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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
|Anthony James Oakes New Arrival!
Dr. Renata Nave and her husband have a new addition as of February 25. Anthony James Oakes, born 7.7 lbs, 20.5 inches. Congratulations to Renata and young Anthony!
|Chen Quest Scholar of the Week!
Feng Chen, assoc. professor of Plant Science in plant functional genomics, co-authored with res. assoc. Guanglin Li an important paper describing the genome sequence of Amborella, in Dec. 20, 2013 issue of Science. More
|Dr. Tom Ammons Has Passed Away
With great sadness, Dr. Tom Ammons, former Plant and Soil Sciences professor and Biosystems Engineering emeritus passed away suddenly Feb. 14, 2014. Arrangements More...
|Fulcher Team Wins Bright Idea Award|
Amy Fulcher is team leader of a group of scientists that developed a mobile phone app and iBook. They were awarded the Friends of IPM Bright Idea award from the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center. More..
|Dr. Max Cheng Launches New Journal|
Plant Science's Max Cheng launches new professional journal, Horticulture Research, focused on basic research in horticulture, January 2014. Dr. Cheng is founder Editor-in-Chief. For submission, contact Max Cheng. More..
|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.
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