Entrepreneur Cathy Carden had the idea. She needed the business plan. So she enrolled in Feeding Innovation, a program created by the South Carolina Community Loan Fund in partnership with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service to bring healthy food to under-served communities throughout South Carolina.
Clemson University plant pathologist Guido Schnabel has collaborated with scientists from Cornell University, the University of Massachusetts, Penn State University, North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia to make his disease- and insect-fighting smartphone app available to fruit growers throughout the East Coast and beyond.
A team of Clemson University researchers focused on fighting organisms responsible for infectious diseases that threaten the health of billions of people globally has been awarded $10.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The statewide 4-H Engineering Challenge utilizes students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in several fun and engaging competitions that promote teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and learning. Students from across South Carolina won competitions in robotics, bridge building, rocketry and more.
Bermudagrass is the gold standard for South Carolina hay production, but specific variety selection can greatly impact profits. An entirely different forage species may even be better for some growers. Soil type and drainage, environment, grower-management preferences and end use are important factors in choosing a forage for hay production, according to information presented at the Clemson University Hay Production Workshop and Field Day at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
A rare, invasive aphid has been found attacking wheat crops in Hampton County. This is the first documented case of the Sipha maydis aphid in South Carolina, said Francis Reay-Jones, an entomologist at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence.
The Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Service has opened a new office after its former location was left underwater by last fall’s historic flood.
Nicholas Stalford of York County and Myles Hutton of Pickens County won the 2015-2016 South Carolina 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project. For the project, 4-H members plant and grow food for wildlife and are judged based on their plots’ productivity and their plot-management records. Youth learn to identify different types of plants and signs of wildlife associated with the food plot.
The fruit-eating spotted wing drosophila has been found in a strawberry patch in Beaufort County for the first time, and Clemson University Cooperative Extension advises fruit growers to take action to protect their harvest.
More than 200 4-H members, volunteers and instructors visited the state capitol recently to show state leaders the impact 4-H has on South Carolina youth.
As farmers look to trim costs after a rough year, investments in soil fertility could be more important than ever. Crops abandoned after last year’s historic flood also could be problematic as the 2016 planting season gets underway this month. Clemson University Cooperative Extension agents are working with South Carolina farmers to help them maximize profitability in the year ahead.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is bringing Annie's Project back to South Carolina for the fifth year. The four-day educational retreat for women in agriculture is a one-stop shop for tips on agribusiness management.
Numerous foundations and partners across the state have signed on to support South Carolina 4-H Science on the Move, a statewide Clemson University Cooperative Extension program that fosters young peoples’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 4-H Science on the Move works with schools, after-school programs and community organizations, traveling the state with educational materials and activities to teach students to build air-powered paper rockets, for example, or electrical circuits, among other activities.
Clemson Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office, will offer two March workshops to help farmers’ markets operators, local food promotion programs and producers garner federal grants.
Christy Belcher wrapped her arms around the newborn giraffe much like she did a foal during her field training at Clemson University. She had arrived at the Greenville Zoo early Feb. 2 after receiving a 5 a.m. phone call from zoo administrator Jeff Bullock. Initially, she ignored the call, thinking she was hitting snooze on […]