CLEMSON—Clemson University Horticulture students took an active part in this year’s South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association (SCNLA) Trade Show in Myrtle Beach. The annual trade show and conference provides individuals in the horticulture industry with educational seminars and access to industry booths. Miranda Altman, a sophomore from Lexington, SC, and Jordan Baylor, a junior […]
Three Clemson University scientists – Julia Frugoli, Alex Feltus and Victoria Corbin – have been awarded a $1.8 million grant to study gene expression in roots that eventually could pave the way for increased crop production, save the world billions of dollars in fertilizer usage, and help rid the planet of a damaging pollutant.
South Carolina cotton producers learn how developing insect management programs and selecting top varieties to plant can help them grow more profitable crops in 2016.
Just days before the majority of South Carolina’s cotton was about to be harvested, the historic October 2015 storm drenched most of the state with trillions of gallons of rainwater, ravaging a crop that had already been compromised by a severe summer drought and heat wave.
Clemson University is renovating its Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence to quicken its development of crop varieties with improved resistance to drought, disease and pests. The center also has added a research plot to focus on high-value specialty vegetable production for small and emerging farmers and is hiring soil health and cover-cropping specialists to help growers get more value from their land.
The Clemson University Experiment Station has released a new plant variety called the Ogle Southern Pea, a time-tested vegetable named after retired plant breeder Roy Ogle, whose varieties remain common in South Carolina gardens nearly three decades after his retirement. The pea has been under development since Ogle began working at Clemson nearly 60 years ago.
Corn growers in South Carolina escaped the wrath of early October’s epic rainfall, but the damage had already been done. Long before the brutal storm released its first drop, a severe summer drought and accompanying heat wave scorched cornfields throughout most of the state.
A stressed crop market could further pinch South Carolina farmers already reeling from last year’s drought and historic flood.
Clemson Cooperative Extension will offer a six-week online course for people interested in learning how to grow fruits and vegetables, and raise livestock and honeybees.
New regulations resulting from the discovery of a damaging weed that can choke out some of South Carolina’s most profitable crops will be the subject of a meeting for farmers and landowners 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at the Dorchester County Cooperative Extension Office, 201 Johnston St., St. George.
A documentary, extensive timeline and web page developed by Clemson University spotlight the hardship facing the state’s agriculture and forestry industries following this year’s drought and historic flooding. The site includes information on how the public can assist in the recovery.
By studying a remarkable fossil, a Clemson scientist is unraveling the secrets of an ancient beetle that wandered the Earth almost 100 million years ago.
The monumental rainfall that inundated most areas of South Carolina over a five-day period in early October has been described as a “thousand-year storm." But is such a concept even provable?
Cotton farmers considering their weed-control options for next year's crop are invited to a Clemson Extension Service meeting on Dicamba and 2,4-D cotton cropping systems Tuesday.
South Carolina agribusinesses can test their marketing skills without risking their own cash during a three-day seminar offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. The 17th annual Executive Marketing: Developing a Marketing Plan seminar runs Jan. 6-8 at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort and is designed to help farm operators boost profitability. Enrollment is limited and registration is required by Dec. 18.