Category: Agriculture

Planter’s Row: Attracting Beneficial Insects

While some insects and related organisms are pests that feed on plants in our yards, other insects and related organisms help keep these pests under control. Those that help us are referred to as beneficial insects or just ‘beneficials’.

Planter’s Row: There’s More Than One Way To Water The Vegetables

A good many gardeners in Dillon County haven’t had to worry about it in recent days, but there is more than one way to water the vegetables when skies shower down nothing but sunlight.

High Quality Strawberry Crop Offers Ray Of Hope for S.C. Fruit Farmers

A late freeze has claimed part of the Upstate peach crop, but strawberries have dodged the bullet and may provide a much-needed infusion of cash for fruit farmers.

Cold Snap May Be Setback For Watermelon Season

 The recent cold snap may be a setback for the state’s watermelon season. Clemson University plant disease specialist Tony Keinath points out that a repeat performance of last year’s spring could create problems.

Rice Agriculture Tour Stops Here

Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) brought his  Seventh District Agriculture Tour to Dillon County on Friday, April 11.

Plant And Flower Festival Is April 24-28

Spring is really here! It’s time to enjoy the beauty of nature and get our lawns and gardens ready for the spring/summer seasons.

Workshop Focuses On Growing Profitable Timber

Money may not grow on trees, but it certainly grows in them. On May 1, landowners from across South Carolina will learn ways to maximize the profit from their timber.

Congressman Rice’s Ag Tour To Stop In Dillon

Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) announced that he will hold a Seventh District Agriculture Tour on Friday, April 11.

Celebrate Agriculture

March 25th is National Agriculture Day. National Ag Day is “a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.”

Area Farmer Gets Donation For Local Food Pantry

Local farmer James McColl has directed a $2,500 donation to the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will allow the group to purchase rice, tomatoes, and other food. The pantry serves about 7,000 local residents.