BLACKVILLE – Growing season is in full swing and farmers must pay close attention to the water needs of several crops at this stage, says a Clemson University specialist. Michael Plumblee, Clemson Extension precision agriculture specialist who also is an Agronomic Crops Team and Water Resources Team member housed at the Edisto Research and Education Center […]
Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations.
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.
After successfully demonstrating savings of up to $60 an acre in on-farm trials, Clemson University has made available to cotton growers a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses and environment impact.
South Carolina farmers may find fields void of nutrients to feed their cash crops in the wake of last year’s flood. A Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service event Feb. 18 in Santee will help farmers manage soils and understand the short- and long-term effects of nutrient loss created by the flood.
The one certainty in agriculture is uncertainty, and that's truer today than ever before for peanut farmers. With decisions looming for planting their 2014 crops, more than 300 South Carolina peanut farmers gathered Jan. 30 seeking information on peanut production, marketing and legislation to help guide them.