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 […]
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 […]
This year could be a good year for South Carolina peanut growers, or not, depending on how much cotton is planted in the state.
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 […]
One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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., […]
CLEMSON – Healthy crops begin with healthy soil and researchers with the Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program are teaching farmers how they can benefit from keeping their soils fit. The researchers teamed up with other agricultural professionals and farmers who have implemented soil health principles by using cover crops, no till […]