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Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

Hurricane Matthew is gone and the sun is out, but the smoke is yet to clear.  Parts of Horry, Marion, and Dillon counties are still flooded and power is still out in spots all over the Pee Dee.   441 more words


Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

This time a year ago we were surveying damage from a flood.  Now we have the threat of a hurricane bearing down on us.  We are predicted to get several inches of rain Friday and Saturday.   698 more words


Cotton Defoliation

Nothing makes me think of fall like the smell of cotton defoliant in the air.  That smell has is becoming more and more common across the Pee Dee as September wraps up.   157 more words


Question of the Week: Cotton Fibers

Last week the question was:  How many individual fibers are in a cotton boll?

A cotton boll can have as many as 250,000 to 500,000 fibers in each boll.   56 more words

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Question of the Week: Whiteflies

Last week the question was:  What is this on the underside of this cotton leaf?

These are whiteflies.  Whiteflies are similar to aphids in that they are piercing/sucking insects and feed on the sap within plants.   70 more words

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