Eight thousand nine hundred and seven samples later, the verdict is in: There's no hint of plum pox in South Carolina. Reaching the conclusion wasn't easy, but the search was essential. Plum pox is the most devastating viral disease of stone fruit in the world — and a potential disaster for South Carolina's important peach business.
A research team including two Clemson University scientists has garnered a national excellence award for its work helping commercial greenhouses and nurseries better manage water use for ornamental crop production.
Enjoying delicious meals with family and friends is something many people will do during the holiday season, but are you prepping your meals in a way that ensures you’re not creating a food disaster? Food safety experts with Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service can help you avoid spreading foodborne illnesses while creating holiday cheer.
Corn and soybean growers can learn what they can do to grow profitable crops in 2018 at the Clemson Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting Dec. 7.
COLUMBIA – This schoolroom has golden squared hay bales for seats, tin roofs sitting atop wooden structures and, in a nearby field, dried brown corn stalks softly crackling as a gentle breeze blows. It’s the perfect place for students from Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School in Blythewood to learn where food comes from. The students were just […]
The soybean planting season and growing region have been extended thanks to researchers at Clemson University's Pee Dee Research and Education Center.
DURHAM, N.C. – Millie Davenport, Clemson Extension area consumer horticulture agent and director of the Clemson Home and Garden Information Center, has been named the 2017 South Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent of the Year. This award, sponsored by the Clemson Sustainable Agriculture and USDA Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) programs, recognizes […]
Clemson's 2017 Edisto Forage Bull Test, an annual event that helps cattle farmers identify superior genetics, culminated with an auction that drew more than 100 visitors from three states as well as an online audience of buyers to the Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville.
Eating kale may help billions of people worldwide overcome micronutrient malnutrition, Clemson University researchers have found.
CLEMSON – Ginger and turmeric grown in high tunnels could generate substantial income for South Carolina growers. High tunnels are tall hoop houses made of pipe and plastic to grow flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables. These tunnels preserve warmth, allowing growers to extend the growing season. A High Tunnel Production Workshop is scheduled for Nov. […]
Buying and eating locally grown foods helps the economy and the environment of communities and the Clemson Sustainable Agriculture Program is ready to help South Carolina fruit and vegetable farmers learn how to meet the growing demand for locally and regionally grown fruits and vegetables. A workshop, Wholesale Success, is scheduled for Nov. 6 at […]
The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced eight researchers will receive fiscal year 2018 Technology Maturation Fund grants to support the last critical step in development needed to move new technologies to the marketplace.
Ever think about the food you eat? This Tiger does. As a child, he picked peaches each summer on his parents’ farm. Today, he conducts research on them as well as a variety of other fruits and vegetables. Consistent with Clemson’s land-grant mission, this Tiger shares best practices with farmers and educates the public – […]
CLEMSON – New requirements aimed at reducing pesticide poisoning and injury risks are coming in January 2018 and the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service wants all South Carolina agricultural workers to be prepared. A workshop designed to teach workers how to comply with new requirements coming to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) […]
The carbon credit market is taking shape across the globe and South Carolina forest landowners are learning how they can take advantage of this new revenue stream while helping slow climate change. A group of forest landowners met at a recent workshop at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science to hear a South Carolina carbon market success story and learn what they need to do to write their own success stories.