Downy mildew detected in South Carolina

This is two weeks earlier than when it was first detected in 2022. – Tony Keinath, Clemson University vegetable pathologist Downy mildew is making its annual appearance in South Carolina a little early this year and a Clemson University specialist […]

Alston Award winner Coleman respected around SC for hard work, integrity

After more than three decades of service to Clemson University, first as a “trailblazer” in governmental affairs and now as director of its agricultural research outpost in Columbia, Kathy Coleman has been recognized for bringing positive visibility to South Carolina’s […]

Clemson researcher studies climate-resilient rice production

A Clemson University researcher is part of a multi-state, multi-disciplinary study to improve rice farming sustainability and profitability through research innovations that advance climate-resilient crops. Raghupathy Karthikeyan, Newman Endowed Chair Professor of Natural Resources Engineering and a professor in Clemson’s […]

Thavarajah receives Clemson’s 2023 Godley-Snell Award

Dil Thavarajah is a researcher who is passionate about combating global obesity and malnutrition. She is following this passion to help Clemson University fulfill its Land-Grant Mission. In recognition of her achievements, Thavarajah has received Clemson’s highest agricultural research award, […]

Nation’s largest free farm and art tour set for kickoff in SC

Agriculture and tourism are among the primary industries that drive the state’s economy, and the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour has been bringing those two essential elements of its culture together for a dozen years. Led by the Clemson […]

Clemson Turfgrass and Small Grains Field Days at Pee Dee REC

Turfgrass and small grains farmers can learn the latest research-based information during two in-person field days scheduled for April at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC). The first field day is the Pee Dee REC Turfgrass […]

Pressure canning dial gauge check by Clemson Extension staff

Pressure canning is an important, safe method of preserving low-acid foods and Clemson Extension staff are available to help South Carolina residents ensure their equipment is ready for the 2023 canning season. Low-acid foods include meats and vegetables. The dial […]

Proper forages for livestock benefit humans

People who raise livestock know how important forages are for proper nutrition in their herds. But that nutirional value also is passed along to humans. To help South Carolina livestock owners produce forages year around, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension […]

Clemson peach experts share peach research knowledge

January 2023 was the sixth warmest January on record and a Clemson University professor says if temperatures stay warm, it could have an effect on the state’s peach crop. Peaches need a certain number of chill hours, or temperatures below […]

High costs, low price in cotton may raise S.C. peanut acres

Producers attending the 2023 South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting learned cotton costs and price may help peanuts gain some ground in South Carolina in 2023. Nathan Smith, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural economist and agribusiness program team director, said […]

Boll weevil eradication update set for March 15

South Carolina cotton farmers will receive the latest updates on the state’s successful fight against the boll weevil Wednesday, March 15, in Cayce, S.C. The meeting will include updates from the S.C. Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, the Southeastern Boll Weevil […]

Clemson Extension announces cool-season forages field days

Cool-season forages can help provide supplemental feed for livestock during the fall and winter months. To help South Carolina livestock owners learn more about cool-season forages, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is holding field days in March and April. The […]

Burns brings lifetime of experience to helm of South Carolina 4-H

After serving 4-H in nearly every possible capacity since joining her local club as a kid who had just gotten her first horse, Ashley Burns is stepping into a new role that takes advantage of all those experiences: South Carolina […]

South Carolina residents become Master Food Preservers

Food preservation has been a fundamental part of the Cooperative Extension Service since the organization was formed in 1914. Clemson University Extension agents continue this practice by offering programs such as the South Carolina Master Food Preserver certification program. The […]

Clemson announces S.C. Peanut Growers Meeting

Sustainability, climate-smart crops, variety and quality evaluation, harvest tips and more are on the agenda for the 43rd South Carolina Peanut Growers meeting. The meeting is slated for Jan. 26, 2023, at the Santee Conference Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee, […]