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Edisto Research & Education Center

Cooperative Extension

Clemson Extension helps improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians by providing unbiased, research-based information through an array of public outreach programs in youth development; agribusiness; agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and natural resources.

With offices in all 46 counties of the state, Extension works to help support South Carolina’s $51.8 billion agriculture and forestry industries; strengthen families and communities; improve stewardship of natural resources and the environment; strengthen connections between people and their food; and expose South Carolina youth to opportunities in agriculture, science, technology, engineering and math.

cooperative Extension Service

South Carolina's Trusted Source

black bullEdisto Forage Bull Test and Heifer Development

The Edisto Forage Bull Test (EFBT) located at the Edisto Research & Education Center near Blackville, SC is a unique approach to central gain testing bulls.  It is a 168-days pasture-based test with limit-feeding of a commodity byproduct-based test ration at 1% of body weight.  EFBT was developed, built and started in 1982 with the commercial cow-calf producer in mind.  It utilizes the Southeast’s advantage in the cattle business which is the ability to grow high-quality, lush forages year-round.  EFBT was designed to performance test bulls in an environment in which bull buyers expect their progeny to perform. 

Edisto Forage Bull Test Website

Agronomic Crops

Helping growers with profitable and environmental crop production.

Livestock and Forages

Serving South Carolina's Livestock Producers

Updates from SC Crops

Livestock & Forages Blog

outlined map of south carolina with pin icons in various places across the state identifying weather station locations

SC Weather Map

Access your local weather data from a Tempest Weather Station (located by Clemson Cooperative Extension) in your community. Local weather data helps to better inform forecasting tools and create hyper-local weather assessment tools.

View SC Weather Map
Edisto Research and Education Center
Edisto Research and Education Center | 64 Research Rd Blackville, SC 29817