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Personnel

John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

Daniel C. Yoder
Professor
Soil and water engineering

Wesley C. Wright
Research Associate I
Instrumentation, soil & water management

Michael E. Essington
Professor
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Darwin L. Newton
Professor
State soil scientist

Neal S. Eash
Professor
Soil Science

Mark A. Radosevich
Professor
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

Vincent R. (Vince) Pantalone
Professor
Soybean breeding

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Raymond C. Albright
Assistant Professor
Forest ecology

Eric C. Drumm
Professor
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic/sustainable/alternative crops

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Professor
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant

Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor
Biogeochemistry

Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

Thomas J. Sauer
Professor
Research Soil Scientist USDA-ARS

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management

Events

Proposed Oil and Gas Development Research Project, 2/20/2013

UTIA Announces Open House on Gas and Oil Research Initiative, 12/6/2012

 

News

Examining the Relationship Between Grasslands and Soil Biodiversity, 2/2/2017

UT Soil, Plant and Pest Center Upgrades Services, Adds Convenience, 1/13/2017

Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Welcomes New Department Head, 5/30/2016

UTIA Gas and Oil Research Initiative Put on Hold, 9/13/2013

UT Conducts Pre-Proposal Conference for Gas & Oil Research Initiative, 6/21/2013

UT Forms Community Advisory Council for Proposed Gas and Oil Research Initiative, 3/4/2013

Online Q&A for Proposed Gas and Oil Research Initiative, 2/5/2013

UT Soil Scientists Visit Lesotho, 4/17/2007

Video


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Sesame 
There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


 

Recent Publications

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting fAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles.  A. Willette, H. Bhandari, F. Chen, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Maternal consumption of fish oil programs reduced adiposity in broiler chicks Beckford, R. C., S. J. Howard, S. Das, A. Farmer, S. R. Campagna, J. Yu, R. L. Hettich, J. L. Wilson, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Scientific Reports, 7, artilce number 13129.

Effect of the mutant Danbaekkong or stem termination alleles on soybean seed protein concentration, amino acid composition, and other seed quality and agronomic traits.  Cunicelli, M. J.  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Field grown transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) with altered lignin does not affect soil chemistry, microbiology and carbon storage potential DeBruyn, J. M., D. A. Bevard, M. E. Essington, J. Y. McKnight, S. M. Schaeffer, H. Baxter, M. Mazarei, D. G. J. Mann, R. A. Dixon, F. Chen, C. Zhou, Z. Y. Wang, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2017.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy 9: 1100–1109.

The persistence of human DNA in soil following surface decomposition Emmons, A.L., J. M. DeBruyn, A. Z. Mundorff, K. L. Cobaugh, and G. S. Cabana.  2017.  Science and Justice 57: 341-348.

Temporal Frequency of Soil Test Information Effects on Returns to Potassium Fertilization in Cotton Production Harmon, X. L., C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, and D. M. Lambert.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 49,2: 251-272.

Biomass treatment strategies for thermochemical conversion Liu, Q., S. C. Chmely, and N. Abdoulmoumine.  2017.  Energy and Fuels, 31(4):3525-3536.

Effect of the mutant Danbaekkong alleles on soybean seed protein and oil concentration and amino acid composition.  M. J. Cunicelli, H. Bhandari, V. R. Pantalone, and C. E. Sams.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Phenotyping strategies to enhance peanut drought tolerance and molecular markers for crop improvement Jyostna M. Devi, T.R. Sinclair, V.Vadez, A. Shekoofa, N. Puppala.  Mura, J. D.  2017.  In Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2, Springer.

Development of ‘Ellis’ Soybean with High Soymeal Protein, Resistance to Stem Canker, Southern Root Knot Nematode, and Frogeye Leaf Spot.  Pantalone, V. R., C. Smallwood, and B. D. Fallen.  2017.  Journal of Plant Registrations, 11:250-255.

Development of ‘Ellis’ soybean with high soymeal protein, resistance to stem canker, southern root knot nematode, and frogeye leaf spot.  Pantalone, V. R., C. Smallwood, and B. D. Fallen.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Field performance of high oleic soybeans with mutant FAD2-1A and FAD2-1B genes in Tennessee.  Pantalone, V. R., L. Darr, H. Bhandari, F. Chen, and T. Hewezi.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.