Staple Research


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Cotton's Comeback? 
Cotton remains a staple in southern agriculture, but in recent years the number of acres in Tennessee has dropped by a significant amount. But is 2010 the year of cotton's comeback?


 

Recent Publications

Unraveling the Hexaploid Sweetpotato Inheritance Using Ultra-Dense Multilocus Mapping M. Mollinari, B. A. Olukolu, G. D. S. Pereira, A. Khan, D. Gemenet, G. C. Yencho, and Z. B. Zeng.  2020.  Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 10(1):281-292. [Abstract]

Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis in a Recombinant Inbred Line Soybean Population Involving Seed Protein, Oil and Linolenic Acid.  R. E. Moore, C. E. Sams, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2020.  National Soybean Breeders Workshop, March 5, 2020. St. Louis, MO. [Abstract]

Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis in a Recombinant Inbred Line Soybean Population Involving Seed Protein, Oil and Linolenic Acid.  Moore, R. E., C. E. Sams, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  Crop Science Society of America. [Abstract]

Effect of Sodium Selenate Biofortification on Plant Yield, Mineral Content, and Antioxidant Capacity of Culinary Herb Microgreens.  Newman, R., Y. Moon, C. E. Sams, J. Tou, and N. Waterland.  2019.  Institute of Food Technology (IFT), Published abstract. [Abstract]

Processevaluation of the Shop Smart Tennessee intervention to increase access to and demand for healthier, staple food items in convenience stores in low-income, rural Appalachian communities Steeves, E. A., A. Grier-Welch, C. L. Sweet, K. McIver, C. T. Sneed, K. L. Franck, L. Bower, and J. L. Burney.  2019.  APHA Annual Conference. [Abstract]

Genome sequences of two diploid wild relatives of cultivated sweetpotato reveal targets for genetic improvement Wu, S., K. H. Lau, Q. Cao, J. P. Hamilton, H. Sun, C. Zhou, L. Eserman, D. Gemenet, B. A. Olukolu, H. Wang, E. Crisovan, and G. T. Godden.  2018.  Nature Communications, 9(1):4580. [Abstract]

Molecular Marker Assisted Backcross Development and Evaluation of an Environmentally Friendly, Commercially Acceptable Low Seed Phytate Soybean.  Boehm, J. D.  2014.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. August 2014. [Abstract]

Multi-location field testing new environmentally friendly, high yielding, low phytate soybean lines developed via molecular breeding.  Willette, A., J. Boehm, Jr., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, K. Bilyeu, and V. R. Pantalone.  2014.  Crop Science, ASA-CSSA-SSA International Meeting Abstracts. November 2-5, 2014. Long Beach, CA. [Abstract]

Effects of exogenous abscisic acid application on carotenoids and fruit quality in 'Micro-tina' tomatoes.  Barickman, T. C., C. E. Sams, and D. A. Kopsell.  2012.  Proceedings of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America 2011 Annual Meeting, pp. 42-43, Chicago, IL. [Abstract]

Maize Yield Response to N, P, K, Population, and Planting Date In Lesotho, Southern Africa.  Bruns, M., F. R. Walker, N. S. Eash, Jones, W., Marake, M., M. D. Wilcox, Jr., D. M. Lambert, and Stobbe, E..  2011.  American Society of America Proceedings, Soil Science Society of America Meetings, San Antonio, TX. [Abstract]

Local food staples in developing countries not always wheat, rice, or corn Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2011.  Mid America Farmer Grower 32(28). July 15, 2011.

Cotton Response to Topical Fungicide Application.  Dodds, D. M., et al., and C. L. Main.  2010.  Abstract for the Beltwide Cotton Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 4-7, 2010. [Abstract]