Clemson University has received a $595,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to nurture the next generation of farmers in South Carolina. The three-year grant will support Clemson Extension's S.C. New and Beginning Farmer Program.
Thirty-six high school juniors and seniors took part in the annual South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture (SCCSA) last month. Students from South Carolina, North Carolina, California and Pennsylvania attended the summer academic program.
It’s not just South Carolina residents who feel the toll of the hot, dry summer. The state’s crops, especially corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans, are taking hits as well.
Land and nature can bind mankind together. That’s the theme of “The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature,” a new book penned by Clemson University professor J. Drew Lanham.
South Carolina youth participate in cooking camps, hosted by Clemson University 4-H and the Greenville Health Systems.
The South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University is getting a new entrance, meaning visitors will have to enter the gardens from the Caboose Parking entrance on Perimeter Road.
Clemson Cooperative Extension Service agents want to help producers learn how to grow vegetables that meet the requirements to be labeled Certified Organic.
Genetic markers, genomics and impacts of fescue grasses on cattle fetuses are some of the topics appearing on the agenda for this year’s field day at Clemson University’s Simpson Research and Education Center.
An old friend is returning to South Carolina to help agricultural producers in their fight against insects and nematodes. The chemical aldicarb is coming back as AgLogic 15G. It will be available for use on cotton, peanuts and soybeans grown in South Carolina.
About 100 people learned how to grow healthy fruit crops during a workshop at Clemson’s Musser Fruit Research Center in Seneca.
Strawberry producers are invited to a pre-plant meeting where Clemson University experts will provide valuable information needed to grow successful crops. A pre-plant meeting is scheduled for Aug. 8 in the Horry County Extension Office, 1949 Industrial Park Road, Conway.
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 is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 statewide program that begins in October. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15.
Clemson University research shows that planting watermelons later in the season can limit the presence of Fusarium wilt, the main cause of watermelon collapse, wilt and dieback.
Experts from the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and Cornell University taught participants in a workshop this week techniques for sampling and identifying key cucurbit diseases and their symptoms and insect pests and their natural enemies.
South Carolina farmers learned to maximize vegetable yields in the state's sandy Midlands soils at a workshop at Clemson University's Sandhill Research and Education Center, and some left with an old heirloom okra that grows larger and stays more tender than other varieties. The workshop is part of a growing agricultural research program at the Columbia farm.