The highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains are home to many animal species found nowhere else on Earth. These species include many tiny arthropods, such as insects, millipedes and their relatives living in leaf litter of forests located in high elevations on the mountains. Research in these mountain communities has revealed many new species in recent years, but the full scope of their diversity remains unclear. In an effort to discover and protect these unique species, Clemson University entomology professor Michael Caterino plans to collect and document as many arthropods as he can from the mountains.
BLACKVILLE – Most watermelons produced in South Carolina are seedless, but how are they produced if they don’t make any seed? By seed, of course. The process of growing seedless watermelons was explained to about 300 people who attended the 2019 Clemson Watermelon Field Day at the Clemson Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) by Clemson […]
Clemson Cooperative Extension associate and adjunct horticulture professor Bob Polomski has received the 2019 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement from GardenComm: Garden Communicators International for his webinar, Have you checked your trees lately? A routine check-up of trees saves lives and property. The webinar is part of the series, Understanding Urban and Community Forests: […]
CLEMSON –Agriscience teachers from all over the United States met at Clemson University to STEM it UP! for floriculture education at a professional development conference focused on teaching them everything they need to know to get their floriculture curriculum in full bloom. The teachers were part of the first-ever STEM it UP! conference, sponsored by […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
CLEMSON – Clemson turfgrass specialist Bert McCarty is joining researchers across the United States to lay waste to turfgrass enemy Poa annua, commonly called Poa, while he grooms the next generation of turfgrass experts. McCarty is part of a group embarking on a $5.6 million USDA project to determine how to limit the impacts of […]
CLEMSON – Poa annua and spring dead spot strike fear in turfgrass managers, but Clemson University specialists are ready to help quell any fears by offering research-based advice on how to control these golfing adversaries. Clemson will have its annual Poa Control Field Day on April 23. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Walker Golf […]
A select group of Clemson University undergraduates have just returned from Louisville, Kentucky where they participated in a Meeting of the Minds with other Atlantic Coast Conference students.
Gardeners, homeowners and others preparing to plant flowers this spring have an opportunity to buy local plants grown in high-tech greenhouses and cultivated by Clemson University horticulture students and professors. The annual Clemson Horticulture Student Plant Sale is Friday, April 5.
Fourteen students in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) received seed funding that will allow them to pursue research in areas such as agricultural education, coastal conservation, livestock breeding and crop pest damage. The students are the first to participate in a new undergraduate research initiative designed to develop their critical […]
For the second consecutive year, a Clemson Cooperative Extension Service publication has been named to the South Carolina State Library’s Notable State Documents list. The book, Common Weeds and Wildflowers, written by Bert McCarty, renowned turfgrass researcher, is one of 12 publications and websites declared a Notable State Document.
Clemson Extension and South Carolina Department of Agriculture prepare S.C. produce growers for federal inspections.