Gardeners Research

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Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

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


Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/28/2018

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/30/2016

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/25/2015



2019 AgResearch Directorís Awards, 11/5/2019

Summer 2016 Upcoming Events, 5/16/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015


(1 mention)

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

(1 mention)

Weed Progress 
Weeds are a nuisance to gardeners, but downright devastating to those who farm for a living. But now experts and farmers say the worst may be behind us.


Recent Publications

Taking the trial to the people-Citizen science for vegetable gardeners in Tennessee.  Bumgarner, N. R., and V. R. Sykes.  2019.  UT Gardens Cultivate magazine.

Crape Myrtle Bark Scale: A New Pest for Southern Gardeners to Watch Out For.  Pulte, A. J.  2019.  Fine Gardening.

Taking the trial to the people: Citizen science project for Tennessee vegetable gardeners.  Bumgarner, N. R., and V. R. Sykes.  2018.  HortScience, 53: S302.

W661 Conventional and Organic Product Overview for Home Vegetable Gardeners in Tennessee Bumgarner, N. R., Z. R. Hansen, and K. M. Vail.  2018.  UT Extension.

Plant Disease Concepts for Master Gardeners Windham, A. S.  2016.  EPP Info Note 464, Feb 2016.

Campus Rain Gardens: Opening opportunities for soaking in rainwater runoff and knowledge through experiential learning.  Ludwig, A. L., B. P. Collett, N. R. Bumgarner, and C. E. Stewart.  2015.  25th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium. [Abstract]

Ten Things that Master Gardeners Should Know about Plant Diseases.  Windham, A. S.  2011.  E&PP Info Note 333.

Gardeners beware of diseased tomato and pepper plants Bost, S. C.  2010.  UT Extension News Release and Web Packet article.

A Getaway Gardeners Will Love.  Pulte, A. J.  2010.  At Home Tennessee Magazine, August 2010, p. 64.

Survey of horticultural therapy programs in Tennessee .  Pfeffer, J., D. E. Deyton, and J. M. Fly.  2009.  Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture 19:24-44. [Abstract]