Wheat Research

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Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Scott D. Stewart

Dennis R. West
Plant breeding

Groups and Facilities

(2 mentions)

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



Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Answers to Farmersí Questions, 10/22/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, 10/14/2016

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


(3 mentions)

Its one of our most lasting symbols of America - wind gently sweeping through a grain field. And soon it could be a common sight in Tennessee.

(2 mentions)

Weed Research 
A climate that's good for a variety of crops means many types of weeds also thrive. UT AgResearch works to help farmers battle this yearly problem that can greatly affect their yields.


Recent Publications

Weed Managment in Wheat Considerations Steckel, L. E.  2018.  UTCrops Blog, Posted 10/4/18.

New Herbicide Options for Broadleaf Weed Control in Wheat Steckel, L. E.  2018.  UTCrops News Blog, Posted 2/27/18.

Weed Managment in Wheat Considerations.  Steckel, L. E.  2018.  Mid America Farmer Grower, Vol. 38 No. 41. Pg 8.

Wheat Variety Performance Tests in Tennessee 2018.  West, D. R., D. R. Kincer, R. Blair, and T. B. Raper.  2018.  University of Tennessee, PB 1870.

2017 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., A. Smith, and T. Johnson.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 442.

2017 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., A. Smith, and T. Johnson.  2017.  Extension Publication, August, W442.

Southern wheat growers busy assessing freeze damage.  Ernst, M.D., and T. B. Raper.  2017.  Farm World.

An assessment of the effectiveness of winter wheat cover crops for nutrient load reduction in the Red and Obion River watersheds.  Hawkins, S. A., and H. A. McClellan.  2017.  Proceedings of the 2017 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

Green and efficient extraction of rutin from tartary buckwheat hull by using natural deep eutectic solvents.  Huang, Y., F. Feng, J. Jiang, Y. Qiao, T. Wu, J. Voglmeir, and Z. G. Chen.  2017.  Food Chemistry.

Current and future trends in chilling, spring temperatures, and spring freezes in Tennessee. , 25-28 June, Asheville, NC.  Logan, J.  2017.  23rd Conference on Applied Climatology, 25-28 June, Asheville, NC. [Abstract]

Utilizing Glyphosate- and Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans in a Wheat and Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Combination for Controlling Palmer amaranth.  Montogmery, G. B., M. A. McClure, R. M. Hayes, F. R. Walker, S. A. Senseman, and L. E. Steckel.  2017.  Weed Science. [Abstract]

The value of aphid management in Tennessee wheat.  Perkins, C., and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., P. 685.