Knoxville Research


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Personnel

John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

Natalie Ruth Bumgarner
Assistant Professor

Justin Ernest Crowe
Extension Specialist II
4-H Youth Development

Robert W. (Rob) Holland
Director

Tiffany Lee Mullins Howard
Director of Advancement

Shasta L. Hubbs
Extension Assistant I
Coordinator of Farm-to-Market program

Shelley Jean Johnson
Adminstrative Specialist II
Assistant to the Department Head

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Art Ragauskas
Assistant Professor

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Avis A. Smith
Accounting Specialist I
Accounting and Travel

Traci Lynn Stanley
Research Associate II

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Groups and Facilities


(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

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


 

News

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

In Memoriam: Delle Rhue Burgess, curator of the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 8/13/2017

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

Winter 2017 Upcoming Events, 1/17/2017

The Science Behind the UTIA Sensory Science Center, 1/4/2017

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

Video


(3 mentions)

Biofuel 
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.



(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

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.



(1 mention)

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



(1 mention)

Chestnuts 
Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime.



(1 mention)

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

Context-Specific Genomic Selection Strategies Outperform Phenotypic Selection for Soybean Quantitative Traits in the Progeny Row Stage Smallwood, C., A. M. Saxton, J. D. Gillman, H. Bhandari, P. A. Wadl, B. D. Fallen, D. L. Hyten, Q. Song, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  Crop Science, 59:54-67. [Abstract]

Suspended pavement systems as opportunities for subsurface bioretention Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and E. Kuehler.  2019.  Ecological Engineering, 134: 39-46. [Abstract]

Tennessee RiverLine: a vision for north america's next great regional trail system.  Collett, B. P.  2018.  Outreach Publication. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  15th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining, July 24 – 27, 2018, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  25th BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2018, Troy, NY. [Abstract]

Genetic variation and expected per cycle biomass yield gain in lowland switchgrass Dalid, C., A. M. Saxton, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, S. Nayak, and H. Bhandari.  2018.  Crop Science, 58:1255-1264, Crop Science Society of America. [Abstract]

Vegetable Pests: Spotted Cucumber Beetle. University of Tennessee, Knoxville Extension W487. https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W487.pdf.  Hale, F. A., R. J. Pivar, and G. Phillips.  2018.  Vegetable Pests.

Context-pecific genomic selection strategies outperform phenotypic selection for soybean quantitative traits in the progeny row stage Smallwood, C., A. M. Saxton, J. D.Gillman, H. Bhandari, P. A. Wadl, B. D. Fallen, D. L. Hyten, Q. Song, and V. R. Pantalone.  2018.  Crop Science, 59:54-67. [Abstract]

Evaluating the influence of design strategies and meteorological factors on tree transpiration in bioretention suspended pavement practices Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Ecohydrology. [Abstract]

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]

ABET Self-Study Report for the Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, July 1, 2017.  Freeland, R. S., and D. C. Yoder.  2017.  2017 ABET Accredidation Review.

Identifying and Exploring Significant Genomic Regions Associated with Soybean Yield, Seed Fatty Acids, Protein and Oil Smallwood, C., J. D. Gillman, A. M. Saxton, H. Bhandari, P. A. Wadl, B. D. Fallen, D. L. Hyten, Q. Song, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  J. Crop Sci. Biotech., 2017 (December) 20 (4) : 243-253. [Abstract]