Soil Fertility

There is an opportunity to involve cotton growers in on-farm extension studies to test conservation management practices through an NRCS-funded grant. The first step of the process is to identify growers for this study. If interested please complete a short survey that should not take more than two minutes to help identify potential partners. If you know other growers that may be interested please share this Survey at the earliest to establish cover crop trials with selected partners in October-November.

Follow this link to complete the Survey:
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Please note that completion of the survey is voluntary. The contact information of growers will not be shared publicly and will only be used for this project.

The goal of soil fertility research and extension program at Clemson is to improve the sustainability of South Carolina’s Agroecosystems in terms of profitability, environmental stewardship, and social acceptance. Specifically, we focus on developing nutrient management practices and precision agriculture technologies for major crops in order to maximize economic returns and reduce the potential of nutrient losses to the environment, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus. In our extension activities, we seek to provide relevant, unbiased, and timely research-based information that is transformed into usable knowledge to benefit our clientele. Our team members are producers, farm crew members and technicians at Edisto REC, undergraduate and graduate students, Extension Agents, other researchers, and various organizations. Our program is well-funded through various South Carolina commodity boards, Cotton Incorporated, different industries, and state and federal agencies. We conduct field and lab research and on-farm demonstration trials at farmers’ fields.


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