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Sample Analysis & Training


Soil Testing

Growing a garden or sowing a field? We can help you determine what your soil needs. Drop off your soil sample at our office.

Insect Identification

Have a pest that you just can’t seem to identify? Bring us a sample or send us pictures and we can give you answers!

Soil in hands

Forage Analysis

Get an in-depth look at the nutritional content of your forage. Check out our hay probe for more accurate results.

Disease Diagnostics

Are your plants looking unhappy and you don’t know why? Come by the office or send us pictures and we can diagnose your issues.

Forms & Instructions

Training & Resources

UT Pesticide Logo

There is a $75 fee for training, both in-person and online. Training can occur anytime throughout the year. Registration required to Shannon Rhudy srhudy@utk.edu

Certification Period

Pesticide certification runs in a three-year cycle. The current recertification cycle ended on September 30, 2020.


Private applicator recertification begins January 1, 2023 and ends on June 30, 2023. You must complete the recertification process during this time frame to roll your certification into the new certification cycle which begins on July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2026. The cost is $30.

Taylor Reeder

Taylor Reeder
Extension Agent

Matt Horsman

Matt Horsman
Extension Agent

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