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

Amin Nouri Gharahassanlou
Post Doc
Sustainable Soil Management

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 Didnt 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.

Total and Active Soil Organic Carbon from Long-term Agricultural Management Practices in West Tennessee Jagadamma, S., M. E. Essington, S. Xu, and X. Yin.  2019.  Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 4:180062.

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.

Increasing Charcoal Efficiency for Brooding Broiler Chickens in Rural Rwanda.  Mihelic, R., E. R. Urban, T. Gill, M. O. Smith, and B. H. Voy.  2019.  African Journal of Poultry Farming, in press. [Abstract]

Crop species in no-tillage summer crop rotations affect soil quality and yield in an Alfisol.  Nouri, A., J. Lee, X. Yin, D. D. Tyler, A. M. Saxton, V. R. Sykes, and P. Arelli.  2019.  Geoderma, in press.

Effect of Planting System and Elevated CO2 Environment on Soil NH4+N and NO3−N Content and Yield of Hybrid Rice in Subtropical India Singh, P., D. K. Swain, P. B. S. Bhadoria, and S. Jagadamma.  2019.  International Journal of Plant Production, doi.org/10.1007/s42106-019-00039-7.

Soil Carbon Accumulation and Nutrient Availability in Managed and Unmanaged Eco-systems of East Tennessee Singh, S., S. Yan, J. Sorochan, J. Stier, M. A. Mayes, J. Zhuang, and S. Jagadamma.  2019.  Soil Science Society of America Journal.

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.

Opposite influences of mineral-associated and dissolved organic matter on the transport of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles through soil and aggregates Xu, S., X. J. Chen, and J. Zhuang.  2019.  Environmental Research, 171, 153-160.

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.

Factors affecting 13C enrichment of vegetation and soil in temperate grasslands in Inner Mongolia, China Zhou, Y., W. Zhang, X. Cheng, W. Harris, S. M. Schaeffer, X. Xu, and B. Zhao.  2019.  Journal of Soils and Sediments.