Resources and Services
Agricultural Service Laboratory
Provides analytical and diagnostic testing of soil, feed and forage, plant tissue, irrigation water, animal waste, and compost.
animal waste | compost | feed & forages | irrigation water | plant tissue | soil testing | solutions & other
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences' ability to understand and manipulate the very molecular structure of biological systems offers us immense potential to improve our world, whether it is to improve foods, building products, the environment or our health. We are the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. From cell research to food production to packaged materials to the globe, we are developing partnerships for the future to make our world greener, healthier, tastier, and wealthier. One Discovery at a Time!
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Works to protect health, property, and our environment by promoting the safe and proper use of pesticides.
Department of Plant Industry
Serves to protect South Carolina's agricultural resources and natural ecosystems from the introduction and spread of plant and honey bee pests and invasive species and serves to enhance the efficiency of South Carolina's agricultural producers by providing unbiased, third party quality assurance programs for the fertilizer, organic and seed industries.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service (CUCES) is one of the lead agencies in defending South Carolina against agroterrorism. This is being accomplished by providing training to emergency preparedness agencies, farm producers, processors, inspectors, veterinary services, extension service agents and other first responders.
Research is conducted in laboratories, farms, and forests on the Clemson campus and at five research and education centers strategically located in the state's distinct soil and climate regions. Areas of study include coastal forests and ecosystems, food safety and packaging science, environmental conservation, and ornamental horticulture, as well as commercial production of timber, crop plants, and livestock.
eXtension helps Cooperative Extension System professionals (agents, educators, faculty, specialists) do their work more effectively using an online constellation of people, resources and tools within the Cooperative Extension System.
Home & Garden Information Center
Produces and delivers information on landscape, garden and indoor plants, plant pests and diseases, and food safety, nutrition, diet and health. More than 600 fact sheets are available online or by calling 1-888-656-9988 (SC Residents only).
Household and Structural Urban Entomology
Household and Structural Urban Entomology encompasses the many insect pest problems in and around structures used by people. The term urban does not imply these insect pest problems are only found in cities. Urban entomology potentially impacts all citizens of the state and their quality of life. Pest problems associated with humans occur wherever people live, work or play. Research and extension activities in this area of entomology may involve cockroaches, fleas, carpenter ants, fire ants, stored product pests, ticks, biting flies, filth flies, wood destroying insects such as termites, and most other pest problems that are generally considered non-agricultural.
Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH)
The role of Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH) is to protect animal health through control of endemic, foreign, and emerging diseases in livestock and poultry and to protect the health of S.C. consumers by providing a comprehensive inspection service to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. LPH serves as South Carolina's animal health authority, state meat and poultry inspection department, and the state's veterinary diagnostic center in fulfilling its role.
Pesticide Safety Education
A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for defoliating or desiccating plants, preventing fruit drop, inhibiting sprouting, or for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any insects, rodents, fungi, bacteria, weeds, or other forms of plant or animal life or viruses, except viruses on or in living man or other animals. The Pesticide Information Program at Clemson University provides training and information for pesticide applicators and county Extension Pesticide Training Coordinators throughout the state.
Plant Problem Clinic & Nematode Assay
Provides diagnoses and management recommendations for plant problems, which include diseases, nematodes, weeds, and insect pests of plants. We also identify insects infesting structures, humans, pets and livestock.
Public Service and Agriculture
Clemson is part of a national system of land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Statewide research, extension and regulatory programs (Public Service Activities) enhance economic growth in S.C. agriculture and forestry industries through a continuous process of identifying critical issues, finding solutions and transferring knowledge to farmers, foresters and land managers.
Research & Education Centers
Research is conducted in laboratories, farms, and forests on the Clemson campus and at five research and education centers strategically located in the state's distinct soil and climate regions.
Archbold Tropical REC
Conducts applied research and outreach on advancing economic and community development through environmental conservation. The center acts as a liaison for scientists interested in research, and develops educational programming and partnerships with local communities.
Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest Science
Research and education programs focused on the ecology and management of the natural resources of the coastal region of South Carolina for the betterment of the state’s citizens. The institute conducts research on more than 80,000 acres of coastal forest through public and private partnerships.
Research and outreach on vegetable and specialty crop production with an emphasis on the effects of plant-based foods on human health and nutrition. Focus on developing production, and post-harvest methodology and pest management.
Applied research and outreach on sustainable crop and livestock production systems, including row crops, vegetables, and beef cattle. The center aids citizens, researchers, students, and faculty in finding better ways to grow and harvest crops, raise beef cattle and conserve natural resources.
Pee Dee REC
Conducts applied research and outreach on row crops with an emphasis on enhancing crops through biotechnology. This facility focuses on the major field crops in this section of the coastal plain, along with environmental, wildlife, and ecological studies.
Applied research and extension programs in agribusiness and natural resource management focusing on farm and land management, marketing and risk analysis as well as urban forestry, wildlife and horticulture.
The Simpson REC consists of all of the research farms located on and around Clemson University's main campus, including: Calhoun Fields, LeMaster Dairy Cattle Center, Morgan Poultry Center, Musser Fruit Farm, Simpson Beef Cattle Farm, and the Starkey Swine Center.