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David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

 

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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.

A Little Bug with a Big Bite: Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestations on Forest Ecosystems in the Eastern USA and Potential Control Strategies Letheren, A., S. Hill, J. Salie, J. P. Parkman, and J. Chen.  2017.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14 (4): 438 (17 pp.).

Comparative molecular analyses of invasive fall armyworm in Togo reveal strong similarities to populations from the eastern United States and the Greater Antilles Nagoshi, R. N., D. Koffi, K. Agboka, K. A. Tounou, R. Banerjee, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and R. L. Meagher.  2017.  PloS ONE, 12(7): e0181982. [Abstract]

Anaerobic soil disinfestation is a potential alternative to soil fumigation for control of some soil borne pathogens of strawberry production Shennan, C., J. Muramoto, S. Koike, G. Baird, S. Fennimore, J. Samtani, M. Bolda, S. Dara, O. Daugovish, G. Lazarovits, D. M. Butler, et al.  2017.  Plant Pathology.

Anaerobic soil disinfestation reduces germination and affects colonization of Sclerotium rolfsii sclerotia Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2017.  Phytopathology.

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. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]

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.