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.

Clemson Extension partnering on new agribusiness curriculum program

Clemson Extension partnering on new agribusiness curriculum program

Clemson Cooperative Extension is teaming up with the S.C. Department of Agriculture on a program geared toward bolstering the state’s largest industry by arming budding agribusiness innovators with the business skills they need to succeed.

Junior Beef Round-Up breeds skills, confidence in 4-H youth

Confidence was on display by the hundreds at the South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up. Held each August for 4-H members and their families, the event drew students from throughout South Carolina and neighboring states to Clemson University’s T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena for the three-day weekend event Aug. 3-5.

4-H’ers honored for success in program areas

PENDLETON — The achievements of South Carolina youth who dedicated themselves to specific 4-H program areas such as agriculture/livestock, healthy lifestyles, natural resources and science were recognized at the inaugural South Carolina 4-H Project Awards Luncheon on July 13. Sponsored […]

Air Force honors Detachment 770, Maj. Brock Lusk

Air Force honors Detachment 770, Maj. Brock Lusk

Clemson University’s highly decorated Air Force ROTC program has been accorded two more accolades by the U.S. Air Force. Detachment 770, comprised of nearly 150 cadets, is the recipient of the Air Force’s “High Flight” award as the top “Large” […]

The Unbreakable Tiger

U.S. Army 1st Lt. William Funchess watched from the other bank as Chinese soldiers approached the river, undressed, and swam across naked, holding weapons and clothes over their heads. Once they hit his side of the river, they shook the […]

Clemson’s WOW nature project inspires Daniel High students

Clemson’s WOW nature project inspires Daniel High students

CLEMSON – With a second full year officially under its belt, Clemson University’s groundbreaking “What’s in Our Waters” project continued to wow everyone involved. On Feb. 20, dozens of smiling faces gathered for a group photo inside Clemson’s recently opened Watt […]

Grad students teach high-schoolers how to monitor water quality

CENTRAL — The average person probably doesn’t think of clean water as being filled with a bunch of bugs. But in reality some groups of bug larvae are sensitive to pollution, so if they’re not found wiggling around in creeks, […]