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.  

How can we work with you?

Research Emphasis (more)


Our People (more)

Rumira Xhaferaj
OSP Assistant Director

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Events (more)

Horse Management Field Day  9/17, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Spring Hill  MTREC

Horse Management Field Day  9/19, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Grand Junction  RECAMES

UT Arboretum Nature Book Trail Grand Opening  9/21, 9 - 11 am, Oak Ridge  FRREC

Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lectures  10/3, 1:30 pm, Jackson  WTREC

Ag in the Foothills  10/3, 8:00 am 3:00 pm, ETREC-Little River Unit, Knoxville  ETREC


Research Groups and Facilities (more)

Turfgrass Weeds
Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.
Center for Ag Synthetic Biology
Unique automated platform for agricultural synthetic biology
Phytophthora Plant Pathogens
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.
UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center
Soil, media, forage, and grain testing; Insect and plant disease identification; Manure and plant tissue analysis

Video (more)

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..."