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Vincent R. (Vince) Pantalone
Soybean breeding

Darrell D. Hensley
Extension Specialist III
Plant Pathology

Christopher Shields (Chris) Walker
Research Technician III

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Groups and Facilities

3 mentions

UT Crops 
Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.

2 mentions

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.

1 mention

Sun Grant BioWeb 
Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.


Soybean Disease Field Day, 9/13/2016

The Road to Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance, 2/7/2014



UTIA Rolls Out Searchable Database for Soybean Cultivars, 11/15/2016

Mobile-Friendly Soybean Disease Field Guide Now Available, 8/23/2016

USDA Soybean Breeders Developing New Lines to Fight Yield Robbers, 6/28/2016

Neonicotinoids Provide Value to Mid-South Soybean, 6/10/2016

New soybean germplasm line released, 4/2/2014


3 mentions

Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but in the process, new ones emerged, and they are attacking fields.

2 mentions

Farmer Research 
There's agricultural research going on all over Tennessee, but much of it can't happen without the input of farmers. UT AgResearch works with producers to test crops and growing conditions.

2 mentions

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and itís just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.

1 mention

Weed Progress 
Weeds are a nuisance to gardeners, but downright devastating to those who farm for a living. But now experts and farmers say the worst may be behind us.

1 mention

High Input Costs 
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.

1 mention

Record Corn Yields 
In the future, getting the most out of our land will be critical for Tennessee agriculture and the world's food supply. That will involve increasing row crop yields through science and smart farming.

1 mention

Little River Facility 
Itís long been an issue in farming Ė how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.

1 mention

Weed Control Strategy 
'The Minute' host Jake Turner interviews Larry Steckel on weed control.

1 mention

No-Till Hills 
There was a time when sloped land was just about useless because of frequent soil erosion. But now, hilly terrain can be productive. 'No-tillĒ farming makes it possible.

1 mention

Cotton Module Picker 
More and more producers are using cotton module pickers to get their crops from the field to the gin.

1 mention

Bee Research 
Researchers at the UT Institute of Agriculture are exploring reasons behind the decline of the honeybee population, including how agricutural pesticides might affect these beneficial insects.


Recent Publications

Common defoliating beetles in soybean.  Graham, S,, and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  UT Extension, W ???.

Evaluation of corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), economic injury levels in Mid-South reproductive stage soybean Adams, B. P., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2016.  Journal of Economic Entomology.

A Two-Stage Approach for Estimating the Value of Damage Control with Fungicide in Soybean Production.  Boyer, C., X. L. Harmon, D. M. Lambert, A. Smith, H. M. Kelly, J. Jordan, and M. A. Newman.  2016.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, San Antonio, TX. February 6-9, 2016.

Influence of application technology on foliar fungicide efficacy in Cercospora sojina infected soybean.  Butler, S. A.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Influence of application technology on foliar fungicide efficacy in Cercospora sojina infected soybean.  Butler, S. A., T. C. Mueller, G. Kruger, and H. M. Kelly.  2016.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 2):S2.2.

Management of pigweed (Amaranthus spp.) in glufosinate-resistant soybean in the Midwest and Midsouth.  Butts, T, J. Norsworthy, G. Kruger, L. Sanell, B. Young, L. E. Steckel, et al.  2016.  Weed Technology, Weed Technol 30:355-365.

Evaluation of fungicide efficacy against Cercospora sojina and selection for QoI-fungicide resistance in soybean.  Cochran, A. M.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Effectiveness of Entomopathogenic Nematode-Induced Systemic Resistance against Pests and Pathogens of Tobacco and Soybeans in Tennessee.  Ferguson, J.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

On seed transmissibility of Soybean vein necrosis-associated virus in symptomless seedlings Hajimorad, M. R.  2016.  Plant Health Progress.

Polymeric Products Derived from Industrial Oilseed for Paints, Coatings, and Other Applications.  Hayes, D. G., and M. J. Dumont.  2016.  Industrial Oilseed Crops, T. A. McKeon, D.G. Hayes, D. F. Hildebrand, R. J. Weselake, eds., Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 43-73 (Ch. 3).

Soybean kinome: identification and functional classification.  Hewezi, T.  2016.  Biennial Conference of the Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Soybean., August 7-10, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Using color spectrophotometry to evaluate disease severity of Macrophomina phaseolina in soybean.  Jordan, W. J., A. Mengistu, and H. M. Kelly.  2016.  Phytopathology.