Clemson Public Service and Agriculture (PSA) public relations specialists won five awards from the national association for land-grant university communication professionals, who promote and explain research and news about food we eat, fiber we wear and fuel we use to run our homes and businesses.
A fruit specialist who linked growing strawberries and peaches to the digital age has earned Clemson University’s highest agricultural honor. Guido Schnabel, professor of agricultural and environmental sciences, is the 2015 recipient of the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research.
Two College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences graduate students fast-talked their way into winning awards and cash. Nathan Redding won $400 for first place and Francesca Stubbins won $200 for third place in the Clemson University Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) research communications competition.
Why carry two field guides on a hike when you can carry one? Clemson University naturalist Timothy P. Spira's "Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: Thirty Great Hikes" links two standouts of a region famous for both.
Plant scientists at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston have developed a technique for producing more fruits and vegetables.
Professor Richard L. Hassell is having a “build a better mousetrap” moment. The world is beating a path to his door. Actually, Hassell, a vegetable specialist at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston, is the one beating a path.
Merle Shepard is working on a honey of an idea. The Clemson insect expert wants to use flower power to attract more bees to farm fields to fertilize crops. The plan is to plant wildflowers in watermelon fields. The scientists want to test the idea that planting the flowers will draw more pollinators to the melons.
When it comes to dealing with strawberry diseases, there’s now an app for that. A Clemson fruit specialist and a computer software designer have teamed up to develop a smartphone tool to help strawberry growers. The app will be unveiled at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference that is Thursday-Sunday in Savannah.
Clemson University vegetable specialist Brian Ward has been elected to the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation board of directors.
S.C. state veterinarian Boyd Parr was elected first vice president of the United States Animal Health Association.
The Department of Agriculture has awarded Clemson researchers $8.7 million to lead a multistate, five-year project to help ensure sufficient water for the nation’s billion-dollar nursery and floriculture industry.
Making the most of Thanksgiving leftovers is practically an American tradition on its own. Practicing safe food handling of leftovers is just as important as the main meal preparations and requires planning and good practices, said Adair Hoover, a Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service food-safety agent.
Firewood will be a hot commodity as winter bears down and you den up. If your fireplace or wood stove is safe to operate, a crackling warm fire can chase away the chill and perhaps save you a little on the heating bill.
Clemson horticulture and genetics researchers are part of national team of scientists working on economically important fruit crops. The USDA has awarded the first year of a $10 million, five-year competitive grant, of which Clemson will receive $1.2 million.
Ebola. ISIS. Immigration. Why is everything so hard to deal with? Jerry Emison can explain and will do that at 7 p.m. Nov.13 in 111 Rhodes Hall Annex at Clemson University. The presentation is free and open to the public.