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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Dogwood Patent
"Dr. Mark Windham of University of Tennessee AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees."
 
Soil Testing
"If you’re looking for a healthy garden or green grass, it’s good to know the content of your soil. UT..."
 
Stinkbugs
"Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but..."
 
High Tunnels
"Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect..."

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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