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.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service recognized 16 agents from across South Carolina for their dedication to helping farmers stricken by the historic flood of 2015. These agents, many of whom faced their own personal strife during the flood, responded immediately after the storm to help farmers assess damage and plan their recovery and spent the past year working with them to secure grant assistance.
Hundreds of farmers, exhibitors and scientists from the Southeast and across the United States attended the S.C. AgriBiz & Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11-12.
Thanks to a blissful stretch of blue skies and dry weather, at least 80 percent of the valuable crops at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center have weathered Hurricane Matthew’s wrath and rebounded with voracity.
Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center sustained significant crop damage over the weekend when Hurricane Matthew pounded portions of South Carolina with wind, rain and floodwaters.
Clemson University research shows that planting watermelons later in the season can limit the presence of Fusarium wilt, the main cause of watermelon collapse, wilt and dieback.
Experts from the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and Cornell University taught participants in a workshop this week techniques for sampling and identifying key cucurbit diseases and their symptoms and insect pests and their natural enemies.
Watermelons are a South Carolina summer staple and growers learned about research being done at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center that will help them grow prize-winning patches.
The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors.
High tunnels installed in farm fields could extend the South Carolina growing season and boost production of specialty crops desired by high-end restaurants and other buyers. Clemson University Extension agent Zachary Snipes is testing the use of these tall hoop houses made of pipe and plastic to grow vegetables at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.
Clemson's Coastal Research and Education Center, in conjunction with the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation, continues to expand efforts to revive nearly extinct crops tied through the centuries to the South.
South Carolina watermelon growers should take steps now to protect their crops against powdery mildew. Anthony Keinath, a plant pathologist at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center, said powdery mildew was found on seedless watermelons growing there.