Crops Research


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Personnel

Dennis E. Deyton
Professor
Fruit crop improvement

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Brad S. Fisher
Research Associate I
Row Crops, Forages

Delton C. Gerloff
Professor and Head
Financial management and crops marketing

Zachariah R. (Zach) Hansen
Assistant Professor
Entomology & Plant Pathology

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

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

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Scott D. Stewart
Professor

Events

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/26/2017

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/23/2014

 

News

UTIA Researchers Develop Kit for Chloroplast Engineering in Plants, 3/25/2019

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

Tennessee Scientist Works to Increase Crops' Water Saving Potential, 4/19/2018

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Neal Stewart Nominated for UT President’s Discover Award, 10/9/2017

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

Video


(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.



(1 mention)

Tennessee Magic Moments 
Teaming with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau Federation, and producer groups across the state to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture to our state and in our lives.



(1 mention)

Pond Management 
UT Extension helps landowners build and maintain ponds as a source of water, and as habitat for fish, water fowl, and other animals.



(1 mention)

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.



(1 mention)

Sesame 
There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


 

Recent Publications

Evaluating on-demand irrigation systems for container-grown woody plants grown in biochar-amended pine bark.  Basiri Jahomi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  HortScience, 53(12):1-6. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Comparison of On-demand and Conventional Irrigation Regimes for 'Silver Dollar' Hydrangea Grown Outdoors in Biochar Amended Pine-bark.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  Southern Nursery Assocaition Re. Conf. Vol 62.. [Abstract]

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. Atland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347–353. 2018. [Abstract]

Alfalfa - queen of the forage crops.  Bates, G. E.  2018.  TCA Cattle Business - October.

Cole crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension D59.

Sweet corn crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension D61.

Vine crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension D62.

Peppers crops for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R., and K. Leu.  2018.  UT Extension D60.

Tennessee Producer Willingness to Adopt Cover Crops and No-Till.  Campbell, K., C. Boyer, C. D. Clark, D. M. Lambert, and A. Smith.  2018.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting.

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  15th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining, July 24 – 27, 2018, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  25th BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2018, Troy, NY. [Abstract]