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



Researchers Use Genomics and Citizen Science to Determine Migration History of Invasive Butterfly, 9/11/2019

Scientists Receive Grant to Study the Palate of Chinese Consumers to Help Boost U.S. Cheese Industry, 8/1/2019

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

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


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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

Seasonal Hay Feeding for Cattle Production in the Fescue Belt Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, A. P. Griffith, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, pp 1-14. [Abstract]

Cow-calf Producers' Willingness to Pay for Bulls Resistant to Horn Flies, Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae).  Griffith, A. P., L. McKay, K. L. DeLong, R. T. Trout Fryxell, S. M. Schexnayder, D. B. Taylor, and P. Olfason.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension, W 821.

Cow-calf Producers' Willingness to Pay for Bulls Resistant to Horn Flies, Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) L. McKay, K. L. DeLong, S. M. Schexnayder, A. P. Griffith, D. B. Taylor, P. Olfason, and R. T. Trout Fryxell.  2019.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 112(3): 1476-1484.

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]

Cost and Profitability Analysis of a Prospective Pennycress to Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain in Southern USA Trejo-Pech, C., J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and T. E. Yu.  2019.  Energies, 12, no. 16: 3055. [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]

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]