Carl E. Sams

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Distinguished Professor
  Plant Sciences
Office: 252 Ellington Plant Sciences
Phone: (865) 974-8818

Focus: Crop physiology

  • Fruit and vegetable crop physiology
  • Effects of abiotic stress on disease resistance, yield and quality of fruit and vegetable crops
  • Biofumigation and hydroponic production systems
  • Mineral nutrition of plants in relation to postharvest quality
Biographical sketch

Dr. Sams received his Ph.D in 1980 in Horticulture/Plant Physiology from Michigan State University, his M.S. in 1976 in Plant & Soil Science/Crop Physiology from the University of Tennessee, and his B.S. in 1974 in Plant & Soil Science from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sams is a Fellow of the American Society of Horticultural Science.

Recent Publications


Fresh Electric Farm
UTIA is teaming with several utility and energy agencies for an experimental way to grow nutritious crops inside a new facility.  
LED Plant Lights
Itís been known for years we can use indoor lighting to grow plants. Now UT Ag Researchers are looking at LED lights as an efficient way to bring plants to life.  
Greenhouse Protected Agriculture
More and more of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown indoors.