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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

Game On: Students Rack Up Points in UT Professor’s “Gamed” Classroom Horvath "Gamed" Classroom Highlighted
Plant Sciences'Brandon Horvath "Gamed" classroom as a new approach to lecture, was featured in Tennessee Today. Students rack up points.

Eric Reasor Eric Reasor Wins Award
Plant Science's Eric Reasor won 1st place in Ph. D. oral paper presentation at the Southern Weed Science Society's annual meeting in Savannah, GA. Well done!

Austin Scott Austin Scott Wins Award
Plant Science's Austin Scott won 1st place in M.S. oral peper presentation at the Southern Weed Science Society's annual meeting in Savanna, GA. Congratulations!

Greg Breeden Breeden. Professional of the Year!
Plant Sciences' Greg Breeden was named Tennessee Turfgrass Association Professional of the Year at the annual conference in Franklin, TN..

Jeneen Abrams Abrams Wins Research Award
Plant Sciences student Jeneen Abrams placed second in the Graduate Oral Research Division 1 contest of the MANNRS 2014 National Career Fair & Training Conference. She was awarded $200. Congratulations!

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 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:  
    December 2014
    Sept.-October 2014
    June-July 2014

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

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

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