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Personnel

Gary M. Lessman
Associate Professor
Soil fertility and plant analysis

John E. Morrison, Jr.
Professor
Conservation-agricultur. machine systems

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Brad S. Fisher
Research Associate I
Row Crops, Forages, Fruits, Vegetables

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

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

Delton C. Gerloff
Interim Dean
Financial management and crops marketing

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Events

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/23/2014

Organic Crops Field Tour, 4/24/2013

 

News

TN Continues Leadership in Dedicated Energy Crops Research, 11/30/2012

Video


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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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Sesame 
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

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

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, Hortscience 51(4):1-7.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, vol.51(9):504-509.

Effect of biochar on nutrient release and retention in container crops.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. E. Altland.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):S161.

Effect of biochar on nutrient release and retention in container crops.  Basiri, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. Altland.  2016.  Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association meeting. Athens GA. August 29 to 31, 2016.

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2016.  Environmental Science and Policy, in press (2017: 69: 81-84).

Assessing Tennessee landowners' attitudes toward wild hogs and support for control options.  Caplenor, C. A.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Economic Analysis of Alternative Logistics Systems for Tennessee-Produced Switchgrass to Penetrate Energy Markets Chugh, S., T. E. Yu, S. W. Jackson, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and S. Cho.  2016.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 85:25-34.

Basic and Applied Research: Entomopathogenic Bacteria Glare, T., J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and M. O'Callaghan.  2016.  Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests: from theory to practice, Chapter IV Lerry Lacey, Editor Academic Press.

Impacts of Land Use Disturbance on Fish and Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Nolichucky River Watershed Gotwald, Hayley S.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Deficit irrigation of row crops provides drought mitigation, environmental protection, and optimized yield in humid regions.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at Soil & Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, July 24-27, 2016.

LED lighting improves the yield and quality of hydroponically grown basil.  Hammock, H., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):S344.