Clemson scientists study watermelon to improve organic vegetable production

Our long-term goal is to develop organic fertilizers and strategies for higher nutrient-use efficiency, as well as weed and soilborne pest management. Bhupinder Jatana, Clemson ag scientist Consumer interest in organically produced fruits and vegetables is growing and to help […]

Clemson Pee Dee REC announces Field Day

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Pollinator habitats, genetics, cover crops and cotton variety trials are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) Field Day on Aug. […]

Cool spring temperatures slow watermelon crop, increase Fusarium infections

“Fusarium wilt is a devastating disease. We want to do what we can to help solve problems associated with this disease.” Gilbert Miller, Clemson Extension vegetable specialist Sweet, refreshing watermelon is a favorite summertime treat, but cooler-than-normal temperatures this spring […]

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 […]

Clemson researchers work to improve organic sweet potato production in S.C.

Organic farming continues to become more popular but offers South Carolina sweet potato farmers fewer options for controlling costly weeds and nematodes than do conventional farming methods. To help give organic farmers new weapons to use against these pests, a […]

Clemson Extension announces Women in Ag Conference

Women are a critical part of farm and ranch operations in South Carolina and to help move this industry into the future, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is holding its first-ever South Carolina Women in Agriculture Conference. This inaugural conference […]

Clemson webinar series promotes ‘Going Organic’ when breeding pulse crops

The Clemson Organic Plant Breeding Institute continues its “Going Organic” webinar series to teach farmers how to produce nutritional legumes and save money. These webinars, featuring presentations by world-renowned researchers who are experts in their fields, will be held monthly […]

Clemson’s Coastal REC working to foster sustainability for Lowcountry farmers

Farming Johns Island across nine generations since 1725, the Legare family has grown everything from sea island cotton to its modern-day operation of mostly vegetables, along with cattle, hogs, two rolling markets and a bustling pumpkin patch each fall. The farmers still have more to learn, and Field Days are a unique opportunity to connect with Clemson scientists who can help.

Clemson leads study to improve organic vegetable production using carbon waste

Anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) is a soilborne disease management strategy proven effective against a wide range of pathogens in organically-grown crops. But the need for expensive carbon hinders its use by many growers.  A Clemson University researcher believes using on-farm […]

On solid ground: Sustainability through soil research

Saving the Earth has Clemson scientists investigating ways to improve our dirt Each Spring, Clemson’s 240-acre Musser Fruit Research Center erupts in brilliant pink blooms, but more than peaches will grow on the sprawling stretch of land and fruit trees […]

Global experience uncorks his career as a ‘wine slinger’

Justin Rose didn’t consider himself an aspiring entrepreneur when he studied in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. It took a study abroad experience to Paris for the 2019 Marketing graduate to realize the thirst he had […]

Clemson fall field days will be online in 2020

Clemson fall field days will be online in 2020

Clemson University Research and Education Centers (RECs) will hold their first-ever Virtual Fall Field Days this year to inform the public of important research while protecting people from COVID-19.

Astronauts could turn waste into hydrogen peroxide with help of Clemson University research

Astronauts on deep-space missions won’t be able to run to the store for disinfectant wipes, but they may have another way of cleaning surfaces inside their spaceship, and it could involve human waste. Sudeep Popat of Clemson University is developing a way of making hydrogen peroxide for use on long-term space missions. He proposes to do it by feeding human waste to microbial fuel cells that produce hydrogen peroxide.

Cover crops can increase soil moisture by as much as 10 percent

COLUMBIA — South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to teach the public how growing cover […]

Clemson to launch weekly farm market and expand research at campus farm

Clemson University will expand its sustainable and organic farming research and launch a weekly farm market on its most historic agricultural land. Calhoun Fields, or The Bottoms as it is commonly known, lies between Hartwell Lake and Perimeter Road on the Clemson University campus and is the location of Clemson’s Student Organic Farm and Community Supported Agriculture Program. It is also land that was first farmed by Cherokee Indians, then by John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.

Food is a science, and so is how it’s grown

Brian Ward is going beyond the seed to influence the food-to-table revolution in another way while also helping improve quality and productivity for farmers. He’s made a discovery that can revolutionize how farmers work and increase their organic output — a new fertilizer.