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  • Weekly Field Update – 9/26/22

    Weekly Field Update – 9/26/22

    Do you grow cole crops? Do you have diamondback moth in your fields? Have you experienced reduced efficacy of insecticides to manage them? We are looking for cole crop farms throughout SC to collect diamondback moth larvae from. We will test these larvae in the lab against a range of common insecticides to determine if […]

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  • Question of the Week – Squash Beetle Trenching

    Question of the Week – Squash Beetle Trenching

    This week, the question was: Why is a portion of this squash leaf discolored? The light-colored tissue we see here is the result of squash beetle behavior known as “trenching.” Trenching cuts off (at least temporarily) the translocation of cucurbitacin defense compounds, to preserve the palatability and quality of the squash foliage feeding site. The beetles […]

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  • Hurricane Ian Preparation Considerations for Fruit and Vegetable Crops

    Hurricane Ian Preparation Considerations for Fruit and Vegetable Crops

    Hurricane Ian is approaching the Southeast and is expected to bring significant amounts of rain and heavy winds to South Carolina over the weekend. The latest forecasts show Ian making landfall south of Tampa, FL, and traveling northeast towards the Atlantic, then northward through western South Carolina. In preparation for the storm, please be safe […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 9/26/22

    Weekly Field Update – 9/26/22

    Coming up this week, there are a couple more waste pesticide collection events: Lexington on 9/27 and York on 9/28. See more details on the Upcoming Events page. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see this week’s Question of the Week and check back on Thursday for the answer! Statewide […]

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  • Question of the Week – Large Leaf Spot

    Question of the Week – Large Leaf Spot

    This week, the question was: What is wrong with this chestnut leaf? This leaf is showing symptoms of a fungal disease called large leaf spot (Monochaetia sp.) that affects oaks and chestnuts. The appropriately named spots may reach 2 inches wide and stretch across the entire leaf, killing large amounts of tissue. This disease is […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 9/19/22

    Weekly Field Update – 9/19/22

    Coming up this week, there are a couple waste pesticide collection events: St. Matthews on 9/20 and Hollywood on 9/21. See more details on the Upcoming Events page. Also, join Clemson’s Agribusiness team at noon on 9/21 as they discuss Southern Dairy Business (SDBII) Grants and evaluating business ventures. Register here. Be sure to scroll […]

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