David Gunter

Extension Feed Grain Specialist
Agronomic Crops Program Team, Edisto Research and Education Center

Office: Edisto Research and Education Center
Phone: 843-616-2133
Fax: 803 284-3684

Email: DGUNTER@clemson.edu

 Educational Background

MAg Ag Mech. and Business
Clemson University 1994

BS Ag Mech. and Business
Clemson University 1991


One of my primary activities is evaluation of varieties under grower conditions. In order to choose the variety that gives them the best shot at maximum yields growers in South Carolina need access to all the variety and other agronomic data for the crops they are growing. This data is gathered across the state at the research stations and from on-farm trials conducted by research staff and County Agents.

 Research Interests

I am the Extension State Feed Grain Specialist working with corn, soybeans, grain sorghum and small grains such as wheat, oats, and barley. My research includes developing and implementing Extension educational programs on producing and managing feed grains in SC. I work closely with the agronomic row crop agents across the state and is an active member of the agronomic row crop team. I work with other Extension Specialists, and researchers, and agribusiness groups to provide sound research based recommendations to assist SC growers to produce high quality and profitable crops.

 Extension and Outreach

The Official Variety Trials are conducted each year and results are released as quickly as the data is compiled. Growers can compare the performance of commercial and public varieties under conditions similar to their farms and choose the variety predicted to yield best under their local conditions. Growers can visit the test sites and see the varieties in the field. Other agronomic trials are conducted at various locations and this data will be released through field days, local and state production meetings, as well as simply asked for by a phone call, text, or email. I am also available to trouble shoot problems across the state working directly with agents and growers to solve difficult or rare problems.