Crops Research


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Personnel

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

Dennis E. Deyton
Professor
Fruit crop improvement

Burton C. (Burt) English
Professor
Production Economics

Brad S. Fisher
Research Associate I
Row Crops, Forages

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

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

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Scott D. Stewart
Professor

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

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

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

Events

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/26/2017

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/23/2014

 

News

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 Presidentís 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

5 Things You Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

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

2018 Insect control recommendations for field crops (revision) Stewart, S. D., and M. A. McClure.  2018.  UT Extension, PB 1768.

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]

Mechanism and DNA-based detection of field-evolved resistance to transgenic Bt corn in fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) Banerjee, R., J. Hasler, R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi, L. Hietala, F. Huang, K. Narva, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2017.  Scientific Reports, 7(1): 10877. [Abstract]

Investment Analysis of Long-Term Cover Crops and Tillage Systems on Cotton Production.  Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, and D. D. Tyler.  2017.  Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2017 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association An, Chicago, Illinois, July 30-August 1, 2017.

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2017.  Environmental Science and Policy, 69: 81-84. [Abstract]

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

Economic Impacts of Producing Renewable Aviation Fuel from Cover Crops: A Case Study Using Pennycress as the Feedstock English, B. C., E. L. Markel, R. J. Menard, and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2017.  Expert Opinion of Environmental Biology, 6:4 DOI: 10.4172/2325-9655-C1-017.

Flies as Possible Vectors for Transfer of Shiga-toxigenic and Salmonella Gorman, S., V. Nettles, D. Paulsen, R. T. Trout Fryxell, A. L. Wszelaki, J. R. Buchanan, and F. Critzer.  2017.  Internation Assocation for Food Protection Annual Conference, Flies as Possible Vectors for Transfer of Shiga-toxigenic. P1-42. International Association for Food Protection, 2017 Annual Conference, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL, July 9-12, 2017. [Abstract]

Elevating the conversation about GE crops.  Gould, F., R. M. Amasino, D. Brossard, C. R. Buell, R. A. Dixon, J. B. Falk-Zepeda, M. A. Gallo, K. E. Giller, L. L. Glenna, T. Griffin, B. R. Hamaker, P. M. Kareiva, D. Magraw, C. Mallory-Smith, K. V. Pixley, E. P. Ransom, M. Rodemeyer, D. M. Stelley, C. N. Stewart, Jr., and R. J. Whitaker.  2017.  Nature Biotechnology, 35: 302-304.

Systems-based pest management for nursery crops.  Hale, F. A.  2017.  The Firefly: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Entomological Society in Nashville, TN.

An assessment of the effectiveness of winter wheat cover crops for nutrient load reduction in the Red and Obion River watersheds.  Hawkins, S. A., and H. A. McClellan.  2017.  Proceedings of the 2017 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

Southeastern U.S. Pest Control Guide for Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings J.C. Chong, J. Williams-Woodward, J. C. Neal, M. T. Springer, F. A. Hale, W. E. Klingeman, et al.  2017.  SNIPM Working Group Members/Contributors.