Ag/Hort Extension Agent
Horticulture Program Team, Abbeville County Cooperative Extension Office
Office: Abbeville County
M.S. Plant and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University 2016
B.S. Agricultural Education
Clemson University 2013
Adam was raised near the coast in Loris, South Carolina before continuing his education in the the foothills at Clemson University. He received a B.S. in Agricultural Education, and a M.S. in Plant and Environmental Sciences from Clemson University taking a particular interest in turfgrass. Previously, Adam was a high school agricultural science teacher before returning to the Upstate. Adam has worked with turfgrass in several capacities for over 16 years and is frequently sought for assistance in troubleshooting problems in home lawns and other turf management areas.
Current research focuses on possible heavy metal toxicity on bermudagrass putting greens. Past research has investigated potential health benefits and effects of pigmented products on sports and golf turf as well as efficacy of various fertilizers, pesticides, and growth regulators.
McCarty, B., Cutulle, M., and Gore, A. 2021. Characteristics of Herbicides for Turf, Ornamental Landscapes, and Aquatics (3rd ed.). Kindle Direct.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
Brown, P., Gore, A., Martin, S.B., McCarty, L.B., and Wells, C.E. Potential Health Benefits of Pigment-containing Products on Creeping Bentgrass and Hybrid Bermudagrass. 2017. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 15(3):1-13, 2017.
Gore, A., McCarty, L.B., and Brown, P. 2021. Heavy metals effects on warm-season turfgrass golf greens. Golf Course Management. 89(4):68-72.
McCarty, L.B., Gore, A. and Gann, J. 2014. Is the grass really greener?. Golf Course Management. 82(8):86-9.1
Gore, A. 2021. Armyworms (HGIC 2159). Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet. September 2021.
Smith, W.B. and A. Gore. Lawn Weed Control Timing Chart (HGIC 2334). Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet. April 2020.
Gore, A. 2020. Dogfennel (HGIC 2331). Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet. February 2020.
Gore, A. 2019. Carolina Geranium (HGIC 2330). Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet. March 2019.
Gore, A. 2018. Herbicide Damage to Landscape Plants (HGIC 2349). Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet. November 2018.