Horticultural Research

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David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

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

Derrick Ryan Stowell
Extension Assistant I

José J. (Javi) Vargas
Research Associate II
Horticultural & Invasive Weed Management

Groups and Facilities

(2 mentions)

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



Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

In Knoxville, Meet Dennis Deyton, Department of Plant Sciences, 3/16/2016


(1 mention)

Dogwood Patent 
Dr. Mark Windham of University of Tennessee AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees.

(1 mention)

LED Plant Lights 
It’s been known for years we can use indoor lighting to grow plants. Now UT Ag Researchers are looking at LED lights as an efficient way to bring plants to life.


Recent Publications

Influence of Imidacloprid and Horticultural Oil on Spider Abundance within Eastern Hemlocks Canopy in the Southern Appalachians A. Hakeem, J. F. Grant, P. L. Lambdin, F. A. Hale, J. Rhea, G. Wiggins, and C. Coots.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, 47(4):951-959.

Daily Light Integral: A research review and high-resolution maps of the United States.  J. E. Faust, and J. Logan.  2018.  HortScience, 53: 1250-1257. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Rose Cultivars for Resistance to Rose Rosette Disease Byrne, D., N. Anderson, T. Evans, S. B. Collins, B. England, K. Solo, A. S. Windham, F. A. Hale, and M. T. Windham.  2017.  VII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation, Session 7, Poster 10, Angers, France, July 2-7. [Abstract]

A Simplified Technique for Counting Eriophyid Mites on Roses that are Endangered by Rose Rosette Disease Collins, S. B., K. Solo, A. S. Windham, F. A. Hale, Q. Cheng, and M. T. Windham.  2017.  VII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation, Session 7, Poster 6, Angers, France, July 2-7. [Abstract]

Updates on using Tripal As a Project Database. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting.  Staton, M. E., M. Chen, A. Almsaeed, B. Condon, J. Yu, N. Henry, J. Wegrezyn, D. Main, and S. Ficklin.  2017.  American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, NRSP10: Bioinformatic and Database Resour.

Controlling Rose Rosette Disease with Cultural and Chemical Methods Windham, M. T., A. S. Windham, and F. A. Hale.  2017.  VII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation, Session 7, Poster 8, Angers, France, July 2-7. [Abstract]

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

What is Rose Rosette? The Challenges of Rose Rosette Workshop. National meeting of American Society of Horticultural Scientists. Atlanta, GA. August 9.  Pembrerton, B., K. Ong, M. T. Windham, J. Olson, and D. Byrne.  2016.  HortScience, 51 (9): S68.

A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation on Pest Suppression and Yield of Horticultural Crops Shresta, Utsala, R. M. Augé, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Frontiers in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure for the US native shrub Viburnum rufidulum in Tennessee and Kentucky.  Dean, D., P. A. Wadl, D. Hadziabdic, W. E. Klingeman, B. H. Ownley, T. A. Rinehart, A. J. Dattilo, B. Scheffler, and R. N. Trigiano.  2015.  Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 140 (6): 523–531. [Abstract]

The Other CSA: Climate Smart Agriculture Logan, J.  2015.  Annual meeting of the American Society of Horticultural Science., New Orleans, LA. Aug 3-6, 2015. [Abstract]

Climate Change—Realities, Controversies, and Responses.  Ray, T. R., C. E. Sams, and W. V. Baird.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S66. This was an invited Colloguia for ASHS 2015 Annual Meeting. [Abstract]