orange tulipClemson Extension agents with primary horticulture responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics ranging from fruits and vegetables, landscape, turf, ornamental plants and issues related to home gardening or commercial production. Many of your home and garden questions can be easily addressed at Clemson's Home and Garden Information Center.

Local Agent

Powell Smith, PhD., 803-359-8515 Ext 122,  jpsmth@clemson.edu   

Recent and current research/demonstration projects:

  • Alternative soil fumigants/mulch films for strawberry (completed)
  • Alternative soil fumigants/mulch films for bell pepper (on-going)
  • Influence of fertility on bacterial leaf spot of leafy greens (on-going)
  • IPM for Collard Workshop (Marlboro County – on going)



Production and Pest Management consulting for commercial growers of vegetable and small fruit crops; call for an appointment. 

Visit the state-wide Horticulture website.