Pesticide Regulation names new department head

By Tracy Outlaw

Joseph KrauszJoseph P. Krausz has been named head of Clemson’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. This unit regulates South Carolina’s pest control industry, including licensing pesticide dealers and applicators, registering pesticide products, performing quality assurance analyses of pesticide formulations, protecting farm workers from pesticides, and preventing pesticides from entering the groundwater system.

Since 1989, Krausz served as associate head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at TexasA&M University. He served as Extension plant pathologist at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center from 1978-1986, and as head of the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research from 1986-1989. He earned his BS from the State University of New York-New Paltz, and his MS and PhD in plant pathology from Cornell University.

For more information: Joseph Krausz, 864-646-2150