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"Clemson Pee Dee  Research and Education Center unveils renovated, high-tech laboratories" the Newsstand, 9/16/16 at

"Martin Wins Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research" the Newsstand, 5/6/2016 at

"New Invasive Pest Identified in South Carolina Wheat Field" the Newsstand, 4/20/2016 at

"Scientist Advises Greenkeepers to Protect Golf Courses Against Bermudagrass Stunt Mites" the Newsstand, 2/17/2016 at

"Last year's soggy soybeans hopefully are a thing of the past" the Newsstand, 1/28/2016 at

"Clemson research center at Florence being updated" the Morning News, 1/28/2016 at

"Clemson renovating Pee Dee REC, expanding programs" the Newsstand, 1/27/2016 at

"Cotton growers ready to rebound from 2015 flood of problems" the Newsstand, 1/27/2016 at

The Dr. Dewitt T. Gooden III Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Dewitt Gooden

The Dr. Dewitt T. Gooden III Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established with gifts from industry, friends, faculty and staff as a token of appreciation and recognition for Dr. Gooden's years of service and dedication to the agriculture industry.  Dr. Gooden passed away on April 15, 2015 after a lengthy illness and after a long career in the tobacco industry.

The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences in the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

As of April 2016, the balance of the fund was $18,145.00 with $6,855.00 more needed to meet the $25,000.00 required funding level.  Those who would like to honor Dr. Gooden may contribute to the Endowment as follows:

Checks may be made payable to:
Clemson University Foundation for the Dewitt T. Gooden Scholarship

and send to:
Kim Arp, Director of Development
110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, SC  29631

Pee Dee REC

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The Pee Dee Research & Education Center (REC) is a 2,300 acre tract of land situated in Florence and Darlington counties.  The Center is home to top-quality research in areas that are of particular importance to South Carolina residents.  It is an integral part of Clemson University's Public Service activities including the Agricultural Research and Forestry system and the Cooperative Extension Service with nine resident faculty and fifty support personnel


The mission of the Clemson University Pee Dee Research & Education Center is to foster economic stability and development by conducting research and education programs focused on traditional and new plant-based systems appropriate to the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.

Pee Dee Research & Education Center
2200 Pocket Rd.
Florence, SC 29506

Current Events & Information

Pictures of the Pee Dee REC's renovated laboratories
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