Aphids are some crops’ worst nightmare, but a Clemson University professor is investigating natural tools that may lead to better aphid management in fields. Carmen Blubaugh, an assistant professor in Clemson University’s plant and environmental sciences department, is involved in a study that addresses how plants mediate interactions between predators and prey.
An invasive Asian beetle responsible for killing hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America has been found in Spartanburg, Greenville and Oconee counties, according to investigators with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry. This is the first confirmed detection of the beetle known as Emerald Ash Borer in South Carolina.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is organizing a series of daylong workshops throughout the state to help professional landscapers properly apply weed control and fertilizer.
Tiny, hungry and rapidly reproducing sugarcane aphids have made their annual migration to South Carolina to feast on grain sorghum, an agricultural commodity that had been gaining popularity.
South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are combining forces to help fruit growers grow more profitable crops.
A pair of Clemson scientists has spent the past decade exploring the intricacies of the butterfly proboscis, one of nature’s most multifarious body parts. Their ever-increasing fount of knowledge is expected to eventually lead to manufactured devices that could revolutionize medical procedures and other yet-to-be-conceived applications.
A dangerously prolific invasive ant species called the tawny crazy ant has been spreading throughout the South and now appears to be on the verge of entering South Carolina for the first time. But a team of Clemson University scientists is hot on the trail.
More than two dozen nocturnal insect aficionados joined Clemson University entomologist Michael Caterino at the South Carolina Botanical Garden for a free event called “Light Up the Night!”
Bermudagrass stunt mites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to turfgrass on golf courses throughout the southern United States.
Modern day technology is helping a Clemson University professor and an international, interdisciplinary team of collaborators track the evolution of a beetle family by revealing a fossil's internal anatomy.
By studying a remarkable fossil, a Clemson scientist is unraveling the secrets of an ancient beetle that wandered the Earth almost 100 million years ago.
Pest control experts from across the Southeast will learn how to cope with the array of insects and rodents invading their clients’ homes and workplaces at Clemson University’s second annual Fall Forum for Pest Management Professionals.
Clemson University is working hard to help tobacco farmers stay ahead of the curve by conducting research trials designed to test the quality of new varieties, manage insect pests and control bacterial wilt.
A cornfield can be an unfriendly host for insect pests, and scientists such as Clemson's Francis Reay-Jones are striving to keep it that way.
The Clemson University Arthropod Collection, a 90-year-old catalog of South Carolina’s biodiversity that holds approximately 1 million insect specimens, will be expanded and modernized thanks to a $505,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).