Thursday’s second editorial takes on a more obscure topic: Fighting invasive species in South Carolina:
Students of S.C. agriculture know all too well the frustrations and problems brought to the South by the invasive kudzu bug. The Asian insects, which were first discovered in the U.S. in 2009, emit a foul odor and a stinging chemical. In colder months they can invade homes and vehicles. They feast on legumes such as soybeans and can reduce a farmer’s soybean yields by as much as 60 percent.