Greenhouse Research

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Natalie Ruth Bumgarner
Assistant Professor

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

Groups and Facilities

(3 mentions)

Protected Agriculture 
From hydroponics to organic raised beds, from computer-controlled greenhouses to simple rain shelters.

(2 mentions)

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research



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

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Answers to Farmers’ Questions, 10/22/2016

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

2015 Directors’ Awards Recipients, 2/29/2016

Gibson Honored with UT AgResearch Director's Award, 2/22/2016

New Twists on Traditional Christmas Flower, 11/24/2015

Renovating REC’s, 9/16/2015


(4 mentions)

High Tunnels 
Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect crops from temperatures that are either too hot or cold.

(3 mentions)

Greenhouse Protected Agriculture 
More and more of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown indoors.

(2 mentions)

LED Plant Lights 
It’s been known for years we can use indoor lighting to grow plants. Now UT Ag Researchers are looking at LED lights as an efficient way to bring plants to life.

(1 mention)

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.

(1 mention)

Dogwood Patent 
Dr. Mark Windham of University of Tennessee AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees.

(1 mention)

Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are popular with chefs and customers at high-end restaurants.


Recent Publications

Crop sequence diversity and bio-covers under no-tillage affect greenhouse gas emissions.  Bansal, S., X. Yin, S. Singh, S. Jagadamma, V. R. Sykes, and J. Lee.  2019.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Agronomy Abstract. Nov 10-13, San Antonio, TX.

Applications of Abscisic Acid and Increasing Concentrations of Calcium Affect the Partitioning of Mineral Nutrients between Tomato Leaf and Fruit Tissue Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2019.  Horticulturae, 2019,5,49: 1-11. [Abstract]

Chaetomium globosum, a pathogen of hemp, Cannabis sativa.  Chaffin, A.G., M. E. Dee, S. Boggess, R. N. Trigiano, E. C. Bernard, and K. D. Gwinn.  2019.  Phytopathology, Phytopathology 109:S2.121. American Phytopathological Society, Cleveland, OH. August 3-7. [Abstract]

The Impact of Output, Energy and Trade on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Mercosur Member States.  Dellachiesa, A., and T. E. Yu.  2019.  Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness, 17(2): 151-170.

Evaluation of Specific Ratios of Narrow-Band Blue and Red Led Lights on Plant Growth and Yield of Soilless Cultivated Strawberries.  Deyton, D. E., C. E. Sams, J. C. Cummins, and J. Chase.  2019.  HortScience, 54(9) S193. [Abstract]

Greenhouse Gases in Agriculture: What do we contribute? Eckelkamp, E.  2019.  UT Parlor, Fall 2019 Issue.

Insect and Mite Pest Management in Greenhouses.  Hale, F. A., and R. A. Cloyd.  2019.  PB 1594 (Revision), UT Extension.

Using Pesticides in Greenhouses.  Hale, F. A., D. D. Hensley, and R. A. Cloyd.  2019.  PB 1595 (Revision), UT Extension.

Biobased Surfactants: Overview and Industrial State-of-the-Art.  Hayes, D. G., and G. A. Smith.  2019.  Biobased Surfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (2nd Ed), Edited by D. G. Hayes, D. K. Y. Solaiman, and R. D. Ashby, Elsevier Press, pp. 3-38. [Abstract]

Know Your Community: Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Community.  Jagadamma, S., and J. Virginia.  2019.  Crops, Soils, Agronomy News 64 (11): 26-27.

Virulence phenotypes on chili pepper for Phytophthora capsici isolates from Michoacán, Mexico Reyes-Tena, A., A. Castro-Rocha, and K. H. Lamour.  2019.  HORTSCIENCE. [Abstract]

Crop sequence diversity and bio-covers under no-tillage affect greenhouse gas emissions.  S. Bansal, X. Yin, S. Singh, S. Jagadamma, V. R. Sykes, and J. Lee.  2019.  UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting, Knoxville, TN, 17 Dec. 2019.