Category: Agriculture

News of interest to the Dillon County, SC, farming community

Murder Hornets Are Much Ado About Nothing In South Carolina

A two-inch-long insect found dead six months ago on the other side of our continent has become the media’s latest cause celebre.

Researchers Find Cover Crop That Can Reduce Costs For Farmers

Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations.

Farmer Directs Funds To Humane Society

Dillon County farmer James McColl, directed $2,500 to Humane Society Of Dillon County through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

Growing Good Health Spring Plant Distribution Held

The Growing Good Health spring plant distribution was held on Tuesday prior to the Governor’s stay-at-home order went into effect.

Pesticide Certification Renewal Deadline And Testing Postponed

State officials have adopted an emergency regulation that will give pesticide applicators in South Carolina the opportunity to extend renewal of their operating licenses until the end of the year.

Clemson Extension Offering Online Resources, Programming

While all 46 county offices are closed to the public, Clemson Cooperative Extension remains open for business and will continue delivering unbiased, research-based information to the people of South Carolina.

EPA Announces New Tool For Soybean Growers To Combat Weeds

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the registration of the use of isoxaflutole on genetically engineered soybeans, providing soybean farmers with a new tool they can use to control weeds that have become resistant to many other herbicides.

Price Swings And New Disease Put Strain On Cotton Growers

One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now.

Pork Industry Confirms Confidence In U.S. Soy

U.S. soybean farmers appreciate the pork industry’s ongoing efforts to assure animal feed products brought in from outside the U.S. do not transfer foreign animal diseases to domestic animals or contaminate domestic meal supplies, which remain safe and reliable.

Home Fruit Production Workshop Set

Clemson Extension will hold a Home Fruit Production Workshop on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the Dillon County Clemson Extension Office, 200 South 5th Avenue, Unit B, Dillon, SC 29536.