If we've left out important UTIA personnel or resources, please send us a link.

Personnel

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

Groups and Facilities


3 mentions

Protected Agriculture 
From hydroponics to organic raised beds, from computer-controlled greenhouses to simple rain shelters.



2 mentions

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


 

Video


4 mentions

High Tunnels 
Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect crops from temperatures that are either too hot or cold.



3 mentions

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



2 mentions

Preparing to plant 1,200 chestnut trees 
1,200 chestnut trees were prepared at the University of Tennessee forest genetics greenhouse to be planted in national forests in the South.



2 mentions

LED Plant Lights 
It’s been known for years we can use indoor lighting to grow plants. Now UT Ag Researchers are looking at LED lights as an efficient way to bring plants to life.



1 mention

Microgreens 
Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are popular with chefs and customers at high-end restaurants.



1 mention

Dogwood Patent 
Dr. Mark Windham of University of Tennessee AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees.



1 mention

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.


 

Recent Publications

Repeated foliar sprays of abscisic acid to strawberry plants influence plant growth and yield.  Deyton, D. E., C. E. Sams, and J. C. Cummins.  2017.  HortScience, Waikoloa, Hawaii, September 19-22, 2017.

Foliar Application of Abscisic Acid to Day-Neutral Strawberry Cultivars to Influence Fruit Production.  Deyton, D. E., C. E. Sams, and J. C. Cummins.  2017.  Plant Growth Regulator Society of America, Anchorage, Alaska, August 6-10, 2017.

A Principal Component Analysis in Switchgrass Chemical Composition Aboytes, M., K. Castillo, T. E. Yu, C. Boyer, B. C. English, J. A. Larson, L. M. Kline, and N. Labbe.  2016.  Energies, 9, 913.

Abscisic Acid Improves Tomato Fruit Quality by Increasing Soluble Sugar Concentrations Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  Journal of Plant Nutrition.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(4):1-7.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):504-509.

Effect of biochar on nutrient release and retention in container crops.  Basiri, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. Altland.  2016.  Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association meeting. Athens GA. August 29 to 31, 2016.

Light emitting diode and metal halide supplemental lighting for greenhouse bibb lettuce production in the Midwestern United States.  Bumgarner, N. R., and J. Buck.  2016.  J. Applied Hort.

Effects of Nuclear Power Plant Shutdowns on Electricity Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions after the Tohoku Earthquake.  Cho, S., K. Tanaka, J. Wu, R. K. Roberts, and T. Kim.  2016.  Energy Economics, 55:223-233.

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.

Analysis of the time course of degradation for fully biobased nonwoven agricultural mulches in compost-enriched soil Dharmalingham, S., D. G. Hayes, L. C. Wadsworth, and R. N. Dunlap.  2016.  Textile Research Journal, 86 (13), 1343-1355.

Alternatives to neonicotinoids for insect control in greenhouses and retail centers.  Hale, F. A.  2016.  EPP 450, UT Extension.