The document provides guidance for individuals working in the plant nursery, greenhouse, sod production, garden center, or landscape industries in South Carolina in light of the COVID-19 pandemic....
Crapemyrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae) Introduction Crapemyrtle bark scale (CMBS) is a serious invasive pest of...
Educators’ Guide to Managing Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) in School or Community Vegetable Gardens
Feb 11, 2020 | Horticulture
What is a Fire Ant? Even though there are several kinds of fire ants, the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) is the one most people encounter and refer to as a “fire ant”. Fire ants are...
Nov 19, 2019 | Horticulture
Wirestem is a disease of young vegetable brassica (cole crop) plants that affects both direct-seeded and transplanted crops. The primary symptom is dark lesions of varying depth and length on the...
Sep 22, 2019 | Horticulture
Fusarium wilt of watermelon is the most widespread and destructive disease of watermelon in the southeastern United States and other areas of the world. The causal fungus is named Fusarium oxysporum...
Aug 19, 2019 | Horticulture
Phytophthora blight, crown and root rot, and fruit rot are serious problems on cucurbit and fruiting (solanaceous) vegetables in the eastern half of the United States. Short vegetable crop...
Aug 12, 2019 | Horticulture
Deer damage to crops occurs every year on small farms and strawberry fields. Damage done by feeding and trampling (figure 1 and 2) limits the number of healthy plants (figure 3) and may reduce crop...
Spotted Lanternfly Management in Nurseries, Orchards, Vineyards, and Natural Areas in South Carolina and Georgia
Spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White) Introduction Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive pest new to the United States. Despite its common name, SLF is not a fly, but a large planthopper...
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