The storm-delayed Edisto Forage Bull Test, held annually at Clemson University's Edisto Research and Education Center, drew more than 100 buyers from three states as well as an Internet audience to compete for a chance to own one of the grass-fed bulls.
Christmas is the season for decorating with poinsettias, and a Clemson professor who has been studying poinsettias since he was in college in the 1980s has some advice for selecting and caring for this plant.
Feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the state’s agriculture, livestock and timber industries in South Carolina, according to a Clemson University study on landowners’ perceived damages from the invasive animals. This is the first time a comprehensive dollar figure has been attached to the ecological and industry damages caused by wild hogs, which reproduce rapidly and are growing in numbers.
Commodity producers can spend some downtime this winter learning how to develop a marketing plan that will help them earn the most money. The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will hold its 18th annual "Executive Marketing: Developing a Marketing Plan" seminar Jan. 4-6, 2017, at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort.
A group of Clemson University students is taking its cotton picking show on the road to raise awareness about agriculture.
Clemson University has been granted a blanket license by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) throughout the U.S. and to register more Clemson employees as UAV pilots.
From January through October 2016, only 25.93 inches of rain fell on LaMaster Dairy Center, where the Clemson gauges that provide rainfall amounts to the National Weather Service are located. Dating back to mid-1896, this represents the lowest January-October stretch of rainfall that has ever been recorded for this area.
Charleston-area Extension agent Zachary Snipes is the 2016 recipient of the S.C. Sustainable Agriculture Agent of the Year award.
Clemson Extension agents are continually providing information and technical assistance to farmers and timberland owners across South Carolina who want to incorporate ecologically friendly methods of restoration into their landscapes.
Clemson University agribusiness specialists Nathan Smith and Scott Mickey will provide an economic outlook for agriculture Nov. 22 at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia.
Clemson Public Service and Agriculture has posted a single damage assessment form to allow state and federal agencies fast access to on-site data that can be used in disaster aid and other important services. Clemson Extension agents are prepared to work with farmers who need help.
Clemson University researchers have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to expand organic peach production in the Southeast. Clemson University pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar and pathologist Guido Schnabel are tying paper bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides.
Massive, five-pound sweet potatoes being grown at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence could give South Carolina farmers an edge in potato production for canneries.
Clemson University irrigation specialist Jose Payero is installing weather stations and soil-moisture sensors at farms across South Carolina and developing the online platform that will allow farmers to use the collected data to conserve water and energy.
The 2016 peanut harvest is under way in South Carolina and Clemson’s peanut specialist said pests and weather have been the main issues affecting this year’s crop.