Specialty crop Research


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Personnel

Zachariah R. (Zach) Hansen
Assistant Professor
Entomology & Plant Pathology

 

News

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

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

5 Things You Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

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

Faculty 360 | Eric Walker, 12/18/2016

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

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Sesame 
There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


 

Recent Publications

Projected Crop Market and Tennessee Farm Income Impacts From the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Smith, S. A., B. C. English, R. J. Menard, D. W. Hughes, and K. L. Jensen.  2020.  COVID-19 Impact Study on Tennessee Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, AIM-AG, AREC COVID RR03, July 2020. [Abstract]

Novel Methodology to Form Micro- and Nano-Plastics from Agricultural Plastic Materials and their Dimensional, Thermal, and Chemical Characterization.  A. F. Astner, D. G. Hayes, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, V. S. Urban, and T. M. Young.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Effect of environmental weathering on microbial assimilation of biodegradable plastic mulches under ambient soil and composting conditions.  Anunciado, M. B., C. D. Cowan-Banker, A. F. Astner, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

When Worlds Collide: Relationships Between the Life Cycle of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches and Ecosystems.  Hayes, D. G., M. B. Anunciado, A. F. Astner, M. English, A. L. Wszelaki, J. L. Moore, S. V. Pingali, M. Flury, H. Y. Sintim, J. M. DeBruyn, S. M. Schaeffer, and S. Bandpadhyay.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019 (other coauthors: H. M. O'Neill, B.R. Evans, V.S. Urban, C. Miles, S. Ghimire, M. Flury, and H.Y. Sintim). [Abstract]

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production Hayes, D. G., M. B. Anunciado, J. M. DeBruyn, S. Bandopadhyay, S. M. Schaeffer, M. English, S. Ghimire, C. Miles, M. Flury, and H. Y. Sintim.  2019.  Polymers for Agri-Food Applications, Gutierrez, T.J. (Editor), Berlin, Springer Nature, pp. 183-213. [Abstract]

Performance and Adoptability of Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production.  Schexnayder, S. M.  2019.  Website of the USDA SCRI Project, BiodegradableMulch.org.

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  15th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining, July 24 Ė 27, 2018, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  25th BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2018, Troy, NY. [Abstract]

The Impact of Daily Light Integral Supplements on Biomass Accumulation and Nutrient Uptake in Hydroponically Grown Genovese Pesto Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S460. The Presentation was Third Place in the Oral Presentations Graduate Student Competition at the SRASHS Conference. [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]

Supplemental Daily Light Integrals Influence Carotenoid Concentrations in Hydroponically Grown Genovese Pesto Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S492. This Poster won First Plast in the SRASHS Graduate Student Poster Competition. [Abstract]

Warm and Cool Full Spectrum LED Supplements Impact Key Flavor Volatiles in Hydroponically Grown Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S55. This Poster won Second Place at the ASHS Annual Conference Graduate Student Poster Competition. [Abstract]