CLEMSON – In the middle of the 17th century, rice was introduced into Carolina Province near Charles Town. Using thousands of enslaved Africans, plantation owners began to amass great wealth. But it came at a price. The entire landscape of the Lowcountry of South Carolina was literally and figuratively reshaped. Five centuries later, the tale […]
Agricultural engineers at Clemson University have developed technology to tell farmers exactly where to apply fertilizers to their hay fields and how much to use to maximize profits.
A colony of Africanized honey bees — the first to be found in South Carolina in 15 years — has been destroyed in Charleston County, according to officials with Clemson's Department of Plant Industry.
Clemson Extension’s Amanda McNulty and Sean Flynn, along with the rest of the crew of “Making It Grow,” recently won another prestigious Telly Award for a 2015 segment titled “Mason Jar Salads.”
South Carolina watermelon growers should take steps now to protect their crops against powdery mildew. Anthony Keinath, a plant pathologist at the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center, said powdery mildew was found on seedless watermelons growing there.
Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH) has compiled an online resource that puts all the necessary information for confronting a potential avian influenza outbreak at South Carolinians' fingertips.
Clemson University's packaging science program is helping one Lowcountry business on its way to becoming one of the most unique creameries in the country.
Trees are the Rodney Dangerfields of our ecosystem: they get no respect. With cities across the United States losing 4 million trees a year, Earth Day, this Friday, is a great occasion to show trees some love.
Late blight disease, the most destructive and infectious bane of tomatoes and Irish potatoes, was reported this week on tomatoes in a home garden in Beaufort County. Further spread of Late Blight to other areas of South Carolina is likely if the fungal-like pathogen arrived via spores blown up from Florida.
Clemson University has folded its campus farms into one Research and Education Center and appointed a seasoned researcher as its director. John Andrae was named director of the Simpson Research and Education Center (REC), located in the Agricultural Center on Old Cherry Road.
Seven Clemson University students have received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and five others received honorable mention awards in the national competition.
The fruit-eating spotted wing drosophila has been found in a strawberry patch in Beaufort County for the first time, and Clemson University Cooperative Extension advises fruit growers to take action to protect their harvest.
PENDLETON, SC—Clemson University hosted the 2016 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest at the T. ED Garrison Arena on March 4th. The event featured over 80 4-H and FFA members, where youth members were tasked with judging four classes of dairy cattle in each of the breeds represented at the Clemson University Spring Dairy Show: Jersey, […]
San Antonio, TX—Clemson Agribusiness students participated in the annual Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Academic Bowl. In her first year competing at the event, Erica Prescott, a senior from Gray Court, captured second place in the competition. Twenty-two universities participated in the event, with 146 individual undergraduate students competed. The Clemson team proved to be a […]
As farmers look to trim costs after a rough year, investments in soil fertility could be more important than ever. Crops abandoned after last year’s historic flood also could be problematic as the 2016 planting season gets underway this month. Clemson University Cooperative Extension agents are working with South Carolina farmers to help them maximize profitability in the year ahead.