Welcome to the University of Tennessee Vegetable Extension program website! Here you will find grower resources, supply sources for everything from seeds to farm equipment, and food safety information. Feel free to look through our links or contact us with any additional questions regarding the extension program.

The Vegetable Extension program focuses on providing innovations in production practices, aiding in cultivar selection, developing alternative crops, maximizing crop nutrition and flavor, and reducing the use of off-farm inputs, such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides, for Tennessee growers through research and education throughout the state.

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News, Announcements & Events

April 9, 2020: Filling in the GAPs Mini-Workshop in Suwannee, TN – CANCELLED until further notice

April 16, 2020: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training in Jackson, TN – CANCELLED until further notice

April 22, 2020: Food Safety Showcase Webinar

For more information, please visit the News, Announcements & Events page


COVID-19 Resources

We have created resources to help fruit and vegetable growers answer concerns with COVID-19.

The publications can be found on the COVID-19 Resources page.

Vegetable Questions?

For questions related to vegetable production in your area, please contact your county Extension Office.

Click Here, to contact your local vegetable expert.

Annette Wszelaki
Vegetable Specialist
Department of Plant Sciences
2431 Joe Johnson Drive
252 Ellington Plant Sciences
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8332
Fax: (865) 974-1947
Email: annettew@utk.edu

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