Extension Assistant I, Plant Diagnostician, Univ. Tennessee

This is a 100% Extension position located at the UTIA Soil, Plant, & Pest Center (SPPC) in Nashville, TN. The SPPC is the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) lab for Tennessee. This Extension position interacts with and diagnoses plant disease and insect samples for county agents, homeowners, farmers, foresters, producers, golf course superintendents or other members of the public. Samples are submitted from lawns, gardens, row crops, forages, and fruit and vegetable. Diagnostics may be performed on a physical specimen or through distance diagnostics. The diagnostician cooperates with Federal and State Regulatory Officials for Tennessee on detection and diagnosis of high consequence pests. This is not a research position.