Tobacco Research

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William Anthony (Andy) Bailey
Associate Professor
Dark Tobacco Specialist

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

Frank A. Hale
Horticulture, Tobacco, Insects

Darrell D. Hensley
Extension Specialist III
Plant Pathology

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology


Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/21/2018

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



Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

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


Recent Publications

Genomic microsatellites evidence species diversity and origin of Peronospora tabacina, an important pathogen of tobacco Nowicki, M., D. Hadziabdic Guerry, S. Boggess, F. Runge, M. Thines, J. Ristaino, O. Spring, and R. N. Trigiano.  2019.  Phytopathology, 109(10S):S2.169. [Abstract]

Stripping and preparation of tobacco for market.  Bailey, W. A., E. R. Walker, and L. Swetnam.  2018.  2019-2020 Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide, UT, UK, VT, NCSU.

Agronomic Practices to Reduce Alkaloid Levels in Dark Fire-Cured Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum).  Brown, M. R.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Beef and tobacco operator turned native seed provider.  Keyser, P. D.  2018.  Progressive Forage Grower, March 2018.

Selecting burley tobacco varieties.  Pearce, B., R. D. Miller, E. R. Walker, M. Vann, and S. Whitley.  2018.  2019-2020 Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide, UT, UK, VT, NCSU.

Agronomic practices to reduce alkaloids in dark fire-cured tobacco.  R. Brown, E. R. Walker, and W. A. Bailey.  2018.  48th Tobacco Workers' Conference Proceedings.

Resiliency and Leadership of Burley Tobacco Producers in Green County, TN Rose, M., C. A. Stephens, R. Brockett, C. T. Stripling, and B. Jarrell.  2018.  Journal of Southern Agricultural Education Research.

Analysis of Chenopodium-virus interactions using Chenopodium quinoa reference genome.  Soltani, N., M. E. Staton, M. Huff, and K. D. Gwinn.  2018.  Phytopathology, 108: S1.110. International Congress of Plant Pathology, Boston, MA July 28-August 3, 2018. [Abstract]

Late-season insect management in tobacco.  Walker, E. R.  2018.  Best Burley, Burley Stabilization Corporation Newsletter.

An overview of conservation tillage tobacco in Tennessee.  Walker, E. R., W. A. Bailey, G. N. Rhodes, H. P. Denton, and D. Fowlkes.  2018.  48th Tobacco Workers' Conference Proceedings.

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.