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 […]
Thanks to a large collection of soil-borne pathogens and a group of persistent Clemson University researchers, a new series of annual vinca bedding plants is planned for release in spring 2019.
CLEMSON – Hundreds of people came to the S.C. Botanical Garden’s first-ever Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, celebration held Nov. 2. Day of the Dead is a traditional Latin American holiday when people celebrate and honor loved ones who have passed away.
Vomit can create huge health concerns and for the more than 2 million people currently living in long-term care facilities and proper cleanup is critical to preventing the spread of disease. A group of Clemson University researchers is part of a team that has received a $1.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study vomit cleanup.
South Carolina farmers can reduce input costs, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply by including cover crops in their crop rotations. This was the message Clemson experts gave farmers during an Oct. 19 workshop designed to extoll the virtues of the cover cropping.
It will be a day to remember loved ones who have passed away when the South Carolina Botanical Garden holds its first-ever Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the garden.
On the same day Kevin Yon’s first grandchild came home from the hospital to the family farm in Ridge Spring, he was named the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year, becoming the first Clemson University alumnus and only the third South Carolinian in the 29-year history of the award to do so.
Clemson Cooperative Extension and partners are holding a conference to give the latest information, resources and tools on stormwater pond management for the Lowcountry community on Nov. 14 at Trident Technical College in Charleston.
CLEMSON – An expert in urban wildlife ecology, Charles Nilon is coming to Clemson University to talk about Urban Biodiversity, Everyday Nature and Environmental Justice. Nilon will be on campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 1 in the Lehotsky Hall Auditorium, Room G22, Clemson, SC 29634. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. This event […]
A customizable, hands-on virtual reality and advanced display system is under development at Clemson University that could change how scientists across the country share information and collaborate, as well as how students learn. The project is one of two grants recently awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program (MRI). An MRI grant awarded to environmental researcher Thomas O’Halloran funds the acquisition of a soil greenhouse gas flux measuring system that will help scientists better understand the release of harmful greenhouse gases from the soil to the atmosphere.
CLEMSON – If you’re wondering what’s abuzz in the Children’s Garden at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, come check out the new Pollinator Garden! The Susan K. Barr Pollinator Garden recently was installed at the Botanical Garden and serves as a place where children can learn about plants and pollinators. Pollinator gardens are planted and […]
South Carolina lawmakers stressed to a gathering of water experts Thursday the importance of continuing to develop better understanding of the state’s water resources to meet the demands of a growing population and manage the impact of increasingly frequent extreme weather events.
Aiming to sustain the guidance and vision necessary to fulfill its mission, Clemson Cooperative Extension has created a new professional development opportunity for personnel dedicated to doing just that. The Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for personal growth and career development, enhance leaders’ roles at a higher level of excellence, bolster cohesion and team building among leaders, promote and practice interpersonal skills, and provide tools and skills to enhance leadership.