A new farm incubator program at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia will open small plots for startup farmers to begin growing their businesses.
Though wicked weather wreaked havoc on South Carolina agriculture in 2015, the Christmas tree industry was one of the few to ride out the storms relatively unscathed.
Clemson’s Sustainable Agriculture Program has received a $175,000 grant to study and refine no-till cover-crop management for weed control in vegetable production. Field trials will be held at the Clemson Student Organic Farm, Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston and City Roots Farm in Columbia.
Pest control experts from across the Southeast will learn how to cope with the array of insects and rodents invading their clients’ homes and workplaces at Clemson University’s second annual Fall Forum for Pest Management Professionals.
As South Carolina farmers scramble to recover from unprecedented floods, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service agents are working with state and federal agencies to provide advice and support on handling crops that have been exposed to floodwaters.
One crop that might have escaped most of the wrath of this past weekend’s historic rainfall is peaches. Other than some severe cases of erosion, peach farmers appear to have weathered the storm with relatively minimal damage.
An unexpectedly severe drought joined forces this summer with a relentless heat wave in a one-two punch that is knocking many South Carolina farmers off their feet.
A third-generation farmer with deep ties to Clemson’s land-grant heritage and expansive knowledge of South Carolina’s agribusiness industry has been named director of the Clemson University Experiment Station.
Clemson University has joined Anderson & Pickens Counties Stormwater Partners, a regional collaborative invested in the protection of South Carolina’s valuable water resources.
South Carolina residents may finally rid their landscapes of that pesky kudzu or other invasive plants thanks to a new publication from Clemson University and the South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Saluda resident and South Carolina 4-H member Devin Hipp earned the Joe Yeager Spirit of the Invitational award at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in West Virginia this summer. The award recognizes an outstanding 4-H contestant who takes initiative, shows enthusiasm and leads in academic and social situations.
Farmers and other agriculture enthusiasts can learn tips about growing peaches, canning fruit, keeping bees, maintaining trees and more at the field day Aug. 14 at the Musser Fruit Research Farm in Seneca.
Clemson University’s Millie Davenport and Paul Thompson received the 2015 Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award, respectively, at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Clemson University researchers are opening the door for organic, chemical-free peach production in the Southeast. Extension specialists Juan Carlos Melgar and Guido Schnabel are tying bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides.
Clemson University Extension will help low- to moderate-income individuals launch businesses as part of new program funded by the city of Columbia. Extension associate Stanley Green is bringing the international Ice House Entrepreneurship Program to Columbia’s Eau Claire community with the hopes of teaching working residents how to dream like entrepreneurs.