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Soil Moisture Sensor Q & A

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Increase water-use efficiency with the aid of sensors for irrigation scheduling. • By Michael T. Plumblee, Clemson University Precision Agriculture Extension Specialist • Water is needed for the plant to grow, and for peanuts specifically, it is needed to move calcium from land plaster into the pegging zone and then into pods. It also improves the effectiveness of pesticides, such ... Read More »

Unlocking Pigweed

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Have plant geneticists found the key to Palmer amaranth’s glyphosate resistance? Just hearing “pigweed” can cause fear in row-crop farmers, but Clemson University geneticist Chris Saski and other researchers believe they have discovered the armor this dreaded weed uses to protect itself against glyphosate herbicide. According to researchers, a specific genetic feature — the extrachromosomal circular DNA (eccDNA) replicon — ... Read More »

SC peanut acreage depends on cotton plantings

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• By Denise Attaway • This year could be a good year for South Carolina peanut growers, or not, depending on how much cotton is planted in the state. During the annual South Carolina Peanut Grower meeting, Clemson agricultural economist Nathan Smith said peanut expectations are that production could be up a little. But right now, the only thing certain ... Read More »

Clemson Sets 2019 Peanut Field Day For Sept. 5 In Blackville, S.C.

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Irrigation scheduling, variable rate seeding and precision agriculture technologies are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during this year’s Peanut Field Day Sept. 5 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (REC), 64 Research Road, Blackville, South Carolina Field day activities get under way with registration from 8-9 a.m. Participants will embark on a field tour ... Read More »

New Clemson Expert To Bring High-Tech Farm Solutions

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A new Clemson Extension associate will help South Carolina farmers learn how to use technologies to increase efficiency. Michael Plumblee is the new precision agriculture specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center. He will work with growers of all major crops including: corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans. “I want to work with growers and Extension agents to build a ... Read More »