Crop production Research


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Personnel

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

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Amy Fulcher
Associate Professor
Sustainable ornamental plants

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

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.


 

News

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

Video


(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 
It’s 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

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]

Effect of Different Cover Crop Species on Crop Production and Soil Health.  Chu, M.  2017.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

Life cycle of biodegradable plastic mulches for specialty crop production Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, C. Miles, and A. L. Wszelaki.  2017.  OFRF Organic Agriculture Research Symposium.

Effect of Diverse Weathering Conditions on the Physicochemical Properties of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, H. Y., Sintim, M. Flury, M. English, S. M. Schaeffer, and A. M. Saxton.  2017.  Polymer Testing, 62: 454-467. [Abstract]

Cotton Disease Loss Estimate Committee Report, 2016 Lawrence, K., H. M. Kelly, et al.  2017.  Beltwide Cotton Conference. [Abstract]

High temperature influence on limited transpiration response at elevated vapor pressure deficit in maize' Avat Shekoofa and Thomas R. Sinclair.  Shekoofa, A.  2017.  An abstract-accepted, Inter-Drought V, India Feb 21-25, 2017. [Abstract]

Utilization of Spent Microbial Biomass as an Alternative Crop Nitrogen Source Sullivan, C. T., R. Mattingly Harman, N. S. Eash, J. Zahn, F. R. Walker, J. Goddard, A. M. Saxton, D. M. Lambert, D. McIntosh, R. S. Freeland, W. E. Hart, and J. E. Morrison.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, Agron. J. 109:1870–1879 (2017). [Abstract]

Advancement of laser-guided intelligent pesticide spray control technology in specialty crop production.  Zhu, H., J. Boldt, A. Fulcher, Y. Gao, D. Herms, C. Krause, P. Lin, D. W. Lockwood, G. Niu, H. E. Ozkan, J. Pscheidt, and R. Rosetta.  2017.  HortScience.

Nematicidal Activity and Saponin Concentration of Chenopod Extracts Batson, E. K., and T. Kouser.  2016.  Proceedings of the International Science and Engineering Fair, Phoenix, AR. 08/08/16-05/08/16. [Abstract]

Long-Term Impacts of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Sustainable Production of Fruits and Vegetables Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, N. F. Omar, A. L. Wszelaki, J. M. DeBruyn, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2016.  American Ecological Engineering Society 16th Annual Meeting, Knoxville, 7 June 2016. [Abstract]

Improving row crop production on sandy soils thru precision-deficit irrigation & increased water retention.  Leib, B. G., T. Grant, M. A. McClure, T. B. Raper, and A. Haghverdi.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at the International Conference for Nexus of Food, Energy, Water, and Soil, Yixin, Jiangsu Province, China, October 26-29, 2016.

Suitability of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems Miles, Carol, L. DeVetter, S. Ghimire, and D. G. Hayes.  2016.  HortScience, 52(1):1–6. 2017. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI11249-16. [Abstract]