Finding new markets for South Carolina’s abundance of timber, changing how commercial buildings are constructed and keeping the state’s more than 13 million acres of timberland healthy is the focus of a $250,000 grant awarded to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D).
Clemson University’s Institute of Translational Genomics, led by geneticist Stephen Kresovich, has been awarded $6 million by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as one of six projects seeking to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels.
The Clemson University Vanishing Firefly Project will host the first of two “Count the Light” nights Saturday at the South Carolina Botanical Garden to give the public the chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining.
SUMTER COUNTY – As you head off to work on another scorching summer day, you can already see the boredom in your kids’ eyes. But what can you do about it? How about sending them to a Clemson Extension 4-H2O camp at Poinsett State Park? The hands-on, water-based science camp will teach children about their […]
Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, delivered a taste of what is to come when he gave a seminar at Clemson University June 10.
During late April and early May, Clemson Senior Extension agent Mark Arena spent about two weeks in a mountainous region of Guatemala training and assisting farmers who grow peaches, apples and plums.
Harleston Towles’ 2.5-acre organic vegetable farm on Johns Island may be small, but he says it is cutting edge thanks to lessons learned from Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center. Towles is one of few growers in the state or the nation planting rice 10 inches apart (rather than right next to each other) […]
A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing global demand for renewable energy.
Are fireflies disappearing? Clemson University researchers are seeking to answer this question, and the public can help them by counting fireflies in their backyards and elsewhere this summer.
When it comes to pecans, growers face a slew of questions – and the more answers they ace, the higher their odds will become of harvesting a bumper crop.
Clemson Extension's Build a Rain Barrel Workshop on June 25 in Sumter will save you money and help the environment.
Clemson University is playing a lead role in a months-long effort to reintroduce an ancient breed of sugarcane to Sapelo Island, where the first successful commercial production of the towering grass took place in the United States.
Hybrid car owners may take great mileage for granted, but the cars’ batteries eventually wear out and need to be replaced, usually at a cost of several thousand dollars. The research that Simona Onori does at Clemson University can help those batteries last longer and could help find new ways to reuse them once they retire from the road.
Susan Guynn’s course is designed to teach the fundamentals of hunting, including safety, wildlife biology and behavior, and how to clean and handle prey after a hunt. Hunting has taught Guynn patience, humility, and an appreciation for nature and the circle of life, traits she hopes the women in her class walk away with.
With the assistance of Clemson Extension agent Jackie Jordan, meteorologist Jim Gandy has created a real-life garden on the grounds of WLTX-19, a CBS-TV affiliate in Columbia. At least twice a week, Gandy produces episodes titled “Gandy’s Garden,” in which he documents the successes – and occasional setbacks – of his organically grown plants.