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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
                       

Neal Stewart Mazarai, Stewart Study Featured
First field study of COMT low lignin switchgrass published in PBJ Sept issue: Baxter et al., Plant Biotechnology Journal (2014) 12, 914-924. COMT photo chosen for journal cover More...
Natalie Bumgarner Welcome Natalie Bumgarner!
We welcome Natalie Bumgarner to Plant Sciences as our new Assistant Professor of Residential/Consumer Horticulture. Natalie joins us in October.


Bright Idea Award SNIMP Receives Bright Idea Award
The Regional SNIMP received Friends of Southern IPM Bright Idea award July 23rd for app, IPMPro, and e-book.  Bill Klingeman and Amy Fulcher, UT PS, &  Frank Hale and Alan Windham, EPP, are members More..
Brandon Horvath Horvath Named Quest Scholar
Plant Sciences' Brandon Horvath has been names Quest Scholar of the week. He was chosen TOCA Environmental Communicator of the year for his efforts to preserve ornamentals More..



Dean Kopsell Congratulations to Dr. Dean Kopsell!
Plant Sciences' Dr. Dean Kopsell has been elected to the Research Division Vice Presidency as a member of the American Society for Horticulture Science!


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:
         June-July 2014
         April 2014
         Spring/Summer 2011
         Winter 2010
         Spring 2009
         Fall 2008


Undergraduate News
Position announcements
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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