Category Archives: Agriculture

Clemson Home and Garden Information Center offers fact sheets

[caption id="attachment_2208" align="alignnone" width="604"] Clemson Home and Garden Information Center staff members who are ready to help with any of your home and garden questions are (from left): Joey Williamson, Adair Hoover, Russ Poston, Layla Burgess, Vicki Landreth, Barbara Smith and Millie Davenport. (Image provided)[/caption] CLEMSON — Spring is just around the corner and with…
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TreesGreenville project resulting in trees being moved near I-385

Greenville, SC – Leadership Greenville Class 32 selected TreesGreenville as a Class Project and planted TreesGreenville’s very first planting along the northbound ramp off of Woodruff Road onto I-385. This high visibility planting has served its purpose and given TreesGreenville great exposure. Since 2006 when Class 32 completed this project, TreesGreenville has planted over 4000 trees in…
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AgSouth Farm Credit to offer grants to farmers markets

STATESBORO, GA.: AgSouth Farm Credit CFO Lisa Gunter announced today that the cooperative has once again set aside $25,000 to help community-based farmers markets promote their markets during 2016. Twenty-five farmers markets in AgSouth’s territory will receive $1,000 and 100 Think Outside the Store® bags to help promote their markets. The reusable bags will be…
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S.C. Botanical Garden hosting classes on organic gardening, juicing

CLEMSON — Grow organic vegetables in your garden, then turn those vegetables into energy-boosting juices and healing foods. That’s the subject of a series of upcoming classes hosted by the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Cheryl LeCroy of Creative Juices Consulting, a food addiction expert and breast cancer survivor, will talk about the health and healing…
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Clemson researchers receive $1.8 million for root study with agriculture implications

[caption id="attachment_1814" align="alignnone" width="604"] Julia Frugoli is Alumni Distinguished Professor and associate chair of genetics and biochemistry at Clemson University. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] CLEMSON – Three Clemson University scientists have been awarded a $1.8 million grant to study gene expression in roots that eventually could pave the way for increased crop production, save the world billions of…
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Clemson scientist’s research on tropical forests featured in journal

[caption id="attachment_1766" align="alignnone" width="731"] Saara DeWalt is an associate professor in the biological sciences department at Clemson University. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson University scientist Saara DeWalt is part of a collaborative study of second-growth tropical forests in Central and South America that will be published Feb. 11 in the journal Nature. DeWalt and dozens of…
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Green Cloud Technologies grows its Plant-A-Tree initiative

Greenville, SC – Green Cloud Technologies, an employee-owned cloud solutions provider (CSP) based in Greenville, SC, announces strong growth in its flagship “Plant a Tree” environmental effort. Green Cloud Technologies—Business Black Box’s 2015 Green Award winner and one of SC’s Top 25 Fastest-Growing Companies—is dedicated to environmental sustainability by reducing the company’s carbon footprint. In partnership…
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Greenville Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

(Greenville SC) Autumn, the Greenville Zoo’s nine-year-old Masai giraffe, gave birth at approximately 6:15 a.m. this morning. Both Autumn and the calf are doing well, and the zoo’s medical staff has been monitoring the calf to ensure that it is meeting important benchmarks, such as standing and nursing successfully. In the next 24 to 48…
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Clemson renovating Pee Dee REC, expanding programs

[caption id="attachment_1541" align="alignnone" width="604"] Pee Dee REC building and grounds manager Sam Goodman looks over renovation plans. (Photo/Clemson University)[/caption] FLORENCE — Clemson University is renovating its Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence to quicken its development of crop varieties with improved resistance to drought, disease and pests. The center also has added a…
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Clemson: Corn growers look to 2016 for fresh start

[caption id="attachment_881" align="alignnone" width="604"] Last year, a severe summer drought and heatwave damaged thousands of acres of corn. (Photo/Clemson University)[/caption] BLACKVILLE — Corn growers in South Carolina escaped the wrath of early October’s epic rainfall, but the damage had already been done. Long before the brutal storm released its first drop, a severe summer drought…
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