Fertilize Research

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Neal S. Eash
Soil Science

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



UTIA Studies Profitability of Enhanced Efficiency Urea Fertilizers, 11/9/2018

Unfertilized Cover Crop May Reduce Nutrient Losses from Tennessee Fields, 7/12/2016


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Little River Facility 
It’s long been an issue in farming – how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.

(1 mention)

Preventing Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle 
UT experts talk about the danger of nitrate toxicity and how you can prevent it on your farm.


Recent Publications

UT Fertilizer Recommendation Development.  Duncan, L. A., H. J. Savoy, R. Florence, M. A. McClure, T. B. Raper, F. R. Walker, M. E. Essington, M. J. Buschermohle, S. Jagadamma, S. A. Hawkins, D. D. Tyler, et al.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Report, W795.

Influence of Microtopography and Soil Treatments on Tree Establishment on a Reclaimed Quarry Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Forests, 10(7), 597; https://doi.org/10.3390/f10070597. [Abstract]

Tree Response to Soil Treatments on Quarry Overburden.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Proceedings of the National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Big Sky, MT., June 3–7, 2019. [Abstract]

Supply Chain and Logistic Optimization of Industrial Spent Microbial Biomass (SMB) Distribution as a Soil Amendment for Field Crop Production Lambert, L. H., O. Shvlo, B. C. English, N. S. Eash, J. A. Zahn, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  Resources, Conservation, & Recycling, Volume 146, July 2019, Pages 218-231. [Abstract]

Effects of Enhanced Efficiency Urea on No-tillage Corn Yields and Profit Larson, J. A., X. Zhou, C. Boyer, X. Yin, M. A. McClure, H. J. Savoy, and M. E. Essington.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 828. [Abstract]

Examining the potential to reduce nursery crop fertilizer rates with a leaching fraction-based irrigation schedule.  Pietsch, G. M., W. C. Wright, A. Fulcher, and J. McHugh.  2019.  ISHS Symposium on Irrigating Horticultural Crops, PS8-15.

Yield and ash content trade-off when isolating nitrogen fertilizer application in Alamo switchgrass.  Robertson, A., K. Pararibu, L. McCulloch, N. Labbé, and B. C. English.  2019.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association, February 1-4 , 2019, Birmingham, AL.

Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizer Rate Verification for Corn-Wheat-Soybean Rotation System in Tennessee Singh, S., X. Yin, H. J. Savoy, L. Schneider, and S. Jagadamma.  2019.  Agronomy Journal, 111:1-9.

Transformation and stabilization of straw residue carbon in soil affected by soil types, maize straw addition and fertilized levels of soil Xu, X., T. An, J. Zhang, Z. Sun, S. M. Schaeffer, and J. Wang.  2019.  Geoderma, 337: 622-629.

Corn mineral nutrition responses to NPSFe biofertilizer and NPKZn briquettes.  Yin, X., and J. H. Winings.  2019.  American Journal of Agricultural Research, 4:69.

Residual soil nutrient levels after corn harvest under NPSFe biofertilizer and NPKZn briquettes.  Yin, X., and J. H. Winings.  2019.  American Journal of Agricultural Research, 4:70.

Crop Rotation and Bio-Cover Impacts on No-Tillage Corn, Soybean, and Cotton Profitability in Tennessee Zhou, X., J. A. Larson, V. R. Sykes, A. J. Ashworth, and F. L. Allen.  2019.  Paper presentation 387-11., ASA-CSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Nov 10-13, 2018, San Antonio, TX. [Abstract]