Person

Gary Edward Bates

Professor & Department Head | Plant Sciences

Specialization: forage production

Overview

Dr. Gary Bates serves as the Extension Forage Specialist in the department. He specializes in forage species selection, establishment, and management for Tennessee and the midsouth area. He conducts field days and educational programs across the state to aid producers in the livestock production programs, demonstrating the latest scientific techniques for sustainable forage production.

Outreach Focus

Forage production and management

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AFAS 303 - Leadership Laboratory V

Consists of activities classified as advanced leadership experiences. They involve planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, directing, and controlling the military activities of the cadet corps; preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications; and providing interviews, guidance, and information which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.

PLSC 350 - Sustainable Landscape Construction
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to contemporary methods in the construction of sustainable landscapes. Students will be introduced to the properties and use of basic landscape materials, the advancement of design concepts into construction documents, and translating construction documents into built landscapes.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280.

Other Instructors: Orrick, Brandon

PLSC 421 - Native Plants in the Landscape
3 credit hour(s)

Native plants and plant communities as a basis for landscaping and environmental restoration. Weekly lecture coupled with either an outing or service practicum of invasive exotic plant removals or planting of natives. Study and work sites will primarily be demonstration projects of the University of Tennessee Environmental Landscape Design Lab. They include local schoolyard habitats, greenways, wetlands, streambanks, and shorelines.

Contact Hour Distribution: One 1.5-hour lecture, one 4-hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 320 or EEB 330.
Recommended Background: Coursework or familiarity with general principles and practices in horticulture.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Spangler, Amanda Diane

PLSC 435 - Field and Forage Crops
3 credit hour(s)

Agronomic principles of forage and field crop production, establishment, fertilization and management practices will be discussed using forage crops as the primary model.

Recommended Background: Coursework in general agronomics or crop production.

PLSC 480 - Sustainable Landscape Design Synthesis and Application
4 credit hour(s)

Comprehensive application of design, construction, and management knowledge, as well as contemporary representation skills to develop sustainable landscapes. Projects address a variety of site and contextual challenges at a range of scales. Advancement of professional practice skillsets as they relate to client engagement and project management.

Contact Hour Distribution: Two 3-hour labs.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280 and PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 485 - Computer Aided Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Practical application of digital hardware and software as it relates to the exploration and synthesis of landscape design and planning projects.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 504 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Presentations and discussion of topics.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

PLSC 535 - Field and Forage Crops
3 credit hour(s)

Agronomic principles of forage and field crop production, establishment, fertilization and management practices will be discussed using forage crops as the primary model. Credit Restriction: Cannot receive credit for both PLSC 435 and 535.
Recommended Background: Coursework in general agronomics or crop production.
Comment(s): Offered Fall semester in alternate, odd numbered years.

PLSC 593 - Problems in Plant Sciences
1 - 3 credit hours

Independent study. Current topic related to technology, science or design.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Credit Restriction: For MS students, a maximum of 6 hours may be applied to the major. For PhD students in PSI, a maximum of 9 hours may be applied to the major.

Other Instructors: Klingeman III, William E | Ross, Michael | Orrick, Brandon | Stewart, Neal | Sorochan, John Charles

Gary Edward Bates image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related S, University of Georgia, 1993
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

Gary Edward Bates

Professor & Department Head | Plant Sciences
Gary Edward Bates image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related S, University of Georgia, 1993
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
Overview

Dr. Gary Bates serves as the Extension Forage Specialist in the department. He specializes in forage species selection, establishment, and management for Tennessee and the midsouth area. He conducts field days and educational programs across the state to aid producers in the livestock production programs, demonstrating the latest scientific techniques for sustainable forage production.

Outreach Focus

Forage production and management

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AFAS 303 - Leadership Laboratory V

Consists of activities classified as advanced leadership experiences. They involve planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, directing, and controlling the military activities of the cadet corps; preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications; and providing interviews, guidance, and information which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.

PLSC 350 - Sustainable Landscape Construction
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to contemporary methods in the construction of sustainable landscapes. Students will be introduced to the properties and use of basic landscape materials, the advancement of design concepts into construction documents, and translating construction documents into built landscapes.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280.

Other Instructors: Orrick, Brandon

PLSC 421 - Native Plants in the Landscape
3 credit hour(s)

Native plants and plant communities as a basis for landscaping and environmental restoration. Weekly lecture coupled with either an outing or service practicum of invasive exotic plant removals or planting of natives. Study and work sites will primarily be demonstration projects of the University of Tennessee Environmental Landscape Design Lab. They include local schoolyard habitats, greenways, wetlands, streambanks, and shorelines.

Contact Hour Distribution: One 1.5-hour lecture, one 4-hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 320 or EEB 330.
Recommended Background: Coursework or familiarity with general principles and practices in horticulture.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Spangler, Amanda Diane

PLSC 435 - Field and Forage Crops
3 credit hour(s)

Agronomic principles of forage and field crop production, establishment, fertilization and management practices will be discussed using forage crops as the primary model.

Recommended Background: Coursework in general agronomics or crop production.

PLSC 480 - Sustainable Landscape Design Synthesis and Application
4 credit hour(s)

Comprehensive application of design, construction, and management knowledge, as well as contemporary representation skills to develop sustainable landscapes. Projects address a variety of site and contextual challenges at a range of scales. Advancement of professional practice skillsets as they relate to client engagement and project management.

Contact Hour Distribution: Two 3-hour labs.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280 and PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 485 - Computer Aided Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Practical application of digital hardware and software as it relates to the exploration and synthesis of landscape design and planning projects.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 504 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Presentations and discussion of topics.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

PLSC 535 - Field and Forage Crops
3 credit hour(s)

Agronomic principles of forage and field crop production, establishment, fertilization and management practices will be discussed using forage crops as the primary model. Credit Restriction: Cannot receive credit for both PLSC 435 and 535.
Recommended Background: Coursework in general agronomics or crop production.
Comment(s): Offered Fall semester in alternate, odd numbered years.

PLSC 593 - Problems in Plant Sciences
1 - 3 credit hours

Independent study. Current topic related to technology, science or design.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Credit Restriction: For MS students, a maximum of 6 hours may be applied to the major. For PhD students in PSI, a maximum of 9 hours may be applied to the major.

Other Instructors: Klingeman III, William E | Ross, Michael | Orrick, Brandon | Stewart, Neal | Sorochan, John Charles