While some offices remain closed, Clemson Extension agents across the state continue to help communities recover from the historic flood and are scouting fields to assess losses to the state’s $41.7 billion agriculture and forestry industry.
As the floodwaters recede, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website.
Agriculture damage assessment from the historic flooding has begun, and officials are asking farmers for help in reporting damage involving South Carolina livestock and poultry.
A seasoned paleontologist with international experience has been named curator at the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, which is located on the grounds of the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University.
Hundreds of Master Gardeners in the Lowcountry now have a new location from which to spread their love and knowledge of gardening. The newly opened office at 210 Summers Drive in the Summers Corner community near Summerville showcases Clemson University Extension’s goal to add urban programming that strengthens residents’ connections to the environment.
Benghal dayflower, a state- and federally designated noxious weed that spreads rapidly and can smother agricultural crops, has been identified in a field in Dorchester County. Officials with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry will be scouting fields Oct. 5-9 in Dorchester, Colleton, Orangeburg and Bamberg counties to determine the extent of the weed’s infestation.
“Expeditions with Patrick McMillan” has won its fourth Southeast Emmy Award for an episode titled “Hummingbirds – Life in Fast-forward.” The Emmy competitions are the most prestigious in television and video production.
Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center has added a laboratory to develop technologies that will monitor the health of South Carolina farms. Engineer Joe Maja is building sensor-based technologies in the lab that could automatically engage irrigation systems based on soil moisture content, for example, or that could be used on a drone to scout fields for pests and disease, among other product applications.
The 2015 “Concerts in the Garden” series begins 6 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at the South Carolina Botanical Garden
Daniel Anco, a plant pathologist with a background in research and educational outreach, has joined Clemson University as South Carolina’s new peanut specialist. He will work from Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville but provide assistance to peanut growers across the state.
Hopes are high and fingers crossed that this year’s fall foliage season will be one of the most spectacular in recent years, with hues of yellow, orange, red and purple about to join forces in a dazzling display of natural beauty.
Soybean rust was identified in a field in Barnwell County Friday by Clemson University Extension agent Joe Varn. Yellowish in appearance on plant leaves, soybean rust can cause considerable loss of yield through premature defoliation and decreased seed weight.
Experts in veterinary practice management, infectious diseases and emergency preparedness will be featured presenters at Clemson University’s Veterinary Continuing Education Workshop.
Clemson University is working with community partners to craft outreach programs aimed at helping South Carolinians improve their health.
An automated peanut digger developed by Clemson University agricultural engineers could save growers $19 per acre or more by reducing yield losses due to inaccurate digging depths, research shows.