Drew Jeffers, Horticulture and Natural Resources Agent at Clemson Extension
I am a native of the mountains of eastern Tennessee. I have a B.S. in Agriculture: Plant and Soil Science and an M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Tennessee. My thesis project focused on purchasing choices of woody tree and shrub liner buyers. I have worked as an herbaceous perennial grower for Berry Family of Nurseries, a production manager for Brussel's Bonsai Nursery, a bedding plant grower for Van Wingerden International, and an Integrated Pest Management (IPM)coordinator for Costa Farms - Costa Carolina.
Research Interests -- My primary interests are in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), herbaceous perennial production and cultivation, annual and bedding plant production and cultivation, woody ornamental (tree and shrub) production and cultivation, plant growth regulator techniques and combinations, and minimizing ornamental production and cultivation impacts to water and other natural resources.
Clemson University ... Department of Horticulture
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