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.
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.
The South Carolina Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sales will be Friday and Saturday. The Friday sale will be from 2 to 6 p.m. for Friends of the Garden (memberships are available at gate) and the Saturday sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be open to the public.
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.
An unexpectedly severe drought joined forces this summer with a relentless heat wave in a one-two punch that is knocking many South Carolina farmers off their feet.
A third-generation farmer with deep ties to Clemson’s land-grant heritage and expansive knowledge of South Carolina’s agribusiness industry has been named director of the Clemson University Experiment Station.
South Carolina residents may finally rid their landscapes of that pesky kudzu or other invasive plants thanks to a new publication from Clemson University and the South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council.
South Carolina peach growers could extend the life of trees infected with Armillaria root disease by using a new planting technique on display at Clemson University’s Musser Fruit Research Center.
Forty-one high school juniors and seniors took a break from their summer vacations to prepare for their futures at the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture (SCCSA). Students from South Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina attended the summer academic program July 18-24 at Clemson University.
The eyes of the nation – and world – turned to South Carolina to watch a diverse team of experts prepare en masse for an unlikely yet potentially catastrophic event: a large-scale release of radiation from one of South Carolina’s four instate and three bordering nuclear power plants.
Farmers and other agriculture enthusiasts can learn tips about growing peaches, canning fruit, keeping bees, maintaining trees and more at the field day Aug. 14 at the Musser Fruit Research Farm in Seneca.
Clemson University’s Millie Davenport and Paul Thompson received the 2015 Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award, respectively, at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Clemson University researchers are opening the door for organic, chemical-free peach production in the Southeast. Extension specialists Juan Carlos Melgar and Guido Schnabel are tying bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides.
A cornfield can be an unfriendly host for insect pests, and scientists such as Clemson's Francis Reay-Jones are striving to keep it that way.
Clemson University Extension will hire specialists across the state and expand programming to better meet the needs of South Carolina’s residents and economy in a five-year strategic plan approved by university leaders.