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Welcome to West TN Research & Education Center
Jackson, TN

WTREC Main Bldg Known for its research on ornamentals, turf grasses, agronomic and horticultural crops, the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, established in 1907, is the oldest research center in the U.T. system.

University scientists from:

as well as USDA-ARS researchers, along with a capable support staff conduct over 100 investigations annually to evaluate new cultivars, test and develop technology for more efficient crop production and a safer and aesthetically pleasing environment.

For more information, contact Robert M. Hayes, Research Center Director, at 731/424-1643, or email


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Cotton Gin
"We know it as the fabric of our lives. Cotton is everywhere - found in clothing, upholstery and even food and..."
Weed Research
"A climate that's good for a variety of crops means many types of weeds also thrive. UT AgResearch works to..."
Pumpkin Display
"A beautiful pumpkin - the perfect symbol of all things autumn. Now you can see literally thousands of..."
Turtle Research
"University of Tennessee Turtle research in West Tennessee"

Get detailed weather information from the WTREC Weather Station.

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Summer Celebration  Thursday, July 10, 2014, TBD

Milan No-Till  Thursday, July 24, 2014, Milan  RECMLN

Cotton Tour  Wednesday, September 03, 2014, TBD