Crops Research


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Personnel

Dennis E. Deyton
Professor
Fruit crop improvement

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Brad S. Fisher
Research Associate I
Row Crops, Forages

Zachariah R. (Zach) Hansen
Assistant Professor
Entomology & Plant Pathology

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

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

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Hubert J. (Hugh) Savoy
Associate Professor, Emeritus
Soil fertility/testing for sustainable production

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Scott D. Stewart
Professor

Events

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/26/2017

 

News

Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

2019 AgResearch Director’s Awards, 11/5/2019

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

UTIA Researchers Develop Kit for Chloroplast Engineering in Plants, 3/25/2019

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

Tennessee Scientist Works to Increase Crops' Water Saving Potential, 4/19/2018

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

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

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Neal Stewart Nominated for UT President’s Discover Award, 10/9/2017

Video


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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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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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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

Genome-wide association study identified candidate genes controlling continuous storage root formation and bulking in hexaploid sweetpotato Bararyenya A, B. A. Olukolu, P. Tukamuhabwa, W. J. Grüneberg, W. Ekaya, J. Low, M. Ochwo-Ssemakula, T. L. Odong, H. Talwana, A. Badji, M. Kyalo, Y. Nasser, D. Gemenet, M. Kitavi, and R. O. M. Mwanga.  2020.  BMC Plant Biology, 20(1):3. [Abstract]

Clinical pathology of Bsal chytridiomycosis: hematological, biochemical, and serum protein analyses of infected Taricha granulosa.  Grzelak, A., R. Kumar, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, P. Watcharaanantapong, K. Ash, B. A. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. C. Peterson, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Unraveling the Hexaploid Sweetpotato Inheritance Using Ultra-Dense Multilocus Mapping M. Mollinari, B. A. Olukolu, G. D. S. Pereira, A. Khan, D. Gemenet, G. C. Yencho, and Z. B. Zeng.  2020.  Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 10(1):281-292. [Abstract]

Incubation temperatures and intestinal length, are they telling us something about sea turtle hatchling survival?.  Miller, D. L., J. McKeever, A. Reeves, A. Lolava, and J. Wyneken.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedine, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Population distributions and densities of plant parasitic nematodes in Tennessee and Kentucky field crops.  Akinrinlola, R., and H. M. Kelly.  2019.  Phytopathology, 109 (9).

Effect of environmental weathering on microbial assimilation of biodegradable plastic mulches under ambient soil and composting conditions.  Anunciado, M. B., C. D. Cowan-Banker, A. F. Astner, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, N.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

What Is Biochar and How Different Biochars Can Improve Your Crops Basiri Jahromi, N., A. Fulcher, and F. R. Walker.  2019.  UTIA Extension Publication. W 829 06/19 19-0217.

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Comparison of dual-use and single-use cover crops in no-till Tennessee production systems.  Bracey, W., V. R. Sykes, G. E. Bates, R. N. Oakes, X. Yin, and L. E. Steckel.  2019.  2019 Annual Meetings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA, Agronomy Abstract. San Antonio, TX. Nov. 10-13.

Leafy crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2019.  UT Extension D68.

Root crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2019.  UT Extension D70.