The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will receive Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in technology development. The projects supported by this fund include prototype and minimal viable product development, bench-to-scale-up activities to generate material samples for application testing, beta field testing and pre-clinical studies.
Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center has added a laboratory to develop technologies that will monitor the health of South Carolina farms. Engineer Joe Maja is building sensor-based technologies in the lab that could automatically engage irrigation systems based on soil moisture content, for example, or that could be used on a drone to scout fields for pests and disease, among other product applications.
From the other side of the world, Clemson University’s Kendall Kirk can activate a fan on his grain bin in Blackville that could prevent thousands of dollars in lost crop value.
Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville has hired a precision-agriculture specialist to help farmers apply the latest technological advancements.
Though skies were gloomy and the air icy and damp, the mood was cheerful and filled with warmth at last week’s SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center.
If Albert Einstein could feel a bit lost, then anyone can. So when South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers began a keynote speech with a humorous anecdote about the legendary genius fretting over a missing train ticket, Weathers was doing more than just getting a laugh. The commissioner was making a larger point: agriculture in South Carolina had better not lose its way in the future.
Unmanned aircraft have been cleared for takeoff above the farm fields at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville.