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Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

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

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management

Groups and Facilities

2 mentions

Protected Agriculture 
From hydroponics to organic raised beds, from computer-controlled greenhouses to simple rain shelters.

1 mention

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/26/2017

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/23/2014

Organic Crops Field Tour, 4/24/2013



Researchers Win $1.8M USDA Grant to Study Organic Dairy Production, 11/6/2015


4 mentions

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.


Recent Publications

Standard reclamation practice at post-mining chronosequences across the USA leads to fast recovery of C and N in soil organic matter fractions.  Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, M. Pivokonsky, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2017.  Environmental Management. [More]

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. [More]

Using sanitizers on organic fruit and vegetable farms- Merging National Organic Program Guidelines with Good Agricultural Practices.  Critzer, F., A. L. Wszelaki, and D. Ducharme.  2017.  UT Extension, SP 798-C.

Rapid detection of ash and inorganic in bioenergy feedstocks using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy coupled with partial least-squares regression.  Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, N. O. Andre, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Energy & Fuels, 31, 6080-6088.

Using a chelating agent to generate low ash bioenergy feedstock Edmunds, C. W., C. Hamilton, K. Kim, S. C. Chmely, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 96:12-18. [More]

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch and Suitability for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture.  Ghimire, S., D. G. Hayes, J. Cowan, D. Inglis, C. Miles, and L. DeVetter.  2017.  Washington State University Factsheet, FS103E (2017-2093.

Effect of Diverse Weathering Conditions on the Physicochemical Properties of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, H. Y., Sintim, M. Flury, M. English, S. M. Schaeffer, and A. M. Saxton.  2017.  Polymer Testing, 62: 454-467. [More]

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

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. [More]

Removal of trace organic compounds in domestic wastewater using recirculating packed-bed media filters Perez, B. N., J. R. Buchanan, J. M. DeBruyn, K. L. Cobaugh, and W. E. Hart.  2017.  Transactions of ASABE 60: 1593-1605.

Agronomic effectiveness of an organically enhanced nitrogen fertilizer.  Winings, J., X. Yin, S. Agyin-Birikorang, U. Singh, J. Sanabria, H. J. Savoy, F. L. Allen, and A. M. Saxton.  2017.  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 108:149-161.

Wheat and faba bean intercropping stimulates non-phenolic organic acids exuded by roots but mitigates phenolic acids exudation.  Xiao, J. X., X. Yin, L. Tang, and Y. Zhang.  2017.  2017 Annual Meetings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA. Poster. Agronomy Abstract. Tampa, FL. Oct. 22-26.