CLEMSON – While plants may look healthy on top, what goes on underground could wipe out an entire crop. This is why a team of Clemson scientists is studying soybean plant roots to understand the roots’ ability to penetrate hardpan soil and gather nutrients and water from the soil. The goal is to someday create […]
A multi-state project, led by Clemson peach breeder and geneticist Ksenija Gasic, meets to determine how to combat armillaria root rot – a disease that attacks almond, cherry and peach trees.
CLEMSON – Armillaria root rot is a devastating fungus that costs farmers millions of dollars in crop losses and for which there are no controls. A group of experts and industry representatives from states where this fungus attacks almonds, cherries and peaches recently met to discuss a project designed to help farmers build a defense […]
CLEMSON – If the old saying is true and an apple a day really does keep the doctor away, it’s time to fill pantries with South Carolina apples. But, you’d better hurry as time is running out and the end is near for the 2018 South Carolina apple harvest season. Apples are a fall favorite in […]
With widespread flooding in eastern South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Clemson University Cooperative Extension is offering resources to help meet hay needs of the state’s livestock producers, both in the short term and throughout the winter.
YEMASSE – Waterfowl are important to the South Carolina ecological system and knowing how to properly manage their wetlands habitats can help ensure balance in the state’s ecosystem. Clemson University’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Center is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Nemours Wildlife Foundation and Ducks Unlimited to bring […]
Modern research and technology are important for today’s farmers and researchers at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center are busy developing software and other scientific instruments to help South Carolina farmers produce profitable crops.
Mosquitoes are breeding in abundance in floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Florence, prompting officials throughout the Pee Dee region to step up pesticide treatments to control them. Experts with the Clemson University Extension Service and Regulatory Services units are advising beekeepers to be aware of increased sprayings and prepare to cover their hives if necessary while sprayings are in progress.
The hurricane may be gone, but the danger it left behind can still harm you. Experts with the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a regulatory agency based at Clemson University, warn that flood waters can cause pesticide containers to leak or spill, contaminating surrounding standing water.
Students from Clemson University’s Agribusiness Club left their mark on the nation’s capital when they placed fourth in the Student Section of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s (SS-AAEA) national academic bowl Aug. 5-7. SS-AAEA, founded in 1987, comprises of undergraduate students from across the United States and Canada to promote student leadership and professional development. […]
Flood waters left behind by Hurricane Florence can have a devastating impact on homes and landscapes, but a Clemson environmental horticulturist says there is hope.
Homes that were without electricity to keep freezers and refrigerators running due to Hurricane Florence may have food that's unsafe to eat. Clemson food safety expert Adair Hoover has a few tips to help people know what to keep and what to discard.
Clemson University, in partnership with SC State University, has received a five-year, $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to at-risk youth in South Carolina.
Clemson University’s turfgrass master Bert McCarty has another honor to add to his slate of accolades. McCarty, a turfgrass science and management professor in the plant and environmental sciences department, will receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association during a special ceremony in Myrtle Beach in November.
CLEMSON – Fall means music at the South Carolina Botanical Garden and the lineup for the 2018 Fall Season is sure to have something for everyone. The Garden plays host to “Music in the Garden,” featuring free live music from some of the region’s top musical acts on Tuesdays and Fridays. Upstate artist Jessica Ticko […]