Certification Research

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David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry



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

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Spring 2016 Upcoming Events, 2/15/2016

Winter 2015 Upcoming Events, 11/18/2015


Recent Publications

Consumer Willingness to Pay for Tennessee Certified Beef Merritt, M.G., K. L. DeLong, A. P. Griffith, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 50(2):233-254. [Abstract]

Segmenting landowners of Shandong, China based on their attitudes towards forest certification Tian, N., F. Lu, O. Joshi, and N. C. Poudyal.  2018.  Forests, 9(6), 361.

Three essays in forest resources management: Landowners' considerations in ecosystem services, forest certification, and timber supply.  Tian, N.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Tennessee Commercial Applicator Recertification Point System.  Hensley, D. D., and E. E. Burgess.  2016.  Extension SP363D.

Devastating Nursery Diseases & Common Sense Management Strategies Windham, A. S.  2015.  Cultivate '15, Annual Conference of American Hort, Columbus, OH. [Abstract]

Microbial Pest Control. Pesticide Applicator Training Manual: Certification Category C14.  Parkman, J. P., and D. D. Hensley.  2014.  University of Tennessee Extension Service. PB 1718.

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification for Tennessee.  Critzer, F., and A. L. Wszelaki.  2012.  Extension publication.

Forest Certification and Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners Mercker, D. C., and D. G. Hodges.  2012.  The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands.

Will Small and Mid-Sized Farmers Benefit from the Cellulosic Energy Industrial Complex? : A Final Report.  English, B. C., M. Velandia, C. D. Garland, J. A. Larson, and Teague, F.  2011.  AFRI Proceedings. [Abstract]

UT Annual Commercial Application recertification Rerun.  Burgess, E. E.  2010.  UT Extension.

Changes to the American Tree Farm: inspector training required.  Mercker, D.  2010.  Woodlot Wisdom. Tennessee Forestry Association. Vol 11, Issue 1.

Compliance: does your management plan meet the 2010 standards?.  Mercker, D.  2010.  Woodlot Wisdom. Tennessee Forestry Association. Vol. 11, Issue 2.