The white four-door Dodge pickup rattles over bumpy trails in fields of vegetables as 2019 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo South Carolina Farmer of the Year and Clemson alumnus Sidi Limehouse talks about farming at 80 years old, being forced to relocate his roadside stand, working with employees and volunteers who are more like family and, of course, Clemson University.
Master Pond Manager program participants at field days at Francis Marion University and Moore Farms Botanical Garden put their classroom knowledge into action with hands-on learning about such topics as dam maintenance, fish management, stormwater pond design and maintenance, and best management practices led by Clemson Extension experts.
When you drive 13 hours straight from New York to Charleston, there better be a payoff at the end. For some, it’s the opportunity to experience the city’s history, architectural and natural beauty, and world-class cuisine. When you drive 13 hours straight from New York to Charleston, there had better be a payoff at the end. For some, it’s the opportunity to experience the city’s history, architectural and natural beauty, and world-class cuisine. For Frances Perez and Corbin Laedlein, it was the opportunity to complete the Certification Track of Clemson Extension’s Master Rain Gardener program by helping build a rain garden and rainwater harvesting system in Corrine Jones Park.
The South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved a list of pesticides for use on hemp crops, removing a hurdle farmers have faced since the crop was cleared for production in the state earlier this year.
Carolina Clear, Clemson Extension’s stormwater education program, is preparing to launch a telephone survey to gauge knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of South Carolina residents related to its water resources.
CLEMSON – Sweltering temperatures and low-moisture conditions can have a large impact on South Carolina soybeans, causing farmers to turn away from one of the state’s highest-yielding crops. But, some Clemson researchers are studying how to develop soybean varieties that can germinate and grow under drought conditions. Sruthi Narayanan, an assistant professor of crop science […]
CLEMSON – A seasoned educator and Cooperative Extension Service professional has been tapped to lead Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department. Charles F. Rosenkrans Jr. comes to Clemson from the University of Arkansas. He starts August 15. As department chair, Rosenkrans said he plans to work with […]
“Making It Grow,” an interactive live call-in program produced by Clemson University and South Carolina ETV, garnered two 2019 Telly Awards, which annually showcase the best work in television and video around the world.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what do farmers plant to grow them? While Clemson agricultural scientists can’t answer the first two eternal questions, they will be sure to answer the third during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day slated for July 11 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville.
Hot dry weather is causing issues for South Carolina peanut production and farmers should be on the lookout for a host of diseases that could impact yields.
Weeds cause $32 billion in crop losses each year by battling crops for nutrients from the soil, according to Matt Cutulle, assistant professor of vegetable weed science at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center. Effective weed control starts when growers are mindful of the weed-free period, which is a critical point during the growing season when weeds cause the largest yield loss, he said.
Nothing succeeds like success, and horse owners have the chance to build on their success in 2018 — providing they don't rest on their laurels. South Carolina had one of the lowest incidences of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the Southeastern United States in 2018 — just a single case in Chesterfield County — along with four cases of West Nile Virus in horses.
Downy mildew has made its way to South Carolina and Clemson University Extension specialist Tony Keinath advises cucurbit growers to spray fungicides to cut their losses.
The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries. A group of them studying the use of robots in agriculture recently met with researchers from other universities and representatives from Clearpath Robotics to learn about programs and hardware that are available to equip robots to work in agricultural crops.
Four South Carolina public servants — Libby Hoyle, James Jones, Frank McAlhany and Thomas Tillman — comprise the 2019 class of the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame.