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

2018 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., and A. Smith.  2018.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 442.

Eastern Corn Belt wheat doing better than Plains states' crop.  Ernst, M.D., and T. B. Raper.  2018.  Farm World.

Relationship between aphid infestations, aphid management regimes, and the incidence of barley yellow dwarf virus in soft red winter wheat.  Perkins, C.M.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Integrated approaches to managing aphids and barley yellow dwarf in Tennessee wheat.  Perkins, C.M., and S. D. Stewart.  2018.  Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., P. 650.

Multi-year analyses on the impact of insecticide seed treatments and foliar insecticides on aphid infestations in wheat, incidence of barley yellow dwarf, and yield in west Tennessee Perkins, C.M., S. J. Steckel, and S. D. Stewart.  2018.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 111(6): 2734-2740.

Tennessee Wheat: Freeze damage concerns, forecast for April 8.  Raper, T. B.  2018.  AgFax.

Freeze damage to winter wheat, forecast April 8th.  Raper, T. B.  2018.  news.utcrops.com 5 Apr 2018.

Tennessee Wheat: Freeze damage concerns, forecast for April 8.  Robb, B., and T. B. Raper.  2018.  Delta Farm Press.

Phosphorus and potassium fertilizer rate verification for the corn-wheat-soybean system in Tennessee.  Singh, S., H. J. Savoy, S. Jagadamma, and X. Yin.  2018.  American Society of Agronomy Southern Regional Branch Annual Meeting, February 4-6, Jacksonville, FL.

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.