Clemson Extension, SCDA Schedule Two Remote Grower Trainings

Clint Thompson Fruit, Produce, South Carolina, Top Posts, Vegetables

Clemson Extension and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) have scheduled two Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings. They will be provided remotely for growers in May. They will be held over two days; May 19 and 20, and during May 27 and 28. The in-person training in Sumter on June 23 has been canceled. If these trainings are successful, …

Cabbage, Broccoli and Other Cole Crop Diseases

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Clemson Cooperative Extension released some diseases that cole crop growers need to be on the look out for this spring. Cole crops, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, are easily grown in South Carolina. Tips for growing healthy cole crops in the garden are available in HGIC 1301, Broccoli, HGIC 1326, Cauliflower and HGIC 1303, Cabbage & Chinese …

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South Carolina Blueberries Impacted by Recent Cold Temps

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By Clint Thompson Recent cold temperatures impacted South Carolina’s blueberry crop, just not to the extent farmers are used to. Bruce McLean, Clemson (S.C.) Extension area commercial horticulture agent for Dillon County, Horry County, Marion County and Malboro County, said rabbiteye varieties appear to be the ones most affected. “As far as the crop itself, some varieties really look phenomenal. …

Clemson Extension Agent Optimistic About Muscadine Crop

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By Clint Thompson South Carolina’s muscadine harvest season is still five months away, but the crop looks ripe for a productive season. That optimistic outlook comes from Bruce McLean, Jr., a Clemson (S.C.) Extension area commercial horticulture agent for Dillon County, Horry County, Marion County and Malboro County. “I’ve been out a few times, walking vineyards and really looking at …

South Carolina Hopeful for Productive Fruit and Vegetable Season

Clint Thompson Fruit, Peaches, South Carolina, Top Posts, Vegetables

By Clint Thompson The current coronavirus pandemic has impacted fruit and vegetable farmers across the Southeast. South Carolina producers may be better equipped to deal with the current crisis based off who their normal clientele is. “I think everyone here is looking at Florida and is not liking what we see down there but hoping that our situation is a …

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South Carolina Hemp Production Ready for Year Three

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By Clint Thompson South Carolina producers interested in growing hemp this season will be issued permits by May 1, according to Eva Moore, communications director for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. South Carolina farmers will be able to produce hemp for the third straight year. Moore said interest has grown each year. “We got a lot of support very …

South Carolina Peaches Ripe for Productive Season

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By Clint Thompson The country’s No. 2 state in peach production appears ripe for a productive season, pending how the market spirals over the next few months, according to Andy Rollins, Clemson Extension agent in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “It’s looking really good overall as far as the amount of crop and how clean the crop actually is right now,” Rollins …