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.
The university’s longest-serving student-led tiger conservation group is calling on fellow students to join the effort to protect Clemson’s adored mascot. Entering its 20th year on campus, Tigers for Tigers (T4T) will hold a series of informational meetings in early September for students interested in joining the effort to protect tigers. “The club really thrives […]
Bamberg County 15-year-old Alex Ahlin became one of the youngest shooters ever to make the U.S. National Open Men’s Shotgun Team and took one step closer to realizing his dream. “I want to go to the Olympics in 2020 and win gold,” said Ahlin, who started competing in 4-H shooting competitions when he was 8. […]
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.
Clemson University scientists have received a federal grant to evaluate the effectiveness of producing biofuels to mitigate climate change. Quantifying the net impact that growing biomass feedstock for biofuel has on local temperature and carbon sequestration can aid the development of effective land-use policies and is the key of a new research project led by Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran.
The weeklong 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference brought 30 high school sophomores and juniors from across South Carolina to Clemson’s campus to participate in numerous activities designed to promote teamwork, leadership and citizenship. Each participant leaves the conference with a “Vision Board,” a plan to have a positive impact on their communities.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is helping South Carolina residents satisfy their appetites for profitable, productive, healthy backyard poultry operations with a Backyard Poultry Workshop in Aiken.
Several South Carolina high school students have earned scholarships and trips to Atlanta and Washington D.C. for their hard work in South Carolina 4-H, which recognized members and volunteers at the 55th annual 4-H State Congress held at Clemson University.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is organizing a series of daylong workshops throughout the state to help professional landscapers properly apply weed control and fertilizer.
Tiny, hungry and rapidly reproducing sugarcane aphids have made their annual migration to South Carolina to feast on grain sorghum, an agricultural commodity that had been gaining popularity.
Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 statewide program.
A group of women visited Clemson University's campus recently to participate in Annie's Project, a four-day educational retreat for women in agriculture.
A South Carolina 4-H Club that helped at-risk youth in Hartsville live healthier earned the Student Club and Organization Service Project of the Year from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.
More South Carolina youth are turning to 4-H to stoke their interests in science, new data show. Participation increased 12 percent last year in South Carolina 4-H, the youth-development arm of Clemson University Cooperative Extension.
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.