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  • Sign at Ag Services building pointing to dock where soil samples can be left.

    Get soil tested at Clemson Ag Service Lab

    November 2, 2020

    Fall is an ideal time to test soil and Clemson’s Agricultural Service Laboratory offers these tests to help growers prepare for spring crops.

  • Rongzhong Ye

    Clemson researcher studies organic agriculture soil challenges

    October 27, 2020

    Clemson researcher receives USDA grant for 3-year study on improving soils to support organic vegetable production and help South Carolina farmers reap benefits of growing organic vegetables.

  • Armillaria root rot, or oak root rot, is a fungal disease that threatens to devastate stone fruit and nut trees and pose a national agricultural security threat.

    Clemson researcher leads national effort to combat Armillaria root rot

    October 3, 2020

    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.

  • Composite photo of Emily Allen, Kyle O'Rourke, Will Trax

    In the midst of a pandemic, Clemson students conquer virtual internship

    October 1, 2020

    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. […]

  • Soil moisture sensor

    Clemson researchers developing technologies to improve agricultural water-use efficiency

    September 21, 2020

    Researchers from the Clemson University Edisto REC are working on projects they believe will help South Carolina farmers conserve water and save money.

  • Barbara Campbell in the lab

    Clemson researchers receive $2.5 million NSF grant to study the mechanisms of ecosystem health

    August 31, 2020

    Clemson University researcher Barbara Campbell and her collaborators have received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to identify the functional mechanisms of microbes that relate to the health of ecosystems.

  • Clemson irrigation expert says crops face critical water needs

    July 22, 2020

    BLACKVILLE – Growing season is in full swing and farmers must pay close attention to the water needs of several crops at this stage, says a Clemson University specialist. Michael Plumblee, Clemson Extension precision agriculture specialist who also is an Agronomic Crops Team and Water Resources Team member housed at the Edisto Research and Education Center […]

  • Clemson professors earn national agricultural teaching awards

    July 7, 2020

    Clemson, South Carolina — Two faculty members from Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences were honored for their teaching excellence by the society of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Elena Mikhailova, professor of soil science in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, and Michael Vassalos, associate professor of agribusiness […]

  • Photo of Ksenija Gasic

    Peach scientist Ksenija Gasic receives 2020 Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research

    May 27, 2020

    For her work leading a team of scientists focusing on developing high-quality, disease-resistant peach varieties, Clemson associate professor Ksenija Gasic was awarded the 2020 Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research. Gasic, who works in the plant and environmental sciences department in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science, develops new stone fruit cultivars […]

  • Brendan MacInnis

    Despite campus closure, Clemson agriculture students continue research competition

    May 20, 2020

    CLEMSON – Despite the closure of campus due to COVID-19, the annual Undergraduate Research Initiative Symposium competition in the Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences continued as planned – just under a different format. The initiative began in 2018 to give students a chance to conduct research under the guidance of faculty […]

  • Sarah Powers in Greenhouse

    Clemson doctoral candidate receives endowment to help fund organic field pea research

    May 18, 2020

    CLEMSON – Phosphorous is one of six essential nutrients for plants and a Clemson University doctoral candidate wants to show South Carolina farmers how organically growing cereal and pulse crops can improve nutrition while lowering production costs. Sarah Powers is a doctoral candidate in the Clemson Plant and Environmental Sciences Department. Her research focuses on […]

  • Light thrips infestations tend to delay plant growth and retard maturity. Heavy infestations can kill terminal buds or even entire plants

    Protect cotton and soybean crops from hungry insects

    May 13, 2020

    BLACKVILLE – Cotton and soybeans are popping up all across South Carolina and Clemson University Extension Service specialists say these major crops are susceptible to hungry insect pests. Cotton insect report Charles Davis, a Clemson Extension row crops agent in Richland County, said thrips – a tiny, destructive insect – are being reported in fields […]

  • Clemson researchers Sruthi Narayanan and Zoong-Lwe extract lipids in laboratory.

    Clemson researchers closer to developing heat-tolerant soybeans

    May 7, 2020

    Clemson University researchers have helped discover an “important milestone” in developing heat-tolerant soybeans.

  • 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.

  • A Clemson geneticist is part of a team that has determined a new means of controlling Palmer amaranth.

    Plant geneticists unravel key to pesky pigweed’s resistance to glyphosate

    May 4, 2020

    A Clemson University geneticist and others believe they have discovered the armor the dreaded pigweed uses to protect itself against the herbicide glyphosate.