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SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report – May 13, 2024

Cucurbit downy mildew was found in the state this past week on cucumbers in Charleston. All commercial cucurbit growers need to be on the lookout and start preventative fungicide applications, if not already started. Keep an eye on the Upcoming Events tab
May 14, 2024

National Women’s Health Week: Prevention, Care, and Well-being

This week, May 12-18, we observe National Women’s Health. This awareness strives to emphasize the significance of women’s health concerns and encourage all women to make their health a top priority. Come along with us as we explore the importance of prevention,
May 13, 2024

May 13 Week 2 Garden Photos

“Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning.” ~Helen Mirren~ The post May 13 Week 2 Garden Photos appeared first on Home & Garden Information Center.
May 13, 2024

Unsung Pollinator Heroes: Beetles

Beetles were already pollinating the first flowers before bees evolved. Many of the flowers with an ancient lineage, including magnolia and spicebush, are beetle-pollinated, but so are many other flowers. Pawpaw, our largest native fruit, is beetle-pollinated. Beetle-pollinated flowers are often pale
May 13, 2024

The Mediterranean Diet – A Heart-Healthy Eating Plan

May is National Hypertension Awareness Month and American Stroke Month, two conditions that are intricately linked to cardiovascular health. While many fad diets tend to come and go, one dietary pattern has stood the test of time and remains one of our
May 9, 2024

Question of the Week – Periodical Cicada

What is this red-eyed creature found crawling up a pine tree? This is a periodical cicada nymph that has just crawled out of the soil after 13 years of feeding and developing underground and is now looking for a place to molt.
May 8, 2024


Description & Habits Barklice are members of the order Psocoptera, and there are over 300 species in 26 families in the United States and Canada. They are small and, with few exceptions, inconspicuous insects. They are soft-bodied, and usually less than ¼-inch
May 7, 2024

SC Fruit and Vegetable Field Report – May 6, 2024

Check out the latest episode of the SC Grower Exchange Podcast. Don’t forget to look at our Resources tab for links to crop handbooks, helpful websites, and related blogs. Coastal Region Anna Sara Hill Blueberries and strawberries are ripe, and picking is
May 7, 2024


For years, Foxglove (Digitalis species) has been a quintessential cottage garden flower. It is native to Europe and is a member of the plantain (Plantaginaceae) family. Foxglove adds height and color to the garden. Grow foxglove with other perennials along a fence
May 6, 2024

May 6 Week 1 Garden Photos

The old saying about clematis growth is, “The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap.” Growth may seem slow as the plant builds its root system, but once established, clematis are strong growers. Clematis
May 6, 2024





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