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.
Southern corn rust has been found in South Carolina and growers are advised to spray fungicides to protect yields.
Agricultural engineers at Clemson University have developed technology to tell farmers exactly where to apply fertilizers to their hay fields and how much to use to maximize profits.
Bermudagrass is the gold standard for South Carolina hay production, but specific variety selection can greatly impact profits. An entirely different forage species may even be better for some growers. Soil type and drainage, environment, grower-management preferences and end use are important factors in choosing a forage for hay production, according to information presented at the Clemson University Hay Production Workshop and Field Day at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
A combination of markets and weather is a reason a Clemson University feed grain specialist says crop values for corn used as a grain and winter wheat significantly dropped from 2014 to 2015.
Besides adding beauty to a field of watermelons, colorful patches of wildflowers might also provide benefits that would improve the quality and increase the yield of one of South Carolina’s most important vegetable crops.
A Clemson University graduate student has found nematodes that may be a natural way to control kudzu bugs in soybeans.
A little soggy but no worse for the wear, 55 bulls earned top grades in Clemson University's 2015 Edisto Forage Bull Test, which culminated with an auction at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
Heavy rains and soggy fields have delayed forage planting in South Carolina livestock pastures. Clemson University experts developed a guide to help South Carolina livestock farmers choose the right forage varieties and deal with other challenges caused by this month's flooding.
Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center invites farmers to an event Thursday for information on managing flooded crops and mitigating the effects of flooding on hay and cattle production.
Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center has added a laboratory to develop technologies that will monitor the health of South Carolina farms. Engineer Joe Maja is building sensor-based technologies in the lab that could automatically engage irrigation systems based on soil moisture content, for example, or that could be used on a drone to scout fields for pests and disease, among other product applications.
Daniel Anco, a plant pathologist with a background in research and educational outreach, has joined Clemson University as South Carolina’s new peanut specialist. He will work from Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville but provide assistance to peanut growers across the state.
An automated peanut digger developed by Clemson University agricultural engineers could save growers $19 per acre or more by reducing yield losses due to inaccurate digging depths, research shows.