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Consequences of Cool, Wet Spring: More Bugs, Late Planting

Consequences of Cool, Wet Spring: More Bugs, Late Planting

BLACKVILLE, S.C. — Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can. Things are about to start buzzing again. “Insect activity has been quiet lately primarily due to the wet, cold…

Edgefield County’s Third Generation Dairy Farmer

Edgefield County’s Third Generation Dairy Farmer

Watson Dorn never passes up an opportunity to educate someone about dairy farming. The third-generation dairy farmer in Edgefield, S.C., said he’s always known he wanted to operate a dairy…

Peach, Berry Crops Thrive in Pleasant Spring

Peach, Berry Crops Thrive in Pleasant Spring

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Peach trees and berry plants seem to enjoy the pretty spring weather in the Upstate every bit as much as the rest of us. “We’ve been really…

Drought Officially Over for All South Carolina Counties

Drought Officially Over for All South Carolina Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The drought is officially over for all South Carolina counties according to the S.C. Drought Response Committee. The committee via a conference call meeting on April 24th…

Strom Thurmond FFA Teams Finish Strong in State Finals

Strom Thurmond FFA Teams Finish Strong in State Finals

The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Agronomy Team and Tool Identification Teams finished strong in their respective State Career Development Events (CDE) held at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood on…

Thurmond FFA Floriculture Team Wins State Competition

Thurmond FFA Floriculture Team Wins State Competition

The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Floriculture team took first place honors in the State Floriculture Career Development Event (CDE) held at Spartanburg Community College on Saturday, March 23, 2013.…

Edgefield County Clemson Extension Offering Master Tree Farmer Course

Edgefield County Clemson Extension Offering Master Tree Farmer Course

By: Stephen Pohlman, Clemson Extension Forestry & Natural Resource Agent The Master Tree Farmer course is an educational series to help landowners maximize productivity, profitability, and protection of the legacy of…

Lint Named Supervisor of Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests

Lint Named Supervisor of Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests

ATLANTA, Ga. – Rick Lint has been named Forest Supervisor of the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests in South Carolina, according to Liz Agpaoa, Regional Forester. “Rick brings with…

Red Flag Fire Alert Issued by Forestry Commission – Statewide [Updated]

Red Flag Fire Alert Issued by Forestry Commission – Statewide [Updated]

The statewide Red Flag Alert is now lifted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Fire weather conditions have abated to include rain, higher relative humidity values, decreased winds, and cooler…

Purple Martin Time in Carolinas

Purple Martin Time in Carolinas

‘Landlords’ Report Scouts Online –     In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the “Purple Martin,” a swallow that is arriving now in the Carolinas,…