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Okra: A True Southern Beauty

‘Candle Fire’ okra can add beauty and interest to the garden with red stems that can reach to between 4 -6 feet tall with abundant seed pods that are also an enticing red color. Photo by J. Reeves of a specimen in the UT Gardens, Jackson, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ …

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UTIA Professor Receives Community Development Early Career Achievement Award

Sreedhar Upendram (center), assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, was honored as this year’s recipient of the 2021 Bonnie Teater Community Development Early Career Achievement Award from the Southern Rural Development Center. Also pictured are department head Chris …

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The 17-Year Cicadas Can Damage Your Trees

Young Trees, Especially Fruit Trees, Most Susceptible KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — By now you’ve heard the cicadas are coming. In fact, they are practically here. Entomologists predict the periodical cicada that are on a 17-year reproduction cycle will start emerging from the soil in mass within the next several days, and …

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UT Gardens, Knoxville to Hold Spring Plant Sale Online

A wide variety of plants are available from the UT Gardens, Knoxville online spring plant sale with zero contact curbside pickup. The sale will open to the public on March 29 and will continue through April 5 with pickup by appointment April 9-10. Image courtesy UTIA. Annual Event Open to …

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‘Taylor’ Juniper: A Standout Tall and Narrow Conifer

The Taylor Juniper, seen here in Knoxville, is a great addition to Tennessee landscapes. The plant mimics many characteristics of the Italian Cypress. Photo by A. Pulte, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ January 2021 Plant of the MonthSubmitted by Andy Pulte, distinguished lecturer and director, Department of Plant Sciences There are …

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UT Extension Publishes Resource for New or Beginning Farmers

“How to Talk Farming” Agriculture Dictionary Available Online Beginning a new farming venture can be an intimidating move, but a resource from UT Extension hopes to ease the transition into agriculture for those new to the industry. Image courtesy Unsplash. COLUMBIA, Tenn. – What’s the difference between a filly and …

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Bold Isn’t Always Big

Sedum takesimense is on display at the UT Gardens, Jackson. The lovely scalloped foliage helps make this diminutive plant a standout in the landscape. Photo by C. Reese, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ August 2020 Plant of the MonthSubmitted by Carol Reese, UT Extension Western Region horticulturist Green plants are everywhere …

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The Beautiful, but Not-So-Familiar, Mountain Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata ‘Beni-Gaku’ is a lacecap variety of mountain hydrangea with bracts that take on a reddish hue as they mature. Photo of specimen in the UT Gardens, Knoxville, by A. Pulte, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ June 2020 Plant of the MonthSubmitted by Andy Pulte, University of Tennessee Department of Plant …

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Green Industry Day Goes Virtual

The 2020 Green Industry Field Day will be entirely online this year as a result of social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Four sessions will be offered live, and a variety of topics will be covered. Image courtesy UTIA. Four Sessions Will Be Offered Online June 16 …

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