Agricultural Research Solutions.


We harness the creative energy of 160 Ph.D. faculty, specialized staff, and gifted graduate students. We make the agricultural, forest, and ornamental industries more efficient, improve the quality of rural life, and conserve soil, water, air, and wildlife. We do this with basic and applied research programs on the Institute of Agriculture campus, in partnership with UT Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and at ten AgResearch Centers across the state.  

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Research Emphasis (more)

    
 
    

Our People (more)


Barry Sims
Associate Director

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Events (more)

Does Harvesting Woody Biomass for Renewable...  3/27, 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm, Knoxville  FWF

UT Arboretum Society Spring Plant Sale  4/13, 9 am - 2 pm, Oak Ridge  FRREC

Organic Crops Field Tour  4/25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, ETREC-Organic Crops Unit, Knoxville  ETREC   Brochure

    

Research Groups and Facilities (more)

Center for Renewable Carbon
Positioning Tennessee as a leader in reducing our dependence on petroleum.
Hardwood Genomics Project
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.
UTIA Greenhouses
High tech facilities help support agricultural research
UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center
Soil, media, forage, and grain testing; Insect and plant disease identification; Manure and plant tissue analysis
    

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Sensor Drones
"Many Tennessee farmers use drones to fly over and view crops. UTIA is now..."
 
Crapemyrtle Bark Scale
"Southerners have come to rely on the Crapemyrtle as a dependable plant..."
 
Microgreens
"Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are..."
 
Water Quality
"Floods, droughts and very hot or cold temperatures - all weather patterns that..."
 
Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest
"Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products...."