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
|Helping Athletes Play Safer With Turf Biometrics
Dr.s Brosnan, Sorochan, Zhang and Adam Thoms study turf biometrics to help prevent athletic injuries at the Center for Athletic Field Safety at the ETREC Plant Sciences Unit. More
|Mark Follis Awarded Turfgrass Scholarship
Mark Follis is selected to receive the Ernest Hardison Memorial Scholarship from the TTA. Mark is a 5th year senior at UT in Knoxville. He has a 3.78 GPA in Plant Sciences and graduates in May 2014.
|Emeritus Fribourg Honored
CALS honored Henry Fribourg, emeritus professor of Crop Ecology at UT, at the annual Honorary Recognition Banquet on October 17. More
|Ashworth Outstanding Graduate Student!|
Tthe Environmental Quality Section of the American Society of Agronomy has awarded Amanda Ashworth the 2013 Environmental Quality Section Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Congratulations!
|Sociology and Agriculture Interwoven
Vegetable growers use plastic mulches to control weeds and improve crop yield. The costs and environmental concerns surrounding their disposal have led to greater interest in biodegradable options More
|Congratulations Brad Collett!
Brad Collett, assistent Professor in Plant Sciences and landscape architecture, has been recognized as UT Scholar of the week! 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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UT Beef and Forage
Plant Research Center
Genomics Hub Lab
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Turfgrass Weed Science
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