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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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UT Extension Names Director of 4-H Youth Development

Justin Crowe has been named the Director and Statewide Program Leader for Tennessee 4-H. Crowe is seen here addressing 4-H Congress. Justin Crowe to Lead Department Beginning June 1 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A familiar face is moving up in the ranks to lead University of Tennessee 4-H Youth Development across …

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UT Extension Assists with Mask Distribution

A young visitor to the Rutherford County Farmers Market dons a facemask before shopping. The mask was provided by the state through the Rutherford County Health Department. UT Extension 4-H programming assistant Alison Hopper (right) assists the shopper and her mother. Photo by P. McDaniels, courtesy UTIA. Effort Differs from …

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University of Tennessee Extension Forester Named 2020 Forester of the Year

David Mercker Recognized by the Forest Landowners Association KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — David Mercker, an Extension forestry specialist with the University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, has been named 2020 Extension Forester of the Year by the Forest Landowners Association (FLA). FLA is a national organization that promotes …

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