Category Archives: Agriculture

Upstate workday, Devils Fork State Park

Native Plant Week Workday. Come out on Oct. 15th and lend a hand for Native Plants! The South Carolina Legislature has passed a resolution that was signed into law designating the third week of October as SC Native Plant Week. The State Parks endeavor to promote events for the week of October 14-20 that have…
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Global Drip Irrigation Systems Market Trends, Applications, Analysis, Growth, And Forecast To 2027

access sample report: https://marketresearch.biz/report/drip-irrigation-systems-market/request-sample/ Water crises is one of the primary challenges for the agriculture sector across the globe. Over the last few years, irrigation methods have witnessed various technological advancements, which are majorly driven by efforts to improve quality of crop and yield, and to save excessive use of water. Excess water in fields…
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Biosecurity measures protect farms, food and people

[caption id="attachment_16215" align="alignnone" width="1600"] State Veterinarian Boyd Parr leads visitors at the dairy field day through the operation of a truck wash, which ensures that the undercarriages of all vehicles are cleaned before they enter.Image Credit: Clemson University[/caption] NEWBERRY, South Carolina — Cleanliness, it’s said, is next to godliness. It also can save lives — untold…
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Good Faith Grown: New Program Supports Farmers and Local Foods

UPSTATE, SC: Vintage Falls Farm and Forage grows clean food, using sustainable practices with non-GMO seeds and no chemical pesticides. Yet, like many sustainable farms around the nation, they have chosen to forgo branding their products Certified Organic. Instead, owners Kimberly and Jason Kelly have opted for a new, innovative program designed to fill the gap…
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Greenville Technical College’s Rebecca McKinney named Conservationist of the Year

Rebecca McKinney, academic program director for Sustainable Agriculture in the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College (GTC), received the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District Urban Conservationist of the Year award, presented by the district’s board of commissioners. McKinney was selected unanimously by the board for her commitment to conservation, new…
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Clemson students to present peach research in national competition

[caption id="attachment_12348" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Clemson students, advised by Professor Feng Chen, who are traveling to San Francisco to complete in the American Chemical Society National Meeting Competition are (from left): Trinh Nguyen, Andy McCullough, Ryan Ramey, Chen and Ashley Burgess.Image Credit: Denise Attaway / Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON — A group of Clemson University students is…
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Grown in Spartanburg: A Tour of Farms, Farm Stands and Markets

SPARTANBURG, S.C – From peaches and pumpkins, to strawberries and hayrides, visitors can enjoy farm-fresh products and plan family activities thanks to a new tour that highlights agricultural offerings throughout Spartanburg County. The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has developed the latest in a series of self-guided tours, this one highlighting the abundant agricultural…
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Clemson scientists working to breed tastier, healthier peaches

CLEMSON — Clemson University geneticist Ksenija Gasic seeks to do the unimaginable: improve the taste, aroma and nutritional value of the beloved peach. Gasic received a $150,000, three-year grant from the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) to evaluate the biochemical and molecular regulation of carotenoid accumulation in stone fruits such as…
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Clemson students get up-close look at the science behind restoring American chestnut

[caption id="attachment_10915" align="alignleft" width="1410"] Dr. Joe James (left) discusses his chestnut research with a group of students from Clemson University.Image Credit: Jim Melvin / Clemson University[/caption] SENECA, South Carolina — Clemson University graduate instructor Adam Coates and a boisterous class of forestry students recently visited a sprawling Upstate farm to learn about the latest scientific…
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