Savannah Valley District

Fall and Winter Agricultural Programs

Jonathan Croft,  Orangeburg County Agriculture Extension Agent  As we get into the fall and winter, much of our crop harvest is completed, and the meeting season for Clemson Extension Agricultural Agents and Specialists begins.  Agents and specialists will cover program topics such as pesticide safety, agronomic crop production, ag economics and more.  At this time, […]

Leave the Leaves!

Janet Steele, Area Forestry & Wildlife Agent It is that time of year again – football games, trips to the mountains to pick apples and see the pretty fall colors, making plans to gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving, and the hum of leaf blowers. While the first activities on this list are a […]

Fall Crop Report

Phillip Carnley, Area Horticulture Agent Leafy greens are being harvested with great quality and quantity. There has been less feeding damage from the diamondback caterpillar and an increase in looper and yellow-striped armyworm feeding. I have also seen a little bit of cutworm damage to fields that were transplanted late. Disease pressure has been very […]

Are Your Soils Going on Vacation?

Charles Davis Row Crops Agronomy Agent It’s been a long, hot summer, and now it is ending. The crops are grown, and the harvest is nearly complete. Our soils have been working hard since the spring, holding water for our crops, giving nutrition to our plants, and supporting a universe of microbes, insects, and fungi. […]

Proper Hay Sampling Techniques

Written by Livestock and Forages Agents – Nicole Correa, Sallie Thompson, Marion Barnes, Travis Mitchell and Hillary Pope With the fall weather starting to peek through, it is essential to start considering making hay purchases for the winter season. With all the options available, how does one choose? There are multiple grass and legume options, […]

Native Plant Festival Held on May 27, 2023

Christopher Burtt, Urban Horticulture Agent Native Fruits was the subject of a Native Plant Festival held on May 27, 2023. Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)-  Fruit can usually be harvested in Summer and Fall Woody, deciduous shrub or small tree, 5 to 12 feet tall in the Adoxaceae or Muskroot family Cooked berries are edible and can be […]

2023 Jasper County Junior Leadership

Felicia C. Cunningham Senior Extension 4-H Agent Junior Leadership Group Jasper County Clemson Extension sponsors the Leadership Program. Its purpose is to develop a group of informed, committed, and qualified youth who can provide dynamic leadership among the youth of Jasper County. The Leadership program is open to public, private, charter, and homeschool students who […]

Jasper County National Night Out

Felicia C. Cunningham Senior Extension 4-H Agent Jasper County 4-H agent Felicia Cunningham participated in Jasper County Night Out.  This outdoor event captured people from the county coming together to fellowship with law enforcement, organizations, and community members. A Night Out Photo #1 Over 200 adults and youth came by the Clemson Extension booth to […]

Barnwell 4-H’ers Compete in Poultry Showmanship at the Fairs

Shannon Herndon, Bamberg & Barnwell County 4-H Youth Development Agent Barnwell County 4-H’ers show off their hard work raising and caring for their poultry flock through the 4-H Poultry Project at the 4-H Poultry Shows at the 2023 Orangeburg County Fair and South Carolina State Fair. Brynlee Kanagy placed 2nd in Junior Class and 5th Overall […]

Bamberg 4-H’ers Win Ribbons in Livestock Shows at the Fairs

Shannon Herndon, Bamberg & Barnwell County 4-H Youth Development Agent Bamberg County 4-H was represented at the Orangeburg County Fair and South Carolina State Fair Livestock Shows. Alayna Weilnau, a Senior 4-H’er member, won Grand Champion Showman in the 4-H Rabbit Show at the Orangeburg County Fair. Breanna Carroll won First Place Junior Showman. Lawson Weilnau […]