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Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Janie L. Burney
Nutrition Specialist

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Claudia A. Kirk
Professor and Head
Internal Medicine, Nutrition

John Travis (Travis) Mulliniks
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management

Lacey Hubbs Johnston
Equine Behavior, Equitation Science, Nutrition



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Governor's Garden 
Some Tennessee teachers have a new lesson plan this fall, and their curriculum came straight from the grounds of the Governor's home.

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Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.

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Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are popular with chefs and customers at high-end restaurants.


Recent Publications

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9.

Seed inorganic phosphorus stability and agronomic performance of two low phytate soybean lines evaluated across six southeastern U.S. environments.  Pantalone, V. R., and J. Boehm.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Mycorrhizal stimulation of leaf gas exchange in relation to root colonization, shoot size, leaf phosphorus and nitrogen: a quantitative analysis of the literature using meta-regression Augé, R. M., A. M. Saxton, and H. D. Toler.  2016.  Frontiers in Plant Science, 29 July 2016.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows.  Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Partnering Together for Nutrition Education.  Cummings, C. E.  2016.  Extension Brochure.

A Delphi study to identify barriers, facilitators and training needs for policies, systems and environmental interventions in nutrition education programs.  Franck, K. L., and K. Shelnutt.  2016.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

The importance of cognitive interviews as a face validity method for nutrition education surveys for limited-resource audiences.  Franck, K. L., T. Khan, and J. Walsh.  2016.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

PB 1847 Equine Welfare Series; Recovering the Malnutritioned Horse.  Ivey, J. L.  2016.  UT Extension Publication.

UT Schedules Horse Hay Field Days; Two Events Highlight Forage and Nutrition Information for Horse Owners and Business Operators.  Ivey, J. L.  2016.  UTIA News Packet.

Nutritional Value of Crisphead ‘Iceberg’ and Romaine Lettuces (Lactuca sativa L.) Kim, M. J., Y. Moon, D. A. Kopsell, S. Park, J. C. Tou, and N. L. Waterland.  2016.  Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 8, No. 11.

LED light quality impacts plant content of nutritionally important pigments in sprouting broccoli.  Kopsell, D. A., C. E. Sams, R. Metallo, R. Morrow, and D. E. Kopsell.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):S241-S242.

Nutritionally important pigments in purslane (Portulaca oleracea) differ between cultivars and in response to nitrogen.  Kopsell, D. A., C. J. Whitlock, C. E. Sams, and D. E. Kopsell.  2016.  HortScience, 51(6):784-787.