Category Archives: Agriculture

Greenville Technical College’s Rebecca McKinney named Conservationist of the Year

Rebecca McKinney, academic program director for Sustainable Agriculture in the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College (GTC), received the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District Urban Conservationist of the Year award, presented by the district’s board of commissioners. McKinney was selected unanimously by the board for her commitment to conservation, new…
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Clemson students to present peach research in national competition

[caption id="attachment_12348" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Clemson students, advised by Professor Feng Chen, who are traveling to San Francisco to complete in the American Chemical Society National Meeting Competition are (from left): Trinh Nguyen, Andy McCullough, Ryan Ramey, Chen and Ashley Burgess.Image Credit: Denise Attaway / Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON — A group of Clemson University students is…
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Grown in Spartanburg: A Tour of Farms, Farm Stands and Markets

SPARTANBURG, S.C – From peaches and pumpkins, to strawberries and hayrides, visitors can enjoy farm-fresh products and plan family activities thanks to a new tour that highlights agricultural offerings throughout Spartanburg County. The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has developed the latest in a series of self-guided tours, this one highlighting the abundant agricultural…
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Clemson scientists working to breed tastier, healthier peaches

CLEMSON — Clemson University geneticist Ksenija Gasic seeks to do the unimaginable: improve the taste, aroma and nutritional value of the beloved peach. Gasic received a $150,000, three-year grant from the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) to evaluate the biochemical and molecular regulation of carotenoid accumulation in stone fruits such as…
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Clemson students get up-close look at the science behind restoring American chestnut

[caption id="attachment_10915" align="alignleft" width="1410"] Dr. Joe James (left) discusses his chestnut research with a group of students from Clemson University.Image Credit: Jim Melvin / Clemson University[/caption] SENECA, South Carolina — Clemson University graduate instructor Adam Coates and a boisterous class of forestry students recently visited a sprawling Upstate farm to learn about the latest scientific…
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South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo will be Jan. 11-12 in Florence

FLORENCE — Get ready to learn where your food and fiber comes from at the 2017 South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo in the Florence Civic Center Jan. 11-12. Hosted by leaders in the South Carolina agricultural industry, the Expo is an event representing all aspects of agriculture both large and small. Admission is $5 per…
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Clemson researcher co-produces manual to help South Carolina golf courses

[caption id="attachment_10339" align="alignleft" width="1600"] Golf superintendents in the Carolinas now have more guidance to care for their courses thanks to the new book.Image Credit: Denise Attaway / Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON — Golf course superintendents in the Carolinas now have more guidance to help ensure their courses are primed for par thanks to a scientific-based manual…
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Though destructive and deadly, wildfires are also nature’s way of making room for new life

[caption id="attachment_10211" align="alignleft" width="960"] The Pinnacle Mountain Fire became the largest in the state’s modern history, affecting 10,623 acres.Image Credit: S.C. Forestry Commission[/caption] PICKENS, South Carolina — When people and property are endangered, wildfires are viewed as calamities. And, indeed, to those directly affected, they can be deadly and devastating. But from Mother Nature’s point…
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Southern pine beetles loom as potential threat to South Carolina’s stressed trees

[caption id="attachment_10078" align="alignleft" width="1333"] The first symptoms of southern pine beetle activity on a tree are needles that turn from green to faint yellow and finally to rust.Image Credit: Elizabeth Benton / University of Georgia-Warnell[/caption] CLEMSON — For about 15 years, the state’s most destructive forest insect has been lying low in South Carolina. But…
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Clemson Extension announces forest management workshops for woodland owners

[caption id="attachment_9984" align="alignleft" width="1500"] Members of Clemson Extension’s forestry and wildlife team, including Carolyn Dawson (above), will conduct the workshops.Image Credit: Jim Melvin / Clemson University[/caption] GREENVILLE — The Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife team has announced a series of workshops designed to educate landowners about the ecological and financial benefits of proper woodland management.…
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