Commercial Turfgrass Clinic

Since COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, our staff are now present in the lab 5 days a week. Samples may be dropped off at the front desk, and lab personnel are available to assist clients in person (by appointment only), or by phone or email. Clients who wish to submit are urged to call ahead and are required to wear a mask while in the building.

Samples may be shipped via UPS, FedEx, and USPS. We are here to receive packages Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. Samples may also be dropped off at our building’s drop box located at our rear loading dock, which also houses sample forms, bags, and other supplies. Please notify Lab Coordinator Diana Low (dlow@clemson.edu or (864) 646-2133) when a sample is placed in the drop box.

The Clemson University Commercial Turfgrass Clinic is located in our upstate laboratory in Pendleton, SC.  This service is provided to golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms and other turf management professionals who desire expedited diagnostic services. 

For samples submitted with the Commercial Turfgrass form, we will make every effort to provide a diagnosis with management recommendations within 48 hours.  In cases where isolations to detect pathogens are required, the initial response will most often be a preliminary report giving a suspected diagnosis and any other available information.  In these cases, a final diagnosis, including management recommendations, will be provided as soon as diagnostics are completed.