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Personnel

Gary M. Lessman
Associate Professor
Soil fertility and plant analysis

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.


 

Video


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Follow-up Evaluation Summary from Extension Agents Receiving Scholarships to Attend the 2014 Horticultural Expo.  Leffew, M. L.  2014.  CPA Info, #217, April 2014.

Follow-up Evaluation Summary from Extension Agents Receiving Scholarships to Attend the 2013 Horticultural Expo and Agritourism Conference.  Bruch, M. L.  2013.  CPA Info, #200.

Strengthening Horticultural Therapy through Partnering.  Stowell, D. R.  2013.  American Horticultural Therapy News Magazine, Vol 41(4), Fall 2015, Malone, K. R., Etherington, N.

Follow-up Evaluation Summary from Extension Agents Receiving Scholarships to Attend the 2012 Horticultural Expo and Agritourism Conference.  Bruch, M. L.  2012.  CPA Information Sheet, #186.

General comments about the use of horticultural oil.  M. Halcomb, and F. A. Hale.  2012.  UT Extension.

Community response of insects associated with eastern hemlock to imidacloprid and horticultural oil treatments.  Dilling, C., P. L. Lambdin, J. F. Grant, and R. Rhea.  2009.  Environmental Entomology 38:53-66.