If youíre looking for a healthy garden or green grass, itís good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and itís all done in a special lab in Nashville.
Ag Year Preview
Spring is almost here, and itís just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.
High Input Costs
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.
Carbon fluxes from plants to soil and dynamics of microbial immobilization under plastic film mulching and fertilizer application using 13C pulse-labeling.
An, T., S. M. Schaeffer, S. Li, S. Fu, J. Pei, H. Li, J. Zhuang, M. A. Radosevich, and J. Wang. 2015.
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 80:53-61.
Effects of Optical Sensing and Variable Rate Technology on Nitrogen Fertilizer Use, Lint Yields, and Profitability in Cotton Production.
Melissa R. Stefanini 2015.
M.S. Thesis, (Committee: J.A. Larson [Major Professor], C.N. Boyer, D.M Lambert, X. Yin, S. Cho). Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
The Effect of Abscisic Acid on Tomato Calcium Partitioning and Fruit Quality.
Barickman, T. C. 2014.
Ph.D. Dissertation, A Dissertation Presented for the
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Nitrogen fertilizer application timing influences mesotrione efficacy on large crabgrass.
Beck, L. L., A. J. Patton, D. V. Weisenberger, G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, J. T. Brosnan, and D. V. Farnsworth. 2014.
Proc. Southern Weed Sci. Soc., 67:243.
Container-grown Knock Outô rose affected by fertilizer rate and plant growth regulator.
Cochran, D.R., and A. Fulcher. 2014.
Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 59:283-286.
Investigating the effects of contrasting n, P. and K fertilizer rates on cassava tuber yield and quality and maize grain yield in Southern Africa.
Ivan Cuvaca 2014.
Nutrient release from switchgrass derived biochar pellets embedded with fertilizers.
Kim, P., D. Hensley, and N. Labbe. 2014.
Verification of fertilizer recommendations in a corn-wheat-soybean rotation in TN.
Savoy, H. J., and X. Yin. 2014.
ASA Southern Branch 2015 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Atlanta, GA. Feb. 1-3 (Accepted).
Using Conservation Agriculture to Sustainably Intensify Maize Production and Increase Yields in the Maphutseng valley, Lesotho.
Walker, F. R., N. S. Eash, M. V. Marake, and D. M. Lambert. 2014.
Proceedings, Proceedings of World Congress of Conservation Agriculture, June 22 to 25, 2014. Winnipeg, Canada.
Effects of Organically Enhanced Biofertilizer and Fertilizer Briquettes on Mineral Nutrition, Quality, and Yield of Corn and Soil Health.
Winings, J. H., and X. Yin. 2014.
M.S. Thesis, 153 pages.