Dr. Jason Oliver, Professor of Entomology at Tennessee State University
Dr. Jason Oliver is a professor of entomology located at the Tennessee State University Otis Floyd Nursery Research Center in McMinnville, TN. His primary responsibility is applied research of nursery tree pests. His current research focus is development of quarantine shipping protocols for imported fire ant and Japanese beetle, and integrated management strategies for ambrosia beetles and flatheaded borers.
Tennessee State Research Center ... Otis Floyd Nursery Research Center.
Dedicated to Improving Nursery Crop Production in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to a vibrant and growing nursery industry. Many of the trees and shrubs planted in the Eastern half of the United States originate from commercial nurseries located in Tennessee. The Tennessee State University Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center is located in the heart of Tennessee's nursery industry, about 80 miles southeast of Nashville in McMinnville, Tennessee.
Our mission is to provide leadership in strengthening and expansion of our nursery industry through innovative research and extension programs in entomology, genetics, horticulture, pathology, chemical ecology, nursery extension and related sciences.