Boxwood blight, a disease that can devastate the familiar shrub, has been detected for the first time in a South Carolina plant nursery, say inspectors with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry.
More extensive genetic testing has concluded that a hive of suspected Africanized bees were predominately the less volatile European honeybees, said officials with the Department of Plant Industry at Clemson University.
Benghal dayflower, a state- and federally designated noxious weed that spreads rapidly and can smother agricultural crops, has been identified in a field in Dorchester County. Officials with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry will be scouting fields Oct. 5-9 in Dorchester, Colleton, Orangeburg and Bamberg counties to determine the extent of the weed’s infestation.
Firewood will be a hot commodity as winter bears down and you den up. If your fireplace or wood stove is safe to operate, a crackling warm fire can chase away the chill and perhaps save you a little on the heating bill.
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.