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Stories by Denise Attaway

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    Clemson experts warn vegetable growers about new greenhouse tomato disease

    March 18, 2020

    Although not yet found in South Carolina, a new virus has officials on alert and during the 2020 Clemson Spring Vegetable Production Meeting, growers learned what to do if they detect it in their plants.

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    Clemson Agribusiness student earns spot in exclusive USDA leadership program

    March 12, 2020

    McKenzie Grace Greene, a junior Agribusiness student at Clemson with a minor in adult extension education, was selected for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Future Leaders in Agriculture Program. The program accepts only 20 undergraduate and 10 graduate students annually to give them unique exposure to policymaking at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum.  To […]

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    Clemson PhD student in horticulture takes international stage for third consecutive year

    March 12, 2020

    Melissa Muñoz, a doctoral student and research assistant with the Plant and Environmental Sciences department at Clemson University, left her mark at the 2019 Siflor International Symposium of Horticulture in Quito, Ecuador, by presenting on her rose crop and Botrytis fungus research for the third consecutive year. The two previous years, Muñoz presented at the […]

  • Clemson experts expect 2020 South Carolina peanut acreage to be similar to 2019 with a possibility for some increase.

    SC peanut crop acreage dependent on state’s cotton plantings

    March 5, 2020

    This year could be a good year for South Carolina peanut growers, or not, depending on how much cotton is planted in the state.

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    Clemson experts share peach research

    March 5, 2020

    EDGEFIELD – The peach is a sweet summer treat, but it also has enemies galore: insects, fungi and diseases, ready to attack the South’s favorite fruit. During the annual Ridge Peach Producers Meeting in Edgefield, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Peach Team briefed peach farmers on the counterattack against these pests, including Armillaria Root […]

  • Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability on cotton and peanut crops at meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month.

    Price swings and new disease put strain on S.C. cotton growers

    February 17, 2020

    One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now.

  • Ryan Bean, Clemson Extension area forestry and natural resources agent, talks about alternative income sources for forest landowners in South Carolina during the 2020 S.C. AgriBiz and Farm Expo.

    Clemson Extension experts explain alternative sources of income for farmers

    February 5, 2020

    FLORENCE – The South Carolina agriculture industry offers a lot more than just food and fiber, and Clemson Extension Service experts recently explained alternative sources of income to farmers, including opening their farms to the public. During the 2020 South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo held here in January, Clemson Extension agribusiness agent Will Culler talked […]

  • Attendees at the 2018 Clemson University Turfgrass Research and Education Field Day will learn the latest in turfgrass research.

    Clemson announces 2020 Turf School

    February 5, 2020

    CLEMSON — Turfgrass professionals can learn the latest research-based information for turfgrass management during Clemson’s annual Turf School to be held at locations throughout South Carolina. The Turf School is a one-day course designed and conducted by Clemson University scientists to help turfgrass managers overcome the technical challenges of managing grounds, lawns, recreational parks, athletic […]

  • Vegetable growers can learn about diseases, insects and weeds during the Clemson Extension Spring Vegetable Production Meeting Feb. 27 at Pelion High School.

    Clemson Extension announces Spring Vegetable Production Meeting

    January 27, 2020

    Tomato brown rugose fruit virus can wreak havoc on tomato and pepper crops and the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service wants to help growers learn what they can do to protect their plants in the event the virus is found in South Carolina.

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    Clemson sets 2020 SC Cotton, Peanut Meetings for Jan. 28, 30

    January 16, 2020

    Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability of cotton and peanut crops at annual meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. 

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    Bumper corn crop predicted for 2020: Farmers learn growing strategies during Clemson Extension’s Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting

    December 19, 2019

    SANTEE – Given increased acres and a return to trend yields, agricultural economists say the corn outlook for 2020 is for a potential bumper crop that could drive down market prices while creating huge stockpiles that could take years to reduce. This could create headaches for many. But about 200 farmers who attended Clemson University […]

  • Holiday decorations can be dangerous for pets. Pine needles and metal hooks used to hang ornaments can puncture the intestinal lining if swallowed. Tinsel and ornaments are also a potential hazard and can cause intestinal blockage if consumed.

    Clemson researcher offers tips to protect pets from holiday stress and injury

    December 16, 2019

    CLEMSON – ’Tis the season to be jolly, but a Clemson University researcher says don’t forget holiday festivities can be stressful and even deadly for some animals. Ahmed Ali, an assistant professor of animal behavior and welfare in the Clemson Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department and a veterinarian, said holidays can be an extremely stressful […]

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    Clemson packaging science student takes on Dr Pepper challenge as he prepares for veterinary school

    December 12, 2019

    CLEMSON – Max Wunsche is a student who knows the advantages of having a Plan B. Whether that’s converting his packaging science degree into admission to veterinary school or using a football-throwing challenge to help pay for his dreams. Wunsche, a Clemson University honors student from Ravenel, recently earned $25,000 in the Dr Pepper Tuition […]

  • Spots are one of the symptoms of bacterial spot on peaches .

    Clemson student studies major disease in hopes of bringing relief to peach industry

    November 25, 2019

    CLEMSON – Bacterial spot has threatened South Carolina peaches for as long as anyone can remember, but a Clemson University student is hoping his research can bring some relief to the peach industry. Brodie Cox, a master’s student in plant and environmental sciences from Aiken, is focusing his studies on bacterial spot caused by Xanthomonas […]

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    Clemson Extension to host annual corn and soybean growers meeting

    November 21, 2019

    SANTEE – Nutrient management, irrigation and agronomic strategies, and management for early-maturing soybeans are on the agenda for the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service’s 2019 South Carolina Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting on Dec. 10. The meeting gets underway with registration and trade booths opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Dr., […]