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Landscape Irrigation Management Part 3: How Much Water?

Quite a bit of information about water use is known about agronomic crops such as tomatoes, cotton, and peaches. Most of this information was determined from research that compared crop yields (and other factors) to the amount of water applied. However, many
April 18, 2024

Landscape Irrigation Management Part 2: Determining When to Irrigate

Irrigation mismanagement occurs simply because few people know when to begin irrigating. Some wait until plants begin to wilt before adding water, while others are convinced that watering frequently benefits the plants. There are several ways to determine if the landscape needs
April 18, 2024

Sprayer Clean-Out

It is the season for landscape weeds. That means people will be pulling and spraying weeds to keep the yard pretty and neat. Please remember to clean your sprayer after each use to keep it working effectively and efficiently. Failure to clean
April 18, 2024

Question of the Week – Ambrosia Beetle

What caused this small, toothpick-like mass of sawdust to protrude from the trunk of this stressed peach tree? The small toothpick-like mass of sawdust protruding from the tree is often called a “frass toothpick” or “frass noodle”. The structure was created by
April 17, 2024

SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report- April 15, 2024

Check out Extension Vegetable Pathologist Tony Keinath’s latest article in Growing Produce: Choose Cover Crops that Suppress Pathogens in Your Vegetable Plantings. Also, check out the latest episode of the SC Grower Exchange Podcast below. Don’t forget to look at our Resources.
April 16, 2024

April 15 Week 3 Garden Photos

The HGIC Visit to Riverbanks Botanical Garden in Columbia ~Part 2~ This is a beautiful place to bring the whole family. There’s a 3-acre interactive Children’s Garden that features a dino dig, giant tree houses, splash zones, and more. Plant a visit
April 15, 2024

Do You Love Hummingbirds?

Ruby-throated hummingbirds: “Glittering fragments of a rainbow” John J. Audubon Do you love hummingbirds? In the spring, ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) return from their winter vacation in Mexico and Central America to breed in North America. These tiny birds, which weigh about the
April 15, 2024
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