Fertilizer Research


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Personnel

Neal S. Eash
Professor
Soil Science

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

 

News

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

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Soil Testing 
If youíre looking for a healthy garden or green grass, itís good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and itís all done in a special lab in Nashville.



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



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Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and itís just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



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High Input Costs 
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.



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Home Tomato Production 
UT Extension shares tips that can enhance the quality of the tomatoes you grow in your garden.


 

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.  2018.  UT Extension Publication, In press.

Hickory and Oak Growth Over 10 Years in Response to Initial Fertilization.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Response of Native Warm-Season Grasses to Fertilizer Amendments.  Keyser, P. D.  2018.  Progressive Forage Grower.

Phosphorus and potassium fertilizer rate verification for the corn-wheat-soybean system in Tennessee.  Singh, S., H. J. Savoy, S. Jagadamma, and X. Yin.  2018.  American Society of Agronomy Southern Regional Branch Annual Meeting, February 4-6, Jacksonville, FL.

Variable-Rate Application on Fertilizer Use in Cotton Production Thompson, N.M, J. A. Larson, M. Velandia, D. M. Lambert, and B. C. English.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural Science, 10, 10: 40-52. [Abstract]

Profitability of enhanced efficiency urea fertilizers in no-tillage production.  Zhou, X., J. A. Larson, X. Yin, H. J. Savoy, M. A. McClure, M. E. Essington, and C. Boyer.  2018.  Agronomy Journal, 110:1439-1446.

Protein, Methionine and Cysteine Upregulation in Phaseolus vulgaris Black Turtle Bean Seeds through Sulfur Fertilization at V2 and R2 Stages of Growth.  Barry, H. P.  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Fertilizer effects on Cassava Tuber Yield in the Coastal District of Dondo, Mozambique.  Cuvaca, I. B, N. S. Eash, D. M. Lambert, F. R. Walker, and W. P. Rustrick.  2017.  African Journal of Agricultural Research, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 12 (42); 3112 Ė 3119. [Abstract]

Irrigation success stories from the field. The switch to drip saved water and fertilizer.  Fulcher, A., B. G. Leib, J. McHugh, W. C. Wright, W. Yeary, and Q. Cypher.  2017.  Tennessee Green Times, 18(2):16.

Selecting Cotton Yield Response Function to Estimate Profit-Maximizing Potassium Fertilization Rates for Cotton Production in Tennessee Harmon, X., C. Boyer, C. O. Gwathmey, J. A. Larson, and R. K. Roberts.  2017.  Journal of Plant Nutrition, 40,11:1547-1556. [Abstract]

Hazardous pollutants emissions and environmental impacts from fuelwood burned and synthetic fertilizers applied by tobacco growers in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, A. M. Taylor, and M. Puettmann.  2017.  Environmental Technology & Innovation.

Long-term interactive impact of cover crop and no-tillage on soil hydro-physical quality, N-fertilizer demand and rainfed cotton yield.  Lee, J., A. N. Gharahassanlou, X. Yin, D. D. Tyler, H. J. Savoy, and N. S. Eash.  2017.  2017 Annual Meetings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA. Poster. Agronomy Abstract. Tampa, FL. Oct. 22-26..