A serious pest of sweet potatoes has been confirmed in three more South Carolina counties by the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI). The discovery of the sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius in Jasper, Colleton and Berkeley counties likely means that a quarantine already in place in nearby Charleston and Beaufort counties will be extended to them
Josh Weaver, a pesticide investigator for the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a state regulatory agency at Clemson University, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Future Leaders in Science Award.
The recent development of crop varieties with resistance to the herbicide dicamba have led to changes in the chemical's use. EPA-required training in its application is being offered by the Clemson Extension Service.
Seemingly innocent holiday wreaths sold across the Palmetto State have been found to carry a devastating plant disease. Boxwood blight, a fungal disease that can be deadly to the familiar boxwood shrub, was confirmed on wreaths containing boxwood cuttings from a single North Carolina nursery.
Cotton farmers from across South Carolina will gather Dec. 12 for updates in the battle against their arch enemy. The South Carolina Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation will hold its annual cotton growers meeting at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road, Florence.
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.