Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

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The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (EPP) provides leadership in the generation and dissemination of knowledge on insects, related arthropods, and plant and animal diseases that affect the quality of life of all Tennesseans. Our department is the only academic unit in Tennessee with the mission and responsibility to provide basic and applied information on questions of plant diseases and insect related problems affecting plants, animals, and humans. Successful fulfillment of the mission requires a diverse complement of disciplinary expertise working in a highly integrated environment of teaching, research, extension, and outreach. Departmental programs focus primarily on solving problems within Tennessee, yet draw on information generated worldwide and, in turn, provide information that is useful throughout the world.

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EPP students have the opportunities to study a range of topics related to plant pathology, entomology and bioinformatics.
Extension & Outreach
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UT Extension works with communities to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.
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UT AgResearch advances science in agriculture and food systems, natural resource management, and family and community sciences.


Our mission is to advance scientific knowledge and provide science-based information to improve the sustainability of food and fiber production, protect natural resources, and enhance the lives of all people in Tennessee and across the world.


Our vision is to be a recognized and innovative leader in discovery, education, development, and applications related to entomology and plant pathology.

What is Happening in EPP?

EPP is grateful to have been a part of your educational experience. Your ongoing support is essential for our continued success. Thanks to our donors, this is a time of unparalleled success for our department. With your support, we can achieve continued greatness.