This page shall serve as the official listing of plant pests in accordance with South Carolina Code of Regulations Chapter 27 Article 10:
27-135. Designation of Plant Pests.
1. The Commission hereby delegates to the Director the authority to determine and implement appropriate measures to eradicate, control, or slow the spread of plant pests in South Carolina. This authority extends to a decision that a plant pest has become so widespread that the initiation or continuation of control measures would be ineffective.
2. An advisory committee made up of at least 5 members will meet at least annually to review and make recommendations on the official listing of plant pests in SC. The committee members will be: the State Plant Regulatory Official for South Carolina (or designee), the USDA State Plant Health Director for South Carolina (or designee), a Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Representative, and at least 2 at large representatives from other stakeholder agencies, such as the SC Department of Natural Resources, the SC Forestry Commission, or the SC Department of Agriculture. At large members shall be nominated and voted on by the advisory committee at its annual meeting. Additional at large members may be nominated and voted in at the annual advisory committee meeting. At large members from stakeholder agencies shall each serve a three-year term.
3. The official listing of plant pests in SC shall be maintained and made publicly available on Clemson’s website located at: www.clemson.edu/invasives.
Please click on the following links to better navigate through the page. Alternatively, you can press ctrl+f on Windows or ⌘+f on Macs, to search this page for a specific pest.
|Phytophthora infestans||Late blight|
|Stem end discoloration|
|Ralstonia solanacearum||Bacterial wilt / Soft rot|
|Potato virus Y||Mosaic (rugrose)|
|Potato spindle tuber viroid||Spindle tuber|
|Potato leaf roll virus||Net necrosis|
|Potato witches’ broom phytoplasma||Witches' broom|
|Synchytrium endobioticum||Potato wart|
|Potato virus A||Mild mosaic|
|Phthorimaea operculella||Tuber moth|
|Sclerotium rolfsii||Southern blight|