What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what do farmers plant to grow them? While Clemson agricultural scientists can’t answer the first two eternal questions, they will be sure to answer the third during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day slated for July 11 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville.
Hot dry weather is causing issues for South Carolina peanut production and farmers should be on the lookout for a host of diseases that could impact yields.
The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries. A group of them studying the use of robots in agriculture recently met with researchers from other universities and representatives from Clearpath Robotics to learn about programs and hardware that are available to equip robots to work in agricultural crops.
COLUMBIA — South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to teach the public how growing cover crops can help rejuvenate and put some life back into the state’s soils. One Clemson […]
BLACKVILLE – The agricultural community is one big family and when Nebraska farmers and ranchers were hit by devastating floods, staff at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (EREC) and the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program decided they needed to take action. So, they sent more than 140 800-pound round […]
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.