Peanut Field Day coming to Edisto center

Clemson University will host a Peanut Field Day Sept. 5 at the Edisto Research and Education Center. The field day is free and open to the public and includes lunch.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The field tour starts at 9:30 a.m. and will make four stops:

Stop 1 — Peanuts

•Foliar and soil-borne disease research
•New and experimental Virginia and runner varieties
Stop 2 — Peanuts

•Comparison of new vs. standard runner and Virginia types
•Insecticide trials
Stop 3 — Peanuts

•Bake herbicide in peanuts
Stop 4 — Sorghum

•Grain sorghum production in the Savannah Valley
There also will be a corn field tour and presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. that includes corn weed and insect management and a disease review.

For more information, call 803-284-3343.

Clemson’s Edisto research center is on U.S. 78, three miles west of Blackville in Barnwell County. 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.