Vegetable Research


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Personnel

Steven C. (Steve) Bost
Professor
Fruit, vegetable & tobacco diseases

Natalie Ruth Bumgarner
Assistant Professor

Dennis E. Deyton
Professor
Fruit crop improvement

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Megan L. Leffew
Extension Specialist II
Marketing Specialist

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Groups and Facilities


(2 mentions)

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



(1 mention)

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research



(1 mention)

Protected Agriculture 
From hydroponics to organic raised beds, from computer-controlled greenhouses to simple rain shelters.



(1 mention)

Vegetable Initiative 
Research on varieties and methods with potential in Tennessee.


 

News

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

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

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015

Biodegradable Mulch Team Uses Transdisciplinary Approach to Meet Objectives, 9/16/2015

Researcher's Novel Supplement Could Increase Yields, 4/13/2015

Video


(4 mentions)

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.



(3 mentions)

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.



(2 mentions)

Greenhouse Protected Agriculture 
More and more of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown indoors.



(1 mention)

High Tunnels 
Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect crops from temperatures that are either too hot or cold.



(1 mention)

Gourmet Food Safety 
We all want good-tasting foods, but what we eat also has to be safe. UT’s Institute of Agriculture works with producers statewide in food safety programs.



(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

Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar Available for 2019.  B. Hall, and N. R. Bumgarner.  2018.  UTIA News You Can Use.

Home vegetable crop-specific factsheets now available.  B. Hall, and N. R. Bumgarner.  2018.  UTIA News You Can Use.

Growing vegetables in the Tennessee home garden. In: Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Handbook.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension Publication- PB-1845- K.

Cool season vegetable growing cheat sheet.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  Tennessee Gardener.

Growing your own vegetable transplants.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  Tennessee Gardener.

Warm season vegetable growing cheat sheet.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  Tennessee Gardener.

Beans for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension D58.

Cole crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension D59.

Sweet corn crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension D61.

Vine crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension D62.

Peppers crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R., and K. Leu.  2018.  UT Extension D60.

Taking the trial to the people: Citizen science project for Tennessee vegetable gardeners.  Bumgarner, N. R., and V. R. Sykes.  2018.  HortScience, 53: SX.