For the first time in South Carolina, a workshop to help woodland owners and property managers learn about pesticide safety, herbicide applications and proper sprayer calibration will be offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Except for a relatively small dip during the Great Recession, the forestry industry in South Carolina has been steadily growing – with its overall economic impact now approaching $20 billion annually. The workshop, Forest Herbicides and Sprayer Calibration, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, in The Lake House at Clemson’s Sandhills Research and Education Center.
Bamberg County 15-year-old Alex Ahlin became one of the youngest shooters ever to make the U.S. National Open Men’s Shotgun Team and took one step closer to realizing his dream. “I want to go to the Olympics in 2020 and win gold,” said Ahlin, who started competing in 4-H shooting competitions when he was 8. […]
Clemson food safety experts warn tailgaters: don’t let food-related microorganisms crash your party.
Fall is a busy season at the South Carolina Botanical Garden with a Lunch and Learn Gardening series beginning Sept. 5, the Fall Garden Concert Series coming Sept. 15 and the Fall Plant Sale slated for Sept. 29-30.
Bermudagrass is an excellent grass for hay production but it uses a lot of nitrogen, which can cut profits. Clemson University researchers are ready to show producers how to cut costs by growing their own nitrogen. Two events will teach growers how to grow alfalfa with bermudagrass to increase forage quality as well as grow a supplemental feed and/or cash crop.
Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. In another test, Clemson automated tillage technology reduced fuel usage by nearly half on soil tillage needed to protect row crop yields. These are two technologies on display at a recent field day at Clemson's Edisto Research and Education Center.
When they weren’t meeting with farmers, foresters and 4-H’ers, Clemson Cooperative Extension agents from across the Palmetto State spent part of the summer landing an array of state and national awards.
An invasive Asian beetle responsible for killing hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America has been found in Spartanburg, Greenville and Oconee counties, according to investigators with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry. This is the first confirmed detection of the beetle known as Emerald Ash Borer in South Carolina.
Cleanliness, it's said, is next to godliness. It also can save lives. Advances in cleanliness — or more properly, "biosecurity" — drew more than 150 farmers and dairy industry professionals to the Satterwhite family farm in Newberry to discuss the future of milk production in the Palmetto State.
The weeklong 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference brought 30 high school sophomores and juniors from across South Carolina to Clemson’s campus to participate in numerous activities designed to promote teamwork, leadership and citizenship. Each participant leaves the conference with a “Vision Board,” a plan to have a positive impact on their communities.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is helping South Carolina residents satisfy their appetites for profitable, productive, healthy backyard poultry operations with a Backyard Poultry Workshop in Aiken.
Several South Carolina high school students have earned scholarships and trips to Atlanta and Washington D.C. for their hard work in South Carolina 4-H, which recognized members and volunteers at the 55th annual 4-H State Congress held at Clemson University.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is organizing a series of daylong workshops throughout the state to help professional landscapers properly apply weed control and fertilizer.
South Carolina watermelon lovers will have more reason to smile this summer as the state’s crop is expected to be one of the best.
Clemson roots run deep in this Tiger.