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Clemson 2024 Corn and Soybean Field Day set for July 25


Corn and soybeans planted at Clemson's Edisto REC.
Clemson Extension is holding its annual Corn and Soybean Field Day on July 25 at the Edisto REC in Blackville, South Carolina.
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BLACKVILLE, S.C. – Corn and soybeans are important to the South Carolina economy, with 760,000 acres of these crops planted in South Carolina in 2023, resulting in a $494,834,000 production value.

Research-based information provided by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service helps keep these crops growing in the state.

To help growers learn about the latest research, Clemson Extension is holding its annual Corn and Soybean Field Day on July 25 at the Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville, South Carolina 29817. The event gets underway with a visit to the research fields at 8:30 a.m.

Topics covered include double cropping corn and soybeans by Michael Plumblee, Clemson Extension corn and soybean specialist, and Bennett Harrelson, a Clemson doctoral student. Plumblee and Harrelson are looking to generate a set of best management practices for growers using this system.

The field tour will also include a presentation about corn and soybean nematodes and foliar diseases by John Mueller, plant pathologist. Francis Reay-Jones, entomologist, and Tim Bryant, assistant coordinator of the Integrated Pest Management program, will talk about insect management in corn.

Jeremy Greene, entomologist, and Adam Whitfield, a Clemson doctoral student, will talk about insect management in soybeans. Michael Marshall, weed scientist, will give an update on weed management.

Following the field presentations, participants will move indoors to learn about an on-farm assessment of broiler litter in corn from Bhupinder Farmaha, Clemson Extension nutrient management specialist. Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension economist, will talk about irrigation economics.

The field day wraps up with lunch.

For information, contact Michael Plumblee at

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