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.

Clemson Extension announces 2nd Annual Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting

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 […]

Clemson Extension leadership program welcomes inaugural class

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.

Amy Dabbs to oversee Extension school, community garden programs statewide

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.

New national light maps help greenhouse growers manage plant growth

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.

Clemson announces 3rd Annual AgOutlook Conference

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 […]

Clemson experts: Cover cropping can improve soil health, increase bottom line

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.

Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon named Southeast’s top farmer

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.

New Clemson Extension initiative seeks to sustain leadership for future generations

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.

Clemson leading effort to take stock of state’s water resources

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.

Meet a Tiger: Michelle Parisi

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.

Finding a solution for hidden hunger

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.

New plant bug discovered in Charleston may have hitchhiked on Spanish moss

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.

Researchers meet to plan attack on Armillaria root rot

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 […]

It’s apple-picking time in South Carolina

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 […]

South Carolina ACE Basin Waterfowl and Wetlands Management Workshop

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 […]

Beekeepers watchful as Pee Dee counties increase mosquito sprayings

Beekeepers watchful as Pee Dee counties increase mosquito sprayings

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.

AIS student chapter opens doors to information systems opportunities

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 […]

Environmental education takes center stage during Duke Energy, Clemson summer course

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.