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Stinkbugs 
Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but in the process, new ones emerged, and they are attacking fields.



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Gnats (Black Flies) 
In Tennessee’s warm months, gnats are a nuisance to people and animals. UT researchers are working to reduce the population by eliminating them before they’ve hatched from rivers and streams.


 

Recent Publications

Potential for regenerating major and minor ash species (Fraxinus spp.) following EAB infestation in the Eastern United States Granger, J. J., J. M. Zobel, and D. S. Buckley.  2017.  Forest Ecology and Management, 389:296-305.

Evaluation nitrogen amendments for anaerobic soil disinfestation.  Hong, J. C., K. J. Martin, N. Kokalis-Burelle, D. M. Butler, J. Albano, and E. N. Rosskopf.  2016.  Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on Tomato Diseases, Malaga, Spain, 13-16 June 2016.

The green ash transcriptome and identification of genes responding to abiotic and biotic stresses Lane, T, T. Best, N. Zembower, J. Davitt, N. Henry, Y. Xu, J. Koch, H. Liang, J. McGraw, S. Schuster, D. Shim, M. Coggeshall, J. Carlson, and M. E. Staton.  2016.  BMC Genomics.

USDA, ARS areawide project on anaerobic soil disinfestation Rosskopf, E. N., J. C. Hong, M. Ozores-Hampton, X. Zhao, F. DiGioia, Z. Black, Z. Gao, C. Wilson, J. Thomas, K. Monaghan, U. Shrestha, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 13-1.

A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation on Pest Suppression and Yield of Horticultural Crops Shresta, Utsala, R. M. Augé, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Frontiers in Plant Science.

Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation: Meta-analysis and Optimization of Amendment Carbon Rate and C: N Ratio to Control Key Plant Pathogens and Weeds.  Shrestha, U.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Evaluation of a bioherbicide and anaerobic soil disinfestation for weed control in specialty crop production Shrestha, U., G. Duesterbeck, E. N. Rosskopf, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 57-1 to 57-3.

Interaction of anaerobic soil disinfestation and introduced biocontrol agents on Sclerotium rolfsii Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 19-1 to 19-4.

Effect of anaerobic soil disinfestation on survival of S. rolfsii sclerotia and soil populations of Trichoderma Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Phytopathology, 106(Suppl. 4):S2.14. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, July 30-August 3, 2016, Tampa, FL.

A Meta-analysis of efficacy of anaerobic soil disinfestation on soil borne pathogen suppression Shrestha, U., R. M. Augé, A. M. Saxton, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Tampa, FL, 30 July – 3 Aug 2016.

SP 788 Detecting Low-level Bed Bug Infestations in Multifamily Housing: Bed Bugs Sucking the Budget Out of Your Buildings? Vail, K. M., P. Barnwell, and J. Chandler.  2016.  UT Extension.

Impacts of Biofumigation and Soil Anaerobic Disinfestation on Strawberry Production.  Wheeler, Jennifer  2016.  M.S. Thesis.