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  • This year's Clemson Horticulture Student Plant Sale feature an arrayof annuals, plants for hanging baskets, vegetable and herb transplants and more.

    Clemson horticulture students’ plant sale is Friday

    April 2, 2019

    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.

  • Students participating in Undergraduate Research Initiative (Left to right): Andrew Purcell, Erin McDaniel, Caterra Heard-Tate, Bailee Hawkins, Jessie Comer, Camille Smith, Texanna Miller, and Paul Millar

    CAFLS announces inaugural cohort of student research grant recipients

    March 27, 2019

    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 […]

  • Clemson Extension weeds and wildflowers book recognized for excellence by S.C. State Library

    March 26, 2019

    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.

  • Peach trees in bloom in the spring at the Clemson University Musser Fruit Research Farm.

    Clemson Extension agents teach produce growers how to comply with new federal standards

    March 20, 2019

    Clemson Extension and South Carolina Department of Agriculture prepare S.C. produce growers for federal inspections.

  • Forest Fest 2018 will be held at the Clemson Experimental Forest on Saturday, April 7.

    Clemson Experimental Forest presents Forest Fest 2019 on March 30

    March 20, 2019

    CENTRAL — The Clemson Experimental Forest will hold its annual Forest Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Lake Issaqueena area. This is the fourth year for the event. There will be activities for adults and children, including guided hikes, nature walks, scavenger hunts, wildlife encounters, waterfall views, canoeing and kayaking, […]

  • Peach trees at Musser Fruit Research Center in Seneca.

    Clemson researchers say South Carolina peaches suffered minimal damage from freeze

    March 19, 2019

    Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet.

    To help South Carolina peach growers produce bountiful yields, the Peach Team and Cooperative Extension Service agents met with growers during the 2019 Ridge Peach Producers meeting to provide growers with the latest, research-based information.

  • The Spring 2019 Plant Sale at the South Carolina Botanical Garden is slated for April 5, 6 and 20.

    South Carolina Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sales are April 5, 6 and 20

    March 19, 2019

    It’s almost spring and South Carolina residents planning to spruce up their gardens should look to the South Carolina Botanical Garden for just what they need. The Botanical Garden Spring 2019 Plant Sale will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, for Friends of the Garden and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 6 and 20, for the public.

  • Grain sorghum for commercial use grows in a field.

    Clemson researchers receive grant to study growing the next generation of plant-based meats

    February 20, 2019

    CLEMSON – Some Clemson researchers have received one of the first-ever plant-based meat competitive research grants to study how field peas and grain sorghum can be organically grown to be the next generation of nutrient-dense plant-based meats. The researchers are Dil Thavarajah, Rick Boyles and Stephen Kresovich, together with Pushparajah Thavarjah of the Tile Council […]

  • Paula Agudelo

    Clemson college of agriculture names dean of research, Experiment Station director

    February 19, 2019

    Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has named Paula Agudelo associate dean of research and Experiment Station director. Agudelo, a nematologist and professor of plant pathology in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, was named to the position after a national search.

  • Phytographics.com uses high resolution images, videos and other information to teach growers what they can do to protect their crops.

    Clemson researchers develop new online tool for managing plant diseases

    February 12, 2019

    CLEMSON – The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service has developed an innovative online tool that will help Extension agents and others identify and understand some of the most devastating plant diseases. Madeline Dowling, a post-doctoral researcher from Easley working with Clemson professor and Extension plant pathologist Guido Schnabel, created Phytographics.com, a website that uses photography and […]

  • A conversation with Keith Belli, dean of Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

    February 4, 2019

    Keith Belli was named dean of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Sept. 1, 2018.

    Belli became dean of CAFLS shortly after the college was reorganized to include Cooperative Extension and the university’s six Research and Education Centers, collectively known as the Clemson Experiment Station. The goal of the reorganization is to put CAFLS on the same organizational footing as other top agricultural colleges and allow it to act even more efficiently and effectively in preparing students to become leaders in their chosen careers and in continuing to perform research and Extension that helps South Carolina citizens lead healthy and prosperous lives. The reorganization also gives CAFLS an integrated statewide footprint.

    The following is an interview with Belli about opportunities and challenges the reorganization presents, his goals for CAFLS and his favorite movie.

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    Clemson doctoral student wins prestigious award and fellowship

    January 30, 2019

    Wanfang Fu, a plant and environmental sciences doctoral student at Clemson University, was recently awarded a first-place U.P. Hedrick Award from the American Pomological Society and the Wade Stackhouse Fellowship from Clemson University for her research in disease tolerances for peaches. The U.P. Hedrick Award was established in 1982 by the American Pomological Society “to […]

  • The threat of COVID-19 forced the 2020 Clemson Turfgrass Field Day to be held via video instead of the at its usual Walker Course location.

    Clemson announces 2019 Turf School

    January 30, 2019

    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 […]

  • Healthy rose on left. Botrytis stricken rose on right.

    Clemson experts: Dipping roses in calcium before shipping may prolong their beauty

    January 30, 2019

    If the bouquet of roses you receive on Valentine’s Day are infected with the common Botrytis fungus, you won’t be able to enjoy them very long. Petals of roses stricken by the Botrytis fungus turn brown or tan, making them less beautiful and marketable. Clemson University researchers say dipping the flowers in a calcium solution before they are shipped can extend their beauty.

  • Man standing in field.

    Clemson graduate student speaks at conference in Mexico

    January 23, 2019

    Gabriel Rennberger, a plant and environmental sciences graduate student at Clemson University, spoke at the International Congress on Plant Protection in Vegetables in Guadalajara, Mexico, Aug. 16-17. Over 100 people attended the International Congress on Plant Protection in Vegetables, organized by Intagri, a Mexican company that focuses on education about agricultural topics. Rennberger, one of […]