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    New Clemson program to improve health, economic outcomes through food-focused curriculum, research and products

    November 13, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has established a new program, Land-Grant Local, that will enhance economic, social and health outcomes in South Carolina by more fully integrating the work of local farms into Clemson University. The program’s immediate goal is to factor foods from local farms into the Clemson environment, but college leadership are already shaping future curriculum and research centered on food systems that stress solutions for food insecurity and hunger across the state.

  • Cotton serves as one of South Carolina's main crops and Hanks rides past this cotton field on the Charleston Augusta Highway near Bamberg.

    Images from Daniel Hanks’ bicycle ride across S.C.

    November 7, 2019

    Daniel Hanks, a Clemson University aquatic landscape ecologist, rides 279 miles across South Carolina to study the state’s varied landscapes.      

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    Clemson food waste, sustainability initiative expands collaborations under new leadership

    November 4, 2019

    Clemson University has tapped a new leader for its food waste and sustainability initiative, Sonoco FRESH. Anne Barr will serve as the executive director of Sonoco FRESH, which is part of the university’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics.

  • Sarah Holladay

    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 […]

  • New leader of the nation’s park service to deliver Hartzog lecture at Clemson University

    October 21, 2019

    David Vela, newly named deputy director exercising the authority of the director of the National Park Service, will discuss how he plans to lead the park service into its second century at the 2019 George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture this week in Clemson. The lecture will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.

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    Watt Center names new associate director of operations and sustainability

    October 18, 2019

    The Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University has tapped a seasoned sustainability professional with experience in industry and academia for its executive leadership team.

    Mark Krystofik joins the Watt Center as the associate director of operations and sustainability after spending the last six years in various leadership positions at the Rochester Institute for Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

  • Graham Montgomery, left, and Michael Stoner examine a piece of wood that was put to the test in research at Clemson University.

    Civil engineers see ‘huge progress’ in mass timber as new building opens at Clemson University

    October 7, 2019

    Research conducted by Clemson University undergraduate students is being put to use at the new Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center, which is one of the first buildings constructed from cross-laminated timber made from southern yellow pine.

  • Mike Marshall talks about weeds during Edisto REC Field Day.

    Growers learn about new peanut varieties, disease control and technologies during Clemson’s Edisto REC field day

    October 3, 2019

    Peanut farmers learned about new varieties, disease control advanced technologies and more during field day at Clemson’s Edisto REC.

  • 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 […]

  • Healthy soils study being conducted at Clemson's Pee Dee REC in Florence, SC.

    Clemson field day teaches about soil health, pests control and more

    September 12, 2019

    Healthy soils and control of insect pests were among topics discussed during the Clemson Pee Dee REC’s annual field day.

  • 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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    Clemson initiates heifer development program at Edisto REC

    September 3, 2019

    BLACKVILLE – A new Forage Heifer Development Program is being initiated this year at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) that researchers say will add to the success of the South Carolina cattle industry. Scott Sell, Clemson research associate at the Edisto REC, said this new program follows the spirit of the Edisto Forage Bull […]

  • A watermelon sits in a field.

    Clemson study finds wildflowers create pollinator harmony for watermelons

    August 7, 2019

    A Clemson University graduate student has found adding a little color to watermelon fields can attract pollinators which can help improve quality and increase yields of one of South Carolina’s most important vegetable crops.

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    Construction update: Building Clemson’s future

    August 6, 2019

    Clemson’s main campus has experienced big changes in just a few short months. Some construction projects have been completed, while others remain on target for their scheduled completion dates. Here are updates on some of the initiatives happening above and beneath the ground. Electrical distribution The $75 million upgrade of 1950s underground utilities impacting Clemson’s […]