Professor at Clemson University
Juang Horng “JC” Chong is a Professor and Extension Specialist of turf and ornamentals entomology at Clemson University. JC received his BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, and MS and PhD in Entomology from the University of Georgia forcuing on mealybug management. After his post-doctoral training at the University of Florida, JC joined Clemson University in 2007. JC has been working on understanding the ecology of pest and their natural enemies, and developing pest management strategies for ornamental plants and turfgrass. His most recent projects including works on pollinators, scale insects, mealybug, borers and other turf and ornamental insect and mite pests
Clemson Department of Horticulture --- Cooperative Extension.
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which formalized the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based knowledge to the people. As we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives, we also want to celebrate South Carolina’s role as an early leader in the extension movement. The “Clemson Model” of extension became the basis for the Smith-Lever Act, authored by Georgia senator Michael Hoke Smith and South Carolina Representative A. Frank Lever. Lever, a Clemson life trustee, was devoted to the needs of agriculture and farming interests across South Carolina and the United States. He chaired the House Agriculture Committee from 1910-1919, served as a member of the Federal Farm Board (1919-1922), organized the First Carolina Joint Stock Land Bank (1922-1929) and was strongly affiliated with the Farm Credit Administration (1933-1940).
For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. Today, the Clemson University Extension Service is proud to deliver research-based information in agriculture, natural resources, food safety and nutrition, economic and community development, and 4-H youth development.