West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

Known for its research on agronomic crops as well as ornamentals, turfgrasses, and horticulturalal crops, the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, established in 1907, is the oldest AgResearch Center in the UT System.

Scientists from several University of Tennessee departments as well as USDA-ARS researchers, along with a capable support staff, conduct more than one hundred investigations annually to evaluate new cultivars and test and develop technology for more efficient crop production and a safer and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Our Research
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Visitors to the Summer Celebration event
Center Field Days
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Wall of colored bottles in the Gardens area
UT Gardens, Jackson
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Researcher collecting data in cotton field
Events Here
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COVID-19 Graphic
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Colored Glass Bottle Wall at the UT Gardens in Jackson
Summer Celebration 2021
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Our Summer Celebration is being held virtually online this year! A live-stream session will be held July 8th, 2021 from 9:00 am – noon.


The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center contributes more than $4 million into the local economy annually.

Spreading Biochar

Our scientists are educating producers on how to manage weeds, insects, nematodes, and disease effectively and economically.