Oil Research

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John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

Eric C. Drumm
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics

Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

Neal S. Eash
Soil Science

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management

Sarah W. Keenan
Biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, paleobiology

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

Vincent R. (Vince) Pantalone
Soybean breeding

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

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

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

Wesley C. Wright
Research Associate I
Instrumentation, soil & water management

Sutie Xu
Post Doc
Grassland Mgmt, Soil Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ec

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant

Raymond C. Albright
Assistant Professor
Forest ecology

Darwin L. Newton
State soil scientist

Thomas J. Sauer
Research Soil Scientist USDA-ARS



UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

​Tennessee Students Win National Soil Judging Competition​, 4/17/2018

UTIA/MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems, 3/8/2018

Using Chickens as a Model to Reduce Obesity in Children, 2/1/2018

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017


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There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


Recent Publications

Home garden soil fertility management.  Bumgarner, N. R., and R. Florence.  2019.  UT Extension W.

Cadmium removal from soil by fulvic acid-aided hydroxyapatite nanofluid Li, Q., X. J. Chen, X. Chen, Y. Jin, and J. Zhuang.  2019.  Chemosphere, 215, 227-233.

Impact of Microbial Iron Oxide Reduction on the Transport of Diffusible Tracers and Non-diffusible Nanoparticles in Soils Liang, X., M. A. Radosevich, F. Loffler, S. M. Schaeffer, and J. Zhuang.  2019.  Chemosphere, 220, 391-402.

Impact of biodegradable plastic mulch on soil health Sintim, H. Y., S. Bandopadhyay, M. E. English, A. I. Bary, J. M. DeBruyn, S. M. Schaeffer, C. A. Miles, J. P. Reganold, and M. Flury.  2019.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 273: 36-49.

Transformation and stabilization of straw residue carbon in soil affected by soil types, maize straw addition and fertilized levels of soil Xu, X., T. An, J. Zhang, Z. Sun, S. M. Schaeffer, and J. Wang.  2019.  Geoderma, 337: 622-629.

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.

Associations Between Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Biotic Integrity and Non-Point Source Pollution Estimates in the Nolichucky River Watershed.  Alford, J. B., and H. S. Gotwald.  2018.  Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. [Abstract]

Effective and efficient agricultural drainage pipe mapping with UAS thermal infrared imagery: A case study Allred, B., N. S. Eash, R. S. Freeland, L. Martinez, and D. Wishart.  2018.  Agricultural Water Management, Volume 197, 15 January 2018, Pages 132-137. [Abstract]

Mapping Agricultural Subsurface Drainage by Proximal and Remote Sensing Technologies Integrated with a Satellite Navigation System - Invited Paper 351735 Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, D. Wishart, G. Rouse, and T. Williamson.  2018.  American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Dec 10-14, Washington DC. [Abstract]

Incorporating Unmanned Aircraft Imaging with Ground-Penetrating Radar for Efficient Mapping of Agricultural Drainage Tile Systems.  Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, L. Martinez, and D. Wishart.  2018.  Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, EEGS, SAGEEP Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2018 Nashville, TN. [Abstract]

Fast accrual of C and N in soil organic matter fractions following post-mining reclamation across the USA Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, S. Angst, M. Pivokonskýc, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2018.  Journal of Environmental Management. [Abstract]

Crop rotations and poultry litter impact long-term soil physicochemical properties and soil biota Ashworth, A. J., F. L. Allen, P. R. Owens, J. M. DeBruyn, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Journal of Environmental Quality, 47(6): 1327-1338.