Savannah Valley District

Sun Safety: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent, Colleton and Hampton Counties Agriculture relies on sunshine for growing and harvesting crops, rising healthy livestock, and providing adequate work conditions. However, the sun may be one of the biggest health hazards farmers faces. To get their jobs done, farmers and agricultural workers spend enormous amounts of time in […]

Celebrating Clemson Extension Employee’s Service Milestones in May

Clemson Extension 4-H

Congratulations to All University Staff who achieved milestones in the month of May: Jenny Powell, Administrative Assistant,             May 1, 2023 – One year! Akendra Garrett, EFNEP Program Assistant,    May 5, 2006 – 18 years! Felicia C. Cunningham, 4-H Youth Development Agent, May 23, 2007 – 17 years! Each celebrating year(s) at Clemson University. Clemson …

Brake For Terrapins

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC) iNaturalist.org If you drive alongside brackish water between early May and the beginning of July, you may glimpse a secretive creature crossing the road. Be sure to hit the brakes!  Diamondback terrapins are not just another turtle. Derived from the […]

Safe Driving Tips During Planting Season

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent – Clemson University There are certain times of the year when farm vehicles and equipment will be more prevalent on the highways, such as spring planting and fall harvest, and motorists need to be aware of this increased activity and exercise caution and patience. With planting season underway in […]

4-H Embryology Teaches Life Lessons

SHANNON HERNDON, 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENT 4-H Embryology to Educate Project was in classrooms in Bamberg & Barnwell County Schools during the month of March. Schools set up incubators with fertilized chicken eggs for 21 days. Students monitored temperature and humidity and recorded daily development. 54 chicks out of 8 incubators went to their new […]

Osprey Nesting Season

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent March heralds an exciting time for many South Carolina birders: it’s osprey nesting season!  An osprey pair nesting in the Everglades (From Diana Robinson, Flickr) Ospreys are unique birds of prey found all over the planet. Whether in South Carolina or South Australia, there is only one species […]

Weekly Field Update

Phillip Carnley, Area Horticulture Agent  Onions Strawberries are looking good around the Midlands. The biggest issue I’ve seen is still Neopest and getting plants to size up. With Neopest, stay on top of a preventative spray with Thiram or Switch. If plants are still small, row covers are your friend and will help force crown […]

Bradford Pear Bounty – Hampton County

Amanda Taylor, Forestry and Natural Resources Agent Extension Agent Rob Last helps visitors pick their new trees. On Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, Clemson Extension staff members gathered at the Hampton County Extension office to distribute native trees. Locals who registered and provided evidence of removing up to 5 Bradford pear trees could receive up to […]

Learning About Our First Responders Continues…

Dawn Stuckey, 4-H Youth Development Agent – Colleton and Hampton Counties Hampton County 4-H Club visited the Hampton Fire Station to learn more about fire safety and the live at the fire station. Hampton County Fire Chief, Greg Cook, Captain Dylan Brabham, and Lieutenant Tyler Nix opened the bays and doors for youth to investigate […]