James H. Blake

State Director - SC Master Naturalist Program
Adjunct Professor
Pickens County Cooperative Extension Office, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: Pickens County Extension Office
Phone: 864-898-8321
Email: jblake@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ed.D. Career and Technology Education/Plant Pathology
Clemson University 2004

M.S. Plant Pathology
University of Arkansas 1984

B.S. Plant and Soil Science (Horticulture option)
Tennessee Technological University 1982

A.S. Pre-Engineering
Columbia State Community College 1976

 Courses Taught

Diseases of Ornamental Plants - PL PA 402/H402/602
Diseases and Insects of Turfgrasses - PL PA 406/H406/606
Diseases of Ornamental Plants and Turfgrasses - PL PA 402/H402/602
Special Problems - Plant Problem Clinic - PL PA 805

 Extension and Outreach

State Director - SC Master Naturalist Program: The South Carolina Master Naturalist Program provides place-based, experiential environmental education that inspires citizen volunteers to promote environmental stewardship within their communities.

Former State Coordinator - SC Master Gardener Program: The South Carolina Master Gardener Program was designed to use the services of trained volunteers who have horticulture knowledge and a willingness to share that knowledge with others through the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.

Founding Director/Former Director - Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC): The Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) delivers unbiased, research-based information to South Carolina residents via phone: 1-888-656-9988, email: hgic@clemson.edu, and a website at hgic.clemson.edu.

Former Director - Clemson University Plant Problem Clinic (now Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic): This multidisciplinary program multi-disciplinary program provides diagnoses and management recommendations for plant and turf problems, which include diseases, nematodes, weeds, environmental issues, nutritional deficiencies, and insect pests of plants.

Former Director - Clemson University Nematode Assay Laboratory

 Publications

Blake, James H. and Williamson, Meg. 2015. Index of Plant Disease in South Carolina, 3rd edition. 187 pp.
http://www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/plant_industry/pest_nursery_programs/plant_prob_clinic/pdf/index_of_plant_diseases_in_south_carolina.pdf

Blake, James H. 2015. HGIC 1360, Pawpaw. 3pp.
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1360.pdf

 Links

SC Master Naturalist Program