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Steven C. (Steve) Bost
Fruit, vegetable & tobacco diseases

Frank A. Hale
Horticulture, Tobacco, Insects

Eric Ray Walker
Assistant Professor
Tobacco Specialist

William Anthony (Andy) Bailey
Associate Professor
Dark Tobacco Specialist

Darrell D. Hensley
Extension Specialist III
Plant Pathology

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology


Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/22/2017

Tobacco & Forage Production Field Day, 7/21/2016

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/23/2016

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/25/2015

Tobacco & Forage Production Field Day, 7/17/2014

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/26/2014

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/27/2013



Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

5 Things You Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

Faculty 360 | Eric Walker, 12/18/2016

Answers to Farmersí Questions, 10/22/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Summer 2016 Upcoming Events, 5/16/2016

Power Plant, 2/25/2016

Spring 2016 Upcoming Events, 2/15/2016


Recent Publications

Dynamics of transcriptomic response to infection by nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and its bacterial symbiont Photorhabdus temperata in Heliothis virescens larvae An, R., K. Suri, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and P. Grewal.  2017.  Insect Molecular Biology, 26(5): 584-600. [Abstract]

Hazardous pollutants emissions and environmental impacts from fuelwood burned and synthetic fertilizers applied by tobacco growers in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, A. M. Taylor, and M. Puettmann.  2017.  Environmental Technology & Innovation.

Burley and Dark Tobacco Weed Control, pp 48-50 in Steckel et al. 2017 Weed Control Manual for Tennessee.  Rhodes, G. N.  2017.  UT Extension Publication 1580.

Stripping and Preparation of Tobacco for Market.  Bailey, A., E. R. Walker, L. Swetnam, and J. Wilhoit.  2016.  2017-2018 Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide, University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University.

Evaluation of fungicide application programs for control of black shank of tobacco, 2015.  Bost, S. C., R. L. Ellis, and E. R. Walker.  2016.  Plant Disease Management Reports.

Effectiveness of Entomopathogenic Nematode-Induced Systemic Resistance against Pests and Pathogens of Tobacco and Soybeans in Tennessee.  Ferguson, J.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Selecting Burley Tobacco Varieties.  Pearce, B., R. D. Miller, E. R. Walker, M. Vann, and S. Whitley.  2016.  '2017-2018 Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide', University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University.

Update on the Herbicide Stewardship Program. Proceedings of the 47th Tobacco Workers Conf. Abstracr.  Rhodes, G. N., T. D. Israel, and D. McIntosh.  2016.  Proccedings 47th Tobacco Workers Conference.

The Resiliency and Leadership of Burley Tobacco Producers in Greene County, Tennessee: A Qualitative Study.  Rose-Teague, M.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Population structure of the obligate biotroph Peronospora tabacina, the cause of blue mold of tobacco.  Hadziabdic, D., P. A. Wadl, F. Runge, J. Ristaino, O. Spring, and R. N. Trigiano.  2015.  The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA (August 2015).

Management of tobacco float systems Pearce, B., A. Bailey, D. Reed, S. C. Bost, C. Johnson, and L. Townsend.  2015.  Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide.

Generation of a transcriptome in a model lepidopteran pest, Heliothis virescens, using multiple sequencing strategies for profiling midgut gene expression Perera, O. P., K. S. Shelby, H. J. R. Popham, F. Gould, M. J. Adang, and J. Jurat-Fuentes.  2015.  PLoS ONE, 10(6): e0128563. [Abstract]