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John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

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

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Gary M. Lessman
Associate Professor
Soil fertility and plant analysis

Hubert J. (Hugh) Savoy
Associate Professor
Soil fertility and testing

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Darwin L. Newton
State soil scientist

Neal S. Eash
Soil Science

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

John E. Morrison, Jr.
Conservation-agricultur. machine systems

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

Vincent R. (Vince) Pantalone
Soybean breeding

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Raymond C. Albright
Assistant Professor
Forest ecology

Eric C. Drumm
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics

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

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

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

Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor

Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

Thomas J. Sauer
Research Soil Scientist USDA-ARS

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management


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

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



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


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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

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.  Jyostna D. Mura  2017.  A Book Chapter-Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2 Springer, in press.

Kentucky bluegrass divot resistance as affected by cultivar, trinexapac-ethyl, and soil cultivation.  Serensits, T. J., A. S. McNitt, and J. T. Brosnan.  2017.  Crop Science, In press.

Pot binding may be common occurrence confounding plant phenotype: Theoretical derivation and experimental observations' T.R. Sinclair, A. Manandhar, A. Shekoofa, P. Rosas-Anderson, L. Bagherzadi, R. Schoppach, W. Sadok, and T.W. Rufty.  Thomas R. Sinclair  2017.  Planta, January 2017.

Geophysical Methods Allred, B., V. Adamchuk, R. Rossel, J. Doolittle, R. S. Freeland, K. Grote, and D. Corwin.  2016.  Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition, Chesworth, W. (Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of soil science (Vol. 207). Berlin: Springer.

Switchgrass composition and yield response to alternative soil amendments under intensified heat and drought conditions Ashworth, A. J., S. A. Weiss, P. D. Keyser, F. L. Allen, D. D. Tyler, A. M. Taylor, K. Beamer, C. West, and D. Pote.  2016.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, vol.51(9):504-509.

Effect of biochar on nutrient release and retention in container crops.  Basiri, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. Altland.  2016.  Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association meeting. Athens GA. August 29 to 31, 2016.

Broiler breeder diet enriched in n-3 fatty acids programs chicks for reduced fatness.  Beckford, R, S. Howard, S. Das, A. Tester, S. Campagna, J. Whelan, J. Wilson, M. O. Smith, and B. H. Voy.  2016.  Proceedings, Poultry Science Association, Annual Meeting, 139, Poult. Sci. 95(E-Suppl. 1).

Enriching the Maternal Diet in Long Chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Alters Lipid Metabolites and Adiposity in Broiler Chicks.  Beckford, R., S. Howard, S. Das, A. Tester, S. Campagna, J. Whelan, J. Wilson, and B. H. Voy.  2016.  Proceedings, Experimental Biology 2016, 124.1; San Diego, CA.

Cotton Producer Awareness and Participation in Cost-Sharing Programs for Precision Nutrient Management Technology Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, M. Velandia, B. C. English, R. K. Roberts, and J. A. Larson.  2016.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 41(1):81-96.

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2016.  Environmental Science and Policy, in press (2017: 69: 81-84).

Vegetation leachate during arctic thaw enhances soil microbial phosphorus.  Buckeridge, K., S. M. Schaeffer, and J. P. Schimel.  2016.  Ecosystems, 19(3):477-489.