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
|Mobile Weed Manual is Here!
The UT Turf and Ornamental Weed Science Team has put together a new website and free mobile app called "Mobile Weed Manual," located at www.mobileweedmanual.com.. More
|Former Plant Sciences Graduate Honored
Katie McCarver has been honored by Greenhouse Products News Magazine . as one of 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. More
|Congratulations to our Graduates!
The UTIA-CASNR commencement ceremony was held May 9, 2013 at theThompson-Boling Arena. Congratulations to outr Plant Sciences Graduates and good job!. More..
|Dr. Scott Senseman to Take Helm of Plant Sciences
We welcome Dr. Scott Senseman from Texas A&M as the new head of the Plant Sciences department beginning July 1, 2013. More..
|Farmer's Market at UT Gardens VS Hunger
To help address hunger in Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the Society of St. Andrew are partnering on an effort called “Grow More, Give More.” 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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Plant Research Center
Genomics Hub Lab
TN Protected Agric
Turfgrass Weed Science
Crops & Nursery
Home Garden, Lawn
Hort Business Info