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UT Soil, Plant, and Pest Center 
Soil, media, forage, and grain testing; Insect and plant disease identification; Manure and plant tissue analysis


Recent Publications

Impacts of Biofumigation and Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in Strawberry Production.  Wheeler, J., D. E. Deyton, D. M. Butler, F. Louws, and C. E. Sams.  2015.  HortScience, HortScience 50(():S54. This paper won the SRASHS graduate student poster award at the 2015 meeting.

A Systems Approach to Retaining Manure Nutrient Content and Reducing Odors from Animal Production Systems.  Burns, R. T.  2013.  Proceedings of the 2013 International Research Center for Animal Environment and Welfare Symposia, 10/19-22/2013. Rongchang, Chongquing, China. 11 pages.

When are secondary nutrients or micronutrients needed for tennessee farm fields? Savoy, H. J.  2013.  Extension, Extension special publication 645.

Can Residual Effects of Green Manure Cover Crops (GMCC) Solve N Fertilizer Challenges in Conservation Agriculture (CA) Systems of Southern Africa? Cheesman, S., Thierfelder, C., and N. S. Eash.  2012.  ASA/CSSA/SSSA Proceedings.

An Engineering-Economic Model for Analyzing Dairy Plug-Flow Anaerobic Digesters: Cost Structures and Policy Implications.  Faulhaber, C. R., D. R. Raman, and R. T. Burns.  2012.  Transactions of the ASABE.

Effects of Laying-Hen Strain on Manure Properties and Ammonia Emission.  Rahman, S., H. Xin, S. A. Roberts, J. A. Arthur, R. T. Burns, H. Li, Z. Zhu, L. B. Moody, and K. Bregendahl.  2012.  Transactions of the ASABE, 55(3): 1059-1065.

Influence of aeration implements, phosphorus fertilizers, and soil taxa on phosphorus losses from grasslands Franklin, D.H., D. M. Butler, M.L. Cabrera, V.H. Calvert, L.T. West, and J.A. Rema.  2011.  Journal of Environmental Quality 40:312-319.

Seasonal initial concentrations and in-field decay rates of Escherichia coli and bovine Bacteroidetes in beef cattle manure.  Hawkins, S. A., J. Liu, D. Williams, and A. Layton.  2011.  Proceedings of the 2011 Southern Region Water Conference.

Seasonal initial concentrations and in-field decay rates of Escherichia coli and Bovine Bacteroidetes in beef cattle manure Liu, J.  2011.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011.

In-field decay rates of E. coli and bovine Bacteroides in beef cattle manure.  Liu, J., S. A. Hawkins, Williams, D., and Layton, A..  2011.  Proceedings of the 21st Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

Modern Breeding Methods for Enhancing Soy Protein Quality.  Pantalone, V. R.  2010.  American Oil Chemists' Society 101st Annual Meeting, Designing Soybeans for 21st Century Markets.

Approaches for selecting Anaerobic Digestion Co-Substrates for a Full-Scale Beef Manure Digester Using Biochemical Methane Potentials and Anaerobic Toxicity Assays.  Sell, S.T., R. T. Burns, Raman, D.R., and Moody, L.B..  2010.  International Symposium on Air Quality & Manure Management for Agriculture CD-Rom Proceedings (13-16 September 2010, Double Tree Hotel, Dallas Texas) St. Joseph, Michigan ASABE ,13 September 2010 . ASAE Pub #711P0510cd.