Crop production Research

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David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Amy Fulcher
Associate Professor
Sustainable ornamental plants

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Hubert J. (Hugh) Savoy
Associate Professor, Emeritus
Soil fertility/testing for sustainable production

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

Production Economics 
Providing producers and agribusinesses with the most up-to-date economic analysis.

(1 mention)

Bio-Based Energy Analysis 
A potential win for energy, agriculture, and the environment.



Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

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

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016


(2 mentions)

No-Till Farming's Effect on May Flood 
May flooding caused extensive damage to agricultural production in Tennessee, but experts say it could have been much worse if not for the widespread use of no-till crop production.

(1 mention)

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


Recent Publications

Novel Methodology to Form Micro- and Nano-Plastics from Agricultural Plastic Materials and their Dimensional, Thermal, and Chemical Characterization.  A. F. Astner, D. G. Hayes, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, V. S. Urban, and T. M. Young.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Leafy crop production in small-scale soilless and hydroponic systems.  Bumgarner, N. R., and R. Hochmuth.  2019.  UT Extension W-844B.

Fruiting crop production in small-scale soilless and hydroponic systems.  Bumgarner, N. R., and R. Hochmuth.  2019.  UT Extension W-844C.

When Worlds Collide: Relationships Between the Life Cycle of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches and Ecosystems.  Hayes, D. G., M. B. Anunciado, A. F. Astner, M. English, A. L. Wszelaki, J. L. Moore, S. V. Pingali, M. Flury, H. Y. Sintim, J. M. DeBruyn, S. M. Schaeffer, and S. Bandpadhyay.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019 (other coauthors: H. M. O'Neill, B.R. Evans, V.S. Urban, C. Miles, S. Ghimire, M. Flury, and H.Y. Sintim). [Abstract]

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films for Sustainable Specialty Crop Production Hayes, D. G., M. B. Anunciado, J. M. DeBruyn, S. Bandopadhyay, S. M. Schaeffer, M. English, S. Ghimire, C. Miles, M. Flury, and H. Y. Sintim.  2019.  Polymers for Agri-Food Applications, Gutierrez, T.J. (Editor), Berlin, Springer Nature, pp. 183-213. [Abstract]

Regional Changes in Crop Production and Irrigation under Climate Change: An Ex-ante Analysis of Tennessee Basin Row Crop Production.  Lambert, L. H., B. C. English, C. D. Clark, S. A. Smith, T. Papanicolaou, C. M. Hellwinckel, C. Boyer, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  North American Meetings of the Regional Science Council (NARSC).

Supply Chain and Logistic Optimization of Industrial Spent Microbial Biomass (SMB) Distribution as a Soil Amendment for Field Crop Production Lambert, L. H., O. Shvlo, B. C. English, N. S. Eash, J. A. Zahn, and D. M. Lambert.  2019.  Resources, Conservation, & Recycling, Volume 146, July 2019, Pages 218-231. [Abstract]

A Multiregional Input-Output Analysis of WaterWithdrawals in the Southeastern United States.  Sheng, D., S. Owens, D. M. Lambert, B. C. English, R. J. Menard, D. W. Hughes, L. H. Lambert, and C. D. Clark.  2019.  The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, 49: pp 323-350,ISSN 1553-0892, 0048-49. [Abstract]

A Food-Energy-Water nexus Perspective on Water Availability for Crop Production.  Zhuang, J.  2019.  Proceedings of The 10th China National Symposium of Environmental Chemistry, Tianjin, China, August 15-19, 2019.

Field evaluation of agronomic effectiveness of multi-nutrient fertilizer briquettes for upland crop production.  Agyin-Birikorang, S., J. Winings, X. Yin, U. Singh, and J. Sanabria.  2018.  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 110:395-406.

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347353. [Abstract]

The use of biodegradable mulches in pie pumpkin crop production in two diverse climates Ghimire, S., A. L. Wszelaki, J. L. Moore, D. A. Inglis, and C. Miles.  2018.  HortScience, 53:288-294.