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 – A group of Clemson University students is helping others on campus have access to fresh vegetables by planting a community garden they call The Lunchbox Garden Project. The community garden is planted in the “shoebox” courtyard area of Young Hall. The students are in associate professor Dil Thavarajah’s Horticulture 4560 class (Spring 2017). Vegetables […]
CLEMSON – When it comes to writing about the environment, Drew Lanham knows just what it takes to write pictures readers can see, feel, smell and touch. It’s this ability that has garnered him a 2018 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award. Lanham received the award for his book, The Home Place: Memoirs of a […]
The Clemson Experimental Forest will hold its annual Forest Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Lake Issaqueena area. There will be activities for adults and children, including guided hikes, nature walks, scavenger hunts, air rifle demonstrations, waterfall views, canoeing and kayaking, forestry activities and outdoor games.
Gardeners, homeowners and others preparing to plant flowers this spring have an opportunity to buy local plants grown in high-tech greenhouses and cultivated by Clemson University horticulture students and professors. The annual Clemson Horticulture Student Plant Sale is Friday, April 6.
Dana Buskovitz spends her days guiding prospective students around campus, hoping they fall in love with it just like she did.
Don’t be fooled by their whimsical tie-dyed T-shirts and horned beanies, the Narwhal of Ideas kids are serious when it comes to science. The Narwhal of Ideas is a team in the 9- to 14-year-old age group of the Due West Robotics program that competes in FIRST LEGO League as one of about 32,000 teams […]
Back by popular demand, Clemson University is having a Poa Control Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 17 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms. Bert McCarty, a Clemson professor of turfgrass science and management, said the last Poa Control Field Day was held in 2013. Poa is short for Poa annua, a cool-season annual grass also known as bluegrass.
Josh Weaver, a pesticide investigator for the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a state regulatory agency at Clemson University, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Future Leaders in Science Award.
Aphids are some crops’ worst nightmare, but a Clemson University professor is investigating natural tools that may lead to better aphid management in fields. Carmen Blubaugh, an assistant professor in Clemson University’s plant and environmental sciences department, is involved in a study that addresses how plants mediate interactions between predators and prey.
The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will hold an Organic Certification Workshop to teach South Carolina growers how they can reap the benefits of the organic market.
CLEMSON – Conservation biologist and landscape ecologist David Theobald is coming to Clemson to talk about the effects of land use change on wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Theobald will be on campus from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., April 5 at the Strom Thurmond Institute, 230 Kappa St., Clemson, SC 29634. His presentation, From mapping […]
South Carolina cotton farmers have a new tool to use in their fight against thrips.
Clemson University master's student Sara Webb was one of 10 graduate students nationwide, plus 20 undergraduates, honored in Washington, D.C., as a USDA Student Diversity Program winner for her essay on inclusion and diversity in the agriculture sector.
Clemson – Students from the Clemson University Agribusiness Club took first and second place while attending the Annual Southern Agricultural Economics Meeting and Undergraduate Academic Bowl Competition this past February in Jacksonville, Fl. Addie Stone, a sophomore agribusiness major from Dallas, Tx. was part of the team that placed first and Andrew Hall, a sophomore […]
Through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant, Clemson University scientist Cathy Jachowski is working to identify habitat requirements to inform restoration and species recovery for the Carolina heelsplitter, the only federally endangered mussel species in South Carolina.