Crop yield Research

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Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops



Faculty 360 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017


(1 mention)

Record Corn Yields 
In the future, getting the most out of our land will be critical for Tennessee agriculture and the world's food supply. That will involve increasing row crop yields through science and smart farming.

(1 mention)

Weed Olympics 
We've had an Olympic competition here in Tennessee involving ... plants. More specifically, plants we don't like or want. It's called the 'Weed Olympics' on the UT agriculture campus.


Recent Publications

Effect of environmental weathering on microbial assimilation of biodegradable plastic mulches under ambient soil and composting conditions.  Anunciado, M. B., C. D. Cowan-Banker, A. F. Astner, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Studying crop yield response to supplemental irrigation and the spatial heterogeneity of soil physical attributes in a humid region.  Haghverdi, A., B. G. Leib, R. Washington-Allen, W. C. Wright, S. Ghodsi, T. Grant, M. Zheng, and P. Vanchiasong.  2019.  Agriculture, 9, 43.

Crop yield stability under weather extremes as a function of soil resilience.  Nouri, A., J. Lee, D. C. Yoder, F. R. Walker, S. Jagadamma, X. Yin, and P. R. Arelli.  2019.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Nov 10-13, San Antonio, TX.

A spatially-explicit approach to modeling biological productivity and economic attractiveness of short-rotation woody crops in the Eastern USA Stanturf J. A., J. H. Perdue, T. M. Young, X. Huang, Z. Guo, D. Dougherty, and M. Pigott.  2019.  Energy, Sustainability and Society, 2019:9-28. [Abstract]

Crop Rotation and Bio-Cover Impacts on No-Tillage Corn, Soybean, and Cotton Profitability in Tennessee Zhou, X., J. A. Larson, V. R. Sykes, A. J. Ashworth, and F. L. Allen.  2019.  Paper presentation 387-11., ASA-CSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Nov 10-13, 2018, San Antonio, TX. [Abstract]

Mapping Agricultural Subsurface Drainage by Proximal and Remote Sensing Technologies Integrated with a Satellite Navigation System - Invited Paper 351735 Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, D. Wishart, G. Rouse, and T. Williamson.  2018.  American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Dec 10-14, Washington DC. [Abstract]

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]

Effect of multispecies cover crop mixture on soil properties and crop yield Chu, M., S. Jagadamma, F. R. Walker, N. S. Eash, M. J. Buschermohle, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 2:170030.

The effects of switchgrass-derived biochar on bioenergy crop yield, plant composition, and soil properties.  Edmunds, C. W., A. Johnson, P. Kim, A. M. Saxton, M. A. Radosevich, T. G. Rials, and N. Labbe.  2017.  Biochar: chemical composition, soil applications, and ecological impacts, Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments Series, p47-72.

Multi-species cover crop mixture improved soil properties and crop yield.  Jagadamma, S., M. Chu, F. R. Walker, M. J. Buschermohle, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Oct 22-25. Tampa, FL.

Scorecard of Progress toward Governorís Rural Challenge Recommendations for Tennessee Agriculture.  Jensen, K. L., R. J. Menard, B. C. English, A. P. Griffith, D. W. Hughes, A. Smith, and T. E. Yu.  2017.  Agri-Industry Modeling & Analysis Group Industry Brief. [Abstract]