Pee Dee REC Hosting Insect Identification Field Day
Blog Post Top

On Thursday, June 26th, Clemson Extension will be hosting a cotton and soybean insect scouting field day at the Pee Dee Research & Education Center near Florence.  Hannah Mikell, Extension agronomy agent in Clarendon County:

“It’s a way to make sure we are on the same page with the growers to make sure they know what to look for and making sure they get the most information they can for their crops.”

While the field day will be focusing on cotton and soybeans, Mikell says other crop specialist will be on hand:

“We will also be able to answer questions on corn and other crops.”

Mikell explains that the day will get underway with a look back:

“We will start with a representative from the regulatory group with a look back at how things were 100 years ago; how they used to spray for insects and how its brought us to where we are today.”

The field day will progress to a plot tour for insect identification:

“We will have insect identification for the different crops from one of our specialists. Mid morning we will go out to the plots and see what insect pressure it out right now. Then we will go back to the auditorium and hear an overview from our sponsors.”

Mikell explains that CCA credits as well as pesticide credits will be available from this field day:

“It is free to the public. Our sponsors come in and help us to host this meeting We do offer three pesticide credits as well as other credit.”

Deadline to RSPV for meal planning purposes is June 24th, and can be done by calling Hannah Mikell at 803-553-7244.

 

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Blog Post Right-1
Blog Post Right - 1

Blog Post Right - 2_crawford
Blog Post Right - 2

Upcoming Events

Sep
17
Wed
9:00 am Grain Sorghum/Milo Tail Gate Field Day @ Dewitt Farms Test Plots
Grain Sorghum/Milo Tail Gate F… @ Dewitt Farms Test Plots
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Grain Sorghum/Milo Tail Gate Field Day Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Dewitt Farms Test Plots Across from 1916 Hollybush Road, Timmonsville, [...]
Sep
19
Fri
9:15 pm business course for livestock and horse producers
business course for livestock an…
Sep 19 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
The one-day workshop will teach livestock owners the ins-and-outs of handling legal, accounting, lending and insurance needs in joint sessions with Extension and industry representatives. [...]
Sep
22
Mon
all-day 2014 SCFB Women’s Leadership Conference @ Holiday Inn, Beaufort, SC
2014 SCFB Women’s Leadership Con… @ Holiday Inn, Beaufort, SC
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day
Voted the Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living magazine in 2013, Beaufort, SC is the location of the 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference. Highlights include: •Tour [...]
Sep
30
Tue
8:00 am Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training- Washington @ Beaufort County Extension Office, Washington
Private Pesticide Applicator Rec… @ Beaufort County Extension Office, Washington
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Private Pesticide Applicator “V” Training (2 hrs V credits)
Oct
1
Wed
all-day 2014 Making Energy Work Annual Conference @ Charlotte Convention Center
2014 Making Energy Work Annual C… @ Charlotte Convention Center
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
NC Sustainable Energy Association’s 6th Annual Making Energy Work Conference will be held on October 1-2, 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Making Energy Work:  Securing [...]

View Calendar