Join Clemson Extension Horticulture Agents for a weekly chat about what is going on in the fruit and vegetable fields around the state of South Carolina. Agents will discuss crops, weather, insects, diseases, weeds, and anything related to fruit and vegetable production. These timely updates will keep growers abreast and ahead of the game.
The SC Grower Exchange: June 3, 2021
Agents give field updates around the state for the beginning of June.
The SC Grower Exchange: May 18, 2021 - Herbicide carryover and damage
Dr. Matt Cutulle joins agents to discuss issues with herbicide carryover in crops and damage that it can cause plus what to do once that damage has occurred. Agents give statewide updates on field and crop conditions including finding downy mildew on cucumbers in Calhoun, Barnwell and Bamberg Counties.
The SC Grower Exchange: May 11, 2021 - Diamondback Update
Sarah Scott, Kerrie Roach, Justin Ballew, Zack Snipes, Rob Last, Dr. Matt Cutulle, Dr. Brian Ward
Agent Justin Ballew discusses diamondback moths in a bit more detail than in previous talks including control options and information on bioassays done by agent to determine chemical recommendations for growers. Field Updates from around the state
The SC Grower Exchange: May 4, 2021 - Cucumber beetles, fusarium and tomatoes, Oh my!
We hear from lowcountry agent, Rob Last on issues in the watermelon and cucumber crops. Cucumber beetles are starting to show up so what are some control options that we have? Rob lets us in on that information as well as fusarium wilt in melons. Agents from across the state give a field update. Zack Snipes answers our question of the week following his tomato field update, "How should I adjust my spraying when my plants are small as opposed to when they are big?".
The SC Grower Exchange: April 27, 2021 - Tomato Field Update
Agent Zack Snipes gives us a tomato field update including what to look out for in the crop, pests and disease issues as well as management strategies for growers across the state.
The SC Grower Exchange: April 20, 2021
Dr. Brian Ward gives us an update on the Rice and Hemp crop including projects with both. We also discuss which cover crops are good to put out now. Agents Sarah Scott, Rob Last, Zack Snipes, Justin Ballew, Kerrie Roach, Bruce Mclean and specialist Dr. Matt Cutulle give field updates from around the state.