The Tennessee Pest Management Information Network is a component of the Southern IPM Center.

Contacts for University of Tennessee Pest Management Information Network:

State Administrators: Darrell D. Hensley

Direct questions concerning this program to:

Darrell D. Hensley
University of Tennessee
Entomology and Plant Pathology
2505 E. J. Chapman Drive, 370 PBB
Knoxville, TN 37996-4560
Phone 865-974-7958
Fax 865-974-8868
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator:

Scott Stewart
University of Tennessee

Pesticide Safety and Education Program Coordinator:

Edward "Gene" Burgess
University of Tennessee
PSE Programs
2431 Joe Johnson Drive, 205 PSB
Knoxville, TN 37996-4560

Current IR-4 Program Contact:
Annette Wszelaki
University of Tennessee
Department of Plant Sciences
2431 Joe Johnson Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Phone: (865) 974-7324; Email:


2011 TPMIN Advisory Committee Members

Keith Hart - Extension, County Agent
Mike Nidiffer - Producer, Carter County
Steve Bost - Extension, Plant Pathologist
Dean Kopsell - Research, Vegetable Physiology
Paul Denton - Extension, Agronomist
Frank Hale - Extension, Entomologist
Bob Moncier - Extension, County Agent
Melvin Newman - Extension, Plant Pathologist
Scott Stewart - Extension, Entomologist, IPM
Sharon Rice - Producer, Jefferson County
David Lockwood - Extension, Agronomist
Gray Haun - Regulatory, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Patrick Parkman - Beneficials Lab Coordinator, University of Tennessee

Funding for the national network of Pest Management Centers was authorized by Section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998. As the result of a second competitive process in 2003, four IPM Centers across the United States were again funded in FY 2003, with the Southern Region Center located at the NSF Center for IPM at North Carolina State University.