CLEMSON, S.C. — Elizabeth Elmore once believed she didn’t have a knack for growing plants. As it turns out, her talent just needed some time to germinate. “I didn’t have a green thumb when I was younger. When my parents would go out of town, they would say, ‘Water the plants for us.’ And they […]
After two seasons of climatic events that lashed anger at the state’s peach crop, South Carolina peach producers and researchers believe this season could be better.
A Clemson University scientist is sending his research on the cotton genome into outer space after being selected as a winner in the Cotton Sustainability Challenge. Christopher Saski, associate professor in the plant and environmental sciences department, is the principal investigator on a project that seeks to explore the cotton genome and how it reacts in microgravity and normal gravity.
CLEMSON –The United States and Guatemala are partners in the flower and ornamental plant market and a Clemson professor is working to help ensure this partnership is profitable for producers from both countries. Jim Faust, a Clemson associate professor of horticulture, traveled to Guatemala as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) […]
CLEMSON – Melissa Munoz, a Clemson graduate student in Plant and Environmental Sciences, has received the 2018 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship is for $10,000 and will be distributed over two consecutive years. Greg Royer, American Floral Endowment chairman and Education Committee chair, said competition was strong for the scholarship this year. “There were […]
South Carolina residents planning to spruce up their gardens should look to the South Carolina Botanical Garden for just what they need. The Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sales will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, for Friends of the Garden and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 14 and 28, for the public.
MARTIN, TENNESSEE – The Clemson University student soils team has shown its soil prowess again! The team, Muddy Tigers, just returned from the National Collegiate Soils Contest at the University of Tennessee – Martin, where it placed 10thin the group contest and 13thoverall out of the 22 teams competing. The Muddy Tigers is a Creative […]
CLEMSON – A group of Clemson University students is helping others on campus have access to fresh vegetables by planting a community garden they call The Lunchbox Garden Project. The community garden is planted in the “shoebox” courtyard area of Young Hall. The students are in associate professor Dil Thavarajah’s Horticulture 4560 class (Spring 2017). Vegetables […]
Gardeners, homeowners and others preparing to plant flowers this spring have an opportunity to buy local plants grown in high-tech greenhouses and cultivated by Clemson University horticulture students and professors. The annual Clemson Horticulture Student Plant Sale is Friday, April 6.
The Clemson University School of Health Research has 10 newly appointed faculty scholars from across four colleges in the University. The new faculty scholars are: Kaileigh Byrne, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology Zhou Job Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology Brandi Crowe, assistant professor of recreational therapy in the Department of […]
Back by popular demand, Clemson University is having a Poa Control Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 17 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms. Bert McCarty, a Clemson professor of turfgrass science and management, said the last Poa Control Field Day was held in 2013. Poa is short for Poa annua, a cool-season annual grass also known as bluegrass.
Josh Weaver, a pesticide investigator for the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a state regulatory agency at Clemson University, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Future Leaders in Science Award.
Aphids are some crops’ worst nightmare, but a Clemson University professor is investigating natural tools that may lead to better aphid management in fields. Carmen Blubaugh, an assistant professor in Clemson University’s plant and environmental sciences department, is involved in a study that addresses how plants mediate interactions between predators and prey.
The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service will hold an Organic Certification Workshop to teach South Carolina growers how they can reap the benefits of the organic market.
CLEMSON – Conservation biologist and landscape ecologist David Theobald is coming to Clemson to talk about the effects of land use change on wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Theobald will be on campus from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., April 5 at the Strom Thurmond Institute, 230 Kappa St., Clemson, SC 29634. His presentation, From mapping […]