Guava Root-Knot Nematode: Clemson Armed with $7Mln to Combat Pest

🕔Sep 18, 2019Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department […]

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevil, Benghal Dayflower Quarantine Areas Increased

🕔Jan 16, 2019Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) has issued updated quarantine information related to two crop pests: sweet potato weevil and Benghal dayflower. The agency expanded a longstanding quarantine due […]

South Carolina Sweet Potatoes: New Pest in Darlington County Forces Quarantine

🕔Jan 9, 2019A new pest detected in two farm fields in Darlington County has resulted in a quarantine of South Carolina sweet potatoes by Louisiana and Mississippi. Guava root-knot nematode was detected […]

South Carolina: Sweet Potato Weevil Infestations Found in 3 Counties

🕔Jul 30, 2018A serious pest of sweet potatoes has been confirmed in three more South Carolina counties by the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI). The discovery of the sweet potato weevil Cylas formicarius in Jasper, Colleton […]

South Carolina Peaches: No Plum Pox in Almost 9,000 Fruit Samples

🕔Dec 27, 2017There’s no hint of plum pox in South Carolina according to a review of 8,907 fruit samples. Reaching the conclusion wasn’t easy, but the search was essential. Plum pox is […]

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