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Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Bobby J. Cook
Senior Field Worker
UT Gardens Horticulturist

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management

Elizabeth Stinnett (Beth) Willis
Research Associate I
UT Gardens Trials Coordinator

Jeffrey Martin
Extension Assistant I
Student Market Garden Coordinator

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Derrick Ryan Stowell
Extension Assistant I

Groups and Facilities

4 mentions

UT Gardens 
An outdoor lab to evaluate various plants, trees, and shrubs.


Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale, 5/6/2017

Fall Plant Sale & Garden Lecture Series, 10/6/2016

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/30/2016

Wild Bird Eggstravaganza at the UT Gardens, 3/19/2016

Fall Plant Sale & Garden Lecture Series, 10/1/2015

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/25/2015

Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lectures, 10/1/2014

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/26/2014

UT Gardens Autumn Fest, 10/2/2013

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/27/2013



Office Story: Sue Hamilton’s Office Shows How Her Garden Grows, 10/26/2016

UT Gardens Listed Among Top University Gardens, 9/26/2014

UT Gardens Expands to Three Sites, 4/30/2013

UT Gardens Named Tennessee’s Botanical Garden, 4/25/2013

UT Gardens and KUB Partner on Right Tree, Right Place Demonstration, 12/11/2012


10 mentions

Bottle Art at UT Gardens Jackson 
More than 6,000 bottles were used to create this stunning garden display!

6 mentions

Wall Gardening 
You obviously need dirt to grow something, but you can also use .... a wall.

3 mentions

Hosta Garden 
The UT Gardens in Knoxville now features a new section devoted to Hostas where you can see hundreds of varieties. Take a tour of the hosta garden and meet the lady who made it possible.

2 mentions

Kinder Garden 
An outdoor classroom with some very young students - getting their hands dirty, but also learning at the UT Gardens in Crossville, TN.

2 mentions

Governor's Garden 
Some Tennessee teachers have a new lesson plan this fall, and their curriculum came straight from the grounds of the Governor's home.

2 mentions

Soil Testing 
If you’re looking for a healthy garden or green grass, it’s good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and it’s all done in a special lab in Nashville.

1 mention

Cotton Sub-Irrigation 
Watering plants to make them grow works in a small garden or lawn, but is not so easy when you're talking about large acres. However, UT AgResearchers have made gains in recent years.

1 mention

Tennessee AgrAbility 
Living with a disability can be challenging, but imagine the difficulty if you’re a farmer. Now there’s a program to help disabled producers with their equipment, farm management, and overall outlook.

1 mention

Home Tomato Production 
UT Extension shares tips that can enhance the quality of the tomatoes you grow in your garden.

1 mention

Obed Watershed 
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.

1 mention

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.

1 mention

Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.


Recent Publications

Home Vegetable Garden Insect Control Vail, K. M., and J. Chandler.  2017.  PB 1690 2014 Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual. UT Extension (Revision).

Chrysanthemum x hybrium Mammoth TM Dark Bronze Daisy garden chrysanthemum.  Anderson, N. O., P. D. Ascher, V. Fritz, C. Rohwer, S. Poppe, S. Yao, P. Johnson, B. Leidl, J. Reith-Rozelle, L. Klossner, and N. S. Eash.  2016.  HortScience.

Chrysanthemum xhybridum MN 98-89-7 shrub garden chrysanthemum.  Anderson, N. O., P. D. Ascher, V. Fritz, C. Rohwer, S. Poppe, S. Yao, P. Johnson, L. Klossner, N. S. Eash, B. E. Liedl, and J. Reith-Rozelle.  2016.  HortScience.

Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum MN Sel'n. 90-275-27 groundcover garden chrysanthemum.  Anderson, P. Ascher, V. Fritz, C. Rohwer, S. Poppe, S. Yao, P. Johnson, L. Klossner, and N. S. Eash.  2016.  HortScience, 51(4):451-455.

Growing vegetables in the home garden in Tennessee. In: Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Handbook.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  Extension publication PB 1845 K.

The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  Extension Publication SP635 revision.

Tennessee vegetable garden: Building and using raised beds.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UT Extension W-346E.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Season extension methods.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UT Extension W-346F.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Stewardship in garden soil management.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UT Extension W-346G.

Garden plant management.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UTIA news you can use.

UT Gardens Plant of the Month - September - Grafted Tomato.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UTIA News Release.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Tomatoes in the home garden.  Bumgarner, N. R., and B. Carver.  2016.  UT Extension W-346H.