The 2020 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships won’t be held as expected this month due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t diminish the accomplishments of four shooters from South Carolina who earned the opportunity to be there. Tatelyn Benton, Gabe Boggs and Garrett Hammond of Rocky Knollers 4-H Shotgun Team and Will Hood of Richland Creek […]
Deon Stevenson Legette supervises 42 Extension agents and staff members in a 10-county area, but her impact on the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is statewide. The winner of the 2020 Alumni Award for Cooperative Extension Distinguished Public Service, Legette is the Midlands District Extension director who, according to her award citation, “has mentored countless adults […]
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 […]
Among the scientists who deal with invasive pests, the bigger problem isn't the Asian Giant Hornet, it's the hysteria that accompanied it.
A Clemson University geneticist and others believe they have discovered the armor the dreaded pigweed uses to protect itself against the herbicide glyphosate.
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.
CLEMSON – Shanks are like viruses, they just show up. So says the National Club Golfer’s online glossary in describing a shank, which occurs when a golf ball is struck with the heel of a club, usually sending the ball violently to the right. The virus showing up this time is COVID-19. This pandemic has […]
To ensure cotton can adapt to the planet’s ever-changing environment and continue to grow as a cash crop, a Clemson University geneticist is working with researchers across the United States to determine how to breed for more sustainable cotton varieties.
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.
To help ensure personal safety from COVID-19, a Clemson Cooperative Extension Service food safety expert says people should start with the basics.
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.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Cory Tanner and Dara Park, a staff member with Clemson Cooperative Extension and a faculty member in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, respectively, graduated Feb. 20 from LEAD21, a distinguished national leadership-development program which runs a full year. Tanner and Park were among 90 graduates of Class 15. LEAD21 is […]
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a state regulatory agency that is part of Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture, has postponed indefinitely the certification renewal deadline and issued new guidelines for testing, certification and licensure of commercial, non-commercial or private applicators of regulated pesticides.
While all 46 county offices are closed to the public, Clemson Cooperative Extension remains available through online resources. A COVID-19 website has been established for Extension programming and fact sheets related to the novel coronavirus, along with resources aimed at helping South Carolinians and the state’s agribusinesses cope with the crisis.
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.