South Carolina officials have declared a statewide emergency quarantine of some wood products due the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect pest that inhabits and destroys native ash trees.
The Department of Plant Industry (DPI) at Clemson University will hold a public hearing Friday, Sept. 29, regarding an emergency statewide quarantine for wood and wood products affected by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect pest that inhabits and destroys native ash trees.
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.
A new bacterial DNA testing method offered by Clemson University can help municipalities and stormwater managers more easily pinpoint the source of fecal bacteria detected in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and other surface water.
Boxwood blight, a disease that can devastate the familiar shrub, has been detected for the first time in a South Carolina plant nursery, say inspectors with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry.
An old friend is returning to South Carolina to help agricultural producers in their fight against insects and nematodes. The chemical aldicarb is coming back as AgLogic 15G. It will be available for use on cotton, peanuts and soybeans grown in South Carolina.
More extensive genetic testing has concluded that a hive of suspected Africanized bees were predominately the less volatile European honeybees, said officials with the Department of Plant Industry at Clemson University.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allowed for the temporary use of Transform WG to control sugarcane aphids in South Carolina sorghum fields. The South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation at Clemson University requested the EPA approval as the tiny, tan-colored pests attacked in droves last year after first being found in South Carolina in 2014.
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.
Funding to bolster South Carolina’s defense against a disease that could severely damage the state’s poultry industry tops a list of Clemson University budget requests presented to a House Ways and Means Subcommittee.
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).
Clemson University entomologists will develop a plan for South Carolina farmers to control a new pest that can eat into grain sorghum yields and damage expensive harvesting equipment. Sugarcane aphids were spotted in South Carolina fields for the first time last year, and entomologists will research impact and management of the hungry pest this summer at the Pee Dee and Edisto research and education centers.
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.
Honeybees and pesticides are mortal enemies. They are also among a farmer's very best friends. Wouldn't it be something if we could help them get along? Clemson University specialists are experimenting with a way to do just that.