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Edisto REC

Last week was Edisto Research & Education Center’s final field day of the 2012 season, and Dr. Scott Montfort, Edisto’s peanut specialist explains that they have a new irrigation specialist at the Center working with the major row crops:

“Our new irrigation specialist has begun to look at most of the row crops, particularly corn, peanuts, cotton and soybeans. He talked about his plans for the future but also some of what he has done this year.”

Edisto entomologist Dr. Jeremy Greene had the crowd’s attention when talking about kudzu bug and other pests:

“We had a large part of it looking at cotton and soybeans and their insect problems. Jeremy did a great job showing the crowd what kudzu bugs are capable of in regards to plant damage and yield loss.”

According to Montfort, weed management was also addressed, especially Palmer pigweed:

“We had our weed scientist, Mike Marshall, talk about soybeans and cotton. He had many plots showing all of the different products that he has been evaluating. Right now dealing with the resistant palmer is the biggest thing he is dealing with.”

Dr. Scott Montfort, peanut specialist at the Edisto Research & Education Center on Today’s Topic. 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.