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
|Plant Sciences Newsletter Launched|
Department head Scott Senseman has launced the first issue of the departmental newsletter, the Plant Sentinel.. More..
|Coalition for Sustainable Ag 2013 Census
January 2013, the Coalition for a Sustainable Agricultural Workforce conducted a confidential survey among CSAW member companies to better understand their projected, near-term needs for hiring domestic agricultural scientists. More ..
|Sorochan Wins Crowd Favorite Award!
Plant Sciences' John Sorochan was both the overall winner and recipient of the Crowd Favorite Award at the TVC Pitch Competition held by UT Research Foundation. Congratulations! More
|CASNR - Plant Sciences Outstanding Students
Awarded at the 2014 annual CASNR Awards were Outstanding Senior- Hannah Barry, Junior - Philip Hensley, Sophomore- Christopher Strano, Freshman - Samantha Flowers. Congratulations! More...
| Alumni Named America in Bloom President|
Plant Sciences Alumni Dr, Charlie Hall is the new America in Bloom President. He received his B.S. in agricultural economics and a master’s degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape design from UT. More...
|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!
|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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UT Beef and Forage
Plant Research Center
Genomics Hub Lab
TN Protected Agric
Turfgrass Weed Science
Crops & Nursery
Home Garden, Lawn
Hort Business Info
Dr. Scott Senseman