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.
The South Carolina Beekeepers Association holds its annual summer meeting at Clemson University this week, offering training and information for commercial beekeepers and newcomers to the business.
Hiding in plain site, Benghal dayflower lay dormant in the South Carolina soil this winter. But now that the warmth of spring is coaxing the pretty pest into the daylight, state investigators are asking for citizen help to locate it before it causes serious damage.
Michael Weyman has been named deputy director of Clemson University's Regulatory Services unit, a state agency charged with safeguarding the health of South Carolina’s crops, forests and landscape plants.
Winter weather has covered the tracks of a pair of plant pests that invaded South Carolina last fall, but Clemson University investigators will be waiting for them when they emerge in the spring.
South Carolina hasn't seen a boll weevil in 13 years, but cotton farmers are taking no chances.
FLORENCE -- Cotton farmers from across the state will gather Dec. 17 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 a.m. Dec. 17 at Clemson University's Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence County.