Savannah Valley District

4-H Springs Into 2023

Molly Jones, 4-H Dorchester County  Spring is in the air in Dorchester County, SC. 4-H independent projects are opening for registration throughout the county and state. There are many project opportunities available for youth to learn new skills or advance their skills from the previous 4-H year. County projects are available to children within Dorchester […]

Bradford Pear Bounty Programs

Janet Steele Area Forestry and Wildlife Agent   Area Agents Rob Last and Janet Steele for Savannah Valley District. We were part of a team of natural resource professionals that braved a chilly Saturday morning in December to distribute free native trees to Lexington area homeowners who had removed Bradford pears from their landscape. Begun […]

Pecan Fertilization

Rob Last, Horticultural Agent Cooperative Extension – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Hampton Counties As the weather begins to warm up in February and March, our thoughts start toward pecan fertilizer applications. Correct fertilization is critical for pecan trees to achieve optimal nut yields. The process of fertilization begins with a soil test. There is still […]

Virtual Dicamba Certification Programs

Jonathan K CroftAgriculture Extension AgentCooperative Extension/Orangeburg County The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented a rule that individuals purchasing and applying restricted-use dicamba herbicide formulations participate in an approved certification-of-use program to obtain a Dicamba use license. The required training was due to the thousands of cases of dicamba herbicide injury to non-target plants across the […]

Canning Greens

Christine Patrick, County Extension EFNEP Agent Are your friends asking what to do with a surplus of chard, spinach, collards, kale, mustard greens, or turnip greens? Greens are excellent sources of vitamin A, calcium, folic acid, and fiber. Preserve extra spinach, collards, kale, and other spring greens by freezing, pressure canning, or drying them. Freezing […]