to Fusarium Wilt: Average Results of 2021 and 2022 Trials

    From Tony Keinath, Extension Vegetable Pathologist. As part of a large USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant, I have been working with Dr. Jonathan Schultheis, Horticulturist at NCSU, to evaluate seedless watermelon cultivars grown in plots naturally infested with the Fusarium wilt fungus. The South Carolina trials were done in my Fusarium-infested field at the […]

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