Nutrition Research

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Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Janie L. Burney
Nutrition Specialist

Thomas V. (Tom) Dailey
Research Scientist I
Bobwhite conservation

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Lacey Hubbs Johnston
Equine Behavior, Equitation Science, Nutrition

Claudia A. Kirk
Professor and Head
Internal Medicine, Nutrition

John Travis (Travis) Mulliniks
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology



Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

Beef Heifer Development Center–One Year Later, 12/29/2016

Faculty 360 | Phillip Myer, 6/20/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Do We Need More Space?, 11/17/2015

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the AgResearch & Education Center at Ames Plantation, 10/6/2015


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Governor's Garden 
Some Tennessee teachers have a new lesson plan this fall, and their curriculum came straight from the grounds of the Governor's home.

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Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.

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Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are popular with chefs and customers at high-end restaurants.


Recent Publications

Maximizing Microbes: Improving feed efficiency and nutrition for sustainable beef Myer, P.  2019.  Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation (SoAR), Retaking The Field Volume 4. Invited article.

Response of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) and saponin content of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa).  Soltani, N., E. C. Bernard, and K. D. Gwinn.  2019.  Phytopathology. [Abstract]

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Atland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347–353. 2018. [Abstract]

Soil science and plant nutrition. In: Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Handbook.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2018.  UT Extension publication PB 1845E.

Maternal nutrition and stage of early pregnancy in beef heifers: Impacts on hexose and AA concentrations in maternal and fetal fluids.  Crouse, M. S., N. P. Greseth, K. McLean, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin-Pereira, A. K. Ward, L. P. Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen, B. W. Neville, P. P. Borowicz, and J. S. Caton.  2018.  Journal of Animal Science.

Several pesticides influence the nutritional content of sweet corn Cutulle, M. C., G. R. Armel, D. A. Kopsell, H. P. Wilson, J. T. Brosnan, J. J. Vargas, T. E. Hines, and R. M. Koepke-Hill.  2018.  Agric. & Food Chem., 66: 3086-3092.

Incorporating technologies in nutrition and transition management.  Eckelkamp, E., and J. M. Bewley.  2018.  Abstract 120. American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. June 24 to 27, 2018.

Ulcerative Stomatits Associated with Ingestion of Broomsedge Hay in a Horse Graves, M. T., and J. L. Ivey.  2018.  Veterinary Record Case Reports. [Abstract]

Supplemental Daily Light Integrals Influence Carotenoid Concentrations in Hydroponically Grown Genovese Pesto Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S492. This Poster won First Plast in the SRASHS Graduate Student Poster Competition. [Abstract]

Nutrition for Performance.  Ivey, J. L.  2018.  IAVRPT Conference Proceedings.

Interactive web-based tool for nutritional microbiology in applied agriculture outreach Ivey, J. L., and P. Myer.  2018.  Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 19(2).

Nutrition and food habits of eastern elk.  Muller, L. I.  2018.  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, D. White, J. Cox, and J. Larkin (editors). Elk in eastern North America. Missoula, Montana, USA.