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Joe R. Sarten
Engineer II

Joel B. Lown
Coordinator III
Information Coordinator

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

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

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

C Owen (Owen) Gwathmey
Professor Emeritus, Post-retirement appointment
Crop physiology and agronomy

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Charles R. (Roger) Long
Research Coordinator I
Research Coordinator I

Robert B. (Bobby) Simpson
Research Center Director

Dennis R. West
Plant breeding

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

Joseph L. Donaldson
Assistant Professor
Program Planning and Evaluation

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management

Charles Neal (Neal) Stewart, Jr.
Transgenic plants, phytosensors

Renee M. Thomas
Admin Support Assistant II

Ginger Rowsey
Information Specialist I
Writer (AgResearch)

Xuemin Xu
Research Pathobiology

Mei-Zhen Cui
Research Pathobiology

Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Maria Cekanova
Research Assistant Professor

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

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

Charles Kwit
Assistant Professor
Climate change and conservation biology

Michael John De Veth
Assistant Professor
Bioactive compound influence on dairy cattle

Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Seth M. Dabney
Research Agronomist

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Charles Patrick (Pat) Collier
Nanofabrication Research

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton

Robert M. (Bob) Hayes
Weed Science

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Assistant Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

David Wheeler Hughes
Greever Chair of Agribusiness

Kody Hash
Research Specialist II
Research Specialist II

Thomas J. Sauer
Research Soil Scientist USDA-ARS

Bradley Tate (Tate) Walker
Research Supervisor I
Research Supervisor I


UT Plateau AgResearch Center to hold November cattle sale, 11/21/2014

Politics and Research Behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease and Amphibian Declines, 4/30/2014

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

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



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

Faculty Success Recognized at UT Research Foundation Innovation Awards, 4/23/2017

Dean Kopsell: Veggie Researcher, Softball Coach, Twin, 2/7/2017

Researchers Investigate Agricultural Water Usages and Conservation, 1/25/2017

Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

UT AgResearch Dean Recognized for Leadership Excellence, 11/15/2016

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, 11/3/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, 10/14/2016

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

New UTIA AgResearch Associate Deans Announced, 9/20/2016


Recent Publications

Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas – A Case Study Khaliukova, O., D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. André, L. E. Biles, T. M. Young, and J. H. Purdue.  2017.  BioResources, 12(1):960-980.

A Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies of Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk.  Al-Wadei, M. H., R. M. Augé, K. N. Kesterson, and P. D. Terry.  2016.  Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Research Day, University of Memphis Medical School., .

Diet of and Prey Availability for Reintroduced Juvenile Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Ft. Loudoun Reservoir, Tennessee Amacker, T. M.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Tractor ROPS and stability research: Introduction to this special issue.  Ayers, P. D., and V. Rondelli.  2016.  Journal for Agricultural Safety and Health, 22(4): 213-214.

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, 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.

2016 Cool-season annual ryegrass variety trial Research Report 16-11 Bates, G. E., and D. McIntosh.  2016.  UTIA Research Report 16-11.

2016 warm-season annual grass variety trial research report 16-12 Bates, G. E., and D. McIntosh.  2016.  UTIA Research Report 16-12.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows.  Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Genetic Variation and Estimation of Ethanol Yield of Alamo Half-Sib Families.  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, A. M. Saxton, F. Chen, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting ( 6-9, Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Diversity among lowland switchgrass (panicum virgatum l.) Based on microsatellite markers (SSR).  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, K. Chekovskiy, M. Saha, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, National Association of Plant Breeders, Annual Meeting (14-18, Nov, 2016) Raleigh, NC.

Performance of Hybrid and Single-Frequency Impulse GPR Antennas on USGA Sporting Green Freeland, R. S., B. Allred, D. Gamble, L. Martinez, B. Jones, and E. McCoy.  2016.  Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 21(2), 57-65.