Sorghum Research

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Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

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UT Crops 
Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.



Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017


Recent Publications

Induced volatile terpenes in roots and leaves of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) A. Muchlinski, X. Chen, J. Lovell, T. G. Köllner, K. Pelot, P. Zerbe, M. Ruggiero, L. Callaway, S. Laliberte, F. Chen, and D. Tholl.  2019.  Frontiers in Plant Science, 10:1144. [Abstract]

2019 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., and S. A. Smith.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication. October, W442.

Sorghum Phenolics Inhibits Inflammasomes in Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-Primed and Adenosine Dia, V. P., J. Bradwell, and P. Pangloli.  2019.  Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 74(3):307-315.

Forage mass, nutritive value and economic viability of cowpea overseeded in tall fescue and sorghum-sudangrass swards.  Oakes, R. N., M. Quinby, G. E. Bates, and M. D. Corbin.  2019.  Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management.

Evaluation of insecticides for control of corn earworm in grain sorghum, 2018 Steckel, S. J., M. Williams, and S. D. Stewart.  2019.  Arthropod Management Tests (ESA), 44(1).

Emergency Exemption (Section 18) Granted for Sivanto in Sweet Sorghum Stewart, S. D.  2019.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower.

Negative Interactions between Tree Seedlings and Non-Native Grasses in a Restoration Setting: Getting to the Root of the Problem.  Aldrovandi, M.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

2018 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., and A. Smith.  2018.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 442.

Storage stability of sorghum phenolic extracts’ flavones luteolin and apigenin.  Bradwell, J, H. Mason, P. Pangloli, M. A. McClure, and V. P. Dia.  2018.  LWT - Food Science and Technology.

Impact of ultrasonication on the physicochemical properties on sorghum kafirin and in vitro pepsin-pancreatin digestibility of sorghum-gluten like flour Sullivan A. C., P. Pangloli, and V. P. Dia.  2018.  Food Chemistry, 240: 1121-1130.

Be careful with sorghums this time of year.  Bates, G. E.  2017.  TCA Cattle Business. Sept.