Below are images of leaf-litter arthropod insects that can be found in the high Appalachian Mountains. The highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains are home to many animal species, including arthropods, found nowhere else on Earth. Clemson University entomology professor Michael Caterino is leading a study to thoroughly document arthropods such as insects, millipedes and […]
ATLANTA – Three Clemson University packaging science students have designed a new way for people to “Share a Coke” and their concept garnered first place in the 48-Hour RePack Student Design Competition. The students were part of 25 teams from across the United States that participated in the competition held during the NextPack 2019 Summit […]
BLACKVILLE – Most watermelons produced in South Carolina are seedless, but how are they produced if they don’t make any seed? By seed, of course. The process of growing seedless watermelons was explained to about 300 people who attended the 2019 Clemson Watermelon Field Day at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) by Clemson […]
Clemson Cooperative Extension associate and adjunct horticulture professor Bob Polomski has received the 2019 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement from GardenComm: Garden Communicators International for his webinar, Have you checked your trees lately? A routine check-up of trees saves lives and property. The webinar is part of the series, Understanding Urban and Community Forests: […]
The white four-door Dodge pickup rattles over bumpy trails in fields of vegetables as 2019 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo South Carolina Farmer of the Year and Clemson alumnus Sidi Limehouse talks about farming at 80 years old, being forced to relocate his roadside stand, working with employees and volunteers who are more like family and, of course, Clemson University.
CLEMSON –Agriscience teachers from all over the United States met at Clemson University to STEM it UP! for floriculture education at a professional development conference focused on teaching them everything they need to know to get their floriculture curriculum in full bloom. The teachers were part of the first-ever STEM it UP! conference, sponsored by […]
CLEMSON – Learn the history behind the Pledge of Allegiance while eating Clemson ice cream! The Class of ’55 Exchange, Home of Clemson Ice Cream, is holding a special event geared at teaching the public about the Pledge of Allegiance. This year’s “I Pledge for Ice Cream” is slated for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., […]
CLEMSON – Sweltering temperatures and low-moisture conditions can have a large impact on South Carolina soybeans, causing farmers to turn away from one of the state’s highest-yielding crops. But, some Clemson researchers are studying how to develop soybean varieties that can germinate and grow under drought conditions. Sruthi Narayanan, an assistant professor of crop science […]
CLEMSON – A seasoned educator and Cooperative Extension Service professional has been tapped to lead Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department. Charles F. Rosenkrans Jr. comes to Clemson from the University of Arkansas. He starts August 15. As department chair, Rosenkrans said he plans to work with […]
What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what do farmers plant to grow them? While Clemson agricultural scientists can’t answer the first two eternal questions, they will be sure to answer the third during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day slated for July 11 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville.
Recent graduates of Clemson University Extension’s Food2Market workshop plan to use knowledge they gained to strike out on various food business ventures, including becoming a part of the local food movement.
Hot dry weather is causing issues for South Carolina peanut production and farmers should be on the lookout for a host of diseases that could impact yields.
Weeds cause $32 billion in crop losses each year by battling crops for nutrients from the soil, according to Matt Cutulle, assistant professor of vegetable weed science at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center. Effective weed control starts when growers are mindful of the weed-free period, which is a critical point during the growing season when weeds cause the largest yield loss, he said.
Downy mildew has made its way to South Carolina and Clemson University Extension specialist Tony Keinath advises cucurbit growers to spray fungicides to cut their losses.
The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries. A group of them studying the use of robots in agriculture recently met with researchers from other universities and representatives from Clearpath Robotics to learn about programs and hardware that are available to equip robots to work in agricultural crops.