Though a drizzly rain put a damper on the day, the 20th annual Sparkleberry Country Fair attracted almost 15,000 umbrella-toting adults and children eager to step over a few puddles in search of food and fun. The fair was held on the expansive grounds of Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center.
A federal decision on the use of a nematicide will leave South Carolina cotton producers scrambling to find a replacement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week rejected requests from South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas to use Counter 20G, a restricted pesticide labeled for corn crops, to help farmers control nematodes on their cotton crops as well.
About 250 children from across South Carolina built robotic cars, weight-bearing bridges, energy-efficient model homes and rockets as part of the 4-H Engineering Challenge sponsored by EnlightenSC. Participation nearly tripled from prior years in the statewide event that engages young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
As enigmatic as it is deadly, "pine decline" has many Southern timber owners wondering whether the condition may be damaging their investment. South Carolina timber owners and land managers will be able to get the latest information on the problem at a daylong workshop May 6 in Leesville.
Clemson Extension agent Mark Arena will travel to Guatemala Sunday for an 18-day assignment coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development’s Farmer-to-Farmer program.
Two longtime Clemson University administrators are moving from interim to regular appointments, university officials announced Wednesday.
Five speakers representing Clemson University will be featured at the 2015 Internet2 Global Summit April 26-30.
In a groundbreaking achievement led by an international team that includes Clemson scientist Chris Saski, the intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history.
South Carolina residents interested in growing and maintaining environmentally friendly landscapes can enroll in a five-week online class to learn gardening techniques that will help save them time and money while providing benefits for the environment.
Some South Carolina farmers could swap corn for soybeans where soggy soils have delayed fieldwork, but Clemson Extension agent Jonathan Croft said fields in the state’s top county for corn production are looking good despite the rains. Extension agents will monitor crops throughout the season to help growers mitigate pests and disease.
A small fish with a short lifespan might eventually have large and long-lived consequences for humankind thanks to an international collaboration between the Clemson University Genomics and Computational Biology Laboratory and the Leibniz Institute for Age Research.
When your yard is recognized by the Clemson Extension Carolina Yards program, you will get a cool sign to display in your garden. But becoming a Certified Carolina Yard isn’t just a way to show off to your neighbors. It’s proof that you’re willing to use simple and effective principles to enhance the environment.
Clemson Extension is working to help reduce restaurant-related pollutants in Lowcountry drainage systems and waterways through the new Clean Watershed Restaurant Program.
Pending rains will put watermelons at risk for gummy stem blight and anthracnose, said Tony Keinath, Extension specialist and vegetable pathologist at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.
Clemson Extension is working with landowners throughout South Carolina on forest and wildlife regeneration. Species such as bobwhite quail, which began to decline in the mid-1940s because of deteriorating habitat conditions, are slowly starting to rebound.