Frequent prescribed fires in southeastern forests can help prevent raging wildfires like those that have engulfed much of Northern California, a Clemson University researcher says. The Mendocino Complex fire, the largest wildfire Northern California has ever seen, is being fueled by dead leaves, tree branches and other debris that have accumulated on forest floors.
A team of Saluda County 4-H’ers went down to the bayou and brought home top honors at this year’s Great American Seafood Cook-Off: 4-H Edition against the largest field in the competition’s history.
Lentils, one of the foods sometimes called “poor man’s meat” are an excellent source of plant protein, but some Clemson University researchers are working to make lentils even more nutritious and expand their growing region into South Carolina.
CLEMSON – Clemson ice cream has been around for 100 years and on July 28, members of the Clemson community had an opportunity to become a part of this deliciously sweet tradition. The first-ever Clemson Ice Cream Makers Day was held in the only place where Clemson ice cream is made — the Ice Cream […]
Most cotton seeds found in individual seed lots are created equally, but not every seed has an opportunity to reach its full potential. Clemson precision agriculture engineer Kendall Kirk wants to help explain why. Kirk’s goal is to help more cotton seeds develop into profitable crops by understanding what factors are related to producing high-quality, high-yielding crops.
A serious pest of sweet potatoes has been confirmed in three more South Carolina counties by the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI). The discovery of the sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius in Jasper, Colleton and Berkeley counties likely means that a quarantine already in place in nearby Charleston and Beaufort counties will be extended to them
CHARLESTON – Managing diseases and pests in vegetable crops is more than just applying insecticides, pesticides or something similar. It’s also taking steps to prevent problems before they occur. Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Vegetable Laboratory and Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center are holding a workshop on Aug. 10 to teach […]
COLUMBIA – Clemson University environmental economics experts met with state officials and other stakeholders to discuss bringing a system to South Carolina that pays farmers and landowners to help conserve natural resources. The system would provide a means of determining a monetary value for environmental goods and services. The Santee River Basin would be the […]
SPARTANBURG – A Clemson University professor is working with Spartanburg officials to treat algae that is causing odor and taste issues with the city’s water supply. The Spartanburg Water System pulls water from two systems – Lake Bowen and a municipal reservoir – and has been dealing with odor and taste issues coming from this […]
CLEMSON – Coming off a record year for cotton, South Carolina cotton farmers can expect an even greater year in 2018. Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension economist and professor at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center, said estimates for South Carolina cotton planted stand at 260,000 acres. “This is 10,000 more acres than in 2017,” […]
A partnership between Clemson Extension and the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation has helped bolster agribusiness, launch businesses and provide continuing education support to help them succeed in the Freshwater Coast region of Abbeville County, McCormick County and the Starr-Iva area of Anderson.
Hospitality and kindness. It's what this Tiger noticed about her Clemson colleagues from day one, and it's what she passes on as she teaches, mentors and advises her students.
Herbicides, miticides, pollinators and more are on the agenda for this year’s Watermelon Field Day on July 12 at Clemson University’s Edisto Research and Education Center.
The pines and the climate are talking to each other on Hobcaw Barony, and Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran is using a 120-foot tower to eavesdrop on their "conversations." Eddy covariance, or eddy flux, is an atmospheric measuring technique and statistical method used to determine exchange rates of trace gases over natural ecosystems — in this case, the longleaf pine forest at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Sciences.
Clemson Cooperative Extension is bringing a unique educational experience focused on the latest beef industry updates and best management practices for successful cattle operations to the T. Ed Garrison Arena on Aug. 24-25.