CLEMSON – In the middle of the 17th century, rice was introduced into Carolina Province near Charles Town. Using thousands of enslaved Africans, plantation owners began to amass great wealth. But it came at a price. The entire landscape of the Lowcountry of South Carolina was literally and figuratively reshaped. Five centuries later, the tale […]
Clemson University research scientist Zhicheng Dou has received a $64,786 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to study a microscopic parasite that can cause blindness, birth defects and other severe health consequences.
Clemson Extension’s Amanda McNulty and Sean Flynn, along with the rest of the crew of “Making It Grow,” recently won another prestigious Telly Award for a 2015 segment titled “Mason Jar Salads.”
A large floating garden – shaped like a Tiger paw – was recently installed in a pond on the campus of Clemson University. The garden is laced with plants and flowers that will beautify the pond and benefit the environment.
The 2016 Sparkleberry Fair was held April 30 on the expansive grounds of Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center. The festive extravaganza featured about two dozen educational exhibits hosted by Clemson Cooperative Extension.
A scientist’s ongoing research on Southern blight – a serious disease that kills tomatoes and more than 500 other crop and plant species – will soon result in a management strategy for vegetable growers that is designed to be effective, economical and environmentally safe.
Over the course of two sun-drenched mornings, Clemson University's Carolina Clear and its collaborators turned an unattractive stormwater detention basin into a state-of-the-art filtration system that is as pretty as it is environmentally friendly.
Late blight disease, the most destructive and infectious bane of tomatoes and Irish potatoes, was reported this week on tomatoes in a home garden in Beaufort County. Further spread of Late Blight to other areas of South Carolina is likely if the fungal-like pathogen arrived via spores blown up from Florida.
More than two dozen nocturnal insect aficionados joined Clemson University entomologist Michael Caterino at the South Carolina Botanical Garden for a free event called “Light Up the Night!”
In their ongoing quest to revive and preserve ancestral grains, a Clemson University scientist and his collaborators have begun the process of restoring a nearly extinct variety of wheat that traces its American roots to the 1700s.
Researcher weaves the practical lessons learned by some of American's best sustainable farmers with the latest climate science and resiliency.
A team of scientists at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center has recently unveiled a robotic system that grafts disease-resistant roots to robust plant tops as quick as you can say chop-chop.
Besides adding beauty to a field of watermelons, colorful patches of wildflowers might also provide benefits that would improve the quality and increase the yield of one of South Carolina’s most important vegetable crops.
Clemson Cooperative Extension forestry agent Derrick Phinney, the longtime natural resources professional, talked about forestry’s importance and value to South Carolina — both as a lucrative resource and as a friend to the environment — in a recent question-and-answer session.
High-level research projects were on vivid display at a joint open house hosted by the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory (USVL) and Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center.