Day 40 | February 9, 2014

Extension agents in cotton field

In 1962, South Carolina cotton production was valued at $84 million. Farmers adopted better growing practices including 4-row equipment, flame cultivars, high-clearance sprayers, new chemicals, and mechanical harvesters.


Increasing yields

Clemson scientists and Extension agents work tirelessly to help South Carolina farmers produce the best crops possible. The varieties — or cultivars — that a grower chooses has a tremendous impact on both quality and yield. Clemson runs a number of agronomic variety trials at various locations around the state to help growers select the most profitable cultivars for individual farm conditions and management programs. Trials are conducted for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts, small grains, soybeans, watermelon, and silage sorghum.

For more information about these variety trials, visit: http://www.clemson.edu/public/vt/.


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