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The SC Grower Exchange Podcast

Join Clemson Extension Horticulture Agents for a weekly chat about what is going on in the fruit and vegetable fields around the state of South Carolina. Agents will discuss crops, weather, insects, diseases, weeds, and anything related to fruit and vegetable production. These timely updates will keep growers abreast and ahead of the game.

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The SC Grower Exchange: July 13, 2021

Following the consumption of many “mayo dogs” from the July 4th holiday, the Clemson Food Crop Hort Agents discuss all that’s happening in the field this week. Zack and Rob take a deep dive into proper bedding, soil compaction, and other issues concerning soil preparation.

24mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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The SC Grower Exchange: June 29, 2021

This week Bruce McLean chats about an often overlooked pest in muscadine production that can cause significant yield loss over time.  Bruce takes a deep dive into the identification, trapping, and management of the grape root borer (GRB). We also find out which agents are hotdog or hamburger fans for the July 4th weekend upcoming.

45mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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The SC Grower Exchange: June 22, 2021

Agents from the PeeDee, Midlands, and the Coast give their weekly insights. Downy mildew and cottony leak become the diseases of choice in today’s episode.  Agent Rob Last asks the panel what they think the white slimy stuff is on the rind of some watermelons in his region.

23mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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The SC Grower Exchange: June 3, 2021

Agents give field updates around the state for the beginning of June.

42mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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The SC Grower Exchange: May 18, 2021 - Herbicide carryover and damage

Dr. Matt Cutulle joins agents to discuss issues with herbicide carryover in crops and damage that it can cause plus what to do once that damage has occurred. Agents give statewide updates on field and crop conditions including finding downy mildew on cucumbers in Calhoun, Barnwell and Bamberg Counties.

30mins

27 May 2021

Rank #5

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The SC Grower Exchange: May 11, 2021 - Diamondback Update

Sarah Scott, Kerrie Roach, Justin Ballew, Zack Snipes, Rob Last, Dr. Matt Cutulle, Dr. Brian Ward Agent Justin Ballew discusses diamondback moths in a bit more detail than in previous talks including control options and information on bioassays done by agent to determine chemical recommendations for growers. Field Updates from around the state

39mins

27 May 2021

Rank #6

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The SC Grower Exchange: May 4, 2021 - Cucumber beetles, fusarium and tomatoes, Oh my!

We hear from lowcountry agent, Rob Last on issues in the watermelon and cucumber crops. Cucumber beetles are starting to show up so what are some control options that we have? Rob lets us in on that information as well as fusarium wilt in melons. Agents from across the state give a field update. Zack Snipes answers our question of the week following his tomato field update, "How should I adjust my spraying when my plants are small as opposed to when they are big?". 

27mins

11 May 2021

Rank #7

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The SC Grower Exchange: April 27, 2021 - Tomato Field Update

Agent Zack Snipes gives us a tomato field update including what to look out for in the crop, pests and disease issues as well as management strategies for growers across the state. 

49mins

11 May 2021

Rank #8

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The SC Grower Exchange: April 20, 2021

Dr. Brian Ward gives us an update on the Rice and Hemp crop including projects with both. We also discuss which cover crops are good to put out now. Agents Sarah Scott, Rob Last, Zack Snipes, Justin Ballew, Kerrie Roach, Bruce Mclean and specialist Dr. Matt Cutulle give field updates from around the state. 

41mins

11 May 2021

Rank #9

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The SC Grower Exchange: April 13, 2021

Agents Sarah Scott, Zack Snipes, Justin Ballew, Rob Last and Cory Tanner discuss field updates from around the state. Focus for this week was phytophthera showing up in strawberries and then we discuss cold damage in crops in particular the peach crop.

20mins

11 May 2021

Rank #10