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  • Scenic view of waterways around Edisto Island.

    Clemson seeks community input into cleanup plan for Edisto waterways

    August 10, 2020

    Clemson’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and Clemson Extension are working with local and state agencies to create a community-driven watershed plan for the area — a first step toward reducing pollution and improving water quality for the Edisto community.

  • Renovation of Clemson’s herbarium provides new home for global collection of priceless specimens  

    August 10, 2020

    A much-needed renovation has given new life to the Clemson University Herbarium, which houses about 100,000 plant specimens that have been carefully preserved and stored for the future.

  • Volunteers, youth honored at S.C. 4-H State Congress

    August 10, 2020

    Lynn Howard of Florence County and Kesha Horton of Chester and Lancaster counties were honored last month during 4-H State Congress with the 2020 Glen Krohn Award for Volunteerism in 4-H, which recognizes outstanding volunteer leadership in 4-H and bears the name of the former assistant director who was well known as a strong believer in volunteers throughout his career.

  • Rebecca MacPherson stands next to a van.

    Unexpectedly, fruit flies help a graduate student spread her wings

    August 10, 2020

    As a graduate student at the Clemson Center for Human Genetics, Rebecca MacPherson has been able to foster research and outreach collaborations with the Greenwood Genetic Center.

  • Healthy Me – Healthy SC to increase access to COVID-19 testing and help fight health disparities statewide

    August 4, 2020

    Healthy Me-Healthy SC (HMHSC) will provide COVID-19 testing support to the rural and underserved areas of the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina. HMHSC, a partnership between MUSC and Clemson, will deploy a mobile testing team to conduct screening and collections in rural and underserved areas. Mobile testing sites through HMHSC kicked off in Walhalla, S.C. on Thursday, July 30, with the goal to provide weekly screening sessions over the course of the next six months. Testing sites will be set up at various locations to collect COVID-19 respiratory specimens from both walk-up and drive-through patients.

  • Diamondback moth larvae, or caterpillars, are about ½ inch long and are light green. They feed primarily on the undersides of the leaves.

    Clemson Extension experts advise growers to plan attack against diamondback moth caterpillars

    July 30, 2020

    Clemson Extension commercial horticulture agent Justin Ballew is leading a study to determine the best insecticides to use to fight the diamondback moth.

  • MISTER Summerton Session-10

    Call Me MISTER transforms summer leadership institute into yearlong series in response to COVID-19, national protests

    July 27, 2020

    Call Me MISTER has introduced the Call Me MISTER Leadership Series, an ongoing, online speaker series designed to address topics ranging from practical instruction to leadership values. Program leadership developed the series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will take the place of and extend the program’s usual summer leadership institute, which was abbreviated due to the pandemic. Program coordinators plan to use the series to address teaching and learning during the pandemic as well as protests that have occurred across the U.S. revolving around race, police brutality and issues involving statues and building names.

  • 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 […]

  • horse channel

    Equine Encephalitis case confirmed in Marion County

    July 10, 2020

    An unvaccinated horse in Marion County, S.C., has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the first such case in the state in 2020. Clemson University livestock health officials warn that vaccinating horses and controlling mosquitos are the only defenses against deadly viruses like EEE and West Nile.

  • Screenshot of virtual leadership workshop.

    4-H program helps keep Pinckney’s legacy of leadership alive

    July 8, 2020

    The S.C. 4-H Pinckney Leadership Conference hosted its first virtual Leadership Roundup last month and will hold another session of workshops July 14-16, aimed at providing a platform for students nationwide to gather and learn how they could continue to lead amidst the current challenges the country faces.

  • Meet Luis Santiago, a Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management alumnus who graduated with his master’s degree in 2017

    CBSHS Alumni Spotlight: Luis Santiago, a Maryland recreation specialist

    June 23, 2020

    Meet Luis Santiago, a Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management alumnus who graduated with his master’s degree in 2017. He’s always had a passion for helping people and as a therapeutic recreation specialist with the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, he’s getting to do just that. Q: What is your typical day/week […]

  • Clemson Extension to offer training, certification for landscape pros

    June 19, 2020

    Clemson Cooperative Extension has announced registration is open for the South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional program, an online, self-paced certification program that provides high-level horticultural education and training to industry professionals and operators.

  • Asian longhorned beetle

    Inspectors survey Low Country trees after invasive beetle discovered

    June 15, 2020

    An invasive species of beetle, the Asian longhorned beetle, has been discovered for the first time in South Carolina. Teams of inspectors from Clemson’s Department of Plant Industry and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are surveying the area surrounding Hollywood, S.C., in Charleston County where a homeowner first contacted Clemson about the pest.

  • Stephanie Morgan is a 2011 Public Health Sciences Alumna, who now works at the Gibbs Cancer Center.

    CBSHS Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Morgan, building a pelvic health physical therapy program

    June 9, 2020

    Meet Stephanie Morgan, a 2011 Public Health Sciences alumna. Her passion for sports and the injuries that came with track and cross country led her to a career in physical therapy. She’s a physical therapist specializing in women’s pelvic health at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. We caught up with her to learn more about her […]

  • Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and John Nelson of the University of South Carolina Herbarium take a field trip to Clarendon County near Pinewood as they explore a Seep during a Making It Grow show that won a Telly this year.

    Clemson’s ‘Making It Grow’ gardening show wins three Tellys

    June 8, 2020

    SUMTER — The Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow gardening show has three more Telly Awards to add to its accolades. Making It Grow is South Carolina ETV’s (SCETV) weekly, live-interactive television program about gardening featuring host Amanda McNulty, fellow Clemson Cooperative Extension associate Terasa Lott, as well as guests including Extension agents and horticulturists who […]