Scientists at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence are looking to poplar trees, switchgrass and biomass sorghum as bioenergy sources that can be grown in South Carolina....More
On Oct. 7, soon after historic rain hit the region, Lindsay McClam took pictures during an airplane flyover of the terrible flooding in and around Kingstree, South Carolina, where she and her husband, Brian, farm.
The images and realization of just how bad historic flooding has hit some South Carolina farms are coming to light. South Carolina famers’ yields were already in trouble due to prolonged drought this summer. Now the flooding takes hope away for any harvest at all.
South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says conservative estimates put South Carolina crop losses at more than $300 million after historic rains devastated the state earlier this month....More
Climate predictions for the upcoming fall and winter months indicate that Alabama wheat producers will have fewer problems this season with the Hessian fly, but now’s not the time to completely let down your guard.
Results of studies have shown that Hessian fly infestation and yield losses are least during an El Niño climate event—a wetter and cooler phase—which is the forecast for the coming months....More