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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Weed Research
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Nursery Industry
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Stocker Cattle
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High Tunnels
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Events (more)

Plant Propagation  Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Bonsai  Saturday, July 26, 2014

Steak & Potatoes Field Day  Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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