Already feeling the pressure of drought, last year’s historic flood and low commodity prices, South Carolina’s No. 1 industry could be pinched by an uptick in the value of the U.S. dollar, Clemson University agricultural economists said at the S.C. Agriculture Outlook Conference.
Clemson University professor James Morris received a $184,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research a new method of starving the deadly parasites that threaten millions of people worldwide. If successful, the work could lead to the development of oral treatments for African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Baghdad boil, an infection that has afflicted U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Scientists converged at Clemson University this month to share research aimed at treating diseases responsible for millions of deaths around the world.
Feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the state’s agriculture, livestock and timber industries in South Carolina, according to a Clemson University study on landowners’ perceived damages from the invasive animals. This is the first time a comprehensive dollar figure has been attached to the ecological and industry damages caused by wild hogs, which reproduce rapidly and are growing in numbers.
After successfully demonstrating savings of up to $60 an acre in on-farm trials, Clemson University has made available to cotton growers a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can reduce expenses and environment impact.
Clemson University has been granted a blanket license by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) throughout the U.S. and to register more Clemson employees as UAV pilots.
Clemson University agribusiness specialists Nathan Smith and Scott Mickey will provide an economic outlook for agriculture Nov. 22 at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia.
South Carolina needs reliable information on water availability, use and quality to enact measures to protect the key environmental resource, legislators told attendees of the S.C. Water Resources Conference Thursday.
State and federal officials met Wednesday at the S.C. Water Resource Conference organized by Clemson University to discuss lessons learned from last year’s flood and steps needed to protect the state’s valuable water resources in the future. South Carolina legislators will discuss the state’s preparedness and response to significant weather events as the conference continues in Columbia Thursday. The discussion will be broadcast live online.
Clemson University researchers have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to expand organic peach production in the Southeast. Clemson University pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar and pathologist Guido Schnabel are tying paper bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides.
COLUMBIA — Millions of birds housed at commercial poultry operations in South Carolina may face tropical storm force winds this weekend. “Our big concern is occasionally we’ll have a poultry house collapse under adverse weather conditions and birds become trapped. It becomes an animal welfare emergency,” Michael Martin, an Extension veterinarian with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry […]
The Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center in Bamberg County has rescheduled Saturday’s 2016 Edisto Forage Bull Test auction for Oct. 15 due to the state of emergency declared by the state of South Carolina.
Clemson University pre-med student Shivani Desai made professional connections that will undoubtedly advance her career, some of whom are on the admissions committees of medical schools. But her conversations with Clemson alumni and other professionals at the second annual event “Tigers on Call: Making Connections in Health Care” stretched far beyond career planning, networking and […]
Massive, five-pound sweet potatoes being grown at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence could give South Carolina farmers an edge in potato production for canneries.
Clemson University irrigation specialist Jose Payero is installing weather stations and soil-moisture sensors at farms across South Carolina and developing the online platform that will allow farmers to use the collected data to conserve water and energy.