‘Longleaf 101’ Offered at Cheraw State Park Feb. 18-20

‘Longleaf 101’ Offered at Cheraw State Park Feb. 18-20

A three-day short-course called Longleaf 101, an in-depth classroom and field instruction in “all things longleaf,” will be offered by The Longleaf Alliance at Cheraw State Park Feb. 18-20, 2014. Priority registration will be open through Jan. 8 for landowners and land managers in Chesterfield and Darlington counties, and then registration will be open for […]

S.C. Farmers Join the Boll Weevil Fight in Texas

S.C. Farmers Join the Boll Weevil Fight in Texas

FLORENCE, S.C. – South Carolina hasn’t seen a boll weevil in 13 years, but cotton farmers are taking no chances. At the annual meeting of the South Carolina Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation in Florence, the farmer-run organization prepared for the next step in the battle against the historic scourge of Southern agriculture: Having pushed the […]

Researchers Tackle Problem of Feral Hog Overpopulation, Damage

Researchers Tackle Problem of Feral Hog Overpopulation, Damage

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University wildlife ecologists are collaborating with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, USDA Wildlife Service and Farm Bureau over the next two years to quantify the economic and ecological damage feral hogs cause to South Carolina’s agricultural and natural resources. They will be crafting novel and effective management strategies and educating […]

Creepy-Crawlies Look for Warm Winter Homes

Creepy-Crawlies Look for Warm Winter Homes

CLEMSON, S.C. – Shorter, cooler days send a signal to many insects that it’s time to look for a warm winter home — perhaps yours. Clemson University has researchers devoted to “six-legged-science,” and some specialize in exploring ways to keep pests and people apart. This year there are new creepy-crawlies to keep an eye on. Entomologist Patricia […]

Study Shows SC Forest Industry Positioned for Growth

Study Shows SC Forest Industry Positioned for Growth

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The forestry industry in South Carolina is positioned for significant growth in the decades ahead, according to a study conducted by nationally prominent forestry expert Dr. Robert Abt of North Carolina State University. A diverse group of forestry professionals from manufacturing, timber growing, private forestry consultants and governmental bodies participated in the study.  This […]

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – Aug. 23 & 24

Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo – Aug. 23 & 24

 – By Tiffani Ireland – Professional rodeo riders will again converge on the Westside of Edgefield County, Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 23 and 24, for the 8th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena.  The fields have been bush hogged, the arena stands ready, and, by press time, the Ferris wheel […]

Biologist Urges Less Arsenic in Apple Juice

Biologist Urges Less Arsenic in Apple Juice

CLEMSON, S.C. – Lowering arsenic levels in apple juice is a step in the right direction, but regulators could and should go further, says Clemson University biologist Lisa Bain, who researches the genetic and developmental effects of arsenic on animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving to decrease the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice to […]