What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what do farmers plant to grow them? While Clemson agricultural scientists can’t answer the first two eternal questions, they will be sure to answer the third during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day slated for July 11 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville.
Hot dry weather is causing issues for South Carolina peanut production and farmers should be on the lookout for a host of diseases that could impact yields.
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.
Nothing succeeds like success, and horse owners have the chance to build on their success in 2018 — providing they don't rest on their laurels. South Carolina had one of the lowest incidences of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the Southeastern United States in 2018 — just a single case in Chesterfield County — along with four cases of West Nile Virus in horses.
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.
The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries. A group of them studying the use of robots in agriculture recently met with researchers from other universities and representatives from Clearpath Robotics to learn about programs and hardware that are available to equip robots to work in agricultural crops.
Four South Carolina public servants — Libby Hoyle, James Jones, Frank McAlhany and Thomas Tillman — comprise the 2019 class of the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame.
Private owners hold 88 percent of South Carolina's forestlands — or about 11.3 million acres — and a recent Clemson Extension workshop offered state landowners an opportunity to learn more about the carbon market and how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change through participation.
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and Clemson horticulture agents have a few tips for South Carolina gardeners and homeowners to use to protect their landscapes from the havoc of wind and flooding.
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 […]
COLUMBIA — South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to teach the public how growing cover crops can help rejuvenate and put some life back into the state’s soils. One Clemson […]
Cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial innovation are two reasons agriculture remains South Carolina’s top economic sector. To highlight that fact, a group of Clemson University administrators, professors and staff will be taking a statewide tour of agricultural research centers and industries May 20-24, and the public is invited to follow along through social media.
You can't stop the rain. But there are some tried-and-true ways of managing its effects on the pasture your livestock depend on.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided funding for a series of tree cleanup and chainsaw safety courses aimed at training hundreds of first responders and others how to properly deal with downed trees and safely manage their chainsaw use. The courses are being offered throughout South Carolina by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the University of Georgia.
Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop in the Upstate to show South Carolina forest landowners how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change by participating in the carbon market.