COLUMBIA – A group of South Carolina homeowners and business owners now know the value of using Best Management Practices to manage stormwater runoff while maintaining water quality at the same time. The group learned this information after attending a Floating Wetland Launch and BMP tour at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center. Karen […]
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.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is organizing a series of daylong workshops throughout the state to help professional landscapers properly apply weed control and fertilizer.
Sheep and goat producers can learn how to better care for their herds during the Upstate Small Ruminant Workshop June 23 at Carolina Savanna Farms.
Clemson Extension forestry and natural resources agent Ryan Bean has his sights set on turning three acres of land at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center into an educational opportunity for South Carolina landowners.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service recognized 16 agents from across South Carolina for their dedication to helping farmers stricken by the historic flood of 2015. These agents, many of whom faced their own personal strife during the flood, responded immediately after the storm to help farmers assess damage and plan their recovery and spent the past year working with them to secure grant assistance.
Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability on cotton and peanut crops at meetings planned by Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. Clemson University scientists will share the latest research results on insect and weed management, precision agriculture, cotton breeding, variety trials and more.
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.
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.
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.
With Hurricane Matthew threatening South Carolina, agricultural producers need to be sure they have all important documents safeguarded. Clemson University experts say keeping important papers safe from fire or flood in a fire resistant/waterproof file box, or digitally can help speed up any insurance claims that may need to be filed following a disaster. This includes having updated inventories of all possessions — business and personal — in the event insurance claims are filed once the storm passes.
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.
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.
The 2016 Sparkleberry Fair was held April 30 on the expansive grounds of Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center. The festive extravaganza featured about two dozen educational exhibits hosted by Clemson Cooperative Extension.
Clemson Cooperative Extension and the South Carolina Forestry Commission want to show farmers and landowners how to mitigate their flood and drought losses and diversify their farming portfolios by managing timber on their land.