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With an eye on grooming the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders, the inaugural class of the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative met for the first time this month at the Sandhill Research and Education Center.
Veteran Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Amy Dabbs has accepted the role of School and Community Gardening Statewide Coordinator after a national search to fill the newly created position for Extension’s horticulture team. Dabbs will coordinate all horticultural aspects of school and community gardening and serve as a resource to all program teams and agents who engage groups of constituents through gardening.
CLEMSON – Clemson University’s turfgrass maestro Bert McCarty has another honor to add to his slate of accolades. McCarty, a turfgrass science and management professorin Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association during a special ceremony in Myrtle Beach November 14. This award […]
Tristan Allerton, a forest resources doctoral student at Clemson University, was recently awarded one of 23 Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants for 2018-2019. More than $150,000 has been awarded to doctoral students producing high-quality scholarship on diverse topics. Allerton’s grant will go towards his research that aims to better understand how human and natural […]
Horticulturists across the United States can use new light management tools to ensure greenhouse plants receive the correct amount of light needed for proper growth. The U.S. Daily Light Integral Maps developed by Jim Faust, a Clemson horticulture associate professor, and Joanne Logan, a University of Tennessee biosystems engineering and soil science associate professor, allow growers to better manage light their plants receive.
A concept born out of research from Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology (APT) Program is taking shape as a company that seeks to revolutionize regional agriculture by building a feed grain pipeline through the Southeast. The company, Carolina Seed Systems, is working to address a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage by creating a grower-focused company to take advantage of South Carolina’s unique environment to maximize crop productivity.
Declaring America’s agricultural future “bright and prosperous,” United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue cited the vital role of land-grant universities such as Clemson University in sustaining that momentum during a visit to the campus Friday.
WEST COLUMBIA – Financial opportunities and threats for the South Carolina agricultural industry in 2019 will be addressed during the third annual AgOutlook Conference slated for November 15. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Phillips Market Center, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia. Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension professor of […]
Thanks to a large collection of soil-borne pathogens and a group of persistent Clemson University researchers, a new series of annual vinca bedding plants is planned for release in spring 2019.
How many times have you dropped food on the floor, picked it back up, and eaten it, claiming, “It’s OK, the five-second rule!"? You’re not the only one. "Did You Just Eat That?", a new title from Clemson University food scientist Paul Dawson and co-authored by Brian Sheldon of North Carolina State University, dives into the origins of food myths exactly like the five-second rule and explains why you may want to rethinking your habits in the kitchen, bathroom and other public spaces.
CLEMSON – Hundreds of people came to the S.C. Botanical Garden’s first-ever Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, celebration held Nov. 2. Day of the Dead is a traditional Latin American holiday when people celebrate and honor loved ones who have passed away.
Vomit can create huge health concerns and for the more than 2 million people currently living in long-term care facilities and proper cleanup is critical to preventing the spread of disease. A group of Clemson University researchers is part of a team that has received a $1.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study vomit cleanup.
South Carolina farmers can reduce input costs, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply by including cover crops in their crop rotations. This was the message Clemson experts gave farmers during an Oct. 19 workshop designed to extoll the virtues of the cover cropping.
It will be a day to remember loved ones who have passed away when the South Carolina Botanical Garden holds its first-ever Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the garden.
On the same day Kevin Yon’s first grandchild came home from the hospital to the family farm in Ridge Spring, he was named the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year, becoming the first Clemson University alumnus and only the third South Carolinian in the 29-year history of the award to do so.