Welcome to the University of Tennessee's Plateau Research & Education Center. Widely known for its contributions in fruit and vegetable research, the Center was established in 1943 and includes 2,100 acres in three locations.

The Center is about equal distance from Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga and is the site of research in beef, fruits and vegetables, field crops, and swine. The Center is most noted for its studies in beef, squash, muskmelons, watermelons, pumpkins, greens, cabbage, green beans, apples, blueberries, and tomatoes.

Information from studies at the Center is applicable to small, part-time, family farm operations. Research data from annual fruit and vegetable variety trials is widely used by growers large and small, both in Tennessee and across the nation.

The Center operates as one of 10 Research and Education Centers in the UT AgResearch system. Visitors are welcome during field days, Research in Progress Days, Extension meetings, school visits, and commodity group meetings. Tours and visits can be scheduled at other times, as well. Contact us for more details.

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Beef Cattle
"Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s..."
 
Drought
"Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire..."
 
Parasites
"It’s a common site on Tennessee farmland – a grazing herd of goats or sheep. But for small animal farmers,..."
 
High Tunnels
"Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect..."

Events (more)

Steak and Potatoes  8/1, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fall Gardeners' Festival  8/29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo  10/12, 7:30 am, Greeneville  RECGRN

Contact us

Plateau Research and Education Center
320 Exper. Station Road
Crossville,TN 38571-2133

Phone: 931/ 484-0034
Fax: 931) 484-3201
E-mail: jhitch@utk.edu