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Art Ragauskas
Assistant Professor

Groups and Facilities

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Wildlife Health 
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.

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Ag & Food Security 
Training industry and government to prevent terrorist acts targeting the ag and food sector.



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

I AM UTIA -- In Knoxville, Meet Joe Sarten, PE, 12/9/2015


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A recent report says the U.S. could produce a billion tons of biofuel materials each year, without impacting food supplies. We are working on ways to produce biomass and alternative fuels.

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River Cleanup 
Agriculture students worked to clean up the Tennessee River and some of its tributaries of plant growth and trash.

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Hosta Garden 
The UT Gardens in Knoxville now features a new section devoted to Hostas where you can see hundreds of varieties. Take a tour of the hosta garden and meet the lady who made it possible.

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Stocker Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s top agricultural commodity. Some producers provide a valuable service by running “stocker” or “backgrounding” operations.

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Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime.

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Mastitis Research 
Dairy farmers face many challenges – including a disease that threatens their cattle and the quality of their milk. AgResearch and Extension team up with producers to fight this problem.


Recent Publications

Genomic Variation Analysis of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) NAM (Nested Association Mapping) Parents.  Ali, Shahjahan, M. Saha, L. Bartley, D. Serba, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America, Annual Meeting (6-9 Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Expanding the harvest window for switchgrass based on phosphorus and potassium remobilization Bacon, J. L., A. J. Ashworth, F. L. Allen, C. E. Sams, D. D. Tyler, W. E. Hart, and J. F. Grant.  2016.  Crop Science, 56:1-8.

Genetic Variation and Estimation of Ethanol Yield of Alamo Half-Sib Families.  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, A. M. Saxton, F. Chen, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting ( 6-9, Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Food Justice and Practices in the Five Points Community of Knoxville, Tennessee: A Survey of Residents Living in an Urban Food Desert.  Duluc-Silva, S. I., J. M. Fly, and R. Jones.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Knoxville Regional Food Hub Feasibility Study. The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture and Knoxville – Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission.  Hellwinckel, C. M., and M. Velandia.  2016.  University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture.

Genetic Variation for Ethanol Content Among ‘Kanlow' Half-Sib Population.  Nayak, S., C. Dalid, F. L. Allen, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America, Annual Meeting (6-9, Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Selective Genotyping for Marker Assisted Selection Strategies for Soybean Yield Improvement Fallen, B. D., F. L. Allen, D. A. Kopsell, A. M. Saxton, L. McHale, G. Shannon, S. K. Kantartzi, A. J. Cardinal, P. B. Cregan, D. L. Hyten, and V. R. Pantalone.  2015.  Plant Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology, 2:95-119.

CASNR Honors Program Review - Self Assessment.  Gwinn, K. D.  2015.  Internal Document, Document used to provide information to the CASNR Honors Review Team.

ArcGIS Online as a tool to teach global, regional and local water resource issues to middle and high school teachers and students Logan, J., and R. Hanahan.  2015.  Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the Tennessee Geographic Information Council., Burns, TN. Apr 21-23, 2015.

Teaching about Water Resources using ArcGIS Online Logan, J., and R. Hanahan.  2015.  ESRI Educational Users annual meeting., San Diego, CA. July 20-24, 2015.

Honey Bees at Risk. Knoxville News Sentinel. July, 2015.  Skinner, J. A.  2015.  Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel.

Reducing Ultraviolet-B Radiation Affects Dollar Spot Development Under Field Conditions.  Benelli, J. J., B. J. Horvath, and D. P. Shell.  2014.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings, Nov 2-5, 2014 Long Beach, CA.