LEXINGTON – In-person meetings may not be allowed in today’s COVID-19 world, but a Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agent continues to work to provide valuable information for South Carolina strawberry growers. Justin Ballew, a Clemson commercial horticulture agent for Lexington and Saluda counties, said this year’s South Carolina Strawberry Grower Meeting will be held […]
Clemson researchers recently released findings on the issue of food insecurity in Pickens County along with recommendations and proposed solutions to the problem. Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of survey respondents indicated they experienced some level of food insecurity in the past 12 months and experienced problems or anxiety about consistently accessing adequate food. One-fourth of these survey respondents faced very low food security.
Clemson University will expand its sustainable and organic farming research and launch a weekly farm market on its most historic agricultural land. Calhoun Fields, or The Bottoms as it is commonly known, lies between Hartwell Lake and Perimeter Road on the Clemson University campus and is the location of Clemson’s Student Organic Farm and Community Supported Agriculture Program. It is also land that was first farmed by Cherokee Indians, then by John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.
With the help of the Clemson University Research Foundation, this Tiger filed for and finally obtained a patent for his research that could revolutionize the fertilization process of organic crops.
CLEMSON – Choosing, using and maintaining equipment and tools is important for intensive crop production on small-scale commercial farms. Clemson University experts, together with National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) experts, are ready to help South Carolina producers learn how to select and use appropriate tools and equipment to increase their production and profits. A […]
Sustainability plus productivity is the underlying formula in a Clemson University staff member's new book, "The Bio-Integrated Farm."
As South Carolina cities adopt new rules allowing backyard chicken coops, Clemson Extension is helping South Carolina residents satisfy their appetites for profitable, productive, healthy backyard poultry operations.