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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
                       



Plan ET Plan ET Highlighted in TV Spot
Plant Sciences' Brad Collett and Chuck Denney collaborate on at TV spot about UT Landscape Architecture's participation in Plan ET in Oak Ridge More..



Pumpkin Field Day Pumpkin Field Day in TV Spot
Plant Sciences' Annette Wszelaki was featured in a TV spot about the UT Pumpkin Field day More..



Neal Stewart Steckel in Delta Farm Press Daily
Plant Science's Larry Steckel has the lead articlle in the Oct. 2014 Delta Farm Press Daily. "In managing pigweed, don't neglect grass control". More..



Kopsell Honorary Coach Kopsell Honorary Coach!
Plant Sciences' Dean Kopsell was chosen to be Honorary Coach at Saturday's UT vs Florida football game. Congratulations! More...



Eric Walker Eric Walker Joins Plant Sciences
Plant Sciences welcomes Dr. Eric Walker as our new Extension Tobacco Specialist at the Highland Rim Research and Education Center,


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.

    Undergraduate concentrations include:
        Landscape Design
        Public Horticulture
        Turfgrass Science & Management
        Bioenergy
        Biotechnology
       bullet Organic Production
        Horticulture Science & Production

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:
    Crop Sciences
    Horticulture
    Plant Improvement
    Plant Biotechnology
    Weed Biology

        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 Newsletters:    
    Sept.-October 2014
     June-July 2014

      April 2014
     Spring/Summer 2011
     Winter 2010
     Spring 2009
      Fall 2008


Undergraduate News
Position announcements
More department news >>

More sites:
     Department
       Botanical Oils
       UT Beef and Forage
          Center
       Master Gardener
       Organic Production
       Plant Research Center
       Garden Girls
       Gardening Tennessee
       Genomics Hub Lab
       Horticulture Weeds
       Herbicide Stewardship
       Mycorrhiza
       Racheff
       TN Protected Agric
       Turfgrass Science
       Turfgrass Weed Science
       UT Gardens
       UTIA Greenhouses
       Vegetable Production
       Weed Science
      
     Extension
       Crops & Nursery
       Home Garden, Lawn
       Hort Business Info

Address

Dept. of Plant Sciences
University of Tennessee
2431 Joe Johnson Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee
37996-4561

Phone: 865-974-7324
Fax: 865-974-1947


Dr. Scott Senseman
Department Head

East Tennessee
Research & Education Center

West Tennessee
Research & Education Center