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John R. Buchanan
Associate Professor
Wastewater Management

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

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

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Forbes R. Walker
Associate Professor
Environmental soil science

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Darwin L. Newton
State soil scientist

Neal S. Eash
Soil Science

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Baohua Gu
Joint Professor
Environmental Biogeochemistry

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

Vincent R. (Vince) Pantalone
Soybean breeding

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Raymond C. Albright
Assistant Professor
Forest ecology

Eric C. Drumm
Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

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

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Sean Michael Schaeffer
Assistant Professor

Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

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

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Thomas J. Sauer
Research Soil Scientist USDA-ARS

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Sarah W. Keenan
Biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, paleobiology



UTIA and MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems in Middle Tennessee, 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 Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017


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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

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, 197 (2018) 132Ė137. [Abstract]

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56: Copyright: © Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

Best Management Practices for Livestock Production and Operations in Karst Areas.  Harry Moore, and E. C. Drumm.  2018.  Extension web publication W 453-B. [Abstract]

Impact of soil water content on hybrid bermudagrass athletic field performance.  K. H. Dickson, J. C. Sorochan, J. T. Brosnan, J. C. Stier, and J. Lee.  2018.  Crop Science.

Head impact criteria of natural grass athletic fields is affected by soil type and volumetric water content.  K. H. Dickson, W. Strunk, and J. C. Sorochan.  2018.  Sports Engineering.

Rare osteochondroma associated with natural mortality of a wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Kalb, M. M., D. L. Miller, M. K. Keel, and J. L. Bowman.  2018.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Mortality hotspots: nitrogen cycling in forest soils during vertebrate decomposition.  Keenan, S. W., S. M. Schaeffer, V. Jin, and J. M. DeBruyn.  2018.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry.

Soil carbon dioxide respiration in switchgrass fields: Assessing annual, seasonal and daily flux patterns Lee, J., J. McKnight, L. Skinner, A. C. Sherfy, D. D. Tyler, and B. C. English.  2018.  Soil Systems, 2(1), March 1. [Abstract]

Impact of plastic film mulching and fertilization on contribution of straw-derived nitrogen in a soil-plant system based on 15N-labeling Zheng, L., J. Pei, X. Jin, S. M. Schaeffer, T. An, and J. Wang.  2018.  Geoderma, 317:15-22.

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting fAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles.  A. Willette, H. Bhandari, C. E. Sams, F. Chen, V. R. Sykes, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [Abstract]

Standard reclamation practice at post-mining chronosequences across the USA leads to fast recovery of C and N in soil organic matter fractions.  Angst, G., C. W. Mueller, M. Pivokonsky, J. A. Franklin, P. D. Stahl, and J. Frouz.  2017.  Environmental Management. [Abstract]

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]