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. […]

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program launches new advanced program

Clemson Extension program now accepting applications for 2023-24 Columbia, SC — South Carolina farmers looking to grow their farm businesses now have access to advanced level business and production training thanks in part to a $600,000 grant from the United […]

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, Duke Energy partner to teach teachers about wildlife and land management ecology

A group of K-12 teachers from across the Upstate took a field trip to learn about wildlife and land management ecology from Clemson faculty, thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Fourteen teachers from schools in Oconee, Pickens, Anderson and Greenville counties participated in the workshop June 12-15 at Duke Energy’s Bad Creek Outdoor Classroom.

CAFLS introduces Interis as new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The term “holistic student experience” may sound elaborate, but to Matthew Interis it simply means taking care of the whole student and not just their academics. And that’s exactly what Interis — who began July 1 as the Associate Dean […]

Clemson announces 2023 Watermelon Field Day

This year’s Clemson University Watermelon Field Day highlights innovative technology combined with tested management practices to give watermelon growers an edge on growing this summer favorite. Watermelon is the largest acreage vegetable crop grown in South Carolina, with 117 million […]

County Extension agents honored with Lever Hall of Fame induction

Although he never knew his namesake, Frank Lever III recalls that his grandfather believed the act of Congress that created a nationwide Extension system in America was “almost entirely a product of South Carolina thinking.” And at a ceremony in […]

Clemson researchers tweak cotton genes to improve productivity

Clemson University researchers are determining how to develop a higher-yielding, better-quality cotton by altering plant growth habit and form. Led by molecular biologist Sachin Rustgi, the researchers are looking at how regulating certain genes can transform cotton from a perennial […]

Downy mildew detected in South Carolina

This is two weeks earlier than when it was first detected in 2022. – Tony Keinath, Clemson University vegetable pathologist Downy mildew is making its annual appearance in South Carolina a little early this year and a Clemson University specialist […]

Alston Award winner Coleman respected around SC for hard work, integrity

After more than three decades of service to Clemson University, first as a “trailblazer” in governmental affairs and now as director of its agricultural research outpost in Columbia, Kathy Coleman has been recognized for bringing positive visibility to South Carolina’s […]

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 […]

Thavarajah receives Clemson’s 2023 Godley-Snell Award

Dil Thavarajah is a researcher who is passionate about combating global obesity and malnutrition. She is following this passion to help Clemson University fulfill its Land-Grant Mission. In recognition of her achievements, Thavarajah has received Clemson’s highest agricultural research award, […]

Nation’s largest free farm and art tour set for kickoff in SC

Agriculture and tourism are among the primary industries that drive the state’s economy, and the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour has been bringing those two essential elements of its culture together for a dozen years. Led by the Clemson […]

Clemson Turfgrass and Small Grains Field Days at Pee Dee REC

Turfgrass and small grains farmers can learn the latest research-based information during two in-person field days scheduled for April at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC). The first field day is the Pee Dee REC Turfgrass […]

Pressure canning dial gauge check by Clemson Extension staff

Pressure canning is an important, safe method of preserving low-acid foods and Clemson Extension staff are available to help South Carolina residents ensure their equipment is ready for the 2023 canning season. Low-acid foods include meats and vegetables. The dial […]

Proper forages for livestock benefit humans

People who raise livestock know how important forages are for proper nutrition in their herds. But that nutirional value also is passed along to humans. To help South Carolina livestock owners produce forages year around, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension […]