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Stories tagged with "Agriculture"

  • To the CAFLS Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    During your time in CAFLS, you proved your excellence and showed your mettle by winning regional agribusiness competitions, national leadership awards, national research poster and presentation awards, national packaging science awards, and soil judging competitions. You spent your summers on amazing internships. You took cross-country bicycle trips to raise money for affordable housing, started a foundation to match shelter dogs with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and cultivated and harvested deer corn that you sold to raise money for wounded soldiers.

  • Asian Giant Hornet

    In South Carolina, invasive hornet uproar is much ado about nothing

    May 6, 2020

    Among the scientists who deal with invasive pests, the bigger problem isn’t the Asian Giant Hornet, it’s the hysteria that accompanied it.

  • turkeys

    State releases avian influenza control area in Chesterfield County

    May 4, 2020

    Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health has released the control area surrounding a Chesterfield County turkey farm that was struck in April with a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus.

  • Stephen Kresovich stands in field.

    Clemson plant geneticist appointed to National Genetic Resources Advisory Council

    April 28, 2020

    Geneticist Stephen Kresovich, director of Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology program, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council to serve as one of six scientific members nationwide.

  • EELI 2.0 class members pose with leadership

    EELI 2.0 takes Clemson Extension leadership training to next level

    April 22, 2020

    The second phase of Clemson University’s Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative (EELI) held its final meeting and graduation recently at the Madren Conference Center, as the initiative’s secondary phase shifted the curriculum from basic leadership training to applying the knowledge and skills gleaned from the first seven-month phase.

  • Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations.

    Clemson study finds winter cover crop mix improves crop productivity

    April 22, 2020

    Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations. 

  • Planting gardens can help ease psychological turmoil during difficult times and help kids stuck at home engage with the outdoors.

    Clemson experts suggest planting gardens to escape COVID-19 stressors

    April 13, 2020

    To help people ensure fresh, nutritious food for their families, ease the psychological turmoil of these difficult times and help kids stuck at home engage with the outdoors, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service experts suggest planting gardens much as Americans did during World War II.

  • 4-H agent addresses teachers during workshop.

    School gardens growing strong through Clemson Extension, Department of Education alliance

    March 30, 2020

    Through a partnership with the S.C. Department of Education, Clemson Cooperative Extension’s School Gardening for S.C. Educators program — which began in 2013 as a pilot program in the tri-county Charleston area — is now in more than 32 counties across the state. The program continues to grow by at least 20 schools each year.

  • Matt Hersom

    Working with cattle is just one side of new Clemson Farms director

    March 30, 2020

    Matt Hersom joins Clemson University as the new director of campus farms, which encompass research, teaching and Extension Service programs in virtually every facet of agriculture. Hersom will oversee the campus research farms located on and around Clemson’s main campus, which support the three-fold mission of  teaching, research and Extension in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.

  • 4-H members and agents gather on the Statehouse steps.

    4-H Legislative Day brings together state’s current, future leaders

    March 30, 2020

    More than 350 4-H’ers, family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents registered to make the trip to the capital city for South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day on March 10, 2020. The event is an annual opportunity for youth across the state to share their 4-H experiences with lawmakers, and the stories of growth and inspiration are often as unique and diverse as they communities they represent.

  • Clemson Extension offices closed to the public beginning March 18

    March 18, 2020

    Clemson, S.C. – The Clemson Cooperative University Extension Service announced that all 46 of its county offices will be closed to the public beginning March 18. The unprecedented step was taken out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of clients, agents and staff and to slow the potential spread of the […]

  • tomatoes

    Clemson experts warn vegetable growers about new greenhouse tomato disease

    March 18, 2020

    Although not yet found in South Carolina, a new virus has officials on alert and during the 2020 Clemson Spring Vegetable Production Meeting, growers learned what to do if they detect it in their plants.

  • Kudzu grows in a field

    Clemson Extension workshops take aim at destructive invasive species

    March 5, 2020

    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.

  • Southeast farmers can learn tips to maximize profitability on cotton and peanut crops at meetings planned by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service this month.

    Price swings and new disease put strain on S.C. cotton growers

    February 17, 2020

    One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now.

  • Bradford pear trees grow in the Upstate.

    Clemson Extension working to root out invasive Bradford pears

    February 3, 2020

    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.