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Personnel

Dennis E. Deyton
Professor
Fruit crop improvement

Brad S. Fisher
Research Associate I
Row Crops, Forages, Fruits, Vegetables

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Steven C. (Steve) Bost
Professor
Fruit, vegetable & tobacco diseases

David W. Lockwood
Professor
Tree fruits and nuts

Groups and Facilities


1 mention

Protected Agriculture 
From hydroponics to organic raised beds, from computer-controlled greenhouses to simple rain shelters.



1 mention

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


Events

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, 6/14/2016

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, 6/16/2015

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, 6/17/2014

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, 6/18/2013

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, 6/12/2012

 

News

Fruit growers warned to beware of new pest, 6/4/2014

Video


2 mentions

Greenhouse Protected Agriculture 
More and more of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown indoors.



1 mention

Bee Research 
Researchers at the UT Institute of Agriculture are exploring reasons behind the decline of the honeybee population, including how agricutural pesticides might affect these beneficial insects.



1 mention

Blueberries 
It's rare to find a food that's both good-tasting and good for you. But with blueberries, you get both.



1 mention

High Tunnels 
Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect crops from temperatures that are either too hot or cold.



1 mention

Cotton Sub-Irrigation 
Watering plants to make them grow works in a small garden or lawn, but is not so easy when you're talking about large acres. However, UT AgResearchers have made gains in recent years.



1 mention

Soil Testing 
If you’re looking for a healthy garden or green grass, it’s good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and it’s all done in a special lab in Nashville.



1 mention

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.



1 mention

Cotton Module Picker 
More and more producers are using cotton module pickers to get their crops from the field to the gin.



1 mention

Gourmet Food Safety 
We all want good-tasting foods, but what we eat also has to be safe. UT’s Institute of Agriculture works with producers statewide in food safety programs.


 

Recent Publications

Abscisic Acid Improves Tomato Fruit Quality by Increasing Soluble Sugar Concentrations Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  Journal of Plant Nutrition.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, Hortscience 51(4):1-7.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, vol.51(9):504-509.

Factors Influencing Product Liability Insurance Adoption Among Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Farmers.  Edwards, M.R.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Product Liability Insurance Use Among Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Edwards, Matthew, M. Velandia, D. M. Lambert, W. H. Pepper, C. D. Clark, and K. L. Jensen.  2016.  Journal of Food Distribution Research, 47(4):127-137.

Surveying the Near-Surface Fibrous Roots of The Orange Tree With 3-D GPR Freeland, R. S.  2016.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture,  32(2): 145-153.

Locational advantage and the impact of scale: Comparing local and conventional fruit and vegetable transportation efficiencies.  Grigsby, C. C., and C. M. Hellwinckel.  2016.  Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.

Small fruit insecticide update.  Hale, F. A.  2016.  EPP 451, UT Extension.

Fruit pest alert and pesticide update.  Hale, F. A.  2016.  UT Extension.

Fruit and vegetable insect update 2016.  Hale, F. A.  2016.  EPP 449, UT Extension.

Tree fruit pest update.  Hale, F. A., and D. Cook.  2016.  EPP 457, UT Extension.

Long-Term Impacts of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Sustainable Production of Fruits and Vegetables Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, N. F. Omar, A. L. Wszelaki, J. M. DeBruyn, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2016.  American Ecological Engineering Society 16th Annual Meeting, Knoxville, 7 June 2016.