Jackson Research

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Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Michele Sides
Director of Advancement



2018 Spring Plant Sale List Now Available, 4/20/2018

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

A Decade in Review: The Great Experiment, 5/13/2017

Winter 2017 Upcoming Events, 1/17/2017

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Fall 2016 Upcoming Events, 9/17/2016

Summer 2016 Upcoming Events, 5/16/2016

Spring 2016 Upcoming Events, 2/15/2016

Steckel Named Cotton Researcher of the Year, 1/14/2016


(1 mention)

Bottle Art at UT Gardens Jackson 
More than 6,000 bottles were used to create this stunning garden display!

(1 mention)

Cotton Gin 
We know it as the fabric of our lives. Cotton is everywhere - found in clothing, upholstery and even food and money. But we need a way to get cotton from the field to the manufacturing plant.

(1 mention)

Turtle Research 
University of Tennessee Turtle research in West Tennessee


Recent Publications

Crossmodal Correspondence between Wine Aroma and Visual Cues.  Heatherly, M., M. Foley, J. P. Munafo, and C. R. Luckett.  2018.  Chemical Senses, Volume 43, Issue 4, 23 April 2018, Pages e1e136. [Abstract]

Contribution of Agriculture to Jackson County, W592.  Hughes, D. W., H. E. Wright, S. Upendram, R. J. Menard, A. Smith, B. C. English, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  University of Tennessee, Dept of Ag. & Resource Economics.

Essay in Environmental Spillover of US Crop Insurance on Surface Water, Agricultural and Geographical Effects On Surface Water Impairment, and A Hypothetical Irrigation Game in Madison Co., TN.  K. N. Pasaribu  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Selecting Cotton Yield Response Function to Estimate Profit-Maximizing Potassium Fertilization Rates for Cotton Production in Tennessee Harmon, X., C. Boyer, C. O. Gwathmey, J. A. Larson, and R. K. Roberts.  2017.  Journal of Plant Nutrition, 40,11:1547-1556. [Abstract]

Tennessee: 2017 Cotton Focus, Jackson, Feb 9.  Raper, T. B.  2017.  AgFax.

Genetic diversity, QoI fungicide resistance, and mating type distribution of Cercospora sojina - implications for frogeye leaf spot disease dynamics Shrestha, S., A. Cochran, A. Mengistu, K. H. Lamour, A. Castro-Rocha, and H. M. Kelly.  2017.  PLOS One. [Abstract]

Cotton Focus Meeting, Jackson, Feb 18.  Raper, T. B.  2016.  AgFax 21 Jan 2016.

Cotton Tour Field Day, Jackson.  Raper, T. B.  2016.  AgFax 23 Aug 2016.

Population structure of Cercospora sojina collected from different soybean cultivars in Milan and Jackson, Tennessee.  Shrestha, S., A. Cochran, K. H. Lamour, A. Mengistu, A. Castro-Rocha, and H. M. Kelly.  2016.  Phytopathology.

Profit Maximizing Irrigation for Cotton on High Available Water holding Capacity Soils Zhou, X., C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, B. G. Leib, and C. O. Gwathmey.  2016.  Agronomy Journal, 108 (4): 1-10. [Abstract]

Microbial Community Composition, Structure and Activity after Long Term (31 years) of Conservation Tillage Under Continuous Cotton Production in West Tennessee.  Mbuthia, L. W., V. Acosta-Martinez, J. M. DeBruyn, S. M. Schaeffer, M. Mpheshea, F. R. Walker, and N. S. Eash.  2013.  Proceedings Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. November 3-6, 2013. [Abstract]

A Guide for Matching Oak Species with Sites During Bottomland Restoration.  Mercker, D. C.  2013.  Abstract. Proceedings of the 18 Central Hardwoods Conference., USDA Forest Service General Technical Report. NRS-P-117. [Abstract]