Already feeling the pressure of drought, last year’s historic flood and low commodity prices, South Carolina’s No. 1 industry could be pinched by an uptick in the value of the U.S. dollar, Clemson University agricultural economists said at the S.C. Agriculture Outlook Conference.
When people and property are endangered, wildfires are viewed as calamities. And, indeed, to those directly affected, they can be deadly and devastating. But from Mother Nature’s point of view, wildfires play an integral role in the health of a forest by thinning trees, burning dead or decaying matter and returning nutrients to the soil.
The storm-delayed Edisto Forage Bull Test, held annually at Clemson University's Edisto Research and Education Center, drew more than 100 buyers from three states as well as an Internet audience to compete for a chance to own one of the grass-fed bulls.
The Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife team has announced a series of workshops designed to educate landowners about the ecological and financial benefits of proper woodland management.
Despite being too dry, too wet or damaged by winds, South Carolina’s Christmas tree farms have weathered the storm and are expecting another strong showing in 2016.
Researchers from Clemson University and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are determining how to bring back fox squirrels to the Midlands region of South Carolina. If successful, this project could become a model for the rest of the state.
After successfully demonstrating savings of up to $60 an acre in on-farm trials, Clemson University has made available to cotton growers a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses and environment impact.
Commodity producers can spend some downtime this winter learning how to develop a marketing plan that will help them earn the most money. The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will hold its 18th annual "Executive Marketing: Developing a Marketing Plan" seminar Jan. 4-6, 2017, at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort.
To help meet the expected high demand for graduates in agriculture, the Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences will hold its first-ever Ag Leadership and Advocacy Event to introduce students and others to the various job opportunities available in agriculture.
Children at Pendleton Elementary School are learning how growing vegetables can lead to healthier lifestyles through a garden built on their campus by Clemson University students.
Clemson University has been granted a blanket license by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) throughout the U.S. and to register more Clemson employees as UAV pilots.
Charleston-area Extension agent Zachary Snipes is the 2016 recipient of the S.C. Sustainable Agriculture Agent of the Year award.
Clemson Extension agents are continually providing information and technical assistance to farmers and timberland owners across South Carolina who want to incorporate ecologically friendly methods of restoration into their landscapes.
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.