In a hearing before a House subcommittee Wednesday, Clemson Public Service and Agriculture and university officials requested state investments in programs and facilities to help conserve South Carolina’s water resources, keep its farmers nationally and internationally competitive, and support prosperous and healthy families.
SANTEE — Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability of cotton and peanut crops at meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. The annual South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting will be 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Santee Conference Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee. Registration begins at […]
Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) has issued updated quarantine information related to two crop pests: sweet potato weevil and Benghal dayflower. The agency expanded a longstanding quarantine due to sweet potato weevils in Charleston and Beaufort counties to include Jasper, Colleton and Berkeley counties. The agency also increased an area of quarantine in Aiken County due to Benghal dayflower. The original quarantine was implemented in November 2016. The area now includes a section forming a triangle from north latitude 33.380, east to U.S. Highway 1, south to U.S. Highway 125 and north back to north latitude 33.380.
A new pest detected in two farm fields in Darlington County has resulted in a quarantine of South Carolina sweet potatoes by Louisiana and Mississippi. Guava root-knot nematode was detected in the Darlington County fields during a routine survey by Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) in September 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in January 2018.
FLORENCE – Clemson Cooperative Extension experts in agribusiness, forest management, row crop production and more will join a host of agribusiness industry leaders as featured presenters at the 2019 AgriBiz and Farm Expo Jan. 23-24. The Expo will be held at the Florence Center, 3300 W. Radio Drive, Florence, S.C. This event is free and […]
CHARLESTON – Eating cold, juicy, sweet watermelon is how many people in South Carolina survive hot summer days. But a new virus has been detected that could put a dent in watermelon and other cucurbit crop yields across the state. The culprit is cucurbit leaf crumple virus. It was found in watermelon crops on two […]
CLEMSON – Cover crops have been found to be very resourceful when it comes to enhancing the environment and preserving natural resources, but a Clemson graduate student believes cover crops can do so much more. Ricardo St. Aime, a master’s student in Plant and Environmental Sciences from Haiti, has received a $16,500 grant from the […]
CLEMSON – The knowledge Spencer McLeod acquired during his years at Clemson University and experience he gained working on his family’s farm in McBee sparked him to create a mobile app he hopes will soon help increase farm efficiency. The app, AgriLinx, was built to help farmers keep track of activities on their farms. It […]
CLEMSON — The winter holidays are here and some folks may have visits from unexpected and unwelcomed guests. These guests are insects that can enter homes through firewood, as well as Christmas trees and even pets. Clemson Cooperative Extension entomologist Eric Benson said one way to cut down on the number of these uninvited guests […]
With a focus on economic development, the South Carolina agricultural industry is poised for positive productivity in 2019.
SANTEE – Even while facing uncertainties, South Carolina farmers continue to push forward to provide food and fiber people across the globe need in their everyday lives. But, trade disputes, inclement weather and other legislative matters are beginning to take their toll on farmers leaving America’s farming industry in a “lockstep,” said Nathan Smith, an […]
A Clemson researcher is studying to determine how to help South Carolina cotton farmers know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality, reduce costs and protect the environment.
Clemson University will expand its sustainable and organic farming research and launch a weekly farm market on its most historic agricultural land. Calhoun Fields, or The Bottoms as it is commonly known, lies between Hartwell Lake and Perimeter Road on the Clemson University campus and is the location of Clemson’s Student Organic Farm and Community Supported Agriculture Program. It is also land that was first farmed by Cherokee Indians, then by John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.
SANTEE – Precision agriculture, Dicamba, fungicides and tariff effects will be the topics of discussion at Clemson Cooperative Extension’s second annual Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting on Dec. 6. The meeting gets underway with registration and trade booths opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Dr., Santee, S.C. 29142. Jay Crouch, […]
With an eye on grooming the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders, the inaugural class of the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative met for the first time this month at the Sandhill Research and Education Center.