Rainfall Relieves Drought Conditions Statewide 

Rainfall Relieves Drought Conditions Statewide 

January 15, 2015 – The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Jan. 15, removed the incipient drought declaration statewide. According to Hope Mizzell, South Carolina State Climatologist, “Since many counties were just on the cusp of drought when the Committee upgraded in late November it didn’t take excessive rainfall statewide to end […]

Clemson Precision-Ag Research Primed for New Heights

Clemson Precision-Ag Research Primed for New Heights

BLACKVILLE, S.C. (January 12, 2014) — Unmanned aircraft have been cleared for takeoff above the farm fields at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. The eyes in the sky will monitor crop health and gather data to improve farming efficiency and productivity by letting growers know precisely when and where to water, fertilize or […]

Small Ruminant’s Nutritional Needs

Small Ruminant’s Nutritional Needs

– By Gary Coleman of the Clemson Extension Office – Feed is the single largest cost related to raising small ruminants, more often accounting for 63 percent or more of the total production costs. It goes without saying that nutrition utilizes a very large influence on flock reproduction, milk production, and lamb and kid growth. […]

Women Learn Leadership and Aquaculture at State Conference

Women Learn Leadership and Aquaculture at State Conference

Beaufort, S.C. – More than 90 women from 24 counties across the state gathered in beautiful Beaufort, The Pearl of the Coast, Sept. 22 and 23 for South Carolina Farm Bureau’s (SCFB) annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Edgefield County residents Betty Jackson and Jan Burch were among the group of women who spent the week participating […]

Fall Armyworms Are Here in South Carolina

Fall Armyworms Are Here in South Carolina

– By Gary Colman, Clemson Extension Agent –   Fall Armyworm Fall armyworms, Spodoptera frugiperda, are protracted pest in the Southeast. The worms feed on a variety of forage crops, but seem to prefer lush, green, fertilized Bermuda grass. Additional forage grasses that are hosts for armyworms are Bahia grass, pearl millet, sorghum-sudan hybrids, tall fescue, […]

Equine Infectious Anemia diagnosed in Aiken Mule

Equine Infectious Anemia diagnosed in Aiken Mule

A mule in Aiken County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), which is caused by a virus related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the first case of EIA in more than a decade. Testing done at the Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center in Columbia and National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the […]

Prescribed Burning Certification Courses to be Offered

Prescribed Burning Certification Courses to be Offered

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Land managers who conduct outdoor burning can reduce their liability by becoming Certified Prescribed Fire Managers.  The South Carolina Forestry Commission has scheduled fourtraining sessions statewide: October 8, 2014      Columbia October 22, 2014    Florence Nov. 13, 2014           Walterboro January 2015           Columbia Conducted by Forestry […]

To ‘Bee’ or Not to ‘Bee?’ Is Beekeeping for You?

To ‘Bee’ or Not to ‘Bee?’ Is Beekeeping for You?

CLEMSON, S.C. – Backyard beekeeping is a growing field and many people are interested but do not know how to get started or may start without enough background information. A Clemson University Extension Service workshop aims to help people decide whether beekeeping is really for them. The June 19 workshop at the Roper Mountain Science Center in […]

Ready, Set, Glow! Vanishing Firefly Project

Ready, Set, Glow! Vanishing Firefly Project

CLEMSON, S.C. – Ready, set, glow! The annual Clemson University firefly census will launch from 8 to 10 p.m. May 31. The lightning bug count will continue through the summer. “We’ve developed new software that will make it easier for people to participate,” said Alex Chow, a co-founder of the count. The project was launched in […]