LEXINGTON – In-person meetings may not be allowed in today’s COVID-19 world, but a Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agent continues to work to provide valuable information for South Carolina strawberry growers. Justin Ballew, a Clemson commercial horticulture agent for Lexington and Saluda counties, said this year’s South Carolina Strawberry Grower Meeting will be held […]
CLEMSON – For the first time ever, the South Carolina Botanical Garden is holding its fall plant sale completely online this year. Misty Shealy, nursery manager, said orders can be placed Sept. 7-25 online. “We want to keep everyone safe from COVID-19,” Shealy said. “The only way people can buy plants this year is to […]
CLEMSON – Agricultural Education teachers are in high demand and Clemson University adds a new post baccalaureate certificate program that can help fill this need. The program is an add-on certificate in Agricultural Education that compliments most bachelor degree programs offered in the Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. This certificate requires an additional […]
A much-needed renovation has given new life to the Clemson University Herbarium, which houses about 100,000 plant specimens that have been carefully preserved and stored for the future.
BLACKVILLE – Growing season is in full swing and farmers must pay close attention to the water needs of several crops at this stage, says a Clemson University specialist. Michael Plumblee, Clemson Extension precision agriculture specialist who also is an Agronomic Crops Team and Water Resources Team member housed at the Edisto Research and Education Center […]
COLUMBIA – As many will agree, COVID-19 has created enough stress on its own. The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service’s Agribusiness Team is trying to reduce some of that stress for South Carolina farmers by offering unbiased, research-based information. The team has created a website of information designed to help those in the agribusiness industry navigate […]
Ardalan Vahidi and his team have created algorithms that help autonomous, wirelessly-connected vehicles anticipate the behavior of other vehicles to reduce braking, which helps save energy.
Clemson University students and faculty have always known “there’s something in these hills,” and now the rest of the world is starting to understand, too. Clemson was cited alongside some of the nation’s most elite universities in “10 Innovative Engineering Institutes,” an article in Mechanical Engineering, the flagship magazine of The American Society of Mechanical […]
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 […]
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 […]
Biological sciences researcher Matthew Koski has received a three-year, $455,000 NSF grant to study how flowers adapt to heat and cold.
CLEMSON – Invasive species are detrimental to ecological systems and a Clemson University forestry expert says National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a perfect time to learn how to manage these invaders. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is May 16-23. David Coyle, a Clemson assistant professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation as […]
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.
Jeffrey Hallo, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair for the Clemson parks, recreation and tourism management department effective March 1. Hallo will assume the role previously held by Wayne Freimund, who is leaving the position at the end of March. Leslie Hossfeld, dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences that houses the […]
The FoodFORWARD Research Symposium, an event that brings experts in food research to Clemson, is now less than two months away. Researchers from across the university will convene at the event for poster sessions and talks, and they’ll hear from Leslie Hossfeld, dean of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences (CBSHS) and Keith […]