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AlexDaniel-TNFFA.jpgSenior Member of TNFFA Wins Award
Congratulations go to Alex Daniel, senior member of Tennessee Future Farmers of America, for winning the Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship Award.
4/6/20184/13/2018
AvatShekoofa.jpgShekoofa's Water Stress Research Highlighted
Thinking ahead 10-20 years, Dr. Avat Shekoofa's research is preparing West Tennessee farmers for changes in water sources.
2/25/20183/13/2018https://alumnus.tennessee.edu/2018/a-growing-passion/
awardclipart.jpgRecipients of Extraordinary Academic Achievement Citation
Congratulations to the College Outstanding Juniors Andrew Swafford, Cassidy Giles, and Lorenzo Scalise for receiving The Chancellor's Citation of Extraordinary Academic Achievement.
4/16/20185/7/2018
awards.gifUTIA Plant Sciences Awards and Promotions 2017
Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure - Brad Collett and Tarek Hewezi. To Professor - Angela McClure. Ann and Bill Hicks Outstanding New Extension Worker - Tyson Raper. Cavender Outstanding Publication - Natalie Bumgarner. UT Presidential Award - C. Neal Stewart Jr. Congratulations!
8/1/201711/30/2017
BeallRoseGarden.jpgYou're Invited to a Lovely Evening at the UT Gardens
Thursday, June 28, the University of Tennessee Gardens will be hosting Roses & Rosé, its annual wine tasting event. The Beall Family Rose Garden will be at its peak with blooming and fragrant roses of all varieties, and a variety of rosé wines hand-selected by Ashe’s Wine and Spirits will be available to sample.
6/21/20186/28/2018https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/2018-06RosesEvent.aspx
Benjamin Meeks.jpgBenjamin Meeks Receives Award
Plant Sciences Benjamin Meeks was awarded a Future Organic Farmer Grant to support his education. He is among 22 students from across the country to receive this grant funding.
8/1/201710/11/2017https://www.ccof.org/ccof/structure/ccof-foundation/ccof-foundation-programs/future-organic-farmer-grant-fund
brosnan_jim_-headshot_new.jpgBrosnan Awarded Outstanding Educator
Plant Sciences Dr. Jim Brosnan has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Educator award by the Northeastern Weed Science Society.
1/19/20173/31/2017
Chancellor_Davenport_and_Hunter_Hammock.jpgUT Chancellor Davenport Visits Plant Sciences
UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport gets a tour of Plant Sciences' Hunter Hammock's research project, a study of the effect of LED light on the yield and nutrition of edible herbs.
10/6/201712/30/2017
ChrisSmallwood.jpgChris Smallwood Career Featured
Chris Smallwood is featured in the Grad Student/Early Career spotlight in the National Association of Plant Breeders July newsletter.
7/24/201710/5/2017https://www.plantbreeding.org/files/napb/napb-newsletter-july-2017.pdf
cstewart_headshot.jpgCurtis Stewart Thesis Helped Gatlinburg
Plant Sciences professor Curtis Stewart, then a landscape architecture student, saw a solution to Gatlinburg's power pole problem and wrote a thesis about it that resulted in a huge transformation.
2/7/20173/31/2017http://wate.com/2017/02/06/did-buried-power-lines-help-save-downtown-gatlinburg-from-fires/
DenitaHadziabdicGuerry.jpgUT Plant Geneticist Named Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Denita Hadziabdic Guerry, assistant professor of fungal, population genetics and biodiversity, has recently received a Fulbright Award to study the frafra potato as an alternative food source in West Africa.
7/12/20187/31/2018https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2018-05-GerryFulbrightAward.aspx
Drake CopelandAward.jpgCopeland Wins Two 1st Place Awards at SWSS
Congratulations to Drake Copeland who won 1st place in the PhD speaking contest and 1st place in the poster presentation contest at the Southern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting.
2/28/20183/9/2018
DrMillerAward-crpd.jpgMillwood Receives Staff Champion Award
Congratulations to Dr. Reggie Millwood for receiving the Staff Champion Award at the Research Integrity, Compliance and Safety Recognition Luncheon
2/25/20183/14/2018
DrRhodesAward.jpgRhodes & Israel Receive Excellence in Regulatory Stewardship Award
Congratulations to Dr. Neil Rhodes and Dr. Trevor Israel upon receiving the Excellence in Regulatory Stewardship Award from the Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS).
2/28/20183/13/2018
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FChen.jpgFeng Chen to be in Prestigious Journal
Plant Sciences' Feng Chen has had 2 papers accepted by the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in a 36 hour period. An amazing achievement. Congratulations!!!!
10/5/20162/25/2017
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GammaSigmaDeltalogo.jpgInitiation into Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
Undergraduate student, Don Fike, and graduate student, Morgan Bennett, were inducted into the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society. Congratulations to you both!
4/16/20184/30/2018
GardensBoardwalkUT Gardens Installs New Boardwalk over Wetlands
A 78-foot long boardwalk now spans the middle wetland at UT Gardens. The project is a demonstration for homeowners as well as for municipal governments hoping to turn a drainage problem into a landscaping amenity.
6/5/20186/30/2018https://environment.utk.edu/2018/05/22/wetlands-boardwalk-installed-at-ut-gardens/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=boardwalk&utm_campaign=tntoday
GradStudentsHonored.jpgCongratulations UT Plant Sciences Grad Students!
Congratulations to our UT graduate students who delivered outstanding presentations at the 3-MT Finals Competition.
4/10/20184/19/2018
graduation2018.jpgCongratulations to the 2018 Graduating Students
Congratulations go to all the Plant Sciences students who graduated this spring.
5/14/20186/6/2018
Hewezi, Tarek 2.jpgHewezi Lab July Publication
The Hewezi Laboratory published an original research paper in the  July issue of Plant Physiology reporting unprecedented findings of the functional roles of epigenetic mechanisms involving microRNA genes in establishing plant resistance to cyst nematode infection. Link to paper below
7/14/20178/3/2017http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/174/3/1897
Hewezi, Tarek.jpgHewezi Lab May Publication
The Hewezi Laboratory has published an original research papers in the May issue of Plant Physiology reporting unprecedented findings of the functional roles of epigenetic mechanisms involving global genome-wide DNA methylation in establishing plant resistance to cyst nematode infection. Link to paper below
7/14/20178/1/2017http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/174/1/405
HunterHammondAwardjpgHunter Hammond Wins Two Awards at the Southern Region American Society for Horticulture Science Meeting
Congratulations Hunter for winning 1st place in the graduate student poster contest and 2nd place in the graduate student oral presentation contest!!
3/15/20183/23/2018
JessicaLayton.jpgJessica Layon Top Award Winner
Plant Science's biotech major, Jessica Layton, was the top CASNR/EUReCA award winner. She won the Gold medal Award from the Office of Research and Engagement and the Sigma Xi award for professional promise. Congratulations!
4/26/20176/1/2017http://eureca.utk.edu/photo-galleries/2017-event/
JonathanMielenz.jpgVisiting Scholar Mielenz Wins Award
Plant Sciences' Visiting Scholar Jonathan R. Mielenz has received the 2017 Charles D. Scott award from the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals.
5/10/20177/24/2017http://www.simbhq.org/sbfc/2017/04/27/charles-d-scott-award-winner-2017-jonathan-r-mielenz/
JSorochan.jpgTurf Researchers at UTIA Propose a New Sports Complex
John Sorochan, turf professor in Plant Sciences and advisor to the NFL, is involved in bringing the world's first sports complex focused on safety and performance research to Knoxville.
11/5/201611/30/2016http://www.wbir.com/news/local/turf-researches-propose-43-million-sports-complex-for-knoxville/341810574
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larrysteckel.jpgDicamba Briefing- Larry Steckel
Plant Sciences' Larry Steckel discusses research on the unintended impact of herbicide use
10/9/20171/1/2018http://agresearch.tennessee.edu/news/show.asp?which=734
LarrySteckelAward-crpd.jpgSteckel Receives Outstanding Paper Award from WSSA
Dr. Larry Steckel received recognition by the Weed Society of America (WSSA) for winning the Outstanding Paper Award for Weed Technology. Congratulations!
2/25/20183/19/2018
LDRiverProject.jpgStudents Complete Tour of the Tennessee River
The group of students led by Brad Collett, PS Asst. Professor, followed the river through four states to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.
11/4/201611/25/2016http://tntoday.utk.edu/2016/09/26/students-complete-1157mile-tour-tennessee-river/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Read%20more...&utm_campaign=tntoday
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michaelpuckett-crpd.jpgTurf Student Interning in UK
Congratulations to turf student Michael Puckett who is currently interning with @Spurs Official, a football club near London.
4/20/20185/9/2018
MorganHall_tbnl.jpegThree of Five CASNR Herbert Scholars are Plant Sciences Majors
Rhys Fielder, turfgrass science and management concentration; Cassidy Giles, landscape design concentration; and Robert Sears, biotechnology concentration were chosen as 2018 CASNR Herbert Scholars. Congratulations to each of you!
5/8/20186/8/2018https://ag.tennessee.edu/casnr/Pages/Herbert-Scholars-2018.aspx
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