Impacts Magazine: Spring 2013
Clemson Impacts highlights Clemson research, extension and regulatory programs that enhance economic development in agriculture, forestry and natural resources. This cluster, called agribusiness, is South Carolina's largest industry.
- As invading kudzu bugs spread, scientists and farmers plan their counterattack
- Forage-fed bulls pass the test at Edisto research sale
- Show Me! Field days are the ‘how-to’ of agriculture instruction
- Precision is the watchword at Peanut and Corn Field Day
- Vegetable Field Day delivers nutrition, sound farming practices
- At Cotton and Soybean Field Day, water and bugs present challenges
- Advanced Plant Technology program bridges old and new techniques
- Mosquito-borne horse disease falls under watchful eyes
- Extension agent discovers invasive pest in South Carolina
- Clemson marks 100 years in the Pee Dee
- 'Food deserts' workshop highlights a growing concern across state
- Bringing firewood to campsites threatens forests
- S.C. livestock veterinarian to work in underserved counties
- Careful management means more “green” for turfgrass industry
- Gardening goes digital with new mobile apps
- Marine biologist seeks genetic pearls in oyster DNA
- Research aims to control vegetable disease
- Clemson plant breeders roll out new oat variety
- Experts look to offset corn costs for cattlemen
- Hundreds of sensors to provide Savannah River ecology data
Test your Ag IQ
1. How much of South Carolina is farm or forestland?
a. 32% b. 67% c. 81% d. 92%
2. South Carolina is home to _______________ farms.
a. 15,000 b. 22,500 c. 26,500 d. 33,000
3. What is South Carolina’s most valued crop?
a. Cotton b. Timber c. Soybeans d. Turfgrass
4. What is South Carolina’s official state vegetable?
a. Collard Greens b. Okra c. Tomato d. Kale
5. Which SC county has the most cattle?
a. Anderson b. Abbeville c. Barnwell d. Saluda
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