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  • Choanephora Blight Found on Green Bean in Charleston

    Choanephora Blight Found on Green Bean in Charleston

    From Clemson Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath, Clemson Plant Breeder Sandra Branham, and Clemson Graduate Student Morgan Stone. Due to frequent rains, cloudy weather, and high humidity, Choanephora blight or wet rot was found throughout a one-acre planting of green bean cultivars and breeding lines at Coastal REC last week. Growers and home gardeners may see […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 7/25/22

    Weekly Field Update – 7/25/22

    Check out Clemson Extension’s new weather data website! State weather station technician Christopher Thomas recently introduced the new site and has been working hard installing weather stations in all 46 counties of South Carolina over the last year. Eventually, the site will be able to give reports on historical weather data to help growers make […]

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  • Question of the Week – Blossom End Rot

    Question of the Week – Blossom End Rot

    This week, the question was: What’s going on with this watermelon? This watermelon is suffering from blossom end rot. This physiological disorder is also common in tomatoes and peppers. Blossom end rot results from a localized calcium deficiency in the fruit; however, this may not necessarily indicate a calcium deficiency in the soil. Blossom end […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 7/18/22

    Weekly Field Update – 7/18/22

    Check out Clemson Extension’s new weather data website! Last week, state weather station technician Christopher Thomas introduced the new site at the Watermelon Field Day at the Edisto REC. Christopher has been working hard installing weather stations in all 46 counties of South Carolina over the last year. Eventually, the site will be able to […]

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  • Question of the Week – Sulphur Butterfly Chrysalis

    Question of the Week – Sulphur Butterfly Chrysalis

    This week, the question was: What is the pinkish-colored thing attached to this tomato stem? This is the chrysalis of a sulphur butterfly, most likely the cloudless sulphur (Pheobis sennae). The cloudless sulphur is a common butterfly in South Carolina seen frequently foraging wildflowers. The caterpillars feed on legume plants, specifically within the Chamaecrista and Senna genera. […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 7/11/22

    Weekly Field Update – 7/11/22

    Clemson Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath has a new article featured in the American Vegetable Grower. Click here to read about “Why Disease Control is More Challenging on Leafy Greens.” Don’t forget about the Watermelon Field Day coming up this Thursday (7/14) at the Edisto Research Center (64 Research Rd.) in Blackville from 8am-1pm. Registration opens […]

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