Horticulture Research

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Natalie Ruth Bumgarner
Assistant Professor

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

Amy Fulcher
Associate Professor
Sustainable ornamental plants

Frank A. Hale
Horticulture, Tobacco, Insects

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Derrick Ryan Stowell
Extension Assistant I

Robert N. (Bob) Trigiano
Cell/tissue culture of ornamentals

Groups and Facilities

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UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research



AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2019 UTIA Luncheon, 11/29/2019

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

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

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

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

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016


Recent Publications

Consumer horticulture advancement: Identifying critical research areas and cultivating collaborations.  Bumgarner, N. R., E. McGinnis, S. Dorn, P. Bennett, E. Bauske, S. Krishnan, and L. Bradley.  2019.  HortTechnology, 29: 769-776.

Consumer horticulture: Connecting people and plants.  Bumgarner, N. R., S. Dorn, K. Smith, D. Close, and R. Durham.  2019.  UT Extension W-859A.

Placing horticulture within the human/nature discussion.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  HortScience.

Collaborative efforts to reach citizens with consumer horticulture information.  Bumgarner, N. R., V. R. Sykes, W. G. Upchurch, and M. R. Teague.  2018.  NACAA Annual Meeting, Chatanooga, TN. 30 July 2018.

The national initiative for consumer horticulture: Focusing on the critical role of communication and collaboration to further research, extension, and industry goals.  Dorn, S, L. Bradley, D. Hamrick, J. Weisenhorn, P. Bennett, J. Callabro, B. Behe, E. Bauske, and N. R. Bumgarner.  2018.  HortTechnology, 28: 414-421.

Effects of elevated temperature and potassium on biomass and quality of dark red ‘Lollo Rosso’ Lettuce. Horticulturea.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Horticulturae, (4)11: 1-11. Special Issue: Plant Production in Controlled Environments.

An Interview with Anthony Aiello | The Gayle E. Maloney Director of Horticulture and Curator of Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania A. Angell, A. Aiello, M. Nowicki, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  Morris Arboretum blog: Living Collection Collaboration Project.

Assessing the Economic Contributions and Benefits of Consumer Horticulture.  Bradley, L., B. Behe, N. R. Bumgarner, C. Glen, J. L. Donaldson, E. Bauske, S. Dorn, and G. Lagellotto.  2017.  HortTechnology, 27(5): 1-8.

Hills and holler horticulture.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2017.  UT Gardens Cultivate Magazine.

4-H Horticulture and Garden Project Outcomes.  Bumgarner, N. R., J. K. Richards, and J. W. Swart.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 413 A, W 413 B, W 413 C. The University of Tennessee.

United States national initiative for consumer horticulture – A strategic plan.  L. Bradley, T. Bewick, E. Bauske, G. Langellotto, and N. R. Bumgarner.  2017.  Acta Horticulturae, 1189: 407-410.

United States national initiative for consumer horticulture – A strategic plan.  Bradley, L., T. Bewick, E. Bauske, G. Lagellotto, and N. R. Bumgarner.  2016.  6th International Conference on Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Abstracts, 70.