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West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

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

Scientists from several departments, USDA-ARS researchers, and our capable support staff conduct more than one hundred investigations annually to evaluate new cultivars and develop technologies for more efficient crop production in a safer and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Our Research
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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 At Our Center
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Visitors to the Summer Celebration event
All Center Field Days
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Colored Glass Bottle Wall at the UT Gardens in Jackson
Summer Celebration 2021
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Guidance for Accessing UT AgResearch and Education Centers


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.