Category: Agriculture

Planter’s Row: Carpenter Bees

Homeowners often mistakenly refer to carpenter bees as bumble bees because of their similarities in size and appearance.  But carpenter bees nest in excavated wooden tunnels while bumble bees nest in the ground.

Earth Day: USDA Offers Tips To Save Money, Help Environment

As Earth Day approaches, did you know USDA has an app that can help you save money and help the environment? Or that there are some simple steps you can take in the kitchen to help you serve safer food and to help you reduce resource use and utility bills?

Planter’s Row: Container Gardening

Raising your own fresh and nutritious vegetables this season does not always require a large plot of land in the back yard; vegetable gardening in containers is becoming a more common occurrence in our society.  

NRCS Hosts Regional Conservation Partnership Program Workshop For Conservation Partners

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina held a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) workshop for conservation partners March 22 at the South Carolina Farm Bureau Building in Cayce.

Abandoned Crops, Soil Fertility Could Be Problematic This Planting Season

Crops abandoned after last year’s flood also could be problematic as the 2016 planting season gets under way this month.

Honoring The Tremendous Contribution Of Farmers

roviding the citizens with food, fiber, and fuel is the job that farmers all across the United States and right here in Dillon County are committed to doing each day.

Planter’s Row: Soil pH

​Adequate preparation for a spring garden is critical to ensure you have a successful harvest.

Planter’s Row: Weeds In Your Lawn

A weed’s life cycle has great impact on the selection and success of a given control procedure, so it is important to learn the life cycle characteristics of a weed when you first learn its identity.

Local Residents Attend Young Farmers And Ranchers Conference

A record number of attendees met recently for the 2016 South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Conference. Dillon County residents Kate Allen and Caleb Miller were among the more than 200 young farmers and ranchers who traveled to Clemson University to network, to become better leaders in their communities, and to share their experiences within the agriculture industry.

Two Men Elected To Southern States Board

Jim McColl of Little Rock and David Owens of Mullins were elected to the local board at the Southern States Annual Membership Meeting of the Little Rock Plant held at Shuler’s Barbecue in Latta on January 26, 2016.