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Edisto REC Hosting Cotton & Soybean Field Day

Edisto research & education center has been a busy place lately, and will be once again next Thursday at the second crop field day of the fall. Clemson Extension soybean specialist David Gunter explains that the events gets started mid-afternoon:

“We’ll start about 3:30 and will have a full agenda. We will likely go close to dark. There will be some really good information shared.”

Gunter outlines some of the demonstrations of the field day:

“Our first stop will be talking about the irrigation of cotton. We will hear from our new irrigation specialist. Then we will move on to weed management and insect management in cotton and soybeans. We’ll look at the cotton and soybean efficiency variety tests. We’ll finish up with twin row soybeans and cotton.”

Regarding the twin-row soybeans, Gunter says he’s pleased with the way they’ve performed this year:

“This has been a very good growing season for them. We do have a little bit of soybean rust showing up, and if its visible we may stop to look at it.”

To learn more about the Edisto REC cotton & soybean field day, visit our calendar.

David Gunter, Clemson extension soybean specialist on Inside Agriculture. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.