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Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest ScienceResearch and education programs focused on the ecology and management of the natural resources of the coastal region of South Carolina for the betterment of the state’s citizens. The institute conducts research on more than 80,000 acres of coastal forest through public and private partnerships.The research provides information to help public policy decision-makers manage growth issues so the state's coastal environment can be preserved for future generations.
*This facility is located in Georgetown, SC, this will require a visit independent of the campus in Clemson, SC.
Cherry Farm InsectariesThe Cherry Farm complex includes two laboratory/office buildings that house faculty and graduate students, a self-contained urban entomology laboratory and insectary, rearing rooms, a butterfly house and an apiculture workshop. Adjacent to the building complex is a 30-acre field research area and an apiary. Faculty, staff and graduate students in apiculture, biodiversity of medically important arthropods, hemlock woolly adelgids, and urban entomology are housed and do their research at the Cherry Farm.
Clemson Experimental ForestThe Clemson Experimental Forest's 17,500 acres are dedicated to education, research and demonstration in order to better understand and manage forest resources for the benefit of society. The prime directive for the forest is to be a well-managed, self-sustaining, ecologically healthy, living laboratory, classroom and recreational resource for the benefit of the university, commerce and citizenry of South Carolina, vouchsafed with a mandate to protect and promote in perpetuity the forest as an irreplaceable educational, environmental, scientific and social asset.
Coastal Research and Education CenterThe Coastal Research and Education Center conducts applied research, education and public service programs on vegetables, strawberries, medicinal plants and specialty crops. The center includes 325 acres in addition to laboratories in the Department of Agriculture U.S. Vegetable Laboratory building. Our research focus is developing efficient and economical vegetable production practices and integrated pest management.
*This facility is located in Charleston, SC, this will require a visit independent of the campus in Clemson, SC.
Edisto Research and Education CenterClemson University's Edisto Research & Education Center (Edisto REC) is home to applied research and outreach on sustainable crop and livestock production systems to help solve problems facing the South Carolina farmer, particularly farmers in the Coastal Plain, by finding better ways to grow and harvest crops, raise beef cattle and conserve natural resources.
*This facility is located in Blackville, SC this will require a visit independent of the campus in Clemson, SC.
GIS LabsClemson's GIS facilities provide essential information tools that allow faculty and students to model real-world problems by graphically analyzing data, conduct "what-if" scenarios, share crucial information across the University's network, coordinate and communicate key concepts between teams and campus organizations, communicate research and project results by creating maps, tables and charts for use in journal articles, term papers and theses, use state-of-the-art tools from the leading GIS and Remote sensing software. access a rich collection of databases that provide both geospatial boundary and statistical information, and access available online GIS training.
Greenhouses ComplexThe Clemson University Greenhouse Complex supports basic and applied plant research housed in the Biosystems Research Complex. The Greenhouse Complex provides varied levels of controlled environment for plant growth and contains over 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art greenhouse space and an approximately 16,000 square-foot headhouse.
Musser Fruit FarmThe Musser Fruit Research Farm is a 240-acre interdisciplinary research and demonstration facility dedicated to developing and disseminating knowledge for sustainable production in the Southeast. Musser Farm is home to most of Clemson’s peach research with an excellent collection of commercial peach cultivars and related wild Prunus species. The farm includes nectarine, almond, apricot, plum, and cherry trees along with various interspecific hybrids
Pee Dee Research and Education CenterThe Pee Dee Research & Education Center (Pee Dee REC) is a 2,300 acre tract of land situated in Florence and Darlington counties. The Center is home to top-quality research in areas that are of particular importance to South Carolina residents. The Pee Dee REC fosters economic stability and development by conducting research and education programs focused on traditional and new plant-based systems appropriate to the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.
*This facility is located in Florence, SC, this will require a visit independent of the campus in Clemson, SC.
Sandhill Research and Education CenterThe Sandhill Research and Education Center was established in 1926 for agricultural research in the primarily rural Columbia area. Today, Sandhill is home to the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development. The center’s faculty builds the collaborations needed to identify and address the state’s opportunities and challenges for the 21st century.
*This facility is located in Columbia, SC, this will require a visit independent of the campus in Clemson, SC.
Simpson StationThe mission of the Beef Cattle Farm is to provide cattle, facilities, support and technical assistance for the teaching, research and extension programs of the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Departments and the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. The Beef Cattle Farm is located on the Simpson Experiment Station and Operates on approximately 1000 acres for grazing and hay production.
Student Organic FarmThe Clemson Student Organic Farm (SOF) was established in 2001 and currently occupies approximately 15 acres of the Calhoun Field Laboratory on the Clemson University Campus, an area dedicated to teaching and public outreach programs in sustainable agriculture systems. The student farm was certified organic in 2005 and follows the National Organic Program rules which prohibit the application of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. A certified organic greenhouse is also used for production of transplants for the field and market. The SOF Project is interdisciplinary and involves faculty and students from a variety of colleges and departments.
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