Drought-tolerant Research

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Native Grasslands 
Native grasses make up an important contribution to overall forage production and UTIA is working to help this critical part of our state's cattle industry and Ag economy.

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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

Diel rewiring and positive selection of ancient plant proteins enabled evolution of CAM photosynthesis in Agave H. Yin, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  BMC genomics. [Abstract]

Conservation agriculture and drought-tolerant germplasm: Reaping the benefits of climate-smart agriculture technologies in central Mozambique Thierfelder, C., L. Rusinamodzi, P. Setimela, F. R. Walker, and N. S. Eash.  2015.  Renewable Agric. Food Syst.

Mitigating Effects of Climate Change Through Conservation Agriculture and Drought-Tolerant Open-Pollinated Maize Varieties in Mozambique Thierfelder, C., P. Setimela, N. S. Eash, and F. R. Walker.  2012.  ASA/CSSA/SSSA Proceedings. [Abstract]