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  • Healthy soils study being conducted at Clemson's Pee Dee REC in Florence, SC.

    Clemson field day teaches about soil health, pests control and more

    September 12, 2019

    Healthy soils and control of insect pests were among topics discussed during the Clemson Pee Dee REC’s annual field day.

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    Clemson’s Pee Dee REC Field Day features breeding for heat-tolerant and water-efficient plants and more

    August 1, 2019

    South Carolina farmers can learn the latest research-based information needed to grow bountiful crops at the 2019 Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Field Day Aug. 29.

  • Sruthi Narayanan

    Clemson researchers working to develop drought-tolerant soybeans

    June 25, 2019

    CLEMSON – Sweltering temperatures and low-moisture conditions can have a large impact on South Carolina soybeans, causing farmers to turn away from one of the state’s highest-yielding crops. But, some Clemson researchers are studying how to develop soybean varieties that can germinate and grow under drought conditions. Sruthi Narayanan, an assistant professor of crop science […]

  • Rick Boyles, a research scientist at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center, talks about how a combination of traditional and advanced plant genetic approaches are being used to determine which grain lines are best adapted to South Carolina and the entire southeastern United States.

    Clemson, collaborators continue efforts to revive ancient southern crops

    May 29, 2019

    FLORENCE – Clemson researchers are working with the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation to revive heirloom grains in South Carolina and renewal of the university’s Small Grains Breeding and Genetics Program is one asset researchers believe will assist in this effort. Rick Boyles, a research scientist at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center […]

  • Cody Bishop, farm manager for Clemson's Sandhill REC, explains cover crop mixes that are being grown in the sandy soil of fields at the Center.

    Cover crops can increase soil moisture by as much as 10 percent

    May 22, 2019

    COLUMBIA — South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to teach the public how growing cover crops can help rejuvenate and put some life back into the state’s soils. One Clemson […]

  • Heat tolerant butterbean study at the Pee Dee REC.

    Clemson researcher trying to revive staple of southern supper tables

    April 8, 2019

    FLORENCE – South Carolina’s heat and humidity are threatening to destroy a mainstay on southern supper tables, but a Clemson researcher believes he can help save the traditional southern dish. Butterbeans, also known as lima beans, have been served up on South Carolina plates for more than 100 years. These beans come in speckled and […]

  • Clemson researchers are using state-of-the-art facilities at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center to develop a wheat variety people with Celiac Disease can eat.

    Researcher uses innovative Clemson facilities to help develop gluten-busting wheat

    March 5, 2019

    A Clemson University researcher is using state-of-the-art facilities at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) to help develop a new wheat variety that’s safe for people who suffer from celiac disease to eat.

  • Grain sorghum for commercial use grows in a field.

    Clemson researchers receive grant to study growing the next generation of plant-based meats

    February 20, 2019

    CLEMSON – Some Clemson researchers have received one of the first-ever plant-based meat competitive research grants to study how field peas and grain sorghum can be organically grown to be the next generation of nutrient-dense plant-based meats. The researchers are Dil Thavarajah, Rick Boyles and Stephen Kresovich, together with Pushparajah Thavarjah of the Tile Council […]

  • Cotton is expected to remain a major player in the South Carolina economy in 2019.

    South Carolina cotton crop expected to rebound in 2019

    February 4, 2019

    SANTEE – Hurricanes, government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting held here Jan. 22 show  steps are being taken to help farmers rebound in 2019. “We still have a lot of cotton in the fields,” […]

  • Healthy rose on left. Botrytis stricken rose on right.

    Clemson experts: Dipping roses in calcium before shipping may prolong their beauty

    January 30, 2019

    If the bouquet of roses you receive on Valentine’s Day are infected with the common Botrytis fungus, you won’t be able to enjoy them very long. Petals of roses stricken by the Botrytis fungus turn brown or tan, making them less beautiful and marketable. Clemson University researchers say dipping the flowers in a calcium solution before they are shipped can extend their beauty.

  • Rows of crops are seeing growing in a large field, with haybales visible in the background.

    Digging into South Carolina’s most pressing problems, Clemson PSA is yielding solutions

    January 25, 2019

    CLEMSON — Agriculture does more than feed South Carolina’s residents. It enriches the state’s economy. It encompasses an impressive 4.5 million acres, 25,000 farms, and it represents a $41.7 billion annual economic impact. And Clemson University — from its 17,500-acre Experimental Forest to its half dozen research labs that span the state — is South […]

  • Grain sorghum grows in a field during commercial trials.

    Clemson-based project aims to transform Southeastern feed grain industry

    November 13, 2018

    A concept born out of research from Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology (APT) Program is taking shape as a company that seeks to revolutionize regional agriculture by building a feed grain pipeline through the Southeast. The company, Carolina Seed Systems, is working to address a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage by creating a grower-focused company to take advantage of South Carolina’s unique environment to maximize crop productivity.

  • Field peas

    Clemson researchers optimizing pulse and cereal crops for organic production in S.C.

    October 11, 2018

    A group of Clemson researchers wants to show South Carolina farmers how organically growing cereal and pulse crops can improve nutrition while lowering production costs.

  • Harrison Fried and Sruthi Narayanan check soybeans in their research field.

    Clemson researchers study ‘hidden half’ of soybean plants to improve drought tolerance

    October 5, 2018

    CLEMSON – While plants may look healthy on top, what goes on underground could wipe out an entire crop. This is why a team of Clemson scientists is studying soybean plant roots to understand the roots’ ability to penetrate hardpan soil and gather nutrients and water from the soil. The goal is to someday create […]

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    Clemson research dollars support breakthroughs in water conservation, crop production

    September 12, 2018

    Scientists in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the university’s Public Service and Agriculture division were awarded more than $17 million in research grants during the 2018 fiscal year from an array of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several South Carolina commodity boards.