Clemson University agribusiness specialists Nathan Smith and Scott Mickey will provide an economic outlook for agriculture Nov. 22 at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia.
South Carolina needs reliable information on water availability, use and quality to enact measures to protect the key environmental resource, legislators told attendees of the S.C. Water Resources Conference Thursday.
State and federal officials met Wednesday at the S.C. Water Resource Conference organized by Clemson University to discuss lessons learned from last year’s flood and steps needed to protect the state’s valuable water resources in the future. South Carolina legislators will discuss the state’s preparedness and response to significant weather events as the conference continues in Columbia Thursday. The discussion will be broadcast live online.
Clemson University researchers have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to expand organic peach production in the Southeast. Clemson University pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar and pathologist Guido Schnabel are tying paper bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides.
COLUMBIA — Millions of birds housed at commercial poultry operations in South Carolina may face tropical storm force winds this weekend. “Our big concern is occasionally we’ll have a poultry house collapse under adverse weather conditions and birds become trapped. It becomes an animal welfare emergency,” Michael Martin, an Extension veterinarian with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry […]
The Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center in Bamberg County has rescheduled Saturday’s 2016 Edisto Forage Bull Test auction for Oct. 15 due to the state of emergency declared by the state of South Carolina.
Clemson University pre-med student Shivani Desai made professional connections that will undoubtedly advance her career, some of whom are on the admissions committees of medical schools. But her conversations with Clemson alumni and other professionals at the second annual event “Tigers on Call: Making Connections in Health Care” stretched far beyond career planning, networking and […]
Massive, five-pound sweet potatoes being grown at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence could give South Carolina farmers an edge in potato production for canneries.
Clemson University irrigation specialist Jose Payero is installing weather stations and soil-moisture sensors at farms across South Carolina and developing the online platform that will allow farmers to use the collected data to conserve water and energy.
South Carolina food manufacturers can receive needed federal certifications by completing the Better Process Control School offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. The course teaches canning and thermal processing methods to people who plan to produce and sell foods that would normally require temperature control.
The Clemson University Center for Watershed Excellence, Clemson Online and the Cooperative Extension Service have opened registration for the fall Master Pond Manager course beginning Sept. 21. The course provides pond owners and managers with information and hands-on practice to improve recreational and stormwater pond function, while ensuring appropriate management practices are in place to protect downstream waterways.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and Carolina Clear have launched an initiative to help property owners install rain gardens to mitigate potential flood damage and help protect South Carolina water quality.
Clemson University has received a $595,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to nurture the next generation of farmers in South Carolina. The three-year grant will support Clemson Extension's S.C. New and Beginning Farmer Program.
Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 statewide program that begins in October. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15.
Clemson University research shows that planting watermelons later in the season can limit the presence of Fusarium wilt, the main cause of watermelon collapse, wilt and dieback.