Peanut Field Day Sept. 7

BLACKVILLE -- A peanut field day is scheduled for Sept. 7 at the Edisto Research and Education Center at 64 Research Road.

Registration begins 8 a.m. A field tour will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. A catered lunch will be held at noon.

Topics include:

  • Improving Irrigation Scheduling, Jose Payero 9:10 a.m.
  • Late Leaf Spot Management --  Dan Anco 9:40 a.m.
  • Precision Agriculture Technologies -- Kendall Kirk 10:05 a.m.
  • Variety Show -- Dan Anco 10:20 a.m.
  • Weed Control -- Mike Marshall 10:45 a.m.
  • Thrips, Spotted Wilt & Spider Mites, Oh My! -- Dan Anco and James Thomas 11:15 a.m.
  • Market Update (Auditorium) -- Nathan Smith 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch (Auditorium) -- Noon

For more information contact: 803-284-3343.

Pesticide disposal in Calhoun

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.

Pesticides will be collected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Middling Cotton at 3401 Bridge Street in St. Matthews.

SCDA staff will be on site to monitor pesticide collection and disposal, and will have final authority on acceptance of products.

  • Chemical and pesticide quantities accepted will be limited to 2,500 pounds of solid and 300 gallons of liquid at no charge.
  • Pesticide products accepted include herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, fungicides and similar products used in agricultural production or around the home.
  • Rinsate will not be accepted.
  • Fertilizer will not be accepted unless it is combined or co-packed with a pesticide such as weed and feed.
  • No compressed gas cylinders (metal cylinder with a valve) or empty pesticide containers will be collected.

For more information, contact SCDA’s John Stokes at 803-737-9696 or jstokes@scdca.sc.gov or Ken Webb with ECOFLO, Inc., the company handling the disposal, at 336-617-2733 or kwebb@ecoflo.com.

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