Category: Agriculture

Planter’s Row: Insecticidal Soaps

Insecticidal soaps are a safe, effective, and low toxicity alternative to more toxic pesticides; they have many advantages when compared to other insecticides.

Corn Variety Plot Tour To Be Held At Farm In Rowland

The 2016 Corn Variety Plot Tour will be held on Friday, August 5, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Wilton Shooter and Sons Farm, Rowland, in the field located on Highway 301, one mile north of the Highway 130 Intersection.

Permit Issued For Poultry Farm Expansion In Nichols

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Bureau of Water has issued an agricultural permit to expand an existing poultry farm and dispose of the manure. The permit becomes effective on August 10, 2016.

Clemson Scientists Hot On The Trail Of ‘Crazy Ants’

A dangerously prolific invasive ant species, which first surfaced in the United States almost 15 years ago, has been spreading throughout the South ever since and now appears to be on the verge of entering South Carolina for the first time.

Planter’s Row: Butterflies Are Beautiful Pollinators

Butterflies are beautiful pollinators seen from early spring through frost that are referred to as “jewels of the sky” or “flying flowers.”

Planter’s Row: Muscadine Grapes

Muscadine grapes are native to the Southeastern United States and have been a favorite fruit of Southerners since they were discovered by the early colonists.

Planter’s Row: Composting

The first step for growing a thriving garden with healthy plants is improving your soil.  Composting is a sustainable and cost-effective method used by gardeners to break up heavy clay soil or help sandy soil hold water and nutrients.  

Southern Corn Rust Found In State

Southern corn rust has been found in South Carolina and growers are advised to spray fungicides to protect yields.

Powdery Mildew Spotted On Some Watermelons In State

South Carolina watermelon growers should take steps now to protect their crops against powdery mildew.

Planter’s Row: Edible Gardens Are Beneficial

Edible gardens consist of fruits, herbs or vegetables.  We have been blessed in South Carolina with an abundance of full sun and beautiful summers to aid in having a bountiful harvest.