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Stories tagged with "Plant And Environmental Sciences"

  • Brendan MacInnis

    Despite campus closure, Clemson agriculture students continue research competition

    May 20, 2020

    CLEMSON – Despite the closure of campus due to COVID-19, the annual Undergraduate Research Initiative Symposium competition in the Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences continued as planned – just under a different format. The initiative began in 2018 to give students a chance to conduct research under the guidance of faculty […]

  • Sarah Powers in Greenhouse

    Clemson doctoral candidate receives endowment to help fund organic field pea research

    May 18, 2020

    CLEMSON – Phosphorous is one of six essential nutrients for plants and a Clemson University doctoral candidate wants to show South Carolina farmers how organically growing cereal and pulse crops can improve nutrition while lowering production costs. Sarah Powers is a doctoral candidate in the Clemson Plant and Environmental Sciences Department. Her research focuses on […]

  • Light thrips infestations tend to delay plant growth and retard maturity. Heavy infestations can kill terminal buds or even entire plants

    Protect cotton and soybean crops from hungry insects

    May 13, 2020

    BLACKVILLE – Cotton and soybeans are popping up all across South Carolina and Clemson University Extension Service specialists say these major crops are susceptible to hungry insect pests. Cotton insect report Charles Davis, a Clemson Extension row crops agent in Richland County, said thrips – a tiny, destructive insect – are being reported in fields […]

  • Clemson researchers Sruthi Narayanan and Zoong-Lwe extract lipids in laboratory.

    Clemson researchers closer to developing heat-tolerant soybeans

    May 7, 2020

    Clemson University researchers have helped discover an “important milestone” in developing heat-tolerant soybeans.

  • To the CAFLS Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    During your time in CAFLS, you proved your excellence and showed your mettle by winning regional agribusiness competitions, national leadership awards, national research poster and presentation awards, national packaging science awards, and soil judging competitions. You spent your summers on amazing internships. You took cross-country bicycle trips to raise money for affordable housing, started a foundation to match shelter dogs with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and cultivated and harvested deer corn that you sold to raise money for wounded soldiers.

  • A Clemson geneticist is part of a team that has determined a new means of controlling Palmer amaranth.

    Plant geneticists unravel key to pesky pigweed’s resistance to glyphosate

    May 4, 2020

    A Clemson University geneticist and others believe they have discovered the armor the dreaded pigweed uses to protect itself against the herbicide glyphosate.

  • Flag blowing in wind on the Walker Golf Course

    Clemson holds virtual turfgrass field day amidst COVID-19 threat

    May 1, 2020

    CLEMSON – Shanks are like viruses, they just show up. So says the National Club Golfer’s online glossary in describing a shank, which occurs when a golf ball is struck with the heel of a club, usually sending the ball violently to the right. The virus showing up this time is COVID-19. This pandemic has […]

  • Stephen Kresovich stands in field.

    Clemson plant geneticist appointed to National Genetic Resources Advisory Council

    April 28, 2020

    Geneticist Stephen Kresovich, director of Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology program, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council to serve as one of six scientific members nationwide.

  • Rongzhong Ye standing in a farm field presenting to farmers.

    Clemson soil scientist recognized for scholarship with early-career award

    April 23, 2020

    Clemson – The CAREER program issues grants to early-career faculty who demonstrate intellectual merit and the potential to create broader impacts beyond the lab. The program represents the foundation’s mission to encourage integration of research and education at universities in the U.S. To be eligible for a CAREER award, an applicant must submit an integrative […]

  • Cotton

    Clemson genetics professor and others create highest-quality DNA sequence for cotton

    April 23, 2020

    To ensure cotton can adapt to the planet’s ever-changing environment and continue to grow as a cash crop, a Clemson University geneticist is working with researchers across the United States to determine how to breed for more sustainable cotton varieties. 

  • Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations.

    Clemson study finds winter cover crop mix improves crop productivity

    April 22, 2020

    Clemson researchers have found a cover crop mixture that can reduce costs for South Carolina farmers, rejuvenate farm soil and help conserve the state’s water supply if included in crop rotations. 

  • Two Clemson staff members graduate from land-grant university leadership program

    April 8, 2020

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Cory Tanner and Dara Park, a staff member with Clemson Cooperative Extension and a faculty member in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, respectively, graduated Feb. 20 from LEAD21, a distinguished national leadership-development program which runs a full year. Tanner and Park were among 90 graduates of Class 15. LEAD21 is […]


    Clemson online instruction through end of spring semester; all events suspended

    March 19, 2020

    To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]

  • Melissa Munoz in Colombia

    Clemson PhD student in horticulture takes international stage for third consecutive year

    March 12, 2020

    Melissa Muñoz, a doctoral student and research assistant with the Plant and Environmental Sciences department at Clemson University, left her mark at the 2019 Siflor International Symposium of Horticulture in Quito, Ecuador, by presenting on her rose crop and Botrytis fungus research for the third consecutive year. The two previous years, Muñoz presented at the […]

  • From left to right: Boone Jones, Angelica Werth, Garner Powell, Timothy Stoudemayer, Payton Davis.From left to right: Boone Jones, Angelica Werth, Garner Powell, Timothy Stoudemayer, Payton Davis.

    SC green industry honors five Clemson PES students with scholarships for academic achievement

    March 5, 2020

    Five Clemson students have won 2020 South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) scholarships for their outstanding academic performance in horticulture, turfgrass, and plant and environmental sciences. The SCGIA, also known as SC Green, is a state-wide, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the professionalism of South Carolina’s green industry through educational opportunities, trade shows, and scholarships. […]