J. Powell Smith

J. Powell SmithExtension Associate
Program Leader, Horticultural Crops

Email: jpsmth@clemson.edu
Phone: 803-359-8515 x 122


Ph.D. Entomology - Clemson University - 2003
MPPPM Plant Pathology - University of Georgia - 1984                                                 
B.S. Agricultural Microbiology - University of Georgia - 1979                                

Service at Clemson University:

Extension Associate, Lexington County, 2006-present
Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist, 2003-2006
County Extension Agent, Lexington County, 1994-2003
Area Extension Agent, Horry County, 1988-1994


Develop and deliver extension educational programs for sustainable production of small fruit and vegetable crops, as well as integrated pest management for these crops, particularly leafy brassica greens.

Consult with small fruit and vegetable growers, extension agents, and crop consultants across South Carolina for production and pest management issues.

Represent Clemson on the steering committee of the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium and act as coordinator for agent training and problem management for other small fruit crops.    

Professional Societies:

American Phytopathological Society                    
S. C. Entomological Society                                  
Gamma Sigma Delta
South Carolina Fruit, Vegetable, and Specialty Crop Association
Certified Crop Advisor (American Society of Agronomy)
Entomological Society of America
Florida State Horticultural Society

Honors and Awards:

USDA/NIFA Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts - Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium (2012)
S.C. Association of County Agricultural Agents 1st Place Communication Award - Video (2011)
National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award (2011)
ASHS Outstanding Extension Publication Award - “2009 SE US Vegetable Crop Handbook” (2009)
National Association of County Agricultural Agents - National Finalist Communication Award for a publication (2006)
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service - Superior Performance Award (1998)
National Association of County Agricultural Agents - Achievement Award (1996)

Extension Program Links:

Horticulture http://www.clemson.edu/extension/horticulture