Calcium Research

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Soil Testing 
If you’re looking for a healthy garden or green grass, it’s good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and it’s all done in a special lab in Nashville.


Recent Publications

Fei Chen, Liangsheng Zhang, Lin Zhenguo, Zong-Ming Cheng. 2018. Identification of a novel fused gene family implicates convergent evolution in eukaryotic calcium signaling Chen, F, L. Zhang,, Z. Lin,, and Z. Cheng.  2018.  BMC Genomics, 19:306.

Modeling regulation of ultradwarf bermudagrass clipping yield following trinexapac-ethyl and prohexadione-calcium treatment.  Taylor, D. R., J. T. Brosnan, J. J. Vargas, G. K. Breeden, E. H. Reasor, W. J. Hutchens, J. P. Kerns, and W. C. Kreuser.  2018.  Proc. Southern Weed Science Society, 71:105.

How to use and monitor chlorine (sodium/calcium hypochlorite) in fruit and vegetable washwater and on equipment and food contact surfaces.  Critzer, F., A. L. Wszelaki, and D. Ducharme.  2017.  UT Extension, SP 798-A.

Casein-maltodextrin conjugate as an emulsifier for fabrication of structured calcium carbonate particles as dispersible fat globule mimetics Qu, B., and Q. Zhong.  2017.  Food Hydrocolloids, 66: 61-70.

Impacts of calcium on structural characteristics of zein-propylene glycol alginate binary complexes fabricated by anti-solvent co-precipitation.  Sun, C., Y. Gao, and Q. Zhong.  2017.  The 2017 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 25-28, Las Vegas, NV. Paper #P05-104.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(4):1-7. [Abstract]

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):504-509. [Abstract]

Reduction of Aichi Virus by Sodium Metasilicate and Calcium Hypochlorite in Suspension.  Arreaza, A, and D. H. D'Souza.  2015.  Proceedings, Annual IAFP meeting, Portland, Oregon, July, Oral Presentation.

Reduction of Aichi Virus by Sodium Metasilicate and Calcium Hypochlorite on Formica Coupons.  Arreaza, A, and D. H. D'Souza.  2015.  Proceedings, Annual IFT Meeting, Chicago, IL, July, Poster Presentation.

The association of low-molecular-weight compounds with native casein micelles in bovine milk Cheema, M., M. S. Mohan, S. R. Campagna, J. Jurat-Fuentes, and F. M. Harte.  2015.  Journal of Dairy Science, 98(8): 5155-5163. [Abstract]

Fruit Tissue Calcium and Lutein in ‘Micro-Tina’ Tomato Respond to Foliar Chelated Titanium.  Kopsell, D. A., T. C. Barickman, C. E. Sams, and D. E. Kopsell.  2015.  Proceedings of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America.

The Effect of Abscisic Acid on Tomato Calcium Partitioning and Fruit Quality.  Barickman, T. C.  2014.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]