Stephen Kresovich, Coker Chair of Genetics and director of Clemson’s Institute of Translational Genomics, has been elected to the board of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. The foundation serves to advance the sustainable restoration and preservation of Carolina Gold Rice and other heirloom grains, as well as to raise public awareness of historic ricelands and heirloom agriculture.
Pending rains will put watermelons at risk for gummy stem blight and anthracnose, said Tony Keinath, Extension specialist and vegetable pathologist at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.
Clemson University vegetable specialist Brian Ward has been elected to the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation board of directors.
The latest developments in vegetable production will be on display in the 2014 Coastal Research and Education Center Field Day Wednesday.
Last week’s cold snap may be a setback for the state’s watermelon season. Clemson University plant disease specialist Tony Keinath points out that a repeat performance of last year’s spring could create problems.