Clemson Extension leadership program launches second phase

An initiative aimed at grooming future Clemson Cooperative Extension Service leaders began the second phase of the development program, Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative, which aims to actively engage the class members in problem solving, team building and other activities that allow them to grow as leaders.

Clemson Extension endowment continues legacy of ‘Queen of the Market’

The Emma Jeannette Carr Memorial Endowment is being established by her husband, Brig. General Chalmers “Hap” Carr (’60), to honor her love of gardening and advance vegetable gardening education and outreach through the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.

Invasive pest of crapemyrtle found in South Carolina

An invasive insect pest of the widely used ornamental plant crapemyrtle has been found for the first time in South Carolina. Crapemyrtle Bark Scale has been positively identified in locations throughout metro Columbia, said Steven Long, who leads the plant protection division of the Department of Plant Industry (DPI), a regulatory unit housed at Clemson University.

Clemson program prepares women to manage the family forest land

Clemson University Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a new statewide educational program designed to prepare family forest matriarchs for the reality that they could someday be left to make management decisions about their forestland.

Meet a Tiger: Meg Williamson, Plant Disease Diagnostician

Clemson University’s main campus covers some 17,000 acres, but the Tiger paw also adorns dozens of satellite campuses and research centers placed across the entire expanse of South Carolina. One of those orange dots on the map is the Plant […]

State 4-H Congress is a family affair

South Carolina 4-H’ers make their annual State Congress a family affair — all the way up to Rep. Frank Lever, whose bill creating the Cooperative Extension Service created 4-H clubs in 1914.

Congressman: Clemson Extension ‘instrumental’ to state’s agricultural success

As part of his annual bus tour of South Carolina’s District 2, U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson recently visited Sandhill Research and Education Center (REC) to meet with agricultural producers, constituents and representatives of S.C. Farm Bureau. One of six Clemson University RECs around the state, the facility was established in 1926 for agricultural research in the primarily rural Columbia area.

Clemson initiates heifer development program at Edisto REC

BLACKVILLE – A new Forage Heifer Development Program is being initiated this year at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) that researchers say will add to the success of the South Carolina cattle industry. Scott Sell, Clemson research associate at […]

Homeowners can take steps to lessen damage ahead of Hurricane Dorian

With Hurricane Dorian breathing down the necks of Coastal South Carolinians, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service experts are providing resources that can help homeowners prepare for the wind and rain and make returning to their homes a little less treacherous.

Clemson Extension has created a website filled with practical advice on how to prepare for a host of disasters, including flooding and hurricanes and will also be using its social media networks to get helpful information to the people who need it. Follow Clemson Extension Facebook or @CUESNews on Twitter to receive the latest tips and advice before, during and after the storm. Clemson Extension’s Home and Garden Information Center can also help with hurricane preparation information.

2019 President’s Leadership Institute: Meet the staff

The fourth cohort of the President’s Leadership Institute began this month, with 25 faculty and staff members participating in the prestigious nine-month leadership development program. Introduced by President Jim Clements in 2016, each year’s PLI exposes Clemson’s faculty and staff […]

Milliken & Company names MBA alum president of Polartec

Steve Layton is perhaps one of the best examples of what the Clemson MBA program can help someone accomplish, on a couple of different levels. Layton was recently named the new president of Polartec, a provider of premium functional fabrics […]

Clemson 2019 Peanut Field Day rescheduled for Sept. 12 in Blackville

Irrigation scheduling, variable rate seeding and precision agriculture technologies are just a few of the topics that will be discussed during this year’s Peanut Field Day Sept. 5 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (REC), 64 Research Road, Blackville.

South Carolina youth put wildlife habitat knowledge to test at national competition

As one of two states in the nation with both a 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) team in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest (WHEP) and with both teams posting stellar scores, South Carolina’s young people made their mark on the national stage after an extended absence. For the first time in more than 20 years, South Carolina had two teams compete in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City July 14-17.

Construction update: Building Clemson’s future

Clemson’s main campus has experienced big changes in just a few short months. Some construction projects have been completed, while others remain on target for their scheduled completion dates. Here are updates on some of the initiatives happening above and […]

Clemson researcher explains seedless watermelon production

BLACKVILLE – Most watermelons produced in South Carolina are seedless, but how are they produced if they don’t make any seed? By seed, of course. The process of growing seedless watermelons was explained to about 300 people who attended the […]

Clemson pond management program geared to both professionals, homeowners

Master Pond Manager program participants at field days at Francis Marion University and Moore Farms Botanical Garden put their classroom knowledge into action with hands-on learning about such topics as dam maintenance, fish management, stormwater pond design and maintenance, and best management practices led by Clemson Extension experts.

Clemson Extension, architecture collaborate to enhance Charleston’s Corrine Jones Park

When you drive 13 hours straight from New York to Charleston, there better be a payoff at the end. For some, it’s the opportunity to experience the city’s history, architectural and natural beauty, and world-class cuisine. When you drive 13 hours straight from New York to Charleston, there had better be a payoff at the end. For some, it’s the opportunity to experience the city’s history, architectural and natural beauty, and world-class cuisine. For Frances Perez and Corbin Laedlein, it was the opportunity to complete the Certification Track of Clemson Extension’s Master Rain Gardener program by helping build a rain garden and rainwater harvesting system in Corrine Jones Park.

Rosenkrans to lead Clemson Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department

CLEMSON – A seasoned educator and Cooperative Extension Service professional has been tapped to lead Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department. Charles F. Rosenkrans Jr. comes to Clemson from the University of […]

Clemson scientists will answer watermelon questions at the 2019 Field Day July 11

What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what do farmers plant to grow them? While Clemson agricultural scientists can’t answer the first two eternal questions, they will be sure to answer the third during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day slated for July 11 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville.