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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

Turf Program 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..

Ashworth Photo Ashworth/Allen Featured on Cover!
Plant Science's Amanda Ashworth and Dr. Fred Allen's article and Amanda's photo are featured on the cover of American Society of Agronomy Journal. Congratulations! More..

Brad Collett Brad Collett Named Fulbright Scholar
Plant Science's Brad Collett has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-2016 Academic year. Congratulations!

Don Tyler Don Tyler Champion of Change
The White House is recognizing our very own Dr. Don Tyler as a Champion of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture! More

Howl-O-Ween UT Gardens Hosts Howl-O-Ween for Pets
The Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Pet Expo, by UT Gardens and the College of Vet Med, caters to dogs & dog lovers in the gardens of the UTIA ag campus 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25..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.

    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 Science

        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 Club

Plant Sciences Newsletters:  
   June/July 2015
   March/April 2015
    Publications 2014

    December 2014
    Sept.-October 2014
    June-July 2014
     April 2014
    Spring/Summer 2011
    Winter 2010
    Spring 2009
     Fall 2008

Undergraduate News
Position announcements
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More sites:
       Botanical Oils
       UT Beef and Forage
       Master Gardener
       Organic Production
       Plant Research Center
       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

East Tennessee
Research & Education Center

West Tennessee
Research & Education Center