Otis Floyd Nursery Research Center

Dedicated to Improving Nursery Crop Production in Tennessee


Tennessee is home to a vibrant and growing nursery industry.  Many of the trees and shrubs planted in the Eastern half of the United States originate from commercial nurseries located in Tennessee. 

The Tennessee State University Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center is located in the heart of Tennessee's nursery industry, about 80 miles southeast of Nashville in McMinnville, Tennessee. 

Our mission is to provide leadership in strengthening and expansion of our nursery industry through innovative research and extension programs in entomology, genetics, horticulture, pathology, chemical ecology, sustainabilitynursery extension, and related sciences.

We also produce nursery Extension publications that address topics in nursery production, insect control, disease control, and weed control.  All of our publications are available in English and Spanish.

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Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center
472 Cadillac Lane
McMinnville, TN  37110
Dr. Karla Addesso, Director
(931) 815-5155