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.
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.