WVLT Article: University of Tennessee develops disease-resistant Dogwood trees

  University of Tennessee develops disease-resistant Dogwood trees KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — A research foundation that began more than a decade ago to develop disease-resistant dogwood trees was started by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. In the late 80s up to the mid-90s, two fungal diseases, Dogwood anthracnose, and powdery mildew hit the dogwood population.… Read More

Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Robert Trigiano

Dr. Robert Trigiano is an Institute Professor, Ornamental Plant Biotechnology, and Plant Pathology, in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA).His primary research interests are in molecular genetics; population analyses of native plants; and diseases, biotechnology, and breeding of ornamental crops. Dr. Trigiano received his master’s in… Read More

UTRF Startup Develops Disease-Resistant Dogwoods for the Nursery Industry

A University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) startup founded more than a decade ago to help develop and market disease resistant dogwood trees continues to thrive. Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC (CAT) licenses patented and unpatented disease-resistant dogwood trees for production and sale to wholesale growers. To address the growing problem of exotic pathogens attacking dogwoods,… Read More