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Clemson Extension and Host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with fellow agent Zack Snipes about tomato diseases and best practices on how to avoid them.

Gavin Jackson and SC Lede horticulturalist Brinton Fox on June 19, 2020.
A.T. Shire/South Carolina Public Radio

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 20, 2020, we examine the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision this week prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ employees, as well as the latest unemployment data, and the link between stress and alcohol abuse during the pandemic. Plus, SC Lede horticulturalist Brinton Fox joins us with tips on what to plan this summer, and more!

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow. Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University Professor Emeritus & Extension Entomologist about mosquitos and mosquito control.

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow. Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University Professor Emeritus & Extension Entomologist about nuisance ants in your house and around your property.

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow. Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University Professor Emeritus & Extension Entomologist about the Asian Giant Hornet.

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow. Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson University Professor Emeritus & Extension Entomologist about termites.

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. David R. Coyle, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation about the history, myths and facts of Glyphosate.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Gourds were human’s earliest containers. Their diversity in size and shape let early peoples select them for a variety of purposes. Some were cut in half and filled with food, hot rocks were added to cook those contents. Others with flat bottoms and long necks held and easily dispensed liquids. Early on they were decorated as we humans want to add beauty to our homes, be they caves, teepees, or fiber covered structures.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. As a non-traditional, i.e. older, student, I took one horticulture class with David Bradshaw and my life was changed for the better. Among his infectious passions is an interest in   heirloom seeds and he helped establish an heirloom seed repository at Clemson.

Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. What in the world would we do without telephones? I can remember party lines and my husband actually remembers when calls went through central. My cousin Muff and I once used waxed string and empty cans attempting to make a private phone from her house to mine. The ancient Chimu Empire in Peru, renowned for its wealth based on agricultural canals and irrigation system, had god-like rulers.

Bottle Gourds

Apr 29, 2020

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Bottle gourds have been used by ancient and modern peoples for over ten thousand years now. For religious rites, they’ve been crafted into masks, musical instruments, or sounding devices. From a utilitarian standpoint, bottle gourd uses are incredible diversity -- a container, a dipper, wheels, even   flotation devices.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. . In many cities these evenings, people go outside  at seven and make noises to communicate their appreciation for front line workers in the covid 19 pandemic. My daughter and her boyfriend in Los Angeles have been participating. Casey, a trained saxophone player, has alternated between blowing two flutes at one time (a common ancient practice) and a digeridoo. Eliza Frezil shakes a tambourine.

A pine beetle
Courtesy of Matt Bertone (NC State University)

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. David R. Coyle, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation about the pine beetle.

Making It Grow Minute
SC Public Radio

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Many specialty good growers rely on high end restaurants to pay top dollar for their meticulously produced crops, often produced on a small acreage farm. With the ban on indoor dining, many restaurants have closed their doors as takeout orders don’t fit with their fine-dining experience. Consequently, their suppliers are taking quite a hit. Some of them are now offering ways for us to enjoy their products and help keep the afloat.

Bradford Pear trees in bloom
Courtesy of Clemson Cooperative Extension

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. David R. Coyle, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation about Bradford Pears.

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