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Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Craig Steven Pickett
Coordinator III
Coordinator, student life and diversity

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Mike Black
Research Leader I
Shortleaf pine

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor



2017 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 1/18/2018

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

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

2016 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 12/22/2016

Preparing “Big Grants”—How to Lead a Team Effort, 10/29/2016

Fall 2016 Upcoming Events, 9/17/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

In Knoxville, Meet Dennis Deyton, Department of Plant Sciences, 3/16/2016


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Ground Penetrating Radar 
Engineers at UTs Institute of Agriculture use ground penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves.


Recent Publications

Effective and efficient agricultural drainage pipe mapping with UAS thermal infrared imagery: A case study Allred, B., N. S. Eash, R. S. Freeland, L. Martinez, and D. Wishart.  2018.  Agricultural Water Management, 197 (2018) 132–137. [Abstract]

Karst Geology in Tennessee Harry Moore, and E. C. Drumm.  2018.  Extension web publication W453-C. [Abstract]

Crossmodal Correspondence between Wine Aroma and Visual Cues.  Heatherly, M., M. Foley, J. P. Munafo, and C. R. Luckett.  2018.  Chemical Senses, Volume 43, Issue 4, 23 April 2018, Pages e1–e136. [Abstract]

Cotton poised to gain ground in 2017.  Barnes, B., and T. B. Raper.  2017.

Cotton poised to gain ground in 2017.  Barnes, B., and T. B. Raper.  2017.  Cotton Grower.

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Potential of acidified sodium benzoate as an alternative wash solution of cherry tomatoes: changes of quality, background microbes, and inoculated pathogens during storage at 4 and 21 ℃ post-washing.  Chen, H., Y. Zhang, and Q. Zhong.  2017.  The 2017 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 25-28, Las Vegas, NV. Paper #P03-049.

Hardwood establishment on compacted mine tailings after subsoiling and native ground cover seeding.  Franklin, J. A., and M. Aldrovandi.  2017.  Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference.

2017 Stocker/Backgrounding Budget.  Griffith, A. P., and R. G. Bowling.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, D 32.

Formation of Nanoplastics from Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films and Characterization of their Behavior in Soil Hayes, D. G., A. Astner, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, and V. S. Urban.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017. [Abstract]

L. monocytogenes Cell Envelope Physiology is Affected by Exposure to Dairy Relevant Conditions.  Magee, K. A, V. Guariglia-Oropeza, M. Wiedmann, and T. Denes.  2017.  Kentucky-Tennessee Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Proceedings. [Abstract]

Cotton Canopy NDVI: Reducing the Plant Population Effect Marisol, R. P., P. B. Allen, R. S. Freeland, and J. B. Wilkerson.  2017.  TRANSACTIONS of the ASABE, 60(2), 293-301. [Abstract]