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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

Feng Chen 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!

Carl Sams 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!

Lisa Capps Vito 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..

Henry and Claudia Fribourg Anniversary Fribourg Celebrates Anniversary
Plant Sciences Emeritus Henry Fribourg and his wife Claudia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 12. Congratulations!

Common Ground Srticle 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 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 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.

    Undergraduate concentrations include:
        Landscape Design
        Public Horticulture
        Turfgrass Science & Management
       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
    Plant Improvement
    Plant Biotechnology
    Weed Science

        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 Club

Plant Sciences Newsletters:  
  June/July 2016 
September/October 2015

   June/July 2015
   March/April 2015
    Publications 2014

    December 2014
    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:
       Botanical Oils
       UT Beef and Forage
       Master Gardener
       Organic Production
       Plant Research Center
       Genomics Hub Lab
       Herbicide Stewardship
       TN Protected Agric
       Turfgrass Science
       Turfgrass Weed         Science
       UT Gardens
       UTIA Greenhouses
       Vegetable Production
       Weed Science
       Hort Business Info


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

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

Dr. Scott Senseman
Department Head

East Tennessee
Research & Education Center

West Tennessee
Research & Education Center