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Neal S. Eash
Soil Science



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Preventing Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle 
UT experts talk about the danger of nitrate toxicity and how you can prevent it on your farm.

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Soil Testing 
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.

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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.

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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.


Recent Publications

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.

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 Spring 2014.

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.

Adoption and Frequency of Precision Soil Testing in Cotton Production.  Lambert, D. M., B. C. English, S. Larkin, J. A. Larson, D. Mooney, R. K. Roberts, M. Velandia, and J. M. Reeves.  2014.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 39(1):115Ė132.

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).

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.

Blue Light-emitting Diode Treatments Act to Decrease Kale Leaf Tissue Zeaxanthin Concentrations and Non-photochemical Quenching, Thereby Demonstrating a Less Stressful Light Environment.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9):pg.43, S131.

Soybean Seed Protein, Oil, Fatty Acids, and Isoflavones Altered by Potassium Fertilizer Rates in the Midsouth Bellaloui, N, X. Yin, A. Menghistu, M. A. McClure, and D. D. Tyler.  2013.  American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2013, 4, 976-988. published online May 2013;.

Using Conservation Agriculture to Intensify and Stabilize Agricultural Production in Southern Africa (Invited).  Eash, N. S., F. R. Walker, D. M. Lambert, M. Wilcox, M. V. Marake, and C. Thierfelder.  2013.  Proceedings Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. November 3-6, 2013.

The Influence Of N, P and K Fertilizer Rates On Yield and Quality Of Cassava Tubers In The Coastal Semiarid Dondo District Of Mozambique.  I. B. Cuvaca, D. O'Dell, L. W. Mbuthia, M. J. Mpheshea, F. R. Walker, and N. S. Eash.  2013.  Proceedings Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. November 3-6, 2013.

Microbial Community Composition, Structure and Activity after Long Term (31 years) of Conservation Tillage Under Continuous Cotton Production in West Tennessee.  L. W. Mbuthia, V. Acosta-Martinez, J. M. DeBruyn, S. M. Schaeffer, M. Mpheshea, F. R. Walker, and N. S. Eash.  2013.  Proceedings Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. November 3-6, 2013.