Two Clemson University scientists who are prominent members of the global agricultural research community will play key roles in a new Feed the Future laboratory focused on tackling the global challenges of climate change, poverty and food security. Stephen Kresovich, the Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Endowed Chair of Genetics in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, has been named director of the laboratory, and Dil Thavarajah, Clemson associate professor of pulse crop quality and nutrition, will co-lead the lab’s trait analysis team.
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Clemson University College of Science professor Hong Luo has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop genetically improved and more robust turfgrass and switchgrass. These perennial plants represent a multibillion-dollar segment of the U.S. agricultural economy. Covering millions of acres […]
Peanut farming plays a significant role in the South Carolina economy. The state is one of the largest peanut producing states in the US –– and is projected to produce over 217 million pounds by the end of the growing year. Disease can have a devastating impact on peanut productivity and disease management is one […]
The Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program and Clemson Cooperative Extension Service are conducting a conference, Building Soil Health: Principles, Practices and Profitability, on Oct. 28 in Clemson’s Madren Conference Center
Want to learn how to manage what’s pestering your plants? Clemson experts are holding an Integrated Pest Management Symposium to teach landscapers and everyone else interested in learning disease and insect management strategies for landscapes and nurseries. The symposium is set for Oct. 24 at the Canon Centre, 204 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. 29651.Cost is […]
CLEMSON — Climate change and soil degradation are presenting unprecedented challenges to food productivity by placing significant stress on crop roots. In response, plant scientists are researching and developing new theories on the role of roots in healthy crops in an attempt to meet the food demands of a world population that is expected to […]
Clemson University researchers are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. This nematode is considered to be one of the most damaging in the world because of its wide host range, aggressiveness and ability to overcome the resistance that has been developed against root-knot nematodes in many crops.
Clemson University Horticulture undergraduate students did not let the end of the school year deter them from continuing to learn and gain experience in the field. Many participated in summer internships which broadened their horizons and provided hands-on opportunities to explore potential careers through experiential learning. Through their involvement in programs across the U.S. and […]
CLEMSON – Clemson University researchers have found kale grown following organic cover crops has more nutrients and produces higher yields. Results of this study could prove profitable for South Carolina farmers as organic farming becomes more popular in the United States in response to consumer preferences. The researchers, led by Clemson associate professor of pulse […]
Clemson University’s main campus covers some 17,000 acres, but the Tiger paw also adorns dozens of satellite campuses and research centers placed across the entire expanse of South Carolina. One of those orange dots on the map is the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in Pendleton, which is where you’ll find diagnostician and manager Meg […]
Texanna Miller, a junior Plant and Environmental Sciences major, won third place in the undergraduate poster competition at the 2019 American Society of Horticultural Science Conference. The conference was held in Las Vegas and brought together hundreds of horticulture researchers, scientists and students to cultivate ideas and share new techniques. The five-day event featured technical […]
CLEMSON — Every impactful industry has influential leaders. Tech or retail, manufacturing or finance, service or hospitality, all require nimble, networked, principled visionaries. These individuals are people at the top of their games, who are passionate about shaping the future of their industries. Now, Clemson University has created a program to help identify and cultivate […]
The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) is currently accepting applications for funding for the 2019-2020 CAFLS Undergraduate Research Initiative. Applications are open to individual undergraduate students working under the mentorship of a CAFLS faculty member, and those chosen will receive $500 for their mentors to use for research expenses. Jean Bertrand, associate […]
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 […]