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  • Southern corn rust found in South Carolina

    June 30, 2016

    Southern corn rust has been found in South Carolina and growers are advised to spray fungicides to protect yields.

  • Sugarcane aphids were first spotted in South Carolina in October.

    Insecticide cleared for use against sugarcane aphids on sorghum

    June 6, 2016

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allowed for the temporary use of Transform WG to control sugarcane aphids in South Carolina sorghum fields. The South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation at Clemson University requested the EPA approval as the tiny, tan-colored pests attacked in droves last year after first being found in South Carolina in 2014.

  • Bruce Martin, a Clemson research and Extension turfgrass pathologist for South Carolina, world renowned for his turfgrass research, isis this year’s recipient for the Godly-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research

    Martin wins Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research

    May 6, 2016

    A Clemson University turfgrass pathologist is this year’s recipient for the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in
    Agricultural Research.

  • Sipha maydis aphids found on wheat plants in South Carolina.

    New invasive pest identified in South Carolina wheat field

    April 20, 2016

    A rare, invasive aphid has been found attacking wheat crops in Hampton County. This is the first documented case of the Sipha maydis aphid in South Carolina, said Francis Reay-Jones, an entomologist at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence.

  • Learn how to control bermudagrass stunt mites and other turfgrass pests during Clemson's 2019 Turf School to be held in February at locations around the state.

    Scientist advises greenkeepers to protect golf courses against bermudagrass stunt mites

    February 17, 2016

    Bermudagrass stunt mites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to turfgrass on golf courses throughout the southern United States.

  • Michael Jones is the cotton specialist at Pee Dee Research and Education Center near Florence.

    Cotton growers ready to rebound from 2015 flood of problems

    January 27, 2016

    Just days before the majority of South Carolina’s cotton was about to be harvested, the historic October 2015 storm drenched most of the state with trillions of gallons of rainwater, ravaging a crop that had already been compromised by a severe summer drought and heat wave.

  • Clemson renovating Pee Dee REC, expanding programs

    January 27, 2016

    Clemson University is renovating its Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence to quicken its development of crop varieties with improved resistance to drought, disease and pests. The center also has added a research plot to focus on high-value specialty vegetable production for small and emerging farmers and is hiring soil health and cover-cropping specialists to help growers get more value from their land.

  • The corn earworm damages corn, soybeans and cotton.

    Scientists stopping little insects from becoming big problem for corn growers

    July 30, 2015

    A cornfield can be an unfriendly host for insect pests, and scientists such as Clemson’s Francis Reay-Jones are striving to keep it that way.

  • Clemson University professor James Frederick discusses the research to be conducted at the Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center.

    Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

    June 3, 2015

    A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing global demand for renewable energy.

  • Sugarcane aphids were first spotted in South Carolina in October.

    Clemson researching control methods for new crop pest

    May 5, 2015

    Clemson University entomologists will develop a plan for South Carolina farmers to control a new pest that can eat into grain sorghum yields and damage expensive harvesting equipment. Sugarcane aphids were spotted in South Carolina fields for the first time last year, and entomologists will research impact and management of the hungry pest this summer at the Pee Dee and Edisto research and education centers.

  • Pee Dee Field Day a show-and-tell of Clemson crop research

    September 13, 2014

    FLORENCE — Hats were optional at Clemson Extension Pee Dee Farm Field Day. An overcast sky and day-before rain kept temperatures mild in a region where the sun can bake your brains if you don’t wear a cap.

  • Pee Dee research center to hold tobacco field day

    July 7, 2014

    Tobacco may have lost its allure, but hasn’t lost its value. Clemson University researchers and Extension agents will hold Tobacco Field Day July 10 at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) near Florence.

    In 1928 South Carolina growers grew 148,000 acres of tobacco. In 2013, they grew 14,500 acres. But, tobacco still is a top crop in profit per acre in the state. It brings in more than $60 million a year. Tobacco is produced primarily in 14 Pee Dee counties in the northeastern part of the state.

  • Crop geneticist to focus on peanut production

    July 29, 2013

    A crop geneticist whose research specializes in peanut breeding has joined the Advanced Plant Technology program at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center.