What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what do farmers plant to grow them? While Clemson agricultural scientists can’t answer the first two eternal questions, they will be sure to answer the third during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day slated for July 11 at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road, Blackville.
Recent graduates of Clemson University Extension’s Food2Market workshop plan to use knowledge they gained to strike out on various food business ventures, including becoming a part of the local food movement.
Last month, a group of students led by Clemson faculty took part in the University’s first study abroad program in Cuba. The program studied the intersections of tourism and society from the historic to the modern. It also applied a critical lens to how the travel and tourism industry interfaced with social structures and norms […]
Hot dry weather is causing issues for South Carolina peanut production and farmers should be on the lookout for a host of diseases that could impact yields.
Weeds cause $32 billion in crop losses each year by battling crops for nutrients from the soil, according to Matt Cutulle, assistant professor of vegetable weed science at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center. Effective weed control starts when growers are mindful of the weed-free period, which is a critical point during the growing season when weeds cause the largest yield loss, he said.
Nothing succeeds like success, and horse owners have the chance to build on their success in 2018 — providing they don't rest on their laurels. South Carolina had one of the lowest incidences of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the Southeastern United States in 2018 — just a single case in Chesterfield County — along with four cases of West Nile Virus in horses.
Summer vacations, out-of-school children and unexpected expenses can create a drag on your finances. Here are 10 free things that you can do on and around Clemson’s main campus. Hike, run or cycle the Experimental forest: More than 17,000 acres of land offers easy- and moderate-rated trails, waterfalls and unforgettable scenery. The forest enhances the […]
Mike East, a Clemson graduate who owns a company that builds stage sets, got a big opportunity to create a towering structure on a tight deadline for the 50th anniversary tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” But there was one problem: He had no place to build it. That’s when he turned to […]
A collaborative partnership involving Clemson University, Greenville Technical College and Greenville County Schools has earned national recognition from the League for Innovation in the Community College. “Expressway to Tiger Town” identifies, supports and prepares students for a career as an educator, and the accelerated higher education pathway program earned the league’s 2019 Innovation of the […]
For three sets of brothers — the Figueroas, the Polites and the Orrs — who all made the Emerging Scholars journey and wound up enrolled at Clemson together, the program helped the University become a vital part of life for entire families that never would have envisioned being Tigers a few short years ago.
Four South Carolina public servants — Libby Hoyle, James Jones, Frank McAlhany and Thomas Tillman — comprise the 2019 class of the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame.
Private owners hold 88 percent of South Carolina's forestlands — or about 11.3 million acres — and a recent Clemson Extension workshop offered state landowners an opportunity to learn more about the carbon market and how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change through participation.
On an annual basis, Healthy Campus sends out a notice on the dangers of alcohol and other drugs to Clemson’s student body. Serving as the marketing and informational arm of Student Health Services, the department also focuses part of its communication on the importance of active bystander intervention when a harmful or potentially harmful incident […]
Results from a recent report facilitated by Clemson’s Sustainability Commission indicate that the University scored well in its efforts to promote sustainability. The concept of sustainability is not new to Clemson, according to its Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Robert Jones. “As the land-grant University for South Carolina, sustainability has always been […]
Patrick McMillan, Hilliard Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University and host of "Expeditions with Patrick McMillan," has received a national and a state award for his contributions to the environmental sciences.