The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences provides unified education, research and public service in the grand challenges of global food supply and safety, human and animal nutrition, agricultural systems efficiency, environmental conservation, sustainable packaging and renewable resources.
Clemson University horticulture students Jordan Mckenzie Baylor, a senior from Belton, and Madison MacInnis, a junior from Lexington, received $2,500 scholarships from the South Carolina Greenhouse Growers Association.
For about 15 years, the state’s most destructive forest insect has been lying low in South Carolina. But damage caused by recent droughts, storms and fires raises the specter of a resurgence. Sizable infestations of southern pine beetles have been few and far between since the last major outbreak in 2000-2002, when the tiny but voracious creatures caused about $1.5 billion in damage in the southeastern United States.
Clemson University students are learning from the best about how to correctly plant a tree and watch it grow. And a Clemson horticulturist has some expert advice to help homeowners plant their own trees. All in preparation for the Dec. 2 Arbor Day celebration in South Carolina.
The storm-delayed Edisto Forage Bull Test, held annually at Clemson University's Edisto Research and Education Center, drew more than 100 buyers from three states as well as an Internet audience to compete for a chance to own one of the grass-fed bulls.
The Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife team has announced a series of workshops designed to educate landowners about the ecological and financial benefits of proper woodland management.
Christmas is the season for decorating with poinsettias, and a Clemson professor who has been studying poinsettias since he was in college in the 1980s has some advice for selecting and caring for this plant.
Paul Dunnavant and Wayne Stevenson are winners of the Clemson University Packaging Science Department’s Outstanding Seniors Fall Semester 2016 awards.
A trio of Clemson University scientists has unveiled a groundbreaking computational software called “GFlow” that makes wildlife habitat connectivity modeling vastly faster, more efficient and superior in quality and scope.
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.
Mengmeng Zhao, a graduate research assistant and Ph.D. candidate in Clemson’s food technology department, received the 2016 Student Package of the Year Award from the Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS).
Researchers from Clemson University and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are determining how to bring back fox squirrels to the Midlands region of South Carolina. If successful, this project could become a model for the rest of the state.
Pee Dee Region farmer and Clemson University alumnus Peter LeRoy “Roy” McCall Jr. has established a new scholarship endowment for students in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
Katie Teets of Lake Worth, Florida, a Clemson University master’s degree student in wildlife and fisheries biology, won the Best Master’s Student Poster Award at the recent 2016 annual conference of The Wildlife Society.
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.
Commodity producers can spend some downtime this winter learning how to develop a marketing plan that will help them earn the most money. The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will hold its 18th annual "Executive Marketing: Developing a Marketing Plan" seminar Jan. 4-6, 2017, at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort.