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SC: Hurricane Ian Preparation Considerations for Fruit and Vegetable Crops

The Clemson Extension agents have put out a very useful guide for things to do ahead of and after Hurricane Ian in the South Carolina Grower newsletter that folks in other areas affected by the storm may find useful. You can read it at https://scgrower.com/2022/09/28/hurricane-ian-preparation-considerations-for-fruit-and-vegetable-crops/.
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CMOR reports help Drought Monitor authors

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how extension agents and agricultural producers in the Southeast can file reports on local conditions, including both droughts and floods. This hyper-local information is used by the weekly authors of the U. S. Drought Monitor to draw updated maps of drought conditions across…
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Counting the Days to Maturity: Calculating planting dates for fall vegetables

Here is a useful article for those of you who are home gardeners and are starting to think about planting fall crops. It’s from The Garden Professors blog, the other blog I contribute to. This one is written by John Porter of University of Nebraska Extension. He includes a map…
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Water: Garden Friend….and Foe? – Water, Relative Humidity, and Plant Diseases

In The Garden Professors blog this week, John Porter of Nebraska Extension posts an article describing how water provides both necessary moisture and a contributor to diseases that can hurt plant growth, and in the worst cases, kill the plant completely. The article describes how water in the atmosphere contributes…
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