Driving too quickly can lead to significant losses when digging peanuts, according to a recent study by Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk.
Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. In another test, Clemson automated tillage technology reduced fuel usage by nearly half on soil tillage needed to protect row crop yields. These are two technologies on display at a recent field day at Clemson's Edisto Research and Education Center.
A group of Clemson agricultural mechanization and business students are building a tabletop variable depth-control peanut digger to help South Carolina producers increase their profits.
Clemson University graduate student Jordan Breland is working with agricultural engineer Bulent Koc to develop equipment used in a unique method of combatting Armillaria root rot that is deadly to peach trees.
Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk has developed free software to help farmers track soil sampling throughout fields with a global positioning system. Accurate soil data can help growers maximize yields or lower operating costs by optimizing nutrient inputs.
A group of Clemson University students is taking its cotton picking show on the road to raise awareness about agriculture.