Crop Production includes the production and management of row crops such as soybean,
corn, cotton, wheat and tobacco for profit. Extension programs in this
area focus on challenges facing crop producers and supporting industries
in marketing, integrated pest management, sustainable cultural
practices, environmental and human health risks, invasive species,
regulations and profitability.
|Bees and Beekeeping
UT honey bee extension efforts focus on supplying accurate research-based information to extension agents and beekeepers to improve the beekeeping industry, promote pollination of fruits and vegetables and help beekeepers "keep" their honey bee colonies alive.
Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS)
A combined effort by Federal and State agricultural organizations to conduct surveillance, detection, and monitoring of agricultural crop pests and biological control agents. Survey targets include weeds, plant diseases, insects, nematodes, and other invertebrate organisms.
Tools and materials such as: Market Highlights, Crop Comments, Crop Outlooks and budgets
In addition to its importance in providing food and fiber, agriculture is also the largest industry in most areas of the South. Unfortunately, many agricultural workers and their family members are injured or become ill due to hazards in agricultural workplaces. And, people who live or travel in rural areas may also be exposed to hazards of "hobby farming" or the presence of large, slow-moving agricultural vehicles on public roads.
Our extension program connect the resources of the Department of Food Science & Technology with Tennesseans by offering current, accurate, and research-based food science information. Our goal is to serve as a conduit to provide the best information and training for the food industry. Information about workshops and safety.
Soil Test results are used to formulate research-based, cost effective lime and fertilizer recommendations specific to the type of crop or plant and yield desired. To assist growers with their soil fertility needs, county agents and extension agents are available statewide to help with any management decisions related to soil test recommendations.
Southern Integrated Pest Management Center
The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (SIPMC) fosters the development and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a science-based approach to managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental and human health benefits. We work in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban and rural settings to identify and address regional priorities for research, education and outreach.
Provides high quality and current information about the management of major field crops grown in Tennessee.