The South Carolina SGA Rodenticide Task Force, recently formed by the state Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), seeks to balance the scales between the tenuous hold of wildlife along South Carolina's fast-developing coast and the human health concerns of the deadly diseases -- like plague, hantavirus or rat-bite fever -- that rodents spread.
The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has announced it will close the Starkey Swine Center at the end of the year.
Pat Jackson, chemist at the Agricultural Service Laboratory, is from Anderson, S.C. A graduate of S.C. State University, she has one daughter and one grandson. She has worked 31 years at the Ag Service Lab. Pat is our nitrogen guru. She performs analyses to measure all things nitrogen in many types of samples — total nitrogen, […]
The Agricultural Service Laboratory has maintained operations during the entire COVID pandemic to support farmers in the food supply chain. Working split schedules on site ensured a safe distance among employees. Normally we allow walk-in customers, but we switched to a drop box for sample drop-off back in March and we receive almost daily drop-offs […]
A new certification program provides a framework to encourage the planting and maintenance of pollinator habitats at solar farms in South Carolina.
Pest control professionals battle one of man's oldest and most ubiquitous enemies on a South Carolina barrier island while
South Carolina pesticide applicators will increase their arsenal in the struggle with rodents by learning integrated pest management strategies in an online training offered by the Clemson University Extension Service and the state Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Clemson University's Department of Plant Industry (DPI) to create an online reporting site for South Carolinians who have received unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University's Regulatory Services division are working together to investigate after state residents reported receiving packages of seeds they did not order. Similar reports have been made to agriculture officials across the country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is collecting reports and coordinating a national investigation.
A Charleston County dog has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and director of Clemson Livestock Poultry Health (LPH), said a private veterinarian chose to test the dog – an 8- or 9-year-old shepherd mix hospitalized for a chronic health condition – for SARS-CoV-2 after one of its owners was confirmed to have COVID-19.
An unvaccinated horse in Marion County, S.C., has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the first such case in the state in 2020. Clemson University livestock health officials warn that vaccinating horses and controlling mosquitos are the only defenses against deadly viruses like EEE and West Nile.
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.