Those who don't believe in perpetual motion machines have never been to a South Carolina FFA convention. The 91st annual convention of the S.C. FFA Association proved that, with all due respect to the first law of thermodynamics, energy indeed can be created. The 91st annual convention of the S.C. FFA Association drew members from all 46 South Carolina counties who share the same passion: a future in the state's largest industry.
If you're trying to build the bonds of community, where better to start than a garden? With advice from their local Clemson Extension Service agent, Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn sponsors a community garden that brings together people from every background to experience the healthy lifestyle of growing and consuming fresh vegetables.
A serious pest of sweet potatoes has been confirmed in three more South Carolina counties by the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI). The discovery of the sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius in Jasper, Colleton and Berkeley counties likely means that a quarantine already in place in nearby Charleston and Beaufort counties will be extended to them
A five-milligram mosquito can slay a 1,000-pound horse in a matter of days. All it needs is the right virus. But with your help, the horse can survive the attack. All you need is the right vaccine — at the right time. Now's the time.
Just as the weather warms, they pop their ugly heads out of hiding. But thank goodness they do, because now is the best time to find them so they can be destroyed. The flowers of cogongrass are in bloom now, helping the invasive weed resume its aggressive spread to new fields and forests. Left unchecked, cogongrass will form dense stands over large areas and choke out native plants, doing untold damage to local ecology and to farmers' fields.
An expert in diseases that attack valuable vegetable crops across the Southeast, Anthony Keinath is the newly minted recipient of the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Clemson's highest agricultural research honor.
Members of the Clemson University Extension family took time to honor four of their own for lifetimes of service to the people of South Carolina in ceremonies April 13-14, 2018. The four — Ruby Craven, Bill Funchess, Harold Liebenrood and Dudley Steer — worked as agents of the Clemson Extension Service, delivering research-based information and methods to farmers, homeowners and agribusinesses.
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.
The recent development of crop varieties with resistance to the herbicide dicamba have led to changes in the chemical's use. EPA-required training in its application is being offered by the Clemson Extension Service.
Eight South Carolina 4-H’ers gathered for an extended weekend of forestry fun, knowledge and competition at the South Carolina 4-H Forestry Clinic.
It's among the few college tests in which those who pass are immediately hired as sires. The Clemson University Bull Test graduated its 42nd annual class of bovines in an auction attended by nearly 300 people Feb. 3 at the T. Ed Garrison cattle complex.
Seemingly innocent holiday wreaths sold across the Palmetto State have been found to carry a devastating plant disease. Boxwood blight, a fungal disease that can be deadly to the familiar boxwood shrub, was confirmed on wreaths containing boxwood cuttings from a single North Carolina nursery.
Eight thousand nine hundred and seven samples later, the verdict is in: There's no hint of plum pox in South Carolina. Reaching the conclusion wasn't easy, but the search was essential. Plum pox is the most devastating viral disease of stone fruit in the world — and a potential disaster for South Carolina's important peach business.
Clemson's 2017 Edisto Forage Bull Test, an annual event that helps cattle farmers identify superior genetics, culminated with an auction that drew more than 100 visitors from three states as well as an online audience of buyers to the Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville.
South Carolina officials have declared a statewide emergency quarantine of some wood products due the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect pest that inhabits and destroys native ash trees.