Just as homeowners prepare for spring, boxwood blight, a fungal disease that can devastate the familiar shrub, has been found for the first time in South Carolina, according to officials with the Department of Plant Industry (DPI) at Clemson University.
The Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center has added another weapon in its arsenal against the possibility of an outbreak of avian influenza. The laboratory, which is charged with identifying strains of animal disease, has earned ISO 17025:2005 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization, a level which certifies that the lab meets all international standards for testing, sampling and calibration.
Cotton farmers considering their weed-control options for next year's crop are invited to a Clemson Extension Service meeting on Dicamba and 2,4-D cotton cropping systems Tuesday.
A little soggy but no worse for the wear, 55 bulls earned top grades in Clemson University's 2015 Edisto Forage Bull Test, which culminated with an auction at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
Lifetimes of service from the Pee Dee to the Piedmont earned four South Carolinians induction into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University.
As waterfowl wing their way southward on the autumn winds, duck hunters soon will scan the skies for signs of their first targets of the season. This year, another kind of hunter will be on the lookout, too. Clemson University veterinarians will be searching for signs of a devastating avian influenza that infects wild waterfowl and can destroy domestic poultry — a huge source of income for South Carolina farms.
As the floodwaters recede, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website.
Agriculture damage assessment from the historic flooding has begun, and officials are asking farmers for help in reporting damage involving South Carolina livestock and poultry.
The leader of South Carolina's effort to maintain the health of sheep and goats now leads the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP).
South Carolina’s state veterinarian has confirmed the first 2015 case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the state in 2015. An unvaccinated horse died from the disease in Barnwell County.
With the return of the mosquito-borne disease season, Boyd Parr, S.C. state veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health, urges horse owners to maintain current vaccinations for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), West Nile virus and rabies for their horses.
A summer online course for teachers explores fun and creative ways to teach nutrition and physical activity to South Carolina students.
A federal decision on the use of a nematicide will leave South Carolina cotton producers scrambling to find a replacement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week rejected requests from South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas to use Counter 20G, a restricted pesticide labeled for corn crops, to help farmers control nematodes on their cotton crops as well.
As enigmatic as it is deadly, "pine decline" has many Southern timber owners wondering whether the condition may be damaging their investment. South Carolina timber owners and land managers will be able to get the latest information on the problem at a daylong workshop May 6 in Leesville.
South Carolina officials are asking the public to keep an eye out for a strain of avian flu that has been identified in seven states and is potentially deadly to poultry.