When it comes to pecans, growers face a slew of questions – and the more answers they ace, the higher their odds will become of harvesting a bumper crop.
Clemson University is playing a lead role in a months-long effort to reintroduce an ancient breed of sugarcane to Sapelo Island, where the first successful commercial production of the towering grass took place in the United States.
Clemson University fruit specialist Guido Schnabel earned national recognition for helping fruit growers across the East Coast manage disease.
A Chicago native with no prior agricultural experience, Sandra Kay Eubanks is now owner of a growing agribusiness and a proactive member of the South Carolina farming community. She credits part of her success with the knowledge gained and connections made through Annie’s Project, a four-day educational retreat for women in agriculture. Clemson Extension is bringing the program to South Carolina for the fourth year June 11-14 in Hartsville. Space is limited and registration is due by May 15. To register, visit Clemson.edu/scwagn.
A fruit specialist who linked growing strawberries and peaches to the digital age has earned Clemson University’s highest agricultural honor. Guido Schnabel, professor of agricultural and environmental sciences, is the 2015 recipient of the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research.
Stephen Kresovich, Coker Chair of Genetics and director of Clemson’s Institute of Translational Genomics, has been elected to the board of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. The foundation serves to advance the sustainable restoration and preservation of Carolina Gold Rice and other heirloom grains, as well as to raise public awareness of historic ricelands and heirloom agriculture.
Clemson University entomologists will develop a plan for South Carolina farmers to control a new pest that can eat into grain sorghum yields and damage expensive harvesting equipment. Sugarcane aphids were spotted in South Carolina fields for the first time last year, and entomologists will research impact and management of the hungry pest this summer at the Pee Dee and Edisto research and education centers.
Two longtime Clemson University administrators are moving from interim to regular appointments, university officials announced Wednesday.
Some South Carolina farmers could swap corn for soybeans where soggy soils have delayed fieldwork, but Clemson Extension agent Jonathan Croft said fields in the state’s top county for corn production are looking good despite the rains. Extension agents will monitor crops throughout the season to help growers mitigate pests and disease.
Pecans have an image problem. It’s not about flavor, nutrition or plate appeal. Instead, it’s about lack of visibility.
Retired Clemson University Extension agent Terry Sudduth and long-time Edgefield County farmer James Dorn Jr. have been named to the S.C. Dairy Hall of Fame.
A smartphone app created to help peach and strawberry growers combat disease now is available for iPhone.
When it comes to analyzing character, soil is a lot like people: You have to dig beyond the surface.
Plant scientists at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston have developed a technique for producing more fruits and vegetables.
Talk about an enormous appetite. Earth is strained – some think nearly to the breaking point – by 7.3 billion people. How do we feed them all? How do we keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter? How do we maintain livable environments? And eventually, how do we avoid a frightening outcome straight out of a science fiction novel?