Turfgrass Facilities

The turfgrass research facilities are located in the Botanical Garden on campus.  A field laboratory is located near the majority of the plots.  The laboratory consists of approximately 2,000 sq. ft. for equipment storage, 1,000 sq. ft. for an office, and a small wet laboratory facility with hood and other equipment.  The outdoor area is approximately 200,000 sq. ft. of irrigated turfgrass plots to include bentgrass and Bermuda greens constructed to USGA specifications (1,000 sq. ft. each).  Other plot areas are used principally for overseeding research projects.  A 200 sq. ft. greenhouse and germplasm holding facilities are adjacent to the plots.  A new turfgrass research area and equipment storage building is under development funded by the SC Agriculture Experiment Station and Clemson University Extension Service. A new 2,000 sq. ft. laboratory will be built at the site from Turfgrass initiative money.  This facility will include a wet and dry field laboratory and office area for technicians and graduate students.  The new plot area has 30,000 sq. ft. under irrigation on natural soil and is primarily used for cultivar and pest management studies.  Another 20,000 sq. ft. plot area is immediately available for development with other possible areas for developments.  For more information, visit the Clemson University Turfgrass Program website.

Clemson University Photomorphogenesis Research Program. Light quality study and spectral filter effects on plants.