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,” […]
A partnership between Clemson Extension and the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation has helped bolster agribusiness, launch businesses and provide continuing education support to help them succeed in the Freshwater Coast region of Abbeville County, McCormick County and the Starr-Iva area of Anderson.
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.
Clemson Cooperative Extension is bringing a unique educational experience focused on the latest beef industry updates and best management practices for successful cattle operations to the T. Ed Garrison Arena on Aug. 24-25.
South Carolina vegetable growers learned the latest in disease, insect and watermelon research, and weed management during this year’s Coastal Research and Education Center/United States Department of Agriculture Field Day.
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.
Registration is under way for the 2018 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project, which gives South Carolina youth a unique opportunity to learn about wildlife habitat management.
COLUMBIA –Clemson University experts continue to educate South Carolina forest landowners about how they can use the emerging carbon market to create a new revenue stream while helping slow climate change. Forest landowners recently met with experts from the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and others who explained what they need to do to benefit from […]
COLUMBIA — Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 statewide program. Deadline to apply is July 15. An online application is available […]
The Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow gardening show has even more Telly Awards to add to its slate of accolades.
Clemson Extension's School Gardening for South Carolina Educators training program began in the Charleston area in 2012 and has since taken root in 16 counties and sprouted into 147 school gardens across the state.
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: […]
Just as the weather warms, they pop their ugly heads out of hiding. But thank goodness they do, because now is the best time to find them so they can be destroyed. The flowers of cogongrass are in bloom now, helping the invasive weed resume its aggressive spread to new fields and forests. Left unchecked, cogongrass will form dense stands over large areas and choke out native plants, doing untold damage to local ecology and to farmers' fields.
Medway Park and Community Garden on James Island has a new raingarden and rainwater harvesting system thanks to a unique collaboration between Clemson University and an array of local and regional collaborators.
An expert in diseases that attack valuable vegetable crops across the Southeast, Anthony Keinath is the newly minted recipient of the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Clemson's highest agricultural research honor.