Aiken County Clemson Extension

Aiken County Clemson Extension Clemson Extension provides non-biased, research-based info and programming on Horticulture, Livestock & Forages, Forestry & Natural Resources, and 4H.

Clemson Extension employs Extension Agents who work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. Your local Extension Agents provide expertise in Agronomic Crops, Economic & Community Development, Food Safety & Nutrition, 4-H, Horticulture, Livestock & Forages, and Natural Resources.

Operating as usual

Clemson Extension Horticulture
02/05/2021

Clemson Extension Horticulture

Garden Photo of the Day by Clemson Extension Horticulture Agent, Barbara Smith: Lenten roses (Helleborus sp.) are beautiful, winter-blooming perennials to add to a shade garden. There are quite a few different species and hybrids to choose from. These beauties are also deer resistant.

02/04/2021
Virtual Forestry Association Meeting Registration

The Aiken County Forestry Association will have the opportunity to continue learning through a virtual/computer meeting. If you are not a member of the local county forestry association and have ever wondered what the education component of the meetings are like, this is a great opportunity to see what it is all about. This webinar meeting is not limited to only those who are members of the Association. We hope that you will consider joining us. Please see below for the information. It is worth noting that Tom Brant, Jeff Fellers and myself are pulling together all of our Associations (9 total) together for this opportunity.

Join us on Feb. 23th at 7 pm for a Virtual Forestry Association meeting. Tom Brant (Clemson Extension Forestry Agent) will deliver a program on ‘Pine Reforestation’. We will cover the whys, hows, an methods of regenerating pine timber stands. Mr. Brant will discuss the seedling options available, and the planting methods often used.

This program will be presented through a webinar that you will view on your personal computer. Participants only need a computer and a good internet connection to Live Stream the video. Participants will be able to type questions should they have any. Tom Brant and Jeff Fellers will also be available to help answer questions during the presentation. Participants will be able to view us; however, we will not see you.

Registration. Please go to http://bit.ly/febforestryassociation to register for this FREE meeting. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the web address (link) for the virtual meeting. The information that you put into the registration is only seen by us (Jeff Fellers/ Stephen Pohlman /Tom Brant), so rest assured your information will not be shared.

Hopefully soon, we can go back to having our regular face-to-face Association meetings, so we gain the benefits of socialization, friendships, and oftentimes great food. But for now, let’s meet virtually and continue our learning of being better stewards of our lands.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 803-384-4151 or [email protected] .

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Clemson Extension
02/03/2021
Clemson Extension

Clemson Extension

While this year’s South Carolina 4-H Horse Project dealt with more than a few challenges, the team members chosen to represent the state were able to get a leg up on the competition at the National Virtual 4-H Invitational.

And the added obstacles did not slow the Sandlappers down, as they were honored as Overall National Horse Classic High Point State Team based on total points won, and Aliza Allison, of Lexington, was recognized as Overall National Horse Classic High Point Individual. South Carolina 4-H Youth Development

#WhatIsItWednesday: Clemson Extension/Clemson Extension Horticulture agents present #shortandsweet #researchbased #horti...
02/03/2021

#WhatIsItWednesday: Clemson Extension/Clemson Extension Horticulture agents present #shortandsweet #researchbased #horticulture facts. More info: https://hgic.clemson.edu/what-is-it-wednesday-17/.

#wiiw #learnsomethingnew #tmyk #onlinelearning #instalearn #instalearning #humpday #humpdayhorticulture #clemsontigers #clemsonextension #clemsonhomeandgardeninformationcenter #clemsonhgic #wevegotafactsheetforthat #wehaveafactsheetforthat #sharingiscaring #bugginwithbert

Selecting Appropriate Pest Management Strategies
02/02/2021
Selecting Appropriate Pest Management Strategies

Selecting Appropriate Pest Management Strategies

Spring is coming, and with it comes weeds, bugs, and diseases, oh my! Many home gardeners often get frustrated about what to do for various garden pests....

02/01/2021

Join us for “Making It Grow” this February 2 at 7pm on SCETV. Even though it is Groundhog Day we will be learning all about bats! Clemson Extension Agent and Host Amanda McNulty will first be joined by fellow agent Terasa Lott who will share the “Gardens of the Week”. Next, Amanda will talk with Jennifer Kindel, Wildlife Biologist from the SC Department of Natural Resources. They will address myths about bats, the bats in South Carolina and ways to help monitor them. Then, Amanda talks with Dr. Susan Loeb, Research Ecologist and Project leader of the US Forest Service with the Southern Research Station, Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Unit. They discuss the beneficial impact of bats to forestry and also Dr. Loeb explains the research they are doing in Stumphouse Tunnel to monitor white-nose syndrome which is affecting the bats. As always, we will be streaming on “Making It Grow” Facebook, so you can also join the conversation and viewing there with Terasa and Vicky Bertagnolli

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden
02/01/2021
Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

Lunch and Learn with Clemson Extension: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

Beneficial insects help control pest insects by feeding on them or laying eggs within them. These natural enemies can be described as predatory, feeding on many different insects. Many native perennials and annuals provide excellent habitats to attract and increase the numbers of many beneficial ins...

Aiken / Edgefield County 4-H
01/29/2021

Aiken / Edgefield County 4-H

Our first mini project of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣!

Livestock less Mini Project!

Learn all about the livestock programs we offer through South Carolina 4-H without actually getting an animal (yet 😉).

Project registration:
https://aesc4hlivestockless.eventbrite.com

4-H membership registration: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in

*4-H membership is not required, but encouraged

Managing Deer Damage Using a Two-Tiered Fence System | Land-Grant Press
01/28/2021
Managing Deer Damage Using a Two-Tiered Fence System | Land-Grant Press

Managing Deer Damage Using a Two-Tiered Fence System | Land-Grant Press

Deer damage to crops occurs every year on small farms and strawberry fields. Damage done by feeding and trampling (figure 1 and 2) limits the number of healthy plants (figure 3) and may reduce crop harvest below needed or projected yields. More growers are diversifying and adding high value cash cro...

Upcoming Events…
01/28/2021
Upcoming Events…

Upcoming Events…

Tomato & Pepper Grower Meeting – Jan. 27, 2021 – 6-8:30pm… REGISTER HERE IDENTIFYING & MANAGING ANTHRACNOSE FRUIT ROT ON PEPPER – DR. KEINATHANAEROBIC SOIL DISINFEST…

#WhatIsItWednesday: Clemson Extension/Clemson Extension Horticulture agents present #shortandsweet #researchbased #horti...
01/27/2021

#WhatIsItWednesday: Clemson Extension/Clemson Extension Horticulture agents present #shortandsweet #researchbased #horticulture facts. More info: https://hgic.clemson.edu/what-is-it-wednesday-16/.

#wiiw #learnsomethingnew #tmyk #onlinelearning #instalearn #instalearning #humpday #humpdayhorticulture #clemsontigers #clemsonextension #clemsonhomeandgardeninformationcenter #clemsonhgic #wevegotafactsheetforthat #wehaveafactsheetforthat #sharingiscaring #bugginwithbert

01/26/2021

Join us for “Making It Grow” this Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm on SCETV. Clemson Extension Agent and Host Amanda McNulty will be joined by fellow agents Terasa Lott, Tony Melton and the Director of Grounds at Historic Columbia Keith Mearns. Terasa will share the “Gardens of the Week” and give questions from Facebook for the panel. Tony gives advice on collards and strawberries and Keith gives plant recommendations to brighten up your winter landscape other than hollies and camellias. Our featured segment will be the Memorial Garden near the Governor’s Mansion Amanda talks with Peggy Little of the Garden Club of SC on the history of the garden being the first one dedicated to WWII Veterans. They also talk about the design by Loutrel Briggs and some of the plant material inside. As always, we will be streaming on “Making It Grow” Facebook, so you can join the conversation and viewing there with Terasa and Vicky Bertagnolli.

Next week’s show will be all about Bats with Jennifer Kindel, Wildlife Biologist from the SC Department of Natural Resources and Dr. Susan Loeb, Research Ecologist and Project leader of the US Forest Service with the Southern Research Station, Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Unit. So join us then, same bat-time, same bat-channel!

Time to Inspect Your Pressure Canner
01/26/2021
Time to Inspect Your Pressure Canner

Time to Inspect Your Pressure Canner

It is the time of year to start thinking about home food preservation projects for the spring and summer. If you plan to use a pressure canner for safely...

Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife Newsletter Winter 2021
01/22/2021
Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife Newsletter Winter 2021

Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife Newsletter Winter 2021

Smartphones, More Than Just a Communication Device for Forest Landowners By Jeff Fellers Though the first cell phone was released in the early 1990s, most of us probably did not go out and buy one right away. The majority of us probably did not get a smartphone until the early 2000s. It was not unti...

Orangeburg County Clemson Extension
01/20/2021

Orangeburg County Clemson Extension

2021 Dicamba Use Program
Certification for purchase and use of specific dicamba products.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service will offer four virtual 2021 Dicamba Use Programs during the month of February.
By participating in this program producers and applicators will be certified to purchase and apply dicamba containing products in SC during 2021. To register for the program date you plan to attend please use the
Eventbrite link provided below:

February 16th – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dicamba-certification-trainingtickets-136855274811

February 18th – 11:00am until 12:00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dicamba-certification-trainingtickets-136878422045

February 23rd – 11:00am until 12:00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dicamba-certification-trainingtickets-136878947617

February 25th – 6:00pm until 7:00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dicamba-certification-trainingtickets-136879669777

Participants in the program that have a pesticide license will receive 1 hour of recertification credit.

01/20/2021
www.scnewfarmer.org

Clemson University is now accepting applications for the 2021 SC New & Beginning Farmer Program! Online for 2021!

Visit the SCNBFP website for online application & program details: www.scnewfarmer.org
‘Like’ our page and share announcement with others: https://www.facebook.com/SCNBFP
Download the 2021 Program Flyer:https://www.clemson.edu/extension/newfarmer/prospective/files/2021/scnbfp-class-of-2021-flyer-final-version.pdf
Official 2021 Media Release:https://www.clemson.edu/extension/newfarmer/prospective/files/2021/scnbfp-class-of-2021-press-release.pdf

2021 Program Snapshot
• Program Dates: May - October 2021
• Cost: $350.00/Person
• Workshop Location: Online through Zoom
• Who May Apply: Any resident of SC, age 18 or older who has been actively farming for less than 10 consecutive years. Current land access not required.
• How to Apply: Online applications only at www.scnewfarmer.org
• Deadline to Apply: 11:59 PM, February 21, 2021
• Detailed Program Outline and FAQs available at www.scnewfarmer.org

Are Those Old Vegetable Seed Still Good?
01/19/2021
Are Those Old Vegetable Seed Still Good?

Are Those Old Vegetable Seed Still Good?

Many gardeners have a collection of seed packets that contain seeds that didn’t make it into the garden in years past. Before purchasing more seed, check...

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages
01/13/2021

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages

The Clemson Bull Sale Catalog is now available! Sale will be February 6th! Check out what will be available.

https://www.clemson.edu/extension/bulltest/clemson/2021-clemson-extension-bull-sale-catalog-final.pdf

#WhatIsItWednesday: Clemson Extension/Clemson Extension Horticulture agents present #shortandsweet #researchbased #horti...
01/13/2021

#WhatIsItWednesday: Clemson Extension/Clemson Extension Horticulture agents present #shortandsweet #researchbased #horticulture facts. More info: https://hgic.clemson.edu/what-is-it-wednesday-15/.

#wiiw #learnsomethingnew #tmyk #onlinelearning #instalearn #instalearning #humpday #humpdayhorticulture #clemsontigers #clemsonextension #clemsonhomeandgardeninformationcenter #clemsonhgic #wevegotafactsheetforthat #wehaveafactsheetforthat #bugginwithbert

The Role of Organic Matter in Healthy Soils
01/11/2021
The Role of Organic Matter in Healthy Soils

The Role of Organic Matter in Healthy Soils

The physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil work together to make it a complex, dynamic, and living substance. The role of organic matter...

New month, new ingredient!Enter your video for a chance to win a raffle prize, or the Exceptional Presenter Prize, which...
01/08/2021

New month, new ingredient!
Enter your video for a chance to win a raffle prize, or the Exceptional Presenter Prize, which includes a $25 Amazon gift card and a coupon for $15 off any state-wide 4-H event. Get all the details on the #4HKidsCook video contest by clicking the link here: https://www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/programs/healthy-lifestyles/index.html

New month, new ingredient!
Enter your video for a chance to win a raffle prize, or the Exceptional Presenter Prize, which includes a $25 Amazon gift card and a coupon for $15 off any state-wide 4-H event. Get all the details on the #4HKidsCook video contest by clicking the link here: https://www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/programs/healthy-lifestyles/index.html

How to take a soil sample
01/07/2021
How to take a soil sample

How to take a soil sample

Why test? A soil test provides fertilizer and lime recommendations, if needed. How do I take a sample? After all, the results are only as good as the...

Making It Grow
01/06/2021

Making It Grow

Send us your photos! It's time to create our first Gardens of the Week for 2021. Have a holiday cactus blooming? Maybe an orchid or an amaryllis? Collards in your garden? Post your photos in the comments. Be sure your photo is LANDSCAPE oriented (horizontal) and include your city or town.

Southern Botanica - Town Carolina
01/04/2021
Southern Botanica - Town Carolina

Southern Botanica - Town Carolina

Our coldest season offers prime time to escape the confines of home and revel in the unadorned beauty of the South Carolina Botanical Garden.

Address

1555 Richland Ave E, Ste 500
Aiken, SC
29801

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:30
Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(803) 649-6297

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What is this growing on my Magnolia stump that holds up my Cedar table? It is hard as a rock, "skin" or shell feels soft as suede, 3 inches long 2 inches wide, does not move. Is it a type of scale? or fungus? no " legs to be seen.
Does lirope grow in full sun in Aiken County?