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.
Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 statewide program.
The state of Georgia on Jan. 1, 2020 will adopt new regulations that make it illegal to import any citrus plant without a permit. "This doesn't affect citrus fruit, but it is an issue for South Carolina nurseries or citizens who buy citrus plants as ornamentals if they carry them across the state line," said Steven Long, who leads the plant protection division of the Department of Plant Industry (DPI), a state regulatory unit housed at Clemson University.
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 […]
PAWLEYS ISLAND — South Carolina agribusinesses can get their ducks in a row for a successful 2020 during an intensive program from Clemson Cooperative Extension aimed at helping farm operators write a marketing and risk management plan for the upcoming year. The 21st Annual Executive Marketing Seminar: Developing a Marketing Plan is a three-day seminar set […]
South Carolina cotton farmers will gather at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence County on Tuesday, Dec. 17 for updates on the Boll Weevil Eradication Program.
Uncertainty over weather, trade policy and prices are making earning a living an increasingly tough row to hoe for South Carolina’s farmers, but Clemson Extension’s agribusiness experts said at the fourth annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference on Nov. 15 that possibilities for growth and market expansion also exist.
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 […]
A diabetes education and support program created by Clemson University and Prisma Health-Upstate is one of the first in the nation to be recognized as a practice-tested diabetes self-management support program by the American Diabetes Association. The program, Health Extension for Diabetes, is listed on the new practice-tested support programs portion of the Diabetes Support Directory, a free online tool to help connect communities to a qualified, ADA-approved diabetes support program.
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 […]
Five South Carolina 4-H’ers and their coaches brought a bounty — two large trophies and 37 medals — back to the Palmetto State from the largest single breed-horse show in the world as they competed in educational contests at 2019 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
DARLINGTON – All cotton is not created equal and a Clemson University student is looking to bring back a species that once dominated South Carolina cotton fields. Sarah Holladay, a master’s student from Florence who is studying plant and environmental sciences with a focus in agronomy, is working with Clemson Extension Service cotton specialist Mike […]
The South Carolina state legislature is helping to turn a vision of making connections with the natural world into reality on 853 acres of land in Kershaw County known as Hardscramble through $500,000 in funding earmarked to Clemson University to develop educational programming at the property.