SANTEE – The United States peanut market will remain in a holding pattern if producers don’t adjust to increasing yields, said experts at the 40thAnnual South Carolina Peanut Growers’ Meeting. Peanut production increased 39 percent, but demand only increased 10 percent from 2012 to 2018. “We’ve had great peanut production, but if demand for peanuts […]
SANTEE – Hurricanes, government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting held here Jan. 22 show steps are being taken to help farmers rebound in 2019. “We still have a lot of cotton in the fields,” […]
The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will receive Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in technology development. The projects supported by this fund include prototype and minimal viable product development, bench-to-scale-up activities to generate material samples for application testing, beta field testing and pre-clinical studies.
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 […]
A Clemson researcher is studying to determine how to help South Carolina cotton farmers know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality, reduce costs and protect the environment.
SANTEE – Precision agriculture, Dicamba, fungicides and tariff effects will be the topics of discussion at Clemson Cooperative Extension’s second annual Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting on Dec. 6. The meeting gets underway with registration and trade booths opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Dr., Santee, S.C. 29142. Jay Crouch, […]
South Carolina farmers can reduce input costs, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply by including cover crops in their crop rotations. This was the message Clemson experts gave farmers during an Oct. 19 workshop designed to extoll the virtues of the cover cropping.
BLACKVILLE – With labor costs reaching more than 10 percent of farm revenue, Clemson University researchers are working to help American farmers keep more money in their pockets. Joe Mari Maja, a research sensor engineer at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, has received a grant from Cotton Incorporated to design and develop a cotton […]
Modern research and technology are important for today’s farmers and researchers at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center are busy developing software and other scientific instruments to help South Carolina farmers produce profitable crops.
Scientists in Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the university’s Public Service and Agriculture division were awarded more than $17 million in research grants during the 2018 fiscal year from an array of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several South Carolina commodity boards.
Most cotton seeds found in individual seed lots are created equally, but not every seed has an opportunity to reach its full potential. Clemson precision agriculture engineer Kendall Kirk wants to help explain why. Kirk’s goal is to help more cotton seeds develop into profitable crops by understanding what factors are related to producing high-quality, high-yielding crops.
CLEMSON – Coming off a record year for cotton, South Carolina cotton farmers can expect an even greater year in 2018. Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension economist and professor at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center, said estimates for South Carolina cotton planted stand at 260,000 acres. “This is 10,000 more acres than in 2017,” […]
Herbicides, miticides, pollinators and more are on the agenda for this year’s Watermelon Field Day on July 12 at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center.
Christopher Ray will become permanent director of Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. He has served as interim director since March. Ray is replacing the retiring John Mueller, who directed the Edisto REC for 10 years.
BLACKVILLE – The Clemson Extension Service has hired a new Extension associate to help South Carolina farmers learn how to use technologies to increase efficiency. Michael Plumblee started working at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center as a precision agriculture Extension associate on May 7. He will work with growers of all major crops including: […]