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, […]

Clemson announces 2023 state cotton meeting

Cotton growers can learn about the current crop situation and price outlook as well as new varieties during the 2023 South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting slated for Jan. 24 in Santee, South Carolina. The meeting gets underway with registration at […]

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program accepting applications for 2023

South Carolinians looking to launch or grow a farm business have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training thanks in part to a $600,000 federal grant. The grant was awarded in 2022 from the United States Department of Agriculture […]

Clemson Extension specialists share tips for growing corn and soybeans

As South Carolina corn and soybean farmers prepare for the 2023 growing season, Clemson Extension specialists have a few tips to help ensure productive and profitable crops. These suggestions were given to about 220 participants who attended the December 2022 […]

Clemson researchers work to improve organic sweet potato production in S.C.

Organic farming continues to become more popular but offers South Carolina sweet potato farmers fewer options for controlling costly weeds and nematodes than do conventional farming methods. To help give organic farmers new weapons to use against these pests, a […]

Clemson CommunityBUILD brings new dimension to island elementary school

For both the Clemson students and Frierson students, the build process was a true learning experience. Second-year Master of Architecture student Kyle Kane expressed why the CommunityBUILD program—which has completed more than 20 projects for South Carolina communities—continues to attract students like him.

Clemson and S.C. State collaborate to bring AgrAbility to South Carolina

This program will help the South Carolina agricultural community develop barrier-free farming. – Dale Layfield, Clemson associate professor of agricultural education Aging and ailments limit some South Carolina farmers, but faculty and researchers at Clemson and South Carolina State universities […]

Closing the skills gap in the manufacturing workforce

The faculty behind a Clemson University program that replicates the collaboration between engineers, technicians and other professionals in manufacturing plants has been a big success and could soon expand.

South Carolina hay grower wins in Southeastern Hay Contest

Reed Edwards of FoxPipe Farms in Laurens County, South Carolina has been making hay since 2007 and is a winner in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest. This was the 18th year for the Southeastern Hay Contest, which is part of […]

S.C. Women in Ag Conference provides connections, shares knowledge

Become involved and serve in local organizations. Make unique connections with people who have similar interests. – Tracy Woodard of Covered in Cotton Sometimes, folks say, success depends not so much on what you know as it does on who […]

Don’t invite salmonella or other bacteria to holiday meals

The 2022 holiday season is near, and a Clemson University food systems and safety agent has some tips to help keep people safe from foodborne illnesses. Turkey is a popular entrée served for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, but it also […]

Clemson Extension offering farmers insight in uncertain times at Ag Outlook Conference

Educational opportunities on cooperatives, agricultural disruptors also upcoming With inflation, supply-chain issues and uncertainty in the economy, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service hopes to provide South Carolina’s farmers with the information needed to navigate those hurdles in one fell swoop. […]

Clemson University researchers look to the past for answers to the present

This project will positively impact family farms and the middle-class system of rural America. – Sruthi Narayanan, Clemson crop ecophysiologist Just as family members nurture one another, certain crops can aid each other when planted together. Growing two or more […]

S.C. 4-H joins in weeklong celebration of the power of youth

It’s often been said knowledge is power, and South Carolina 4-H Youth Development believes in the power of young people — and brings opportunity to glean that knowledge directly to kids from all backgrounds. The week of Oct. 2-8 marked […]