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Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Carl E. Dockery
Agricultural Service Aide II
Senior Field Worker

Johnny B. Glenn
Agricultural Service Aide II
Senior Field Worker

Jason U. Guinn
Agricultural Service Aide II
Senior Field Worker

C Owen (Owen) Gwathmey
Professor Emeritus, Post-retirement appointment
Crop physiology and agronomy

Todd D. Hamby
Agricultural Service Aide II
Senior Field Worker

Yvonne L. Hitchcock
Agricultural Service Aide II
Senior Field Worker

Charles R. Summey
Agricultural Service Aide II
Senior Field Worker

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

Eric Martin
Clinical Assistant Professor
Field Services

Melody Francesca Adams
Clinical Instructor
Equine Field Service

Adam William Thoms
Research Leader I
Center for Athletic Field Safety

Andrea Sketch (Andi) Lear
Clinical Instructor
Food Animal Field Services


Turf and Ornamental Field Day, 9/7/2017

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/22/2017

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, 6/13/2017

Horse Hay Field Day, 9/22/2016

Soybean Disease Field Day, 9/13/2016

Horse Hay Field Day, 9/8/2016

Tobacco & Forage Production Field Day, 7/21/2016

Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day, 6/23/2016

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, 6/14/2016

Woods and Wildlife Field Day, 10/16/2015



Then & Now | Field Trials at Ames, 5/20/2017

Mobile-Friendly Soybean Disease Field Guide Now Available, 8/23/2016

Veterans to be Honored at Milan No-Till Field Day, 7/12/2016

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

Interim Director Named for Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/2/2016

UT AgResearch Announces 2016 Field Day Schedule, 12/1/2015

TN Field Day Helps Producers Turn Pumpkins Into Profits, 8/19/2014

Farmers to Battle Hunger at Milan No-Till Field Day, 7/17/2014

Milan No-Till Field Day to Return on 7/24/14, 6/30/2014

Field Day Helps Producers Turn Pumpkins into Profits, 8/20/2013


Recent Publications

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science.

Effect of the mutant Danbaekkong or stem termination alleles on soybean seed protein concentration, amino acid composition, and other seed quality and agronomic traits.  Cunicelli, M. J.  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Field grown transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) with altered lignin does not affect soil chemistry, microbiology and carbon storage potential DeBruyn, J. M., D. A. Bevard, M. E. Essington, J. Y. McKnight, S. M. Schaeffer, H. Baxter, M. Mazarei, D. G. J. Mann, R. A. Dixon, F. Chen, C. Zhou, Z. Y. Wang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2017.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy 9: 1100–1109.

Phenotyping strategies to enhance peanut drought tolerance and molecular markers for crop improvement Jyostna M. Devi, T.R. Sinclair, V.Vadez, A. Shekoofa, N. Puppala.  Mura, J. D.  2017.  In Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2, Springer.

Development of ‘Ellis’ Soybean with High Soymeal Protein, Resistance to Stem Canker, Southern Root Knot Nematode, and Frogeye Leaf Spot.  Pantalone, V. R., C. Smallwood, and B. D. Fallen.  2017.  Journal of Plant Registrations.

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

Geophysical Methods Allred, B., V. Adamchuk, R. Rossel, J. Doolittle, R. S. Freeland, K. Grote, and D. Corwin.  2016.  Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition, Chesworth, W. (Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of soil science (Vol. 207). Berlin: Springer.

Expanding the harvest window for switchgrass based on phosphorus and potassium remobilization Bacon, J. L., A. J. Ashworth, F. L. Allen, C. E. Sams, D. D. Tyler, W. E. Hart, and J. F. Grant.  2016.  Crop Science, 56:1-8.

Forage and field crop seeding guide Bates, G. E., and C. A. Harper.  2016.  Extension publication PB 378.

Nematicidal Activity and Saponin Concentration of Chenopod Extracts Batson, E. K., and T. Kouser.  2016.  Proceedings of the International Science and Engineering Fair, Phoenix, AR. 08/08/16-05/08/16.

Hybridization of downregulated-COMT transgenic switchgrass lines with field selected switchgrass for improved biomass traits Baxter, H., L. W. Alexander, M. Mazarei, E. Haynes, G. B. Turner, R. W. Sykes, S. R. Decker, M. F. Davis, R. A. Dixon, Z. Y. Wang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Euphytica.

Optimized transgene overexpression of miR156 leads to significatn gains of field-grown biomass and biofuel in switchgrass.  Baxter, H., M. Mazarei, A. Dumitrache, J. Natzke, M. Rodriguez, Jr., J. Gou, C. Fu, R. W. Sykes, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, M. F. Davis, S. Brown, B. H. Davison, Z. Y. Zhang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Plant Biotechnology Journal.