CLEMSON — Agriculture does more than feed South Carolina’s residents. It enriches the state’s economy. It encompasses an impressive 4.5 million acres, 25,000 farms, and it represents a $41.7 billion annual economic impact. And Clemson University — from its 17,500-acre Experimental Forest to its half dozen research labs that span the state — is South […]
CHARLESTON – Eating cold, juicy, sweet watermelon is how many people in South Carolina survive hot summer days. But a new virus has been detected that could put a dent in watermelon and other cucurbit crop yields across the state. The culprit is cucurbit leaf crumple virus. It was found in watermelon crops on two […]
Veteran Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Amy Dabbs has accepted the role of School and Community Gardening Statewide Coordinator after a national search to fill the newly created position for Extension’s horticulture team. Dabbs will coordinate all horticultural aspects of school and community gardening and serve as a resource to all program teams and agents who engage groups of constituents through gardening.
An entomologist at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to further her work in understanding how predatory mites can be used to protect South Carolina crops from pests.
The Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center can add the discovery of a new plant bug to its portfolio of findings. The insect was discovered by Clemson entomologist Al Wheeler when he collected a small reddish-orange plant bug from an oak tree at the Coastal REC. A researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., said this is the first time this insect has been found in the United States.
CHARLESTON – Managing diseases and pests in vegetable crops is more than just applying insecticides, pesticides or something similar. It’s also taking steps to prevent problems before they occur. Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Vegetable Laboratory and Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center are holding a workshop on Aug. 10 to teach […]
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.
Powdery mildew has been detected on South Carolina watermelons and a Clemson University expert warns growers to act now to protect their crops.
An expert in diseases that attack valuable vegetable crops across the Southeast, Anthony Keinath is the newly minted recipient of the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Clemson's highest agricultural research honor.
A Clemson University research scientist has obtained a patent for a way to make organic fertilizer that could revolutionize the organic produce industry and put it on a level playing field with conventional crops.
Recent cold weather across South Carolina may lead to problems with white mold on winter vegetables, Clemson University experts say.
A Clemson University researcher has determined a new management strategy for Southern blight – a serious disease that kills tomatoes and affects more than 1,200 plants.
Downy mildew has made its way in to the 2017 South Carolina watermelon crop. Growers should act now to cut losses.
Cover crops can be instrumental in no-till production and Clemson specialists are ready to help South Carolina growers take a practical look at using this method for growing vegetables.
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.