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.
With invasive plant species wreaking havoc on American agriculture and natural resources to an estimated tune of $40 billion each year, a pair of workshops offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension in March aim to train landowners and land managers to identify common invasive species and effectively treat them.
This year could be a good year for South Carolina peanut growers, or not, depending on how much cotton is planted in the state.
Five Clemson students have won 2020 South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) scholarships for their outstanding academic performance in horticulture, turfgrass, and plant and environmental sciences. The SCGIA, also known as SC Green, is a state-wide, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the professionalism of South Carolina’s green industry through educational opportunities, trade shows, and scholarships. […]
EDGEFIELD – The peach is a sweet summer treat, but it also has enemies galore: insects, fungi and diseases, ready to attack the South’s favorite fruit. During the annual Ridge Peach Producers Meeting in Edgefield, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Peach Team briefed peach farmers on the counterattack against these pests, including Armillaria Root […]
The FoodFORWARD Research Symposium, an event that brings experts in food research to Clemson, is now less than two months away. Researchers from across the university will convene at the event for poster sessions and talks, and they’ll hear from Leslie Hossfeld, dean of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) and Keith […]
Back for its 15th year, Clemson Cooperative Extension is offering its “Growing our Future” Annual Forestry Meeting to landowners, foresters and others interested in learning more about managing forested lands. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 29 at T&S Farms in Leesville, S.C.
Clemson — According to a 2019 report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the average two-bedroom apartment is unaffordable to minimum wage earners. A low-income worker would need more than three full-time jobs to pay their rent without a roommate and would need to work an average of 52 hours per week. Frances Schueren, […]
One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now.
Austin, TX – Sarah Holladay, an agronomy student in Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Science department, placed first in the graduate student competition at the Cotton Improvement Conference, one of the ten Cotton Beltline Conferences that were held on Jan. 8-10, 2020. Holladay’s oral presentation was titled “Identifying Accessions and Management Practices for the Production of […]
CLEMSON — Turfgrass professionals can learn the latest research-based information for turfgrass management during Clemson’s annual Turf School to be held at locations throughout South Carolina. The Turf School is a one-day course designed and conducted by Clemson University scientists to help turfgrass managers overcome the technical challenges of managing grounds, lawns, recreational parks, athletic […]
The future of packaging is sustainability, according to one Clemson senior who just returned from a two-rotation co-op with Amcor, the largest flexible packaging producer in the world. Ryan Nielson, a packaging science student from Charleston with an emphasis in materials, joined the leading industry’s research team in Neenah, WI from May to December 2019. […]
Clemson Extension is partnering with the City of Clemson and the S.C. Forestry Commission on the Bradford Pear Bounty program, which gives homeowners the option to remove invasive Bradford pears and replace them with native trees. Clemson area property owners are encouraged to exchange up to five Bradford pear trees for an equal number of free, healthy, native, young replacement trees.
San Antonio, Texas – Three graduate students from Clemson University recently won accolades for their outstanding research presentations at the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA) International Annual Meeting. The students and their professors attended the four-day meeting from Nov. 10-13, and students of the Department of Plant […]
Not long ago, Zachary Brenton was the driving force behind the wheel of his stick-shift Nissan truck as he became quite familiar with the Interstate 95 corridor — and the other interstates that crisscross South Carolina’s midsection — thanks to many, many road trips between Clemson and Florence in the name of higher education and […]
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 2020 statewide program.