The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences offers students opportunities that range from manipulating the molecular structure of biological systems to building products and even improving food and human health.
Wood is diverse, plentiful and sustainable – three reasons why it is the preferred building material for many in South Carolina. Clemson University, together with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, along with the S.C. Forestry Commission, S.C. Forestry Association, S.C. Biomass Council, Woodworks, the American Wood Council, the APA – The Engineered Wood Association, struck out across the state to tout the benefits of building with wood.
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.
State veterinary officials are urging South Carolina horse owners to vaccinate their animals following the discovery of an unusually early case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse in Horry County.
A colony of Africanized honey bees — the first to be found in South Carolina in 15 years — has been destroyed in Charleston County, according to officials with Clemson's Department of Plant Industry.
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.”
South Carolina watermelon growers should take steps now to protect their crops against powdery mildew. Anthony Keinath, a plant pathologist at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center, said powdery mildew was found on seedless watermelons growing there.
Austin Herbst of Easley has been awarded the 2016 Norris Medal at Clemson University.
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.
GAFFNEY – Patty Jackson and Mike Ballenger are neighbors with ponds that need attention. After attending a pond management workshop, they now know who they can contact with their pond questions. Jackson and Ballenger were among several people who attended the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service’s Pond Management Workshop held at the Extension office here May 6.
One of the most effective methods for capturing carbon from the atmosphere in the tropics of Latin America -- allowing secondary forests to regenerate on their own -- is overlooked by global climate change policies. Scientists explain how these forests quickly become substantial, important players in the fight to slow climate change.
South Carolina farmers will soon get some help from an old friend to help in their fight against insects and nematodes. Aldicarb, a chemical many farmers relied on to help with control of early-season insect pests and nematodes, was banned by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) six years ago. Formerly sold under the trade name Temik, aldicarb was discontinued in 2010.
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.
Two Clemson University forestry students were awarded scholarships from the South Carolina Forestry Foundation. This year’s recipients were William Epting, a junior from West Columbia, and Mike Duncan, a senior from Lexington.
Stephen Patrick, a biochemistry major from Gable who graduated from Clemson University in December, has been awarded the 2016 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.