Media Releases:

"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

Dr. Dewitt Gooden

Dr. Dewitt T. Gooden III

On April 16, 2015, Dewitt T. Gooden III passed away in the McLeod Hospice House after an illness.

Memorials can still be made to:

Clemson University Foundation
Dewitt T. Gooden Scholarship
P.O. Box 1889
Clemson, SC 29633

*Checks should be made payable to Clemson University Foundation and the memo line should read Dr. Dewitt T. Gooden Scholarship.

Pee Dee REC

PDREC aerial

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:

(Click event for more information)

Pee Dee Outdoor
Discovery Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Pee Dee REC Field Day 2016
Tuesday, September 13th
from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

The Pitner Building at the Pee Dee REC is currently under going a long needed overhaul.  We have officially moved into our temporary quarters until the renovations are completed.  Hopefully we will be moving back in late July or early August of 2016. Click here for pictures of our move and our new temporary spaces.