Those who don't believe in perpetual motion machines have never been to a South Carolina FFA convention. The 91st annual convention of the S.C. FFA Association proved that, with all due respect to the first law of thermodynamics, energy indeed can be created. The 91st annual convention of the S.C. FFA Association drew members from all 46 South Carolina counties who share the same passion: a future in the state's largest industry.
Lentils, one of the foods sometimes called “poor man’s meat” are an excellent source of plant protein, but some Clemson University researchers are working to make lentils even more nutritious and expand their growing region into South Carolina.
Most cotton seeds found in individual seed lots are created equally, but not every seed has an opportunity to reach its full potential. Clemson precision agriculture engineer Kendall Kirk wants to help explain why. Kirk’s goal is to help more cotton seeds develop into profitable crops by understanding what factors are related to producing high-quality, high-yielding crops.
If you're trying to build the bonds of community, where better to start than a garden? With advice from their local Clemson Extension Service agent, Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn sponsors a community garden that brings together people from every background to experience the healthy lifestyle of growing and consuming fresh vegetables.
A serious pest of sweet potatoes has been confirmed in three more South Carolina counties by the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI). The discovery of the sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius in Jasper, Colleton and Berkeley counties likely means that a quarantine already in place in nearby Charleston and Beaufort counties will be extended to them
A partnership between Clemson Extension and the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation has helped bolster agribusiness, launch businesses and provide continuing education support to help them succeed in the Freshwater Coast region of Abbeville County, McCormick County and the Starr-Iva area of Anderson.
Herbicides, miticides, pollinators and more are on the agenda for this year’s Watermelon Field Day on July 12 at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center.
Clemson Cooperative Extension is bringing a unique educational experience focused on the latest beef industry updates and best management practices for successful cattle operations to the T. Ed Garrison Arena on Aug. 24-25.
South Carolina vegetable growers learned the latest in disease, insect and watermelon research, and weed management during this year’s Coastal Research and Education Center/United States Department of Agriculture Field Day.
Christopher Ray will become permanent director of Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. He has served as interim director since March. Ray is replacing the retiring John Mueller, who directed the Edisto REC for 10 years.
An entomology professor with a record of administrative success and a passion for leadership has been named chair of Clemson University’s department of plant and environmental sciences. Carlyle C. Brewster comes to Clemson from Virginia Tech, where he has been a faculty member in the entomology department since 1999 and served as the department’s graduate program director since 2013. He will begin his Clemson tenure Sept. 1.
Just as the weather warms, they pop their ugly heads out of hiding. But thank goodness they do, because now is the best time to find them so they can be destroyed. The flowers of cogongrass are in bloom now, helping the invasive weed resume its aggressive spread to new fields and forests. Left unchecked, cogongrass will form dense stands over large areas and choke out native plants, doing untold damage to local ecology and to farmers' fields.
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.