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  • Clemson researchers believe eating kale could help supply micronutrients needed for human bodies to properly function.

    Clemson study finds growing organic cover crops improves kale nutrients and crop yields

    September 11, 2019

    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 […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Meg Williamson, Plant Disease Diagnostician

    September 11, 2019

    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 […]

  • Clemson student Texanna Miller poses in the lab.

    Clemson student wins 3rd place at national horticulture conference

    September 4, 2019

    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 […]

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    Palmetto LEAF program aims to create leadership pipeline for S.C. agribusiness industry

    September 3, 2019

    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 […]

  • CAFLS seeks applicants for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Initiative

    August 30, 2019

    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 […]

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    Clemson professor leads team of scientists on quest to understand little-known mountaintop arthropods

    July 29, 2019

    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.

  • Using UGV's to harvest watermelons

    Clemson researcher explains seedless watermelon production

    July 23, 2019

    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 […]

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    Clemson’s Bob Polomski receives 2019 GardenComm Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement

    July 22, 2019

    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 associate professor of agricultural education, talks about how STEM training can help produce effective instructors needed for successful school-based agricultural programs during the 2019 STEM it UP! conference at Clemson University.

    Clemson and American Floral Endowment STEM it UP! to encourage floriculture education

    July 5, 2019

    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Learn where seedless watermelons come from during the 2019 Watermelon Field Day at Clemson's Edisto REC.

    Clemson scientists will answer watermelon questions at the 2019 Field Day July 11

    June 18, 2019

    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.

  • David Robb talks about weed control research being conducted at the Clemson Student Organic Farm.

    Clemson researchers arm farmers with new tools in fight against costly weeds

    June 11, 2019

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Turfgrass Field Day 2019

    Clemson Field Day highlights Poa control strategies, student research

    May 13, 2019

    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 […]

  • The 2018 Clemson Turfgrass Field Day is scheduled for August 14 on the Clemson campus.

    Clemson announces 2019 Poa and Spring Dead Spot Control Field Day

    April 10, 2019

    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 […]