TSU Nursery Research
Located at the Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center (approx. 80 miles southeast of Nashville on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau) I work in a research facility dedicated to the improvement of the Tennessee nursery crop industry. It is operated through a cooperative effort between Tennessee State University and the United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service.
We work to provide education and assistance to the wholesale nursery producers in middle Tennessee (Warren, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Grundy, and Van Buren Counties). We also provide:
- educational programs,
- group meetings,
- farm visits,
- media updates.
There are many factors involved with growing a quality plant. Some of those factors are soil health and nutrition, irrigation and water management, and pest control. For more plant tips, and weekly updates about what's happening around the region, check out the TSU Nursery Research Center's Facebook page.