Agriculture

Sweet Potato Research

By S. Flynn

Sweet Potato Research

Team "Making It Grow" travels to the USDA-Agricultural Research Service's U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, SC to talk with Research Entomologist Dr. Livy Williams and also Research Geneticist Dr. Phillip A. Wadl about their research on sweet potatoes. We discuss how their research will help farmers meet the challenges of growing sweet potatoes in the future by providing them with cultivars that have resistance to weeds, insects, and diseases and can be grown with the fewest inputs for a more sustainable crop.

Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms

By S. Flynn

Worms

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to a Worm Farm near Simpsonville, SC where Terry Unger raises Red Worms and Louisiana Swamp Worms. Terry takes us through the process on how he cares for these worms and also talks about how they are used for fishing or for composting.

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