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.
A colony of Africanized honey bees — the first to be found in South Carolina in 15 years — has been destroyed in Charleston County, according to officials with Clemson's Department of Plant Industry.
Clemson Extension’s Amanda McNulty and Sean Flynn, along with the rest of the crew of “Making It Grow,” recently won another prestigious Telly Award for a 2015 segment titled “Mason Jar Salads.”
Entrepreneur Cathy Carden had the idea. She needed the business plan. So she enrolled in Feeding Innovation, a program created by the South Carolina Community Loan Fund in partnership with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service to bring healthy food to under-served communities throughout South Carolina.
South Carolina watermelon growers should take steps now to protect their crops against powdery mildew. Anthony Keinath, a plant pathologist at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center, said powdery mildew was found on seedless watermelons growing there.
A large floating garden – shaped like a Tiger paw – was recently installed in a pond on the campus of Clemson University. The garden is laced with plants and flowers that will beautify the pond and benefit the environment.
GAFFNEY – Patty Jackson and Mike Ballenger are neighbors with ponds that need attention. After attending a pond management workshop, they now know who they can contact with their pond questions. Jackson and Ballenger were among several people who attended the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service’s Pond Management Workshop held at the Extension office here May 6.
South Carolina farmers will soon get some help from an old friend to help in their fight against insects and nematodes. Aldicarb, a chemical many farmers relied on to help with control of early-season insect pests and nematodes, was banned by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) six years ago. Formerly sold under the trade name Temik, aldicarb was discontinued in 2010.
Clemson University plant pathologist Guido Schnabel has collaborated with scientists from Cornell University, the University of Massachusetts, Penn State University, North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia to make his disease- and insect-fighting smartphone app available to fruit growers throughout the East Coast and beyond.
A Clemson University turfgrass pathologist is this year’s recipient for the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research.
New or small-acreage livestock farmers can get experience in livestock management practices by attending the Backyard Barnyard workshop Friday, May 13.
The statewide 4-H Engineering Challenge utilizes students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in several fun and engaging competitions that promote teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and learning. Students from across South Carolina won competitions in robotics, bridge building, rocketry and more.
Trees are the Rodney Dangerfields of our ecosystem: they get no respect. With cities across the United States losing 4 million trees a year, Earth Day, this Friday, is a great occasion to show trees some love.
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.
The Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Service has opened a new office after its former location was left underwater by last fall’s historic flood.