South Carolina: Farm Transfer Planning Workshops, Feb.-April

🕔Feb 14, 2019Clemson Cooperative Extension is partnering on a program aimed at guiding South Carolina farmers through what can be an intimidating process: developing and implementing a transition/succession plan for their farms […]

South Carolina Peanuts: Higher Yields Outpacing Demand

🕔Feb 11, 2019The United States peanut market will remain in a holding pattern if producers don’t adjust to increasing yields, said experts at the 40thAnnual South Carolina Peanut Growers’ Meeting. Peanut production […]

Industrial Hemp: Clemson Data Has Est. Cost Per Acre; 40 Farmers Have Permits

🕔Feb 8, 2019Industrial hemp production could be a viable crop alternative for South Carolina farmers, according to Clemson Cooperative Extension crop and agribusiness agents. Clemson officials teamed with industrial hemp industry associates […]

South Carolina Cotton Crop Expected to Rebound in 2019

🕔Feb 7, 2019Hurricanes, government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting held here […]

Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed – 14 Years and Counting – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2019It’s been 14 years since Stanley Culpepper confirmed the country’s first glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth population in some cotton fields in Macon County, Georgia. The University of Georgia Extension weed scientist had been seeing the […]

South Carolina: Above Average Rainfall Breaks Annual State Record

🕔Jan 18, 2019Preliminary data for South Carolina indicates December was the second wettest out of the 124-year record, with a statewide average rainfall of 7.67 inches which is almost double the normal […]

South Carolina: Cotton, Peanut Meetings, Santee, Jan. 22, 24

🕔Jan 18, 2019Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability of cotton and peanut crops at meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month. The annual South Carolina Cotton […]

New Farm Bill Gives 11 States with Heirs Property Act a Boost – DTN

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🕔Jan 17, 2019Dying without a will or without properly structured farmland ownership can make life messy for heirs.  In many of those situations, the next generation owns the land as tenants-in-common, and […]

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevil, Benghal Dayflower Quarantine Areas Increased

🕔Jan 16, 2019Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) has issued updated quarantine information related to two crop pests: sweet potato weevil and Benghal dayflower. The agency expanded a longstanding quarantine due […]

South Carolina Sweet Potatoes: New Pest in Darlington County Forces Quarantine

🕔Jan 9, 2019A new pest detected in two farm fields in Darlington County has resulted in a quarantine of South Carolina sweet potatoes by Louisiana and Mississippi. Guava root-knot nematode was detected […]

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