Anthracnose Identified on Lima Bean in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina

Jim Rogers South Carolina

Anthracnose disease has been reported on lima bean in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, according to The South Carolina Grower. Persistent rainfall in the area helped spread the disease throughout the field. The lima bean anthracnose fungus, Colletotrichum truncatum, produces typical Colletotrichum spores in round gooey masses with black hairs. This gives the spore masses a black color. …

Too Much Rain Versus Not Enough

Clint Thompson Weather

By Clint Thompson South Georgia’s specialty crop farmers will soon be planting their fall crops. Weather will once again factor in what growers will have to be concerned with over the next couple of months. Will it rain too much and sprout diseases? Will it suddenly turn dry and lead to increased insect pressure? Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative …

Recent Rains Could Delay Fumigation Process

Jim Rogers Fumigation, Specialty Crops, Weather

By Clint Thompson Persistent rainfall across the Southeast in recent weeks could delay fumigation progress from specialty crop farmers preparing to plant their fall crops. Tim Coolong, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, discusses how heavy rain events could keep producers from getting into their fields at a key point in the season. …