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.
A Clemson researcher is leading a multi-state team of scientists studying a fungal disease threatens to devastate these perennial tree crops and pose a national agricultural security threat.
The sky was blue and air crisp as the Blue Ridge Parkway climbed above 5,000 feet in elevation on the first day of autumn, but the deciduous trees below that magical mark where the leaves begin to change each fall had yet to reveal their collective hand. But the matching green color scheme will assuredly soon start to transform into myriad shades of orange, red and purple, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan, and the lack of drought or extreme weather to put undue stress on the trees rising up the slope means the stage is set for a spectacular fall color season in the southern Appalachians. And, potentially, one arriving promptly.
Clemson, S.C. — Kyle O’Rourke, Emily Allen and William Trax, three Clemson University horticulture students , spent their summer helping Clemson Cooperative Extension Service agents launch a new statewide program. The South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional (SCCLP) program is an online, self-paced certification program that provides high-level horticultural education and training to green industry professionals. […]
A Clemson University doctoral candidate is studying dinosaur feathers to help understand the evolution from dinosaurs to the birds of today in hopes of advancing modern-day computer-graphics and inspiring future generations.
Researchers from the Clemson University Edisto REC are working on projects they believe will help South Carolina farmers conserve water and save money.
A partnership with a cohort of Southeastern land-grant research universities is helping Clemson clear a major hurdle toward reviving its small grains breeding program: gathering the material to get started. The Southeastern University Small Grains Cooperative Breeding Program (SunGrains) brings together programs from member universities across the region to maximize funding and research opportunities and share resources and royalties.
Clemson, S.C. — The South Carolina Botanical Garden will be under interim leadership beginning Oct. 1. George Askew, vice-president of Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture, will serve as garden administrator until a new permanent director can be hired. Current garden operations, modified due to COVID-19, will remain unchanged, Askew said. The change comes after […]
The resumption of in-person instruction is set for Monday, Sept. 21. As students adjust to new routines and physical distancing measures that have been put in place throughout campus, the availability of study space is naturally one of the most pressing topics. Study space capacities have been altered because of the need to reduce density […]
It’s canning season and to help South Carolina residents learn how to safely preserve and store food, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agents are holding a virtual canning workshop.
CLEMSON – Caterra Heard-Tate, a senior nutrition major from Anderson, has been named president of the Clemson University chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) for the 2020-21 academic year. MANRRS’ mission is to promote academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. To do […]
LEXINGTON – In-person meetings may not be allowed in today’s COVID-19 world, but a Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agent continues to work to provide valuable information for South Carolina strawberry growers. Justin Ballew, a Clemson commercial horticulture agent for Lexington and Saluda counties, said this year’s South Carolina Strawberry Grower Meeting will be held […]
Clemson, S.C. – A team at Clemson University is working to innovate how agricultural colleges incorporate technology into classes fundamental to the educational success of their students. Elena Mikhailova and Christopher Post, professors in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, were awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge grant for their […]
Having watched from the periphery as Clemson established itself as an exceptional land-grant institution on the national stage, Todd Petty says the opportunity to lead its Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) to the next level — that of a world-class research university — was one he could not pass up.
An engineer who has earned six patents in six years and a geneticist developing strategies to prevent tooth decay were named Researchers of the Year at Clemson University.
A new study by Clemson University researchers lends further credence to the effectiveness of prescribed fire as a forest management tool that does not adversely impact ecosystem health by increasing sediment or nutrient runoff.