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UTIA Research Consortia

Faculty throughout UTIA research a variety of issues to provide real life solutions for producers and for society as a whole. They do this through “research centers” that are often a collection of experts examining a topic from all sides but not necessarily from a specific central location. Research hubs are more narrowly defined, and UTIA service facilities support all research efforts by providing needed space and expertise. Some service facilities also provide services to the public or industry.
Center for Renewable Carbon
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Positioning Tennessee as a leader in reducing our dependence on petroleum.
Center for Native Grasslands Management
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Forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.
UT Soil, Plant & Pest Center
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Soil, media, forage, and grain testing; Insect and plant disease identification; Manure and plant tissue analysis.
Southeastern SunGrant Center
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The SunGrant Initiative is a concept to solve America's energy needs and revitalize rural communities with land-grant university research, education, and Extension programs on renewable energy and bio

UT Beef and Forage Center
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Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.
Center for Wildlife Health
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Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.
UTIA Smith International Center
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We empower faculty, staff and students to think and act globally in pursuit of sustainable solutions to our world.
UT One Health Initiative
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A clearinghouse for transformational discoveries that aim to improve animal, human, plant, and environment health, and serve as a global incubator for future generations of One Health experts.
Center for Ag Synthetic Biology
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Unique automated platform for agricultural synthetic biology
Weed Diagnostics Center
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Diagnostic testing for weeds of crop and non-crop systems including turfgrass, ornamentals, and utility rights of way.
Turfgrass Weeds
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Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.
Genomics Hub
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A world-class facility dedicated to agricultural research.
Data Science and Business Intelligence
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Assisting industries, with a focus on statistical process control, lean manufacturing, and real-time process modeling.
Sun Grant BioWeb
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Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts. Contact:
Hardwood Genomics Project
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Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.
Ag & Food Security
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Training industry and government to prevent terrorist acts targeting the ag and food sector.
Agri-Industry Modeling & Analysis Group
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For value-added and high value products in agriculture and forestry.
Agri-Industry Modeling
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For value-added and high value products in agriculture and forestry.
Phytophthora Plant Pathogens
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Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.
UT Crops
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Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.
Bio-Based Energy Analysis Group
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Discover and disseminate knowledge that supports the bio-economy.
UT Organics
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Increasing farm income and keeping family farms in the family.
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Milan No-Till
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For more than 20 years, our Milan center has led the world in no-till research.
UTIA Greenhouses
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High tech facilities help support agricultural research
UT Gardens
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An outdoor lab to evaluate various plants, trees, and shrubs.