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  • Photo of crops growing at Simpson REC

    Clemson Extension announces 5th Annual Ag Outlook Conference

    November 11, 2020

    Register now for the 5th Annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference to be held online Nov. 20.

  • Sign at Ag Services building pointing to dock where soil samples can be left.

    Get soil tested at Clemson Ag Service Lab

    November 2, 2020

    Fall is an ideal time to test soil and Clemson’s Agricultural Service Laboratory offers these tests to help growers prepare for spring crops.


    Clemson online instruction through end of spring semester; all events suspended

    March 19, 2020

    To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]

  • A watermelon sits in a field.

    Clemson study finds wildflowers create pollinator harmony for watermelons

    August 7, 2019

    A Clemson University graduate student has found adding a little color to watermelon fields can attract pollinators which can help improve quality and increase yields of one of South Carolina’s most important vegetable crops.

  • Attendees participate in cultivar field trial demonstration.

    Clemson’s Coastal REC vegetable research aims to bolster bottom line for S.C. farmers

    August 6, 2019

    Improving sustainability and profitability is crucial for South Carolina vegetable growers, and the fields of Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center are teeming with research to help them do just that.

  • David Robb talks about weed control research being conducted at the Clemson Student Organic Farm.

    Clemson researchers arm farmers with new tools in fight against costly weeds

    June 11, 2019

    Weeds cause $32 billion in crop losses each year by battling crops for nutrients from the soil, according to Matt Cutulle, assistant professor of vegetable weed science at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center. Effective weed control starts when growers are mindful of the weed-free period, which is a critical point during the growing season when weeds cause the largest yield loss, he said.

  • Learn where seedless watermelons come from during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day at Clemson's Edisto REC.

    Clemson reports downy mildew detected in South Carolina; growers advised to spray cucurbits

    June 7, 2019

    Downy mildew has made its way to South Carolina and Clemson University Extension specialist Tony Keinath advises cucurbit growers to spray fungicides to cut their losses.

  • Rick Boyles, a research scientist at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center, talks about how a combination of traditional and advanced plant genetic approaches are being used to determine which grain lines are best adapted to South Carolina and the entire southeastern United States.

    Clemson, collaborators continue efforts to revive ancient southern crops

    May 29, 2019

    FLORENCE – Clemson researchers are working with the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation to revive heirloom grains in South Carolina and renewal of the university’s Small Grains Breeding and Genetics Program is one asset researchers believe will assist in this effort. Rick Boyles, a research scientist at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center […]

  • Clemson researchers are using state-of-the-art facilities at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center to develop a wheat variety people with Celiac Disease can eat.

    Clemson announces Southern Heritage Crops Workshop

    March 11, 2019

    WEST COLUMBIA — The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service’s New and Beginning Farmer Program will host a workshop, Securing a Niche with Southern Heritage Crops, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Phillips Market Center, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia, S.C. 29172. Everyone is invited to learn about Southern Heritage Crops […]

  • Rows of crops are seeing growing in a large field, with haybales visible in the background.

    Digging into South Carolina’s most pressing problems, Clemson PSA is yielding solutions

    January 25, 2019

    CLEMSON — Agriculture does more than feed South Carolina’s residents. It enriches the state’s economy. It encompasses an impressive 4.5 million acres, 25,000 farms, and it represents a $41.7 billion annual economic impact. And Clemson University — from its 17,500-acre Experimental Forest to its half dozen research labs that span the state — is South […]

  • Agriculture Program is holding a workshop to help South Carolina fruit and vegetable farmers learn how to meet the growing demand for locally and regionally grown fruits and vegetables.

    Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus found in South Carolina Cucurbit Crops

    January 8, 2019

    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 […]

  • Amy Dabbs to oversee Extension school, community garden programs statewide

    November 19, 2018

    Veteran Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Amy Dabbs has accepted the role of School and Community Gardening Statewide Coordinator after a national search to fill the newly created position for Extension’s horticulture team. Dabbs will coordinate all horticultural aspects of school and community gardening and serve as a resource to all program teams and agents who engage groups of constituents through gardening.

  • Predatory mite

    Clemson researcher studying ways to pit good mites vs. bad to reduce crop damage

    October 10, 2018

    An entomologist at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to further her work in understanding how predatory mites can be used to protect South Carolina crops from pests.

  • Clemson entomologist Al Wheeler discovered this bug, Tenthecoris tillandsiae, at the Clemson Coastal REC in Charleston. This is the first time this bug has been reported being seen in the United States.

    New plant bug discovered in Charleston may have hitchhiked on Spanish moss

    October 8, 2018

    The Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center can add the discovery of a new plant bug to its portfolio of findings. The insect was discovered by Clemson entomologist Al Wheeler when he collected a small reddish-orange plant bug from an oak tree at the Coastal REC. A researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., said this is the first time this insect has been found in the United States.

  • Learn how to manage diseases and pests in vegetable crops during Aug. 10 workshop at the Coastal Research and Education Center.

    Clemson workshop to help vegetable growers understand pests, diseases and environment

    July 24, 2018

    CHARLESTON – Managing diseases and pests in vegetable crops is more than just applying insecticides, pesticides or something similar. It’s also taking steps to prevent problems before they occur. Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Vegetable Laboratory and Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center are holding a workshop on Aug. 10 to teach […]