Producers Research

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Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production



Israeli and UTIA Scientists Receive Grant to Study Bovine Mastitis in Dairy Cows, 2/18/2019

The Hat, 1/17/2019

Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Research Spotlight | Managing Target Spot in Cotton and Soybeans, 11/15/2017

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Faculty 360 | Jada Thompson, 10/30/2017

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017


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Ag Economy 
Tennessee farmers are making plans for their 2016 crops after a disappointing 2015. When farmers have a down year, an entire community can be impacted.


Recent Publications

Increasing Charcoal Efficiency for Brooding Broiler Chickens in Rural Rwanda.  Mihelic, R., E. R. Urban, T. Gill, M. O. Smith, and B. H. Voy.  2019.  African Journal of Poultry Farming, in press. [Abstract]

USDA Trade Retaliation Programs: Overview for Tennessee Producers.  Best, S., A. Smith, and A. Muhammad.  2018.  UT Extension Publication W 776.

Research and outreach on grafted tomatoes directed to non-commercial producers in the southeast.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  HortScience, 53: SX.

Economic and Environmental Implications of Incorporating Distillers’ Dried Grains with Solubles in Feed Rations of Growing and Finishing Swine in Argentina De Matteis, M.C., T. E. Yu, C. Boyer, K. L. DeLong, and J. K. Smith.  2018.  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 21(6):803–816. [Abstract]

Tennessee Beef Producers' Willingness to Participate in a State Branded Beef Program E. McLeod, K. L. Jensen, A. P. Griffith, and K. L. DeLong.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. [Abstract]

Automatic Section Control Technologies and GPS Auto-Guidance Systems Adoption in Cotton Production Edge, Brittani, M. Velandia, C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, D. M. Lambert, R. K. Roberts, B. S. Wilson, M. J. Buschermohle, B. C. English, R. Rejesus, and L. Falconer.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 10, 7: 282-294. [Abstract]

How is the Margin Protection Program Performing for Tennessee Dairy Producers? Griffith, A. P., D. Bilderback, and E. Eckelkamp.  2018.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 645.

Tennessee Branded Beef Program: The Producers’ Perspective and Willingness to Participate Griffith, A. P., K. L. Jensen, K. L. DeLong, and E. McLeod.  2018.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 484-A.

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56:229-246. Copyright: © Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

Daily Light Integral Supplements Alter Key Flavor Volatiles in Hydroponically Grown Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S55. [Abstract]

PREPARING FOR DISASTER: Comprehensive Trench Burial Guidelines for Tennessee Poultry Producers Hawkins, S. A., and F. R. Walker.  2018.  UT Extension Publication W 792.

Policy Uncertainty and the Optimal Investment Decisions of Second- Generation Biofuel Producers.  Markel, E.L., C. Sims, and B. C. English.  2018.  Energy Economics, Volume 76, October, pp 89-100. [Abstract]