Welcome to the department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS) at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). Whether you are a potential student, research collaborator, alumnus, or just browsing for information, our people, programs, and projects have something to offer you.
Our faculty includes biosystems engineers, soil scientists, and a bio-climatologist, together with a gifted technical support staff. Our programs encompass the full range of the land-grant mission, which includes teaching, outreach and service. Our research projects can be, but are not limited to, sensors and soil testing, spray technology and water quality, precision agriculture and environmental modeling, soil physics and vegetable production systems, agricultural safety and chemical transport, food quality and machinery systems, waste treatment and environmental rehabilitation, electrical systems and subsurface hydrology. Please explore the site to learn more.