Clemson University Cooperative Extension is helping South Carolina residents satisfy their appetites for profitable, productive, healthy backyard poultry operations with a Backyard Poultry Workshop in Aiken.
The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture awarded Clemson University’s Jean Bertrand with its 2017 Distinguished Educator Award, citing a career committed to enhancing student access to higher education and developing the next generation of educators.
Tiny, hungry and rapidly reproducing sugarcane aphids have made their annual migration to South Carolina to feast on grain sorghum, an agricultural commodity that had been gaining popularity.
The roots of agriculture run deep in this Tiger. A Georgetown county native, he grew up in a farming family and knew by age 10, that his future would be in the ag field. He earned his bachelors and master’s degrees at Clemson and now he’s pursuing his Ph.D. His passion is to engage, inform and enhance the lives of South Carolinians.
The annual South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is adding two more counties to its route, making this year’s event the largest ever. Now in its sixth year, this free self-guided farm and art tour educates people about where their food and fiber comes from and introduces them to local artisans, said Ben Boyles, Clemson Extension agribusiness agent and tour administrator.
Clemson University graduate student Jordan Breland is working with agricultural engineer Bulent Koc to develop equipment used in a unique method of combatting Armillaria root rot that is deadly to peach trees.
Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health director, is inducted into the S.C. Dairy Hall of Fame.
Clemson officials say the 2017 season will be a little sweeter for the South Carolina sweet potato industry now that a ban on sweet potatoes from two counties has been lifted.
Clemson University Ph.D. student Phillip Williams has received a $94,808 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop and test technology that utilizes sensors, a global positioning system and mathematical calculations to optimize fertilization usage, benefitting both farming operational costs, crop yield and the environment.
A group of Clemson students is determining how to use shredded leaves to help increase the value of roller-crimped cover crops.
Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk has developed free software to help farmers track soil sampling throughout fields with a global positioning system. Accurate soil data can help growers maximize yields or lower operating costs by optimizing nutrient inputs.
South Carolina watermelon producers now have information they need to make their 2017 crops more profitable with the release of the updated Watermelon Spray Guide for 2017, which includes updated recommendations for battling blight.
A fungus that grows throughout the southeastern U.S. shortens the life of peach trees from 15 to five years. But a new method, planting trees with their roots exposed, puts the trees out of reach of the fungus.
Before you can fight a disease, you have to identify the foe. For that, you need someone like Guillermo Rimoldi. Recently named the head of the histopathology section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Center, a unit of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health in Columbia, Rimoldi is responsible for examining tissue samples of animals to diagnose potential diseases.
South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are combining forces to help fruit growers grow more profitable crops.