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Clemson Research Center gets $7 million update

Many next-generation farmers are finding it a challenge to make ends meet. (Source: WMBF News) Many next-generation farmers are finding it a challenge to make ends meet. (Source: WMBF News)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A major renovation is promising speed and greater clarity when it comes to farming.

The state just completed a $7 million renovation on Clemson’s Pee Dee and Research Center.

In total, five to six more staff members are being added to help with research.

The facility now has fresh paint, new floors, but most importantly new labs and technology.

Those additions are helping scientist get quicker information from plants, helping them more to efficiently isolate certain molecules.

Researchers said using the old technology, isolating a specific molecule could mean studying up to 5,000 plants. The new technology will cut that down to studying 1,000 plants.

The new technology translates to a healthier you.

“Improves quality of peanuts, very quickly we can get the qualities that people want. Speaking of peanuts a lot of people have allergies to them now. We will be breeding to take that allergen away. SO it’s no longer a threat to a young child or an adult,” Matt Smith, Director of Clemson’s Pee Dee and Research Center said.

The renovation and updates are four years in the making.

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