Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Plant Sciences.
We conduct academic, extension and research programs in agricultural and natural resource plant sciences, at facilities in Knoxville and several Research & Education Centers throughout Tennessee. >>Program Impacts
|Feng Chen To Be in Prestigious Journal
Plant Sciences' Feng Chen has had 2 papers accepted by the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in a 36 hour period. An amazing achievement. Congratulations!
|Sams Elected President
Plant Sciences' Carl Sams was elected President of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences. To be honored and recognized in this way by your peers is another tremendous achievement by one of our faculty members!
|UTIA Mourns Lisa Vito
It is with great sadness Plant Sciences mourns the passing of former graduate student and UTIA EPP Research Assistant Lisa Vito. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed! More..
|Fribourg Celebrates Anniversary
Plant Sciences Emeritus Henry Fribourg and his wife Claudia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 12. Congratulations!
|Plant Sciences is Highlighted
The Plant Sciences Department is highlighted in an article written by Dr. Scott Senseman in this week's Chancellor's "Common Ground".. More
|Amy Fulcher Promoted and Receives Moss Award!
Congratulations to Plant Sciences' Amy Fulcher for her promotion to Associate Professor! Amy has also received the Moss Award for Excellence in Extension from the UTIA awards.
|David Butler Promoted!
Congratulations to Plant Sciences' David Butler for his promotion to Associate Professor!
|Feature stories change regularly P a s t s t o r i e s
One of seven departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, we offer curricula leading to the:
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Plant Sciences
Masters of Science degree with a major in Plant Sciences
Doctoral degree with a major in Plants, Soils and Insects.
Graduate students may specialize in a wide variety of disciplines; see individual faculty pages for current research projects and faculty specialties. Concentrations for PhD students in Plant Sciences include:
Examples of jobs obtained by our graduates
Current and recent graduate students
Courses: Undergraduate Graduate
Our extension programs cover the areas of weed science, ornamental horticulture, turfgrass management, and the production of vegetables, fruit, cotton, cereals, grains and forage.
Our research programs also embrace these areas, with investigations covering the broad spectrum of molecular, genetic, physiological and field studies. We invite you to visit the homepages of our research and extension faculty to learn more about ongoing programs.
Calendar of Events
Plant Sciences Seminar Series
Plant Sciences Club
Plant Sciences Newsletters:
March/April 2015 Publications 2014
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UT Beef and Forage
Plant Research Center
Genomics Hub Lab
TN Protected Agric
Turfgrass Weed Science
Hort Business Info
Dr. Scott Senseman