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Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Brad S. Fisher
Research Associate I
Row Crops, Forages

C Owen (Owen) Gwathmey
Professor Emeritus, Post-retirement appointment
Crop physiology and agronomy

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Delton C. Gerloff
Professor and Head
Financial management and crops marketing

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic/sustainable/alternative crops

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops


Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/26/2017

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/23/2014

Organic Crops Field Tour, 4/24/2013



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.

1 mention

Tennessee Magic Moments 
Teaming with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau Federation, and producer groups across the state to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture to our state and in our lives.

1 mention

Pond Management 
UT Extension helps landowners build and maintain ponds as a source of water, and as habitat for fish, water fowl, and other animals.

1 mention

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.

1 mention

There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


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). [More]

Investment Analysis of Long-Term Cover Crops and Tillage Systems on Cotton Production.  Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, and D. D. Tyler.  2017.  Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association An, Chicago, Illinois, July 30-August 1, 2017.

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2017.  Environmental Science and Policy, 69: 81-84. [More]

Economic Impacts of Producing Renewable Aviation Fuel from Cover Crops: A Case Study Using Pennycress as the Feedstock English, B. C., E. L. Markel, R. J. Menard, and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2017.  Expert Opinion of Environmental Biology, 6:4 DOI: 10.4172/2325-9655-C1-017.

Elevating the conversation about GE crops.  Gould, F., R. M. Amasino, D. Brossard, C. R. Buell, R. A. Dixon, J. B. Falk-Zepeda, M. A. Gallo, K. E. Giller, L. L. Glenna, T. Griffin, B. R. Hamaker, P. M. Kareiva, D. Magraw, C. Mallory-Smith, K. V. Pixley, E. P. Ransom, M. Rodemeyer, D. M. Stelley, C. N. Stewart, Jr., and R. J. Whitaker.  2017.  Nature Biotechnology, 35: 302-304.

Southeastern U.S. Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings J.C. Chong, J. Williams-Woodward, J. C. Neal, M. T. Springer, F. A. Hale, W. E. Klingeman, et al.  2017.  SNIPM Working Group Members/Contributors.

Food Security through Biotechnology: The Case of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets in the United States Kennedy, P. L., K. E. Lewis, and A. Schmitz.  2017.  World Agricultural Resources and Food Security, Schmitz, A., P.L. Kennedy, T.G. Schmitz (Eds.), Volume 17, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization. [More]

Sulfur and Tennessee row crops.  Raper, T. B., M. A. McClure, X. Yin, and B. A. Brown.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension Bulletin. W435.

Pasture Herbicide Stewardship: Our Efforts to Reduce Off-target Damage to Sensitive, High Value Crops.  Rhodes, G. N., and D. McIntosh.  2017.  Proceedings of the American Forage and Grassland Council.

The truth about genetic modification of crops.  Stewart, Jr., C. N.  2017.  The Environmental Law Forum, May/June 2017 p 39.

2017 Insect control recommendations for field crops Stewart, S. D., and M. A. McClure.  2017.  UT Extension, PB 1768.

Biodegradable mulch use in vegetable crops.  Wszelaki, A. L., J. L. Moore, S. Ghimire, and C. Miles.  2017.  Biodegradable Mulch Films Symposium: Europe Meets USA.