Tomatoes Research


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News

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

Answers to Farmersí Questions, 10/22/2016

In Knoxville, Meet Dennis Deyton, Department of Plant Sciences, 3/16/2016

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Soil Testing 
If youíre looking for a healthy garden or green grass, itís good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and itís all done in a special lab in Nashville.



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Greenhouse Protected Agriculture 
More and more of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown indoors.



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Drought 
Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.


 

Recent Publications

Thermal protection of spring tomatoes in high tunnels.  Leib, B. G., Z. Emery, A. L. Wszelaki, J. L. Moore, D. M. Butler, M. Zheng, T. Grant, and W. C. Wright.  2020.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Grow It: Cherry tomatoes.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2019.  UT Extension SP-810-B.

Potential of acidified sodium benzoate as an alternative wash solution of cherry tomatoes: changes of quality, background microbes, and inoculated pathogens during storage at 4 and 21įC post-washing Chen, H., Y. Zhang, and Q. Zhong.  2019.  Food Microbiology, 82: 111-118.

Eat It: Cherry Tomatoes (English Language Version).  Johnson, K. B., J. L. Burney, L. E. Fuller, and J. Ferguson.  2019.  Extension Publication, SP 812-B.

Eat It: Cherry Tomatoes (Spanish Language Version).  Johnson, K. B., J. L. Burney, L. E. Fuller, and J. Ferguson.  2019.  Extension Publication, SP 813-B.

Research and outreach on grafted tomatoes directed to non-commercial producers in the southeast.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  HortScience, 53: S21.

Cherry tomatoes.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  Tennessee Gardener.

Beauty is more than skin deep in these cherry tomatoes.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Gardens Plant of the Month.

Antibacterial activity of acidified sodium benzoate against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in tryptic soy broth and on cherry tomatoes Chen, H., and Q. Zhong.  2018.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 274: 38-44.

Potential of acidified sodium benzoate as an alternative wash solution of cherry tomatoes: changes of quality, background microbes, and inoculated pathogens during storage at 4 and 21 ℃ post-washing.  Chen, H., Y. Zhang, and Q. Zhong.  2017.  The 2017 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 25-28, Las Vegas, NV. Paper #P03-049.

Grafted tomatoes.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  Plant of the month.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Tomatoes in the home garden.  Bumgarner, N. R., and B. Carver.  2016.  UT Extension W-346H.