South Carolina cotton producers learn how developing insect management programs and selecting top varieties to plant can help them grow more profitable crops in 2016.
Just days before the majority of South Carolina’s cotton was about to be harvested, the historic October 2015 storm drenched most of the state with trillions of gallons of rainwater, ravaging a crop that had already been compromised by a severe summer drought and heat wave.
Economics, insects and insurance are among topics that will be addressed during the annual South Carolina Cotton Growers’ and Peanut Growers’ meetings Tuesday and Thursday at the Santee Conference Center.
In a groundbreaking achievement led by an international team that includes Clemson scientist Chris Saski, the intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history.
South Carolina hasn't seen a boll weevil in 13 years, but cotton farmers are taking no chances.