Clemson University agribusiness specialists Nathan Smith and Scott Mickey will provide an economic outlook for agriculture Nov. 22 at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia.
A group of children at the Freetown Community Center are learning about healthy eating, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by growing a vegetable garden with the help of Patricia Whitener, a Clemson Extension Service 4-H agent in Greenville County.
South Carolina needs reliable information on water availability, use and quality to enact measures to protect the key environmental resource, legislators told attendees of the S.C. Water Resources Conference Thursday.
Presenters at the South Carolina Water Resources Conference Thursday called for governments to use new technology to create flood maps that would include data showing land and properties at risk of being flooded from dam failures.
Fall is a colorful time and Clemson University’s South Carolina Botanical Garden is ready to teach people how to welcome fall with seasonal colors in their landscapes. A fall gardening symposium is scheduled to be held in the Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 3.
State and federal officials met Wednesday at the S.C. Water Resource Conference organized by Clemson University to discuss lessons learned from last year’s flood and steps needed to protect the state’s valuable water resources in the future. South Carolina legislators will discuss the state’s preparedness and response to significant weather events as the conference continues in Columbia Thursday. The discussion will be broadcast live online.
Youth across South Carolina are invited by 4-H to join approximately 100,000 of their peers worldwide in Drone Discovery month.
Clemson Public Service and Agriculture has posted a single damage assessment form to allow state and federal agencies fast access to on-site data that can be used in disaster aid and other important services. Clemson Extension agents are prepared to work with farmers who need help.
Clemson University researchers have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to expand organic peach production in the Southeast. Clemson University pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar and pathologist Guido Schnabel are tying paper bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides.
The Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center in Bamberg County has rescheduled Saturday’s 2016 Edisto Forage Bull Test auction for Oct. 15 due to the state of emergency declared by the state of South Carolina.
With Hurricane Matthew threatening South Carolina, agricultural producers need to be sure they have all important documents safeguarded. Clemson University experts say keeping important papers safe from fire or flood in a fire resistant/waterproof file box, or digitally can help speed up any insurance claims that may need to be filed following a disaster. This includes having updated inventories of all possessions — business and personal — in the event insurance claims are filed once the storm passes.
Despite the looming hurricane, there is still time to take steps to ensure that your pond dam has the best chance of surviving raging flood waters.
This fall the Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences will open an on-campus Cooperative Extension office run by students. The office will help familiarize students with the Extension program and connect them to available resources.
Hurricane-strength winds shatter windows, tear at roof shingles and send street signs flying, but the bluster can also cause costly damage to residential landscaping and trees. Clemson University Extension horticulturist Bob Polomski says property owners can take steps to minimize plant damage and keep trees from harming homes and other structures.
Water scientists and federal and state policymakers will meet Oct. 12-13 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to share and discuss new information crucial to developing sustainable strategies for protecting and providing water resources for South Carolina’s growing economy and population.