Vegetable growers learn about diseases at Clemson field day

by Denise Attaway, Clemson University

South Carolina vegetable growers learned the latest in disease, insect and watermelon research, and weed management during this year’s Coastal Research and Education Center/United States Department of Agriculture Field Day. Continue reading

Georgia growers learn some lessons about crop diseases this year

By Robert C. Kemerait, UGA Cooperative Extension

Weather conditions played a big role in the types of diseases that were found on Georgia crops in 2013.

Rainfall delayed harvest for some cotton and soybean growers and brought diseases to peanuts, cotton and corn.

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Georgia watermelons hammered by old disease

In Southeast Farm Press

Fusarium wilt has hammered Georgia watermelons for years, and it’s getting worse not better. Farmers could be planting themselves into a yield-crippling corner in the coming years.

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Halyburton to pull nonnative mimosa trees

Several dozen mimosa trees, a non-native invasive species, have taken root in Wilmington’s Halyburton Park and will be removed during the coming months, according to park officials.

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