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Stories tagged with "Student Organic Farm"

  • Plants Fix Dirt

    Farmers learn the science of soil health at Clemson conference

    November 14, 2019

    CLEMSON – Healthy crops begin with healthy soil and researchers with the Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program are teaching farmers how they can benefit from keeping their soils fit. The researchers teamed up with other agricultural professionals and farmers who have implemented soil health principles by using cover crops, no till […]

  • 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.

  • Clemson to launch weekly farm market and expand research at campus farm

    December 3, 2018

    Clemson University will expand its sustainable and organic farming research and launch a weekly farm market on its most historic agricultural land. Calhoun Fields, or The Bottoms as it is commonly known, lies between Hartwell Lake and Perimeter Road on the Clemson University campus and is the location of Clemson’s Student Organic Farm and Community Supported Agriculture Program. It is also land that was first farmed by Cherokee Indians, then by John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.

  • Roller crimping is used to terminate cover crops.

    Cover crops conserve water, revitalize land

    June 18, 2018

    CLEMSON – Growing noncash crops, such as crimson clover and winter rye, can be time-consuming and labor-intense but the rewards can be oh so sweet. These two crops, plus growing other brassicas, grasses and legumes and using no-till methods for growing produce can help revitalize the land on which cash crops are grown. This was […]

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    Brooks Center theaters to reopen ahead of schedule

    April 16, 2018

    The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University will reopen its theaters April 27, more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

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

    Clemson researchers: Kale could help billions overcome ‘hidden hunger’

    October 26, 2017

    Eating kale may help billions of people worldwide overcome micronutrient malnutrition, Clemson University researchers have found.

  • Clemson announces October Farm Equipment Workshop

    September 18, 2017

    CLEMSON – Choosing, using and maintaining equipment and tools is important for intensive crop production on small-scale commercial farms. Clemson University experts, together with National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) experts, are ready to help South Carolina producers learn how to select and use appropriate tools and equipment to increase their production and profits. A […]

  • Graduate student David Robb (left) and Geoff Zehnder, director of the Sustainable Agriculture program, stand in a field of cover crops at Clemson's Student Organic Farm.

    Clemson announces workshops for using cover crops in no-till vegetable production

    April 6, 2017

    Cover crops can be instrumental in no-till production and Clemson specialists are ready to help South Carolina growers take a practical look at using this method for growing vegetables.

  • Roller crimping is used to terminate cover crops.

    Clemson students study using leaves to improve roller-crimped cover crops

    March 9, 2017

    A group of Clemson students is determining how to use shredded leaves to help increase the value of roller-crimped cover crops.

  • David Richmond of Laurens uses a microscope to examine an insect captured a the Clemson Student Organic Farm.

    Clemson teaches cucurbit management at campus workshop

    July 20, 2016

    Experts from the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and Cornell University taught participants in a workshop this week techniques for sampling and identifying key cucurbit diseases and their symptoms and insect pests and their natural enemies.

  • Clemson sustainable agriculture expert pens new book for more efficient farms

    February 4, 2016

    Sustainability plus productivity is the underlying formula in a Clemson University staff member’s new book, “The Bio-Integrated Farm.”