George Dickert

District Extension Director
Horticulture Program Team, Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Office, Chester County Cooperative Extension Office, Fairfield County Cooperative Extension Office, Greenville County Cooperative Extension Office, Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office, Newberry County Cooperative Extension Office, Saluda County Cooperative Extension Office, Spartanburg County Cooperative Extension Office, Union County Cooperative Extension Office, York County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Greenville County
Phone: 864-365-0642
Email: gdicker@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

M.S. Career and Technical Education
Virginia Tech 2005

B.S. Horticulture
Virginia Tech 2003

 Profile

I am a native of the mountains of southwestern Virginia. I hold a B.S. in Horticulture, and a M.S. in Education, both from Virginia Tech. I am currently a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Policy Studies at Clemson University. I have worked as a greenhouse manager, an estate gardener, and as a representative for a Dutch-based company that administers plant patent agreements throughout the southeastern United States. I now am proud to call the upstate of South Carolina home.

 Extension and Outreach

I am the District Extension Director for the Upstate District. This includes: Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties.

 Publications

Chong, J.C., Dickert, G., Polomski, R. (2013). A Closer Look at the Gloomy Side of Red Maple. City Trees: Journal of the Society of Municipal Arborists, 49 (1), 32-34.

Bowen, D., A. Dabbs, G. Dickert, B. Landford, W. Massey, and C. Tanner. (2012). Starting a Community Garden. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication. clemson.edu/extension/communitygarden.

Dickert, G. 2012. Witch Hazel. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet - HGIC 1091. 4 pp. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1091.pdf

Dickert, G. 2010. Serviceberry. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet - HGIC 1026. 3 pp. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1026.pdf

Dickert, G. 2010. Landscaping Over Septic Drain Fields. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet - HGIC 1726. 7 pp. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1726.pdf

Dickert, G. 2009. Wild Ginger. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet - HGIC 1113. 4 pp. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1113.pdf