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.

Rain Barrels: A Family or Housemates Activity
07/09/2020
Rain Barrels: A Family or Housemates Activity

Rain Barrels: A Family or Housemates Activity

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and stay at home orders, it is the perfect time to consider making something together with your...

(Vicky) Via the Southern Fire Exchange (https://southernfireexchange.org/): America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative’s ...
07/08/2020
Southern Fire Exchange

(Vicky) Via the Southern Fire Exchange (https://southernfireexchange.org/): America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative’s Longleaf Partnership Council has released a new communications fact sheet, Blowing in the Wind: Advantages of Longleaf Pine in Wind Storms (http://www.americaslongleaf.org/…/llp-windstorm-fact-sheet-…). This publication demonstrates the benefits of longleaf pine during windstorms such as hurricanes and tornadoes.

This windstorm fact sheet is the second in a series of communications documents that was requested by the LPC in Fall 2017 to demonstrate how longleaf pine can outperform other pine species during natural disasters. The first communications document, Longleaf Resiliency: Insects and Pests (http://www.americaslongleaf.org/…/longeaf-resiliency-to-ins…), was released in 2019.

Preserving Peaches
07/06/2020
Preserving Peaches

Preserving Peaches

Canning Peaches (Halved or Sliced) Quantity: An average of 17½ pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 11 pounds is needed per canner...

Tomato Leaves Rolling?
07/06/2020
Tomato Leaves Rolling?

Tomato Leaves Rolling?

Curling or rolling of tomato leaves can be caused by various factors, including environmental stresses, viral infection, and herbicide damage. To...

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
07/03/2020

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division

🚫🙅🏻‍♂️ ❌ NO.
We’ve already been getting calls about fawns on the ground, which - accordingly, is exactly where they belong.
In the rain.
In the heat.
Without their mom.
NORMAL.
Do not kidnap fawns! If you have already moved the fawn or it has been disturbed by pets, replace the fawn where it was found and leave the area. The notion that your scent will keep its mother from caring for it is a myth. If you see a fawn, leave it alone - simple as that!

Proper Disposal of Unwanted Medicine
07/01/2020
Proper Disposal of Unwanted Medicine

Proper Disposal of Unwanted Medicine

You can help keep your family and our waterways safe by properly disposing of unwanted or expired medications. According to the United States...

Duckweed and Watermeal
06/26/2020
Duckweed and Watermeal

Duckweed and Watermeal

Clemson Extension Agents get many calls each year from landowners having problems with aquatic weeds in their ponds. One of the more common plants we...

06/25/2020
SCDNR - Wildlife Information

Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public.

Summer surveys are designed to monitor annual nesting success of hens and survival of their young, which has the greatest influence on wild turkey population dynamics. The information allows biologists to calculate many factors essential for sound turkey management including: average brood size, percentage of hens with and without young, gobbler to hen ratio, and overall numbers of turkeys seen. Combined with harvest data, this allows DNR to make scientific recommendations to the SC General Assembly in order to manage the wild turkey population now and in the future.

To participate in the annual Summer Turkey Survey visit http://dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/turkey/volunbroodsurvey.html.

Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from o...

06/24/2020
Making It Grow

Making It Grow

Making It Grow visits the garden of Sumter, SC resident Dr. J. Grady Locklear just in time to see his hydrangeas in full bloom.

06/22/2020
Clemson Extension

Clemson Extension

Have you been grilling out during quarantine? Food systems team director Kimberly Baker has all the information you coud need to keep your food delicous and safe! As she said, the last thing we need during this pandemic is a food-borne illness. Safe cooking, everyone!

Clemson University Invasive Species Program
06/20/2020

Clemson University Invasive Species Program

Hopefully by now you've heard about the infestation of Asian Longhorned Beetle we recently detected in Charleston County. Here are a few photos of what we're seeing.

Help us by not moving firewood and reporting potential infestations to [email protected].

Making More: Propagation by Cuttings
06/17/2020
Making More: Propagation by Cuttings

Making More: Propagation by Cuttings

Summer is the perfect time of the year to propagate perennials, shrubs, and trees by stem cuttings. The primary benefit of cuttings is that all offspring...

https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/inspectors-survey-low-country-trees-after-invasive-beetle-discovered/?fbcli...
06/15/2020
Inspectors survey Low Country trees after invasive beetle discovered

https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/inspectors-survey-low-country-trees-after-invasive-beetle-discovered/?fbclid=IwAR2PP93VZf86LgJbVPzLmhtAve9NAdmaaBkwg0HkcdfSYmPIVhJT0fv8GVE

An invasive species of beetle, the Asian longhorned beetle, has been discovered for the first time in South Carolina. Teams of inspectors from Clemson's Department of Plant Industry and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are surveying the area surrounding Hollywood, S.C., in Charles...

Lime and Mint Infused Watermelon Sorbet
06/15/2020
Lime and Mint Infused Watermelon Sorbet

Lime and Mint Infused Watermelon Sorbet

Warm summer temperatures are here, and sweet South Carolina watermelons will be ripe for harvest soon. If you are looking for a refreshing summer dessert...

S.C. farmers lose use of important herbicides early in the season
06/12/2020
S.C. farmers lose use of important herbicides early in the season

S.C. farmers lose use of important herbicides early in the season

The Department of Pesticide Regulation has issued a statement on the effect a federal court ruling and subsequent EPA orders will have on farmers who grow more than half a million acres of cotton and soybeans in the Palmetto State. The change immediately prohibits sale and distribution of three prev...

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages
06/11/2020

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages

Be sure to save these dates! You will not want to miss this great opportunity! More details to follow!

Salsa, Pico de Gallo Style
06/08/2020
Salsa, Pico de Gallo Style

Salsa, Pico de Gallo Style

Fresh South Carolina tomatoes harvested in the summer months are true delicacies. They really are at their best with bare minimum preparation. A Pico de...

Clemson Extension Pressure Canning On Demand
06/05/2020
Clemson Extension Pressure Canning On Demand

Clemson Extension Pressure Canning On Demand

Have you ever wanted to learn how to pressure can your own produce? Would you like a refresher course? Register for our FREE on-demand webinar focusing on preserving low-acid foods with a pressure canner. Still have questions? No problem, be sure to register for our Live Q/A on Tuesday, June 9th 5:3...

South Carolina youth recognized for 4-H Shooting Sports success
06/04/2020
South Carolina youth recognized for 4-H Shooting Sports success

South Carolina youth recognized for 4-H Shooting Sports success

The 2020 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships won’t be held as expected this month due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t diminish the accomplishments of four shooters from South Carolina who earned the opportunity to be there. [_caption id=

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages
06/02/2020

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages

FORAGE WEEK is coming!! To celebrate we are offering a different webinar each day Monday-Thursday! Be sure to register before 5pm on June 18th to receive the zoom link!
https://forageweek.eventbrite.com

EC Online Presentation with Dr. Eric Benson
06/02/2020
EC Online Presentation with Dr. Eric Benson

EC Online Presentation with Dr. Eric Benson

June 10 (Wednesday) 10:00am – 11:30am, Online Presentation: Hornets and Wasps in the Palmetto State with Dr. Eric Benson, Professor Emeritus of Entomology: Recently, there was a swarm of media activity about the Asian giant hornet, a.k.a. the murder hornet, in North America. While the Asian giant ...

Azalea Lace Bugs
06/01/2020
Azalea Lace Bugs

Azalea Lace Bugs

Azalea lace bugs can be a very destructive pest in home landscapes. Lace bugs feed with piercing-sucking mouthparts during both the nymph and adult life...

Clemson Extension Pressure Canning On Demand
05/30/2020
Clemson Extension Pressure Canning On Demand

Clemson Extension Pressure Canning On Demand

Have you ever wanted to learn how to pressure can your own produce? Would you like a refresher course? Register for our FREE on-demand webinar focusing on preserving low-acid foods with a pressure canner. Still have questions? No problem, be sure to register for our Live Q/A on Tuesday, June 9th 5:3...

Alabama Vegetable IPM
05/27/2020

Alabama Vegetable IPM

Symptoms of tomato spotted wilt disease (virus) observed in Fairhope today. TSWV is transmitted by thrips

A spitting spider, Scytodes thoracica (Aranae: Scytodidae)Scytodes thoracica has silk glands in the cephalothorax in add...
05/26/2020

A spitting spider, Scytodes thoracica (Aranae: Scytodidae)

Scytodes thoracica has silk glands in the cephalothorax in addition to the silk glands in the abdomen. The silk glands in the cephalothorax are connected to the venom glands giving this spider the ability to capture prey with venomous silk.

Photo location: North Augusta, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA 05232020

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Clemson University Invasive Species Program
05/22/2020

Clemson University Invasive Species Program

South Carolina is facing an invasive plant species that could be far worse than other rampant exotics like kudzu. The exotic invasive cogongrass is one of the top ten worst weeds in the world. The pest was first found in South Carolina in 1987 at a site in Hampton County that is still active. Clemson University's Department of Plant Industry is asking concerned citizens to watch for populations and report them. If you would like additional information or you find suspect cogongrass in your area, please email photos with exact locations to [email protected] or call the Department of Plant Industry (864-646-2140) and leave a phone number for a call back. Anyone who spends time outdoors can help find this grass and report any sightings.

Donald E. Davis Arboretum
05/22/2020

Donald E. Davis Arboretum

The plumleaf azalea hybrids have opened up, just when you thought the spring azalea season might be over.

(Vicky) BOLO: Periodical cicadas from Brood XIX (The Great Southern Brood) are emerging 4 years early in our area. Both ...
05/21/2020
Brood XIX – Periodical Cicadas

(Vicky) BOLO: Periodical cicadas from Brood XIX (The Great Southern Brood) are emerging 4 years early in our area. Both 13- and 17-year cicadas can emerge early or late, and both have a tendency to do so in increments of 1 and 4 years (Cooley et al. 2018). Brood XIX is one of the largest (geographically speaking) broods of periodical cicadas. http://magicicada.org/magicicada/brood_19/ reports records along the east coast from Maryland to Georgia and in the Midwest from Iowa to Oklahoma!

Read more about Periodical Cicadas from http://magicicada.org/magicicada/.

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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Comments

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?