SANTEE – Even while facing uncertainties, South Carolina farmers continue to push forward to provide food and fiber people across the globe need in their everyday lives. But, trade disputes, inclement weather and other legislative matters are beginning to take […]
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.
SANTEE – Precision agriculture, Dicamba, fungicides and tariff effects will be the topics of discussion at Clemson Cooperative Extension’s second annual Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting on Dec. 6. The meeting gets underway with registration and trade booths opening at […]
With an eye on grooming the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders, the inaugural class of the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative met for the first time this month at the Sandhill Research and Education Center.
Veteran Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Amy Dabbs has accepted the role of School and Community Gardening Statewide Coordinator after a national search to fill the newly created position for Extension’s horticulture team. Dabbs will coordinate all horticultural aspects of school and community gardening and serve as a resource to all program teams and agents who engage groups of constituents through gardening.
CLEMSON – Clemson University’s turfgrass maestro Bert McCarty has another honor to add to his slate of accolades. McCarty, a turfgrass science and management professorin Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas […]
Horticulturists across the United States can use new light management tools to ensure greenhouse plants receive the correct amount of light needed for proper growth. The U.S. Daily Light Integral Maps developed by Jim Faust, a Clemson horticulture associate professor, and Joanne Logan, a University of Tennessee biosystems engineering and soil science associate professor, allow growers to better manage light their plants receive.
Declaring America’s agricultural future “bright and prosperous,” United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue cited the vital role of land-grant universities such as Clemson University in sustaining that momentum during a visit to the campus Friday.
WEST COLUMBIA – Financial opportunities and threats for the South Carolina agricultural industry in 2019 will be addressed during the third annual AgOutlook Conference slated for November 15. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in […]
Thanks to a large collection of soil-borne pathogens and a group of persistent Clemson University researchers, a new series of annual vinca bedding plants is planned for release in spring 2019.
South Carolina farmers can reduce input costs, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply by including cover crops in their crop rotations. This was the message Clemson experts gave farmers during an Oct. 19 workshop designed to extoll the virtues of the cover cropping.
On the same day Kevin Yon’s first grandchild came home from the hospital to the family farm in Ridge Spring, he was named the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year, becoming the first Clemson University alumnus and only the third South Carolinian in the 29-year history of the award to do so.
Clemson Cooperative Extension and partners are holding a conference to give the latest information, resources and tools on stormwater pond management for the Lowcountry community on Nov. 14 at Trident Technical College in Charleston.
Aiming to sustain the guidance and vision necessary to fulfill its mission, Clemson Cooperative Extension has created a new professional development opportunity for personnel dedicated to doing just that. The Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for personal growth and career development, enhance leaders’ roles at a higher level of excellence, bolster cohesion and team building among leaders, promote and practice interpersonal skills, and provide tools and skills to enhance leadership.
With water being vital to the well-being of both South Carolina’s citizens and its largest industry — agriculture — Clemson University is leading the way in taking stock of the state’s water resources. The biennial South Carolina Water Resources Conference in Columbia brings together state, federal, industry and university water experts to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina’s economy, while preserving its natural resources.
This Tiger recently received a grant from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) to work toward minimizing adult obesity in South Carolina. She works with extension agents of the Rural Health and Nutrition Extension program, which seeks to teach individuals in rural counties about healthy lifestyle choices. Meet Michelle Parisi.
Water scientists and federal and state policymakers will meet this week at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at the 2018 South Carolina Water Resources Conference.
In recognition of World Food Day on October 16, we are sharing how five Clemson faculty members are answering this global health crisis through programs that produce more nutritious crops to those that ignite physical activity, creating a healthier world for all. Scientists across the university’s seven colleges are working tirelessly to address health and food-related issues by finding ways to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and obesity.
Obesity isn’t merely a health problem. In communities where four out of 10 adults are obese, it’s a health crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Clemson University and land-grant institutions in 14 other states have teamed up to tackle that crisis in some of the hardest-hit counties.
Malnutrition and obesity are health burdens the public needs to be aware of. By changing their food behaviors they can have a great impact on their communities beyond just themselves. Clemson associate professor Dil Thavarajah is responding to this crisis through scientific research and educational programs, working to find a solution.
A group of Clemson researchers wants to show South Carolina farmers how organically growing cereal and pulse crops can improve nutrition while lowering production costs.
Clemson Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop designed to help green industry professionals better manage landscapes through smart fertilization and soil improvement on Nov. 7 at the Horry County Extension Office located at 1949 Industrial Park Road in Conway.
The Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center can add the discovery of a new plant bug to its portfolio of findings. The insect was discovered by Clemson entomologist Al Wheeler when he collected a small reddish-orange plant bug from an oak tree at the Coastal REC. A researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., said this is the first time this insect has been found in the United States.
CLEMSON – Armillaria root rot is a devastating fungus that costs farmers millions of dollars in crop losses and for which there are no controls. A group of experts and industry representatives from states where this fungus attacks almonds, cherries […]
Six youth leaders from South Carolina 4-H attended and shared some of their leadership skills at a multi-state conference created to bring together teens and adults to empower and inspire them to make a positive change across the South.
CLEMSON – If the old saying is true and an apple a day really does keep the doctor away, it’s time to fill pantries with South Carolina apples. But, you’d better hurry as time is running out and the end is […]
A novel hybrid approach performed by researchers from Clemson University and Stony Brook University has revealed a 3-D structure of a protein fragment that could serve as a drug target in treating stroke patients.
With widespread flooding in eastern South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Clemson University Cooperative Extension is offering resources to help meet hay needs of the state’s livestock producers, both in the short term and throughout the winter.
YEMASSE – Waterfowl are important to the South Carolina ecological system and knowing how to properly manage their wetlands habitats can help ensure balance in the state’s ecosystem. Clemson University’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center is partnering with […]
Modern research and technology are important for today’s farmers and researchers at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center are busy developing software and other scientific instruments to help South Carolina farmers produce profitable crops.
Mosquitoes are breeding in abundance in floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Florence, prompting officials throughout the Pee Dee region to step up pesticide treatments to control them. Experts with the Clemson University Extension Service and Regulatory Services units are advising beekeepers to be aware of increased sprayings and prepare to cover their hives if necessary while sprayings are in progress.
Information technology permeates virtually every aspect of 21st century business. That’s why the Association for Information Systems (AIS) student chapter at Clemson University welcomes students of all majors to join their organization. “Our AIS chapter has mostly a cross-section of […]
Flood waters left behind by Hurricane Florence can have a devastating impact on homes and landscapes, but a Clemson environmental horticulturist says there is hope.
Clemson University, in partnership with SC State University, has received a five-year, $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to at-risk youth in South Carolina.
The Duke Energy Foundation awarded Clemson University $50,000 from its environmental program to support “Natural History and Ecology of Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station and Jocassee Gorges.” The grant, awarded to Barbara Speziale and John Hains of Clemson, supported two environmental education courses this summer for 18 K-12 teachers from across South Carolina and will support another next summer.
The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage. A single damage assessment form for farmers — available online now — will help gather information that state and federal officials can use to speed relief.