After two seasons of climatic events that lashed anger at the state’s peach crop, South Carolina peach producers and researchers believe this season could be better.
Members of the Clemson University Extension family took time to honor four of their own for lifetimes of service to the people of South Carolina in ceremonies April 13-14, 2018. The four — Ruby Craven, Bill Funchess, Harold Liebenrood and Dudley Steer — worked as agents of the Clemson Extension Service, delivering research-based information and methods to farmers, homeowners and agribusinesses.
With the help of the Clemson University Research Foundation, this Tiger filed for and finally obtained a patent for his research that could revolutionize the fertilization process of organic crops.
A Clemson University research scientist has obtained a patent for a way to make organic fertilizer that could revolutionize the organic produce industry and put it on a level playing field with conventional crops.
With the understanding that collaboration is essential, Clemson Cooperative Extension agents will begin visiting agricultural operations across the state this week to understand their water usage. The South Carolina Agricultural Water Use and Irrigation Survey will collect scientific data that will be used to aid state agencies, legislators, policymakers and others in making informed management decisions about water resources.
South Carolina cotton farmers have a new tool to use in their fight against thrips.
Tall fescue, a common grass used for grazing, hay and erosion control in the eastern United States; could be responsible for more than $1 billion per year in livestock production losses.
Uniformed crops and updated technology are key to having successful corn and soybean crops. This was the message about 250 growers were given during the first-ever South Carolina State Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting, hosted by Clemson Cooperative Extension Service on Dec. 7.
Cotton farmers from across South Carolina will gather Dec. 12 for updates in the battle against their arch enemy. The South Carolina Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation will hold its annual cotton growers meeting at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence.
Big crops in 2017 means South Carolina producers will have to adjust their budgets in 2018 to account for lower prices.
Eight thousand nine hundred and seven samples later, the verdict is in: There's no hint of plum pox in South Carolina. Reaching the conclusion wasn't easy, but the search was essential. Plum pox is the most devastating viral disease of stone fruit in the world — and a potential disaster for South Carolina's important peach business.
The soybean planting season and growing region have been extended thanks to researchers at Clemson University's Pee Dee Research and Education Center.
South Carolina could soon see a return of the "Queen of Forages to supplement the "King of Forages," bermudagrass. The “queen” is alfalfa and Clemson researchers are working with South Carolina livestock producers to determine how to effectively incorporate alfalfa into forage crops, such as bermudagrass.
Historian David S. Shields, author of “Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine,” will speak at Clemson University about how flavor is a driving force in the current revival of heirloom vegetables and grains.
Clemson Extension has scheduled a series of workshops to educate landowners and land managers about how to properly care for their forests.