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  • Question of the Week – Citrus

    Question of the Week – Citrus

    This week, the question was: What is this plant that is blooming right now (late fall) and providing forage for bees? This is a Meyer lemon tree. This tree is part of an ongoing trial at the Coastal REC to evaluate the cold tolerance of several citrus varieties. In a tropical environment, this variety of […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 11/28/22

    Weekly Field Update – 11/28/22

    Today’s update will be our final update of 2022. With things slowing down in the field, we will take some time to focus on other projects, and the Weekly Field Updates will resume in January. One of the things we will be focusing on for the remainder of the year is evaluating the SC Grower. […]

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  • Question of the Week – Cudweed

    Question of the Week – Cudweed

    This week, the question was: What is this cool season weed? This is a species of cudweed (Gnaphalium sp.). Cudweed grows in a rosette form through most of the winter until the weather warms up, allowing it to produce inflorescence. Inflorescence may appear in the fall as well. The undersides of the leaves are light-colored, […]

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  • 2023 Gummy Stem Blight Control for Watermelon Growers: Early is on Time

    2023 Gummy Stem Blight Control for Watermelon Growers: Early is on Time

    From Tony Keinath, Extension Vegetable Pathologist. The recent freeze in the lower part of South Carolina more than ended the 2022 watermelon season. It’s not too early to plan for gummy stem blight control in 2023 to allow time to buy the right fungicides in case of shortages. As the saying goes, early is on […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 11/21/22

    Weekly Field Update – 11/21/22

    We hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving this week! Pick up some local collard greens and sweet potatoes to celebrate the holiday! Please take a minute to help us evaluate the SC Grower. We would love to hear your likes, dislikes, and suggestions on how to make the site better. The survey linked below should […]

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  • Question of the Week – Predatory Stink Bug

    Question of the Week – Predatory Stink Bug

    This week, the question was: What is going on here? This is a Florida predatory stink bug (Euthyrhynchus floridanus) feeding on a species of plant-feeding stink bug. The photo shows the predator’s piercing/sucking mouthparts inserted into its prey. Predatory stink bugs have much more robust mouthparts than their plant-feeding counterparts because they must be strong […]

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