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
|Pease and Graveline Receive Awards!
Plant Science's Students David pease and T. J. Graveline received travel awards to the Longwood Gardens Graduate Student Symposium! Congratulations!
|Larry Steckel Cotton Researcher of the Year
Agricultural Industry leaders have bestowed the title of Cotton Researcher of the year to Plant Sciences"s West Tennessee Associate Professor Larry Steckel. Congratulations!
|Tom Samples Wins Distinguished Service Award
The Tennessee Turfgrass Association awarded Plant Sciences' Dr. Tom Samples their distinguished service award! That award has also been renamed the Tom Samples Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations!
|Sykes Featured in NAPB Newsletter
Plant Sciences' Viginia Sykes was featured in the Jan 16, 2016 edition of the National Assoc.of Plant Breeders newsletter in the student spotlight .More
|Turf Program Nearly Doubles in 2 Years
Plant Sciences Brandon Horvath and Scott Boyle are featured for the Turfgrass Program in the Knoxville News Sentinal on the growth of the program. 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.
Calendar of Events
Plant Sciences Seminar Series
Plant Sciences Club
Plant Sciences Newsletters:
March/April 2015 Publications 2014
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UT Beef and Forage
Plant Research Center
Genomics Hub Lab
TN Protected Agric
Turfgrass Weed Science
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