Clemson — The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Graduate Student Program provides grants and support to researchers looking to explore advances in social, environmental and economic health in farm communities. Qi Zhou, a graduate student at Clemson University, was one of the 13 students selected out of 80 applicants to be awarded a Southern […]
Clemson University scientists researching ways to reduce water pollution and protect a rare species of fish landed grants from the South Carolina Water Resources Center.
Driving too quickly can lead to significant losses when digging peanuts, according to a recent study by Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk.
Clemson University soil and water specialist Dara Park spent two weeks in West Africa this summer teaching farmers in the country of Guinea-Conakry how to boost productivity amid pressures from poor water quality and soil fertility. Most farmers in the country must relocate their farms every three to five years because the land becomes devoid of nutrients.
In the middle of his workday, Clemson University entomologist Peter Adler stepped outside his office to take in the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Adler’s intention was to see whether creatures of the night – such as katydids, cicadas and moths – would make an appearance during the 2 minutes and 37 seconds of totality.
Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. In another test, Clemson automated tillage technology reduced fuel usage by nearly half on soil tillage needed to protect row crop yields. These are two technologies on display at a recent field day at Clemson's Edisto Research and Education Center.
A Clemson University researcher has determined a new management strategy for Southern blight – a serious disease that kills tomatoes and affects more than 1,200 plants.
As a self-taught horticulturalist with a master’s eye for light, Claude Monet arranged his gardens as he wished to paint them. For five weeks this summer, two Clemson students spent their days in those same gardens, planting flowers as Monet would have planted them.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is organizing a series of daylong workshops throughout the state to help professional landscapers properly apply weed control and fertilizer.
Many plants are nature’s medicine and about 150 people gathered at Clemson University recently to learn more about these natural healers. The American Council for Medicinally Active Plants held its eighth annual conference on the Clemson campus in late June.
Researchers from all over the world will convene at Clemson University for the eighth annual Conference of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants (ACMAP) to talk about how plants can be used to help fight diseases, provide proper nutrition and much more.
Guido Schnabel, plant pathologist with the Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, received the Centennial Professorship award from the university’s Faculty Senate. The award honors excellence in teaching, research, service and librarianship. An expert with Cooperative Extension and a professor of plant and environmental sciences, Schnabel is recognized throughout the fruit industry in the state, Southeast and the nation for his work in disease management of fruit crops, particularly peaches and strawberries.
CLEMSON – Clemson horticulture students have been busy this spring sharing their knowledge with others in the horticulture industry. The students engaged in professional activities that included presenting at conferences, to publishing articles, as well serving as horticulture ambassadors. The students were supported in their activities by Ellen Vincent, environmental landscape specialist in the Clemson […]
The annual Clemson horticulture student plant sale is slated for this Friday, April 7.
Clemson University Ph.D. student Phillip Williams has received a $94,808 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop and test technology that utilizes sensors, a global positioning system and mathematical calculations to optimize fertilization usage, benefitting both farming operational costs, crop yield and the environment.