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William E. (Willie) Hart
Associate Professor
Power and machinery

John B. Wilkerson
Sensor development

Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Equipment performance & environmental impact

George F. Grandle
Associate Professor, Post retirement appointment
Livestock Production Systems

Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Shahab Sokhansanj
Agricultural materials handling

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Paul D. Ayers
Machine systems

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Native grasslands management

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Xinhua (Frank) Yin
Associate Professor
Systems agronomy

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic/sustainable/alternative crops

Seth M. Dabney
Research Agronomist

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor

Renata Nave Oakes
Assistant Professor
Forage Systems and Management

James Mark (Mark) Young
IT Specialist III
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Welcomes New Department Head, 5/30/2016

UT Professor Explains How Permaculture Can Help us Help Ourselves, 1/18/2012

UT Soil Scientists Visit Lesotho, 4/17/2007


Recent Publications

Investment Analysis of Long-Term Cover Crops and Tillage Systems on Cotton Production.  Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, and D. D. Tyler.  2017.  Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association An, Chicago, Illinois, July 30-August 1, 2017.

Pot binding may be common occurrence confounding plant phenotype: Theoretical derivation and experimental observations' T.R. Sinclair, A. Manandhar, A. Shekoofa, P. Rosas-Anderson, L. Bagherzadi, R. Schoppach, W. Sadok, and T.W. Rufty.  Thomas R. Sinclair  2017.  Planta, January 2017.

Economic optimization of super-intensive biosecure recirculating shrimp production systems Zhou, X., and T. R. Hanson.  2017.  Aquaculture International, 1-15.

Displacing inorganic nitrogen in lignocellulosic feedstock production systems Ashworth, A. J., P. D. Keyser, F. L. Allen, D. D. Tyler, A. M. Taylor, and C. P. West.  2016.  Agronomy Journal, 108:109116 (2016).

Soil carbon stocks in conservation agriculture systems in southern Africa.  Cheesman, S., C. Thierfelder, N. S. Eash, G. Kassie, and E. Frossard.  2016.  Soil and Tillage Research, 156:99-109.

Economic Analysis of Alternative Logistics Systems for Tennessee-Produced Switchgrass to Penetrate Energy Markets Chugh, S., T. E. Yu, S. W. Jackson, J. A. Larson, B. C. English, and S. Cho.  2016.  Biomass and Bioenergy, 85:25-34.

Factors Influencing the Adoption of Automatic Section Control Technologies and GPS Guidance Systems in Cotton Production.  Edge, B., M. Velandia, R. K. Roberts, D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, C. Boyer, B. C. English, R. M. Rejesus, and L. Falconer.  2016.  Agricultural and Applied Economics Association annual meeting,, Boston, MA. July 31-August 2, 2016.

Factors Influencing the Adoption of Automatic Section Control Technologies and GPS AutoGuidance Systems in Cotton Productio.  Edge, B.K.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

A Delphi study to identify barriers, facilitators and training needs for policies, systems and environmental interventions in nutrition education programs.  Franck, K. L., and K. Shelnutt.  2016.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Poverty simulations: Building relationships between Extension, schools, and the community Franck, K. L., S. Barnes, and J. Harrison.  2016.  Journal of Extension.

Sustainable Energy Systems: High Performance Li-ion Battery Components from Renewable Resources.  Garcia-Negron, V., D. P. Harper, D. Keffer, and O. Rios.  2016.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2016. November 2 6, 2016, Seattle, WA..

Sustainable Energy Systems: High Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Components from Renewable Resources.  Garcia-Negron, V., N. Phillip, D. Wood, C. Daniel, J. Li, D. Keffer, O. Rios, and D. P. Harper.  2016.  The World Conference on Carbon 2016, July10-15, 2016; State College, PA.