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Stories tagged with "Plant And Environmental Sciences"


    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    Clemson graduate student places first in research competition at national cotton conference

    February 11, 2020

    Austin, TX – Sarah Holladay, an agronomy student in Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Science department, placed first in the graduate student competition at the Cotton Improvement Conference, one of the ten Cotton Beltline Conferences that were held on Jan. 8-10, 2020. Holladay’s oral presentation was titled “Identifying Accessions and Management Practices for the Production of […]

  • Attendees at the 2018 Clemson University Turfgrass Research and Education Field Day will learn the latest in turfgrass research.

    Clemson announces 2020 Turf School

    February 5, 2020

    CLEMSON — Turfgrass professionals can learn the latest research-based information for turfgrass management during Clemson’s annual Turf School to be held at locations throughout South Carolina. The Turf School is a one-day course designed and conducted by Clemson University scientists to help turfgrass managers overcome the technical challenges of managing grounds, lawns, recreational parks, athletic […]

  • Zolian Zoong Lwe presenting his research to visitors at the international crop science meeting.

    Clemson grad students win honors at annual crop science meeting in San Antonio

    January 28, 2020

    San Antonio, Texas – Three graduate students from Clemson University recently won accolades for their outstanding research presentations at the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA) International Annual Meeting. The students and their professors attended the four-day meeting from Nov. 10-13, and students of the Department of Plant […]

  • Four Clemson students pictured attending the Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Clemson students join world leaders at World Food Prize conference

    November 13, 2019

    Des Moines, Iowa — New technologies in the areas of cellular agriculture, digital agriculture, food processing and safety, gene technology, health and waste reduction all have the potential to transform food systems –– however, they can only do so through cooperation on a global scale. That’s why world leaders and agriculture experts from across the […]

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    Clemson faculty earn funds for technology development

    November 5, 2019

    The Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) has announced seven researchers will be awarded fiscal year 2020 Technology Maturation Fund grants to support them as they embark on the crucial last stage needed to move their technology from innovation to commercialization.

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    Clemson student studies extra-long staple cotton for production in South Carolina

    October 30, 2019

    DARLINGTON – All cotton is not created equal and a Clemson University student is looking to bring back a species that once dominated South Carolina cotton fields. Sarah Holladay, a master’s student from Florence who is studying plant and environmental sciences with a focus in agronomy, is working with Clemson Extension Service cotton specialist Mike […]

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    New Feed the Future Innovation Lab aims to boost food security and alleviate poverty in developing countries with leadership from Clemson scientists

    October 17, 2019

    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.

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    Clemson researcher developing perennial grasses that could reduce water use and be fuel source

    October 15, 2019

    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 […]

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    Clemson graduate student wins 2nd place for research poster at the American Peanut Research and Education Society’s annual meeting

    October 4, 2019

    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 […]

  • Jason Carver has been planting cover crops on his farm near Eastover for seven years.

    Clemson announces Building Soil Health Conference

    October 1, 2019

    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

  • Learn how to control Cinara aphids and other insects during the Clemson Insect Pest Management Symposium.

    Clemson to hold Integrated Pest Management Workshop

    September 27, 2019

    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 […]

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    Clemson graduate student wins 1st place for research proposal at Orlando root workshop 

    September 23, 2019

    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 […]