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.
South Carolina 4-H'ers make their annual State Congress a family affair — all the way up to Rep. Frank Lever, whose bill creating the Cooperative Extension Service created 4-H clubs in 1914.
At a South Carolina FFA convention, it's easy to see what's etched into the character of FFA members, even if it's not stitched with gold thread into the blue corduroy fabric of their well-known jackets.
COLUMBIA — You can evacuate the hurricane if need be. Your four-legged friends need help with the decision. “Many animal owners are hesitant to evacuate unless they know their animals will be safe. But staying behind can put families in harm’s way, and leaving pets behind can hamper the efforts of first responders entering the […]
South Carolina’s state veterinarian announced Monday that the state's first case this year of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Boyd Parr, South Carolina state veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health, called it "a clarion call for vaccinations against diseases like EEE and West Nile Virus."
The South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved a list of pesticides for use on hemp crops, removing a hurdle farmers have faced since the crop was cleared for production in the state earlier this year.
Nothing succeeds like success, and horse owners have the chance to build on their success in 2018 — providing they don't rest on their laurels. South Carolina had one of the lowest incidences of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the Southeastern United States in 2018 — just a single case in Chesterfield County — along with four cases of West Nile Virus in horses.
Four South Carolina public servants — Libby Hoyle, James Jones, Frank McAlhany and Thomas Tillman — comprise the 2019 class of the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame.
You can't stop the rain. But there are some tried-and-true ways of managing its effects on the pasture your livestock depend on.
Created in the 1960s to promote health among the nation's most vulnerable — low-resource families with children — the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) teaches participants how to budget their food dollars to increase food security and diet quality. By addressing barriers to health and healthy eating, the program helps people gain the knowledge and, most importantly, the desire to adopt a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle.
Fig buttercup's bright, shiny yellow petals poke upward from heart-shaped, dark green leaves that carpet several Carolina riverbanks. At the same time, the invasive species also smothers out the native plants that once called the bottomlands home. Surveys conducted by the Department of Plant Industry at Clemson University, a state regulatory agency charged with protecting South Carolina from foreign plant predators, show that colonies of fig buttercup have established themselves along tributaries of the Reedy River in Greenville and the Catawba River in Rock Hill.
It may look like a typical cattle auction ring, but the bulls that passed through the 43rd annual Clemson University Bull Test sale were really under a gigantic microscope. More than 300 beef business professionals were examining 49 yearling bulls for the qualities they need to improve the genetics in the next generations of beef cattle in the Southeast.
The Appalachian foothills boast climate and soils to grow some of the finest pasture grass on the planet. Horse owners can make it even better. They can start at the Carolina Foothills Forage Management Workshop: "A guide to better horse pasture management" on Friday, Oct. 26, in Tryon, North Carolina.