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Michele Sides
Director of Advancement

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production



5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

A Decade in Review: The Great Experiment, 5/13/2017

Winter 2017 Upcoming Events, 1/17/2017

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Fall 2016 Upcoming Events, 9/17/2016

Summer 2016 Upcoming Events, 5/16/2016

Spring 2016 Upcoming Events, 2/15/2016

Steckel Named Cotton Researcher of the Year, 1/14/2016

Winter 2015 Upcoming Events, 11/18/2015


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Bottle Art at UT Gardens Jackson 
More than 6,000 bottles were used to create this stunning garden display!

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Cotton Gin 
We know it as the fabric of our lives. Cotton is everywhere - found in clothing, upholstery and even food and money. But we need a way to get cotton from the field to the manufacturing plant.

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Turtle Research 
University of Tennessee Turtle research in West Tennessee


Recent Publications

Selecting Cotton Yield Response Function to Estimate Profit-Maximizing Potassium Fertilization Rates for Cotton Production in Tennessee Harmon, X., C. Boyer, C. O. Gwathmey, J. A. Larson, and R. K. Roberts.  2017.  Journal of Plant Nutrition, 40,11:1547-1556. [Abstract]

Tennessee: 2017 Cotton Focus, Jackson, Feb 9.  Raper, T. B.  2017.  AgFax.

Cotton Focus Meeting, Jackson, Feb 18.  Raper, T. B.  2016.  AgFax 21 Jan 2016.

Cotton Tour Field Day, Jackson.  Raper, T. B.  2016.  AgFax 23 Aug 2016.

Population structure of Cercospora sojina collected from different soybean cultivars in Milan and Jackson, Tennessee.  Shrestha, S., A. Cochran, K. H. Lamour, A. Mengistu, A. Castro-Rocha, and H. M. Kelly.  2016.  Phytopathology.

Profit Maximizing Irrigation for Cotton on High Available Water holding Capacity Soils Zhou, X., C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, B. G. Leib, and C. O. Gwathmey.  2016.  Agronomy Journal, 108 (4): 1-10. [Abstract]

Microbial Community Composition, Structure and Activity after Long Term (31 years) of Conservation Tillage Under Continuous Cotton Production in West Tennessee.  Mbuthia, L. W., V. Acosta-Martinez, J. M. DeBruyn, S. M. Schaeffer, M. Mpheshea, F. R. Walker, and N. S. Eash.  2013.  Proceedings Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. November 3-6, 2013. [Abstract]

A Guide for Matching Oak Species with Sites During Bottomland Restoration.  Mercker, D. C.  2013.  Abstract. Proceedings of the 18 Central Hardwoods Conference., USDA Forest Service General Technical Report. NRS-P-117. [Abstract]

An economic geospatial analysis of short-rotation woody crops Young, T. M., X. Huang, and J. H. Perdue.  2013.  Final Report for USDA Southeastern Sun Grant Center. [Abstract]

A Guide for Matching Oak Species with Sites During Restoration of Loess-Influenced Floodplains in the West Gulf Coastal Plain Mercker, D. C., R. Blair, D. D. Tyler, and J. Smith.  2011.  Journal of Forestry Vol. 109. No. 8. [Abstract]

EPA’s Jackson says recent allegations of regulation overreach are not justified Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2011.  Mid America Farmer Grower 32(11). March 18, 2011.

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Marker-Assisted Breeding and Stability Analysis of Low Phytate Soybean Wiggins, Suzannah, C. E. Sams, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2011.  ASA-CSSA-SSA International Meeting Abstracts. Oct. 16-19, 2011. San Antonio, TX. [Abstract]