An invasive species of beetle, the Asian longhorned beetle, has been discovered for the first time in South Carolina. Teams of inspectors from Clemson's Department of Plant Industry and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are surveying the area surrounding Hollywood, S.C., in Charleston County where a homeowner first contacted Clemson about the pest.
The Department of Pesticide Regulation has issued a statement on the effect a federal court ruling and subsequent EPA orders will have on farmers who grow more than half a million acres of cotton and soybeans in the Palmetto State. The change immediately prohibits sale and distribution of three prevalent dicamba-based herbicides and will prevent their use entirely by the end of July.
Among the scientists who deal with invasive pests, the bigger problem isn't the Asian Giant Hornet, it's the hysteria that accompanied it.
Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health has released the control area surrounding a Chesterfield County turkey farm that was struck in April with a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus.
Clemson Livestock Poultry Health officials have identified a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield County. It is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States since 2017.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, a state regulatory agency that is part of Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture, has postponed indefinitely the certification renewal deadline and issued new guidelines for testing, certification and licensure of commercial, non-commercial or private applicators of regulated pesticides.
Matt Hersom joins Clemson University as the new director of campus farms, which encompass research, teaching and Extension Service programs in virtually every facet of agriculture. Hersom will oversee the campus research farms located on and around Clemson's main campus, which support the three-fold mission of teaching, research and Extension in Clemson's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
CLEMSON — It’s hard to put a price tag on the value of top-quality genes in the beef cattle business, but a $22,000 yearling bull makes a pretty good statement. That was the record price drawn for a bull auctioned at the Clemson University Bull Test auction Feb. 1, the culmination of a months-long evaluation […]
The regulatory arm of Clemson University has been recognized by the USDA National Organic Program as among the nation's best organic certification programs. Certification seeks to verify that organic regulations are followed from the growing environment to the sale of an organic product.
Emergency responders must plan for events they hope will never happen. Fast and knowledgeable treatment is the mission of first responders like hazardous materials teams, fire fighters, rescue and medical personnel -- including veterinarians.
The state of Georgia on Jan. 1, 2020 will adopt new regulations that make it illegal to import any citrus plant without a permit. "This doesn't affect citrus fruit, but it is an issue for South Carolina nurseries or citizens who buy citrus plants as ornamentals if they carry them across the state line," said Steven Long, who leads the plant protection division of the Department of Plant Industry (DPI), a state regulatory unit housed at Clemson University.
South Carolina cotton farmers will gather at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence County on Tuesday, Dec. 17 for updates on the Boll Weevil Eradication Program.
Mike Weyman, deputy director of Clemson University’s Regulatory Services unit, will head a new task force of industry and government leaders to help combat illegal online sales of pesticides and the deaths they can cause.
An invasive insect pest of the widely used ornamental plant crapemyrtle has been found for the first time in South Carolina. Crapemyrtle Bark Scale has been positively identified in locations throughout metro Columbia, said Steven Long, who leads the plant protection division of the Department of Plant Industry (DPI), a regulatory unit housed at Clemson University.
Clemson University's Simpson Research and Education Center (Simpson REC) will hold an Agronomy and Beef Cattle Field Day on Sept. 19 with tours and updates on crop and livestock research that ranges from high-tech breakthroughs to everyday issues.