Clemson University researchers are determining how to develop a higher-yielding, better-quality cotton by altering plant growth habit and form. Led by molecular biologist Sachin Rustgi, the researchers are looking at how regulating certain genes can transform cotton from a perennial […]
New clinic brings health care to South Carolina’s underserved Orangeburg-area community
Clemson Rural Health has expanded again into an undeserved part of the state with a new full-time facility for residents of Orangeburg, Bamberg, Barnwell and Calhoun counties
Downy mildew detected in South Carolina
This is two weeks earlier than when it was first detected in 2022. – Tony Keinath, Clemson University vegetable pathologist Downy mildew is making its annual appearance in South Carolina a little early this year and a Clemson University specialist […]
Alston Award winner Coleman respected around SC for hard work, integrity
After more than three decades of service to Clemson University, first as a “trailblazer” in governmental affairs and now as director of its agricultural research outpost in Columbia, Kathy Coleman has been recognized for bringing positive visibility to South Carolina’s […]
Clemson Turfgrass Field Day highlights diseases, insects, weeds and other pests
Turfgrass is an integral part of both golf courses and landscapes, and Clemson University experts are helping golf course superintendents and homeowners learn how to grow turfgrass to best meet their needs. The latest research-based information on turfgrass was shared […]
State reduces boll weevil eradication acreage assessment to save farmers money
A program designed to guard against a pest that could devastate the South Carolina cotton crop just got cheaper and easier for the farmers whose crops it aims to protect.
Clemson researcher studies climate-resilient rice production
A Clemson University researcher is part of a multi-state, multi-disciplinary study to improve rice farming sustainability and profitability through research innovations that advance climate-resilient crops. Raghupathy Karthikeyan, Newman Endowed Chair Professor of Natural Resources Engineering and a professor in Clemson’s […]
Farmers learn about cereal grains during Clemson Small Grains Field Day
Clemson University researchers believe wheat and other small grains have a place in South Carolina and they are working to revive this part of the state’s agricultural industry. An estimated 180,000 acres of winter wheat and other small grain crops […]
“Never, ever, ever give up.” Betty Bagley has spent 50 years serving public schools, and she’s not stopping now
This member of the Class of 2023 has pursued learning throughout her lifetime.
State legislature recognizes Clemson Extension farm and art tour for its impact
The South Carolina House of Representatives has recognized Clemson Cooperative Extension’s Ag + Art Tour as a “national example” of a program that emphasizes agritourism to showcase the state’s farms and farmers. State Rep. Randy Ligon of Chester County read […]
Thavarajah receives Clemson’s 2023 Godley-Snell Award
Dil Thavarajah is a researcher who is passionate about combating global obesity and malnutrition. She is following this passion to help Clemson University fulfill its Land-Grant Mission. In recognition of her achievements, Thavarajah has received Clemson’s highest agricultural research award, […]
26 faculty, staff and students honored with 2023 University Spring Awards
The awards ceremony recognizes faculty for teaching, research and service; staff members for exemplary contributions; and honors undergraduate and graduate students with achievement honors and awards.
CUSHR chooses new faculty scholars and clinical faculty
The Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR) has selected 11 new faculty scholars and 11 new clinical faculty.
City of Greer honors Clemson alumnus who helped liberate Nazi concentration camp
Horace Berry ’41 grew up in a small, South Carolina mill town before graduating Clemson and serving in World War II. His role in liberating a concentration camp was recognized by the Butterly Project, a Holocaust remembrance event founded in 2006.
Nation’s largest free farm and art tour set for kickoff in SC
Agriculture and tourism are among the primary industries that drive the state’s economy, and the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour has been bringing those two essential elements of its culture together for a dozen years. Led by the Clemson […]
Clemson Extension program continues to grow future leaders to serve South Carolina
With the program now on its third cohort, the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative (EELI) welcomed back graduates to help usher in a new class by sharing their own stories of success since completing the leadership training. “The best part of […]
Clemson Turfgrass and Small Grains Field Days at Pee Dee REC
Turfgrass and small grains farmers can learn the latest research-based information during two in-person field days scheduled for April at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC). The first field day is the Pee Dee REC Turfgrass […]
Informed consumers can avoid scam fertilizers, say state regulators
Consumers can take steps to minimize their risk when purchasing fertilizers, says Brad Stancil, assistant director of the Clemson University Department of Fertilizer Regulatory and Certification Services.
FFA packs 35,000+ meals to help fight food insecurity in South Carolina
PELION, South Carolina — Raised by a single mother and having experienced homelessness as a youth, Teddy Tripp learned a thing or two about young people dealing with food insecurity. And during a recent event at the Advanced Agribusiness Research […]
4-H events in state’s capital showcase modern face of youth development
South Carolina 4-H’ers visit the state’s capital each March to hear from public officials, visit the State House and see legislators in action, but this year some got a surprise welcome from the governor himself — and even a guided […]
Pressure canning dial gauge check by Clemson Extension staff
Pressure canning is an important, safe method of preserving low-acid foods and Clemson Extension staff are available to help South Carolina residents ensure their equipment is ready for the 2023 canning season. Low-acid foods include meats and vegetables. The dial […]
Proper forages for livestock benefit humans
People who raise livestock know how important forages are for proper nutrition in their herds. But that nutirional value also is passed along to humans. To help South Carolina livestock owners produce forages year around, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension […]
Clemson awarded USDA grant to study saline-water irrigation to grow salt-tolerant crops
A limited amount of freshwater threatens agriculture production and food security, but researchers believe some crops can be grown sustainably in saline water if proper techniques are used. The researchers are from Clemson University, the University of Florida and the […]
Put down the salt shaker and other recipe modifications for National Nutrition Month
March celebrates National Nutrition Month®. Kim Baker shares a few ways to modify recipes in regard to fat, sugar and salt, taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
Clemson diabetes education program wins state award
Since it began five years ago, the Health Extension for Diabetes program has helped hundreds of people across the state of South Carolina, and the program’s work has garnered state recognition.
Clemson peach experts share peach research knowledge
January 2023 was the sixth warmest January on record and a Clemson University professor says if temperatures stay warm, it could have an effect on the state’s peach crop. Peaches need a certain number of chill hours, or temperatures below […]
High costs, low price in cotton may raise S.C. peanut acres
Producers attending the 2023 South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting learned cotton costs and price may help peanuts gain some ground in South Carolina in 2023. Nathan Smith, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural economist and agribusiness program team director, said […]
Boll weevil eradication update set for March 15
South Carolina cotton farmers will receive the latest updates on the state’s successful fight against the boll weevil Wednesday, March 15, in Cayce, S.C. The meeting will include updates from the S.C. Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, the Southeastern Boll Weevil […]
Clemson Extension announces cool-season forages field days
Cool-season forages can help provide supplemental feed for livestock during the fall and winter months. To help South Carolina livestock owners learn more about cool-season forages, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is holding field days in March and April. The […]
Summit helps equip youth across SC with culinary skills, nutrition training
Giving young people a taste of new, healthy foods can provide them with a delicious meal, but teaching them to prepare those culinary delights themselves has the power to change their whole outlook on food and nutrition — and maybe […]
$3.4 million grant enables Clemson University to lead the creation of Black Heritage Trail
The Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project Award supports the creation of walking trail that share the stories of local Black history and connect Clemson’s campus with the cities of Seneca and Clemson.
Upstate agent takes lead of South Carolina 4-H natural resource programs
After working with natural resources and educating young people in the Upstate for more than a decade, Patricia Whitener is taking her expertise in both those areas into a role focused on the entire state of South Carolina. Whitener, who […]
Burns brings lifetime of experience to helm of South Carolina 4-H
After serving 4-H in nearly every possible capacity since joining her local club as a kid who had just gotten her first horse, Ashley Burns is stepping into a new role that takes advantage of all those experiences: South Carolina […]
Cotton growers looking at high supply, low demand
Clemson Extension provides agribusiness insights into the upcoming growing season for South Carolina farmers as part of the University’s land-grant mission.
South Carolina residents become Master Food Preservers
Food preservation has been a fundamental part of the Cooperative Extension Service since the organization was formed in 1914. Clemson University Extension agents continue this practice by offering programs such as the South Carolina Master Food Preserver certification program. The […]
Clemson researcher uses common millet/kudzu to create biodegradable food packaging
We want to reduce rather than replace the amount of waste humans are generating. Sneh Bangar, Clemson researcher A Clemson University postdoctoral researcher believes she has found a way to use kudzu to create a biodegradable food packaging film as […]