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Personnel

Robert M. (Oz) Augé
Professor
Drought biology; mycorrhizal symbiosis

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor
Biogeochemistry

Groups and Facilities


2 mentions

Mycorrhiza Literature Exchange 
Researchers, literature, books, and reviews.


 

News

UT Gets Grant to Study Drought, 4/4/2013

Video


7 mentions

Drought 
It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.



5 mentions

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.



2 mentions

Cotton Irrigation 
Cotton is hurting because of this summer’s drought. UTIA researchers are studying how cotton reacts to a lack of moisture – and just how much water is enough for a plant to grow.



2 mentions

Water Quality 
Floods, droughts and very hot or cold temperatures - all weather patterns that we experience often in Tennessee. What impact do these weather situations have?



2 mentions

Cattle Sell-Off 
Some livestock barns are selling three and four times the usual number of cattle, but that’s not necessarily positive. Many producers have been forced to sell because of drought.



1 mention

Shackelford Orchard 
Majestic oaks stand proudly next to towering pines. Stunning beauty in a peaceful setting - but what’s going on in this still forest is a decades-long research project.



1 mention

Forage Research 
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer – when fields are usually barren.



1 mention

Intro to Biosystems Engineering 
Can we get more food, water, energy? Can we solve the problem of environmental degradation, drought, famine? Is it even possible? YES! Through Agricultural and Biological Engineers.


 

Recent Publications

Phenotyping strategies to enhance peanut drought tolerance and molecular markers for crop improvement' Jyostna M. Devi, T.R. Sinclair, V.Vadez, A. Shekoofa, N. Puppala.  Jyostna D. Mura  2017.  A Book Chapter-Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2 Springer, in press.

Expression of the limited transpiration trait under high vapor pressure deficit in peanut RIL populations: Runner and Virginia type' A. Shekoofa, T.R. Sinclair, C. Aninbon, C.C. Holbrook, T.G. Isleib, P. Ozias-Akins, and Y. Chu.  Shekoofa, A.  2017.  Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, A research paper-peer review journal, in press.

High temperature influence on limited transpiration response at elevated vapor pressure deficit in maize' Avat Shekoofa and Thomas R. Sinclair.  Shekoofa, A.  2017.  An abstract-accepted, Inter-Drought V, India Feb 21-25, 2017.

Switchgrass composition and yield response to alternative soil amendments under intensified heat and drought conditions Ashworth, A. J., S. A. Weiss, P. D. Keyser, F. L. Allen, D. D. Tyler, A. M. Taylor, K. Beamer, C. West, and D. Pote.  2016.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Drought Influence on Trees; Forest Opening Size; Thinning Even-Aged Hardwood Stands (3 articles).  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2016.  FWF Extension Update.

Surveying the Near-Surface Fibrous Roots of The Orange Tree With 3-D GPR Freeland, R. S.  2016.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture,  32(2): 145-153.

Deficit irrigation of row crops provides drought mitigation, environmental protection, and optimized yield in humid regions.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at Soil & Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, July 24-27, 2016.

Drought Considerations for the Cattle Herd.  Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Tennessee Cattle Business.

Drought Considerations for the Cattle Herd Griffith, A. P.  2016.  Drovers Cattle Network.

Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Drought.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  FWF Update Newsletter, Mar/Apr 2016.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Why Use Native Warm-season Grasses? Drought.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, monthly web article, Feb 2016.

Managing Native Grass Forages: Pastures and Drought – Looking Forward.  Keyser, P. D.  2016.  Beef and Forage Center, mthly web article, Nov 2016.