The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences provides unified education, research and public service in the grand challenges of global food supply and safety, human and animal nutrition, agricultural systems efficiency, environmental conservation, sustainable packaging and renewable resources.
X-Rite Pantone recently donated a large collection of in-kind gifts totaling nearly $500,000 to Clemson University’s graphic communications department and the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics.
A Clemson researcher is studying to determine how to help South Carolina cotton farmers know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality, reduce costs and protect the environment.
Clemson University will expand its sustainable and organic farming research and launch a weekly farm market on its most historic agricultural land. Calhoun Fields, or The Bottoms as it is commonly known, lies between Hartwell Lake and Perimeter Road on the Clemson University campus and is the location of Clemson’s Student Organic Farm and Community Supported Agriculture Program. It is also land that was first farmed by Cherokee Indians, then by John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.
Misty Stewart will join the staff of the Graduate School as director of student success on December 3. In this role, Stewart will work directly with Dr. David Fleming, associate dean, along with students, faculty, staff and the Graduate School leadership team to enhance measures of student success for graduate students at Clemson. She will […]
GREENVILLE – Whether it’s sitting around a dinner table, or feasting at a public gathering, food is something people of all cultures have in common. To help some local parents learn how to prepare quick and easy dishes and snacks, students from two Clemson Creative Inquiry groups collaborated to share healthy eating tips with students […]
SANTEE – Precision agriculture, Dicamba, fungicides and tariff effects will be the topics of discussion at Clemson Cooperative Extension’s second annual Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting on Dec. 6. The meeting gets underway with registration and trade booths opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Dr., Santee, S.C. 29142. Jay Crouch, […]
CLEMSON – Two Clemson packaging science students have been recognized by the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club for outstanding work as undergraduates. Cameron Plezia, a senior from Middletown, Rhode Island, and Sophia Luettke, a senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, were each awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Packaging Executives Club. Plezia expects to graduate in May […]
With an eye on grooming the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders, the inaugural class of the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative met for the first time this month at the Sandhill Research and Education Center.
Veteran Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Amy Dabbs has accepted the role of School and Community Gardening Statewide Coordinator after a national search to fill the newly created position for Extension’s horticulture team. Dabbs will coordinate all horticultural aspects of school and community gardening and serve as a resource to all program teams and agents who engage groups of constituents through gardening.
CLEMSON – Clemson University’s turfgrass maestro Bert McCarty has another honor to add to his slate of accolades. McCarty, a turfgrass science and management professorin Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association during a special ceremony in Myrtle Beach November 14. This award […]
Tristan Allerton, a forest resources doctoral student at Clemson University, was recently awarded one of 23 Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants for 2018-2019. More than $150,000 has been awarded to doctoral students producing high-quality scholarship on diverse topics. Allerton’s grant will go towards his research that aims to better understand how human and natural […]
Horticulturists across the United States can use new light management tools to ensure greenhouse plants receive the correct amount of light needed for proper growth. The U.S. Daily Light Integral Maps developed by Jim Faust, a Clemson horticulture associate professor, and Joanne Logan, a University of Tennessee biosystems engineering and soil science associate professor, allow growers to better manage light their plants receive.
A concept born out of research from Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology (APT) Program is taking shape as a company that seeks to revolutionize regional agriculture by building a feed grain pipeline through the Southeast. The company, Carolina Seed Systems, is working to address a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage by creating a grower-focused company to take advantage of South Carolina’s unique environment to maximize crop productivity.
Declaring America’s agricultural future “bright and prosperous,” United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue cited the vital role of land-grant universities such as Clemson University in sustaining that momentum during a visit to the campus Friday.
WEST COLUMBIA – Financial opportunities and threats for the South Carolina agricultural industry in 2019 will be addressed during the third annual AgOutlook Conference slated for November 15. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Phillips Market Center, 117 Ballard Court, West Columbia. Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension professor of […]