A cornfield can be an unfriendly host for insect pests, and scientists such as Clemson's Francis Reay-Jones are striving to keep it that way.
Clemson University Extension will help low- to moderate-income individuals launch businesses as part of new program funded by the city of Columbia. Extension associate Stanley Green is bringing the international Ice House Entrepreneurship Program to Columbia’s Eau Claire community with the hopes of teaching working residents how to dream like entrepreneurs.
Clemson University Extension will hire specialists across the state and expand programming to better meet the needs of South Carolina’s residents and economy in a five-year strategic plan approved by university leaders.
Some North Charleston children are experiencing nature as never before this week thanks to a new 4-H camp funded by the Disney Conservation Fund. The Charleston Natural Resources Camp will expose 25 North Charleston youth to forestry, water toxicology and wildlife.
In the scientific community, opinions vary as to when human beings will finally use up Earth’s underground reserves of petroleum. Thirty years? Fifty years? One hundred years? Biofuel, which is broadly defined as a fuel produced directly or indirectly from plant materials and animal waste, is a recycled product that is friendly to the environment.
South Carolina’s state veterinarian has confirmed the first 2015 case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the state in 2015. An unvaccinated horse died from the disease in Barnwell County.
A five-member team that includes Clemson University scientist Chris Saski, the director of Clemson’s Genomics and Computational Biology Laboratory, will share a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue genomics research on Upland cotton.
Clemson University plays host to more than 80 programs geared toward middle and high school students from June through mid-August.
BLACKVILLE — Watermelon growers could earn about $1,500 more per acre with timely fungicide applications, according to Clemson University Extension specialist Anthony Keinath. And if they apply pesticides in the evening, they’re less likely to disturb bees, important pollinators for fruit and vegetable production, said Extension bee specialist Jennifer Tsuruda.
BLACKVILLE — The collaborative effort involving Clemson University, two state agencies and one private company to more accurately assess the amount of surface water available in South Carolina’s river basins continues to flow with vigor.
Clemson Public Service and Agriculture (PSA) public relations specialists won five awards from the national association for land-grant university communication professionals, who promote and explain research and news about food we eat, fiber we wear and fuel we use to run our homes and businesses.
South Carolina 4-H members are helping wildlife eat through the stressful summer by planting food with a donation of 500 pounds of seed from Wannamaker Wildlife.
Talk about going out on a high note. Paul M. Horton, better known simply as “Mac,” has retired after more than 45 years as a student, faculty member and administrator in Public Service and Agriculture at Clemson University.
Retired Clemson University Extension agents Rowland Alston, Bill Craven and Bill Riser were inducted into the A. Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame for their service to South Carolina residents and commitment to help improve the state’s economy.
Clemson Extension agent Amanda McNulty has received a national horticulture award from the prestigious Garden Club of America as the 2015 recipient of the Zone VIII Horticulture Commendation.