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Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Groups and Facilities

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Turfgrass Weeds 
Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.

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



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Forage Research 
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer – when fields are usually barren.

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Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.


Recent Publications

Simulated Impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard on U.S. Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment and Conversion Hellwinckel, C. M., C. Clark, M. H. Langholtz, and L. M. Eaton.  2016.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

Methods for suspension culture, protoplast extraction, and transformation of high-biomass yielding perennial grass Arundo donax Pigna, G., T. Dhillon, E. M. Dlugosz, J. S. Yuan, C. Gorman, P. Morandini, S. Lenaghan, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Biotechnology Journal.

Dedicated Energy Crops Supply Chains and Associated Feedstock Transportation Emissions: A Case Study of Tennessee.  Yu, T. E., B. C. English, J. Fu, J. Calcagno, and B. S. Wilson.  2016.  Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Spring, volume 55 No. 1, pages 51-66.

Switchgrass as a bioenergy feedstock: advances in breeding and genomics research.  Bhandari, H., A. M. Missaoui, J. H. Bouton, and M. C. Saha.  2015.  Technology, Volume 3 Number 2 & 3.

Herbicide safeners influence creeping bentgrass, roughstalk bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass tolerance to pinoxaden.  Elmore, M. T., J. T. Brosnan, G. R. Armel, T. C. Mueller, J. J. Vargas, and G. K. Breeden.  2015.  Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 68:133.

Climate Change—Realities, Controversies, and Responses.  Ray, T. R., C. E. Sams, and W. V. Baird.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S66. This was an invited Colloguia for ASHS 2015 Annual Meeting.

Optimal Fertilizer Application and Crop Choice between A Perennial Bioenergy Feedstock and An Annual Crop Zhou, X., C. D. Clark, D. M. Lambert, and B. C. English.  2015.  Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 4(1): 1-13.

Perennial ryegrass tolerance to Negate prior to overseeding.  Brosnan, J. T., G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, and D. S. Farnsworth.  2014.  2014 University of Tennessee Turfgrass & Ornamental Weed Science Annual Research Report., pp. 23-25.

The Response of Creeping Bentgrass, Roughstalk Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass to Pinoxaden in Combination with Herbicide Safeners.  Elmore, M. T., J. T. Brosnan, G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, and G. R. Armel.  2014.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, [CD ROM].

Remediation of indaziflam treated turf areas prior to overseeding with perennial ryegrass.  Gannon, T. W., J. T. Brosnan, and M. Jeffries.  2014.  Proc. Weed Sci. Soc. America, In press.

Effect of simulated weathering on physico-chemical properties and inherent biodegradation of PLA/PHA nonwoven mulches Hablot, E., S. Dharmalingam, D. G. Hayes, L. C. Wadsworth, C. Blazy, and R. Narayan.  2014.  Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 22 (4), 417-429.

Cool Grasses for Hot Summers: Economical Perennials Work or These Tennesseans.  Keyser, P. D.  2014.  The Furrow, John Deere Magazine (650,000), January 2014, by Charles Johnson, free-lance writer.