Tag: invasive species
If You Receive Seeds in the Mail that You Didn’t Order, Don’t Open Them!
Small packages of seeds have started showing up in the mail around the country, including in SC, and no one is sure why. The packages appear to be from China and that’s about all we know at this time. The SCDA and Clemson’s Department of Plant Industry are investigating, as is the USDA. Since we…
Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in SC
From Clemson Forest Health and Invasive Species Specialist Dave Coyle. The Asian longhorned beetle has been found near Hollywood, SC (Charleston County). This invasive tree pest primarily attacks maples (especially red maple) but also elms, willows, and birches. Clemson Regulatory Services, Clemson Extension, and USDA APHIS need your help in detecting this beetle in the…
“Murder Hornets” in SC?
From Clemson Apiculture Specialist Ben Powell. The story of the introduction of the Asian Giant Hornet (AGH) into North America has been circulating for at least six months by various news sources, but the use of the term “murder hornet” in the NY Times article this past weekend created a viral sensation that is now…