Clemson University is playing a lead role in a months-long effort to reintroduce an ancient breed of sugarcane to Sapelo Island, where the first successful commercial production of the towering grass took place in the United States.
Midlands elementary school students will test their culinary skills and knowledge of nutritional eating and healthy living at the Farm to Five 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Chopped Challenge Tuesday at Spring Hill High School in Chapin.
Clemson University fruit specialist Guido Schnabel earned national recognition for helping fruit growers across the East Coast manage disease.
A Chicago native with no prior agricultural experience, Sandra Kay Eubanks is now owner of a growing agribusiness and a proactive member of the South Carolina farming community. She credits part of her success with the knowledge gained and connections made through Annie’s Project, a four-day educational retreat for women in agriculture. Clemson Extension is bringing the program to South Carolina for the fourth year June 11-14 in Hartsville. Space is limited and registration is due by May 15. To register, visit Clemson.edu/scwagn.
Clemson University employees wrapped up another academic year with applause, awards and farewells at the year-end general faculty meeting.
A fruit specialist who linked growing strawberries and peaches to the digital age has earned Clemson University’s highest agricultural honor. Guido Schnabel, professor of agricultural and environmental sciences, is the 2015 recipient of the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research.
With the assistance of Clemson Extension agent Jackie Jordan, meteorologist Jim Gandy has created a real-life garden on the grounds of WLTX-19, a CBS-TV affiliate in Columbia. At least twice a week, Gandy produces episodes titled “Gandy’s Garden,” in which he documents the successes – and occasional setbacks – of his organically grown plants.
A summer online course for teachers explores fun and creative ways to teach nutrition and physical activity to South Carolina students.
Stephen Kresovich, Coker Chair of Genetics and director of Clemson’s Institute of Translational Genomics, has been elected to the board of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. The foundation serves to advance the sustainable restoration and preservation of Carolina Gold Rice and other heirloom grains, as well as to raise public awareness of historic ricelands and heirloom agriculture.
Even though South Carolina is blessed with an abundance of rivers and lakes, growth has leaders wondering whether there’s enough water to go around.
Clemson University entomologists will develop a plan for South Carolina farmers to control a new pest that can eat into grain sorghum yields and damage expensive harvesting equipment. Sugarcane aphids were spotted in South Carolina fields for the first time last year, and entomologists will research impact and management of the hungry pest this summer at the Pee Dee and Edisto research and education centers.
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.