Tiny, hungry and rapidly reproducing sugarcane aphids have made their annual migration to South Carolina to feast on grain sorghum, an agricultural commodity that had been gaining popularity.
Clemson University Ph.D. student Phillip Williams has received a $94,808 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop and test technology that utilizes sensors, a global positioning system and mathematical calculations to optimize fertilization usage, benefitting both farming operational costs, crop yield and the environment.
Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk has developed free software to help farmers track soil sampling throughout fields with a global positioning system. Accurate soil data can help growers maximize yields or lower operating costs by optimizing nutrient inputs.
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 global market badly needs peanuts, one market expert pleaded to more than 400 growers at the annual South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting organized by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.
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.
Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability on cotton and peanut crops at meetings planned by Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. Clemson University scientists will share the latest research results on insect and weed management, precision agriculture, cotton breeding, variety trials and more.
The storm-delayed Edisto Forage Bull Test, held annually at Clemson University's Edisto Research and Education Center, drew more than 100 buyers from three states as well as an Internet audience to compete for a chance to own one of the grass-fed bulls.
After successfully demonstrating savings of up to $60 an acre in on-farm trials, Clemson University has made available to cotton growers a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses and environment impact.
Clemson University has been granted a blanket license by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) throughout the U.S. and to register more Clemson employees as UAV pilots.
To help South Carolina residents grow the best fall produce, faculty and staff at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) shared valuable knowledge during its annual Fall Vegetable Field Day.
Clemson University irrigation specialist Jose Payero is installing weather stations and soil-moisture sensors at farms across South Carolina and developing the online platform that will allow farmers to use the collected data to conserve water and energy.
The 2016 peanut harvest is under way in South Carolina and Clemson’s peanut specialist said pests and weather have been the main issues affecting this year’s crop.
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.