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Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops



Faculty 360 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017


(1 mention)

Record Corn Yields 
In the future, getting the most out of our land will be critical for Tennessee agriculture and the world's food supply. That will involve increasing row crop yields through science and smart farming.

(1 mention)

Weed Olympics 
We've had an Olympic competition here in Tennessee involving ... plants. More specifically, plants we don't like or want. It's called the 'Weed Olympics' on the UT agriculture campus.


Recent Publications

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]

Effect of Different Cover Crop Species on Crop Production and Soil Health.  Chu, M.  2017.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

Effect of multispecies cover crop mixture on soil properties and crop yield Chu, M., S. Jagadamma, F. R. Walker, N. S. Eash, M. J. Buschermohle, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 2:170030.

The effects of switchgrass-derived biochar on bioenergy crop yield, plant composition, and soil properties.  Edmunds, C. W., A. Johnson, P. Kim, A. M. Saxton, M. A. Radosevich, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Biochar: chemical composition, soil applications, and ecological impacts, Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments Series, p47-72.

Multi-species cover crop mixture improved soil properties and crop yield.  Jagadamma, S., M. Chu, F. R. Walker, M. J. Buschermohle, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Oct 22-25. Tampa, FL.

Scorecard of Progress toward Governor’s Rural Challenge Recommendations for Tennessee Agriculture.  Jensen, K. L., R. J. Menard, B. C. English, A. P. Griffith, D. W. Hughes, A. Smith, and T. E. Yu.  2017.  Agri-Industry Modeling & Analysis Group Industry Brief. [Abstract]

The development and use of a molecular model for soybean maturity groups Langewisch, T., J. Lenis, G. L. Jiang, D. Wang, V. R. Pantalone, and K. Bilyeu.  2017.  BMC Plant Biology, 17:91 pp. 1-13. [Abstract]

High temperature influence on limited transpiration response at elevated vapor pressure deficit in maize' Avat Shekoofa and Thomas R. Sinclair.  Shekoofa, A.  2017.  An abstract-accepted, Inter-Drought V, India Feb 21-25, 2017. [Abstract]

A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation on Pest Suppression and Yield of Horticultural Crops Shresta, Utsala, R. M. Augé, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Frontiers in Plant Science. [Abstract]

A short assessment of carbon dioxide fluxes under contrasting agricultural and soil management practices in Zimbabwe.  O'Dell, D., T. J. Sauer, B. B. Hicks, C. Thierfelder, D. M. Lambert, J. Logan, and N. S. Eash.  2015.  Journal of Agricultural Science, 7(3):32-48. [Abstract]

Developing Fertilizer Rates: Sustainable Intensification in Ethiopa Prather, T. G., N. S. Eash, and F. R. Walker.  2015.  2015 Esri Users Conference, Ethipian authors: Wassie Haile, Ivan Cuvaca, Selamyihun Kidanu, Samuel Gameda, Hailu Shiferaw. [Abstract]

Fight Yield Robbery – Efforts can prevent diseases from stealing crop yields Young-Kelly, H. M.  2014.  MidAmerica Farmer Grower, Jan, 2014.