Clemson University has added an entomologist and a precision agriculture specialist to the faculty at Edisto Research and Education Center.

Jeremy Greene has been named cotton entomologist with research and Extension duties in the Department of Entomology, Soils and Plant Sciences.

Will Henderson has been named an Extension associate with statewide responsibilities for precision agriculture technology in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

“We are very excited to have people the caliber of Greene and Henderson to join us,” said Steve Meadows, resident director at Edisto REC.

“They will bring a lot of expertise to the table for our growers.”

Greene, 36, was born in Rhode Island and grew up in Charleston. He comes to Clemson from a faculty position at the University of Arkansas, where he had served as Extension entomologist since 2001. He held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Georgia for three years prior to that.

Greene earned a B.A. degree in biology from the College of Charleston in 1991, and M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in entomology from Clemson University in 1995 and 1998, respectively.

His focus will be on the sucking bug complex in cotton and soybeans.

Henderson, 25, a native of Ninety Six, will provide support to growers in areas involving precision agriculture — such as variable rate technology, GIS, GPS and guidance systems.

He holds two degrees from Clemson University in the field of biosystems engineering, a B.S. earned in 2003 and an M.S. in 2005.