Nutrients Research

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Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

UT Beef and Forage Center 
Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.



Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018


(3 mentions)

Soil Testing 
If youíre looking for a healthy garden or green grass, itís good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and itís all done in a special lab in Nashville.

(3 mentions)

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.

(1 mention)

Weed Progress 
Weeds are a nuisance to gardeners, but downright devastating to those who farm for a living. But now experts and farmers say the worst may be behind us.

(1 mention)

No-Till Hills 
There was a time when sloped land was just about useless because of frequent soil erosion. But now, hilly terrain can be productive. 'No-tillĒ farming makes it possible.

(1 mention)

Little River Facility 
Itís long been an issue in farming Ė how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.


Recent Publications

Multifunctional perennial production systems for bioenergy: performance and progress Englund, O., I. Dimiriou, V.H, Dale, K. L. Kline, B. Mola-Yudego, F. Murphy, B. C. English, J. McGrath, G. Busch, M. C. Negri, M. Brown, G. Devlin, K. Goss, S. Jackson, k. McDonnell, E.S. Parish, and H. Ssegane, J. Quinn, and J. Cacho.  2020.  WIRES Energy and the Environment, WIREs Energy Environ. 2020;e375. [Abstract]

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]

Concurrent transport and removal of nitrate, phosphate and pesticides in low-cost metal- and carbon-based materials D. Tong, J. Zhuang, J. Lee, J. R. Buchanan, and X. Chen.  2019.  Chemosphere, 84-91. [Abstract]

Inactivation kinetics of Botrytis cinerea inoculated on stainless steel coupons by chlorine dioxide gas.  Dhanapal, A.  2019.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Chloroplast helicase ISE2 reveals a link between plasmodesmata-mediated tracking and secondary metabolism.  Fernandez, J., T. Burch-Smith, and C. E. Sams.  2019.  Plant Physiology. [Abstract]

Nutritional strategies to improve utilization of nutrients for production in lactating dairy cows exposed to heat stress.  Kaufman, J. D.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Nutritional strategies to improve utilization of nutrients for production in lactating dairy cows exposed to heat stress.  Kaufman, J. D.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Suspended pavement systems as opportunities for subsurface bioretention Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and E. Kuehler.  2019.  Ecological Engineering, 134: 39-46. [Abstract]

Reactive Transport and Removal of Nutrients and Pesticides in Engineered Porous Media Tong, D., J. Zhuang, and X. Chen.  2019.  Water, 11(7), 1316.

Associations Between Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Biotic Integrity and Non-Point Source Pollution Estimates in the Nolichucky River Watershed.  Alford, J. B., and H. S. Gotwald.  2018.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. [Abstract]

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347Ė353. [Abstract]

Best Management Practices for Livestock Production and Operations in Karst Areas Harry Moore, and E. C. Drumm.  2018.  Extension web publication W 453-B. [Abstract]