Organic Research


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Personnel

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Michael E. Essington
Professor
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Shasta L. Hubbs
Extension Assistant I
Coordinator of Farm-to-Market program

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management

Groups and Facilities


(2 mentions)

Protected Agriculture 
From hydroponics to organic raised beds, from computer-controlled greenhouses to simple rain shelters.



(1 mention)

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


Events

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/26/2017

Organic Crops Field Tour, 10/23/2014

 

News

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

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

Five Things You Didn't Know about the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, 10/14/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

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

Spring 2016 Upcoming Events, 2/15/2016

Researchers Win $1.8M USDA Grant to Study Organic Dairy Production, 11/6/2015

Video


(4 mentions)

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.


 

Recent Publications

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]

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]

Factors Influencing Organic and Fair Trade Coffee Growers Level of Engagement with Cooperatives: The Case of Coffee Farmers in Mexico Arana-Coronado, J.J., C. Trejo-Pech, M. Velandia, and J. Peralta-Jimenez.  2018.  Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing.

The Influence Herbaceous Vegetation on Ectomycorrhizal Root Colonization and Nutrient Uptake.  Bauman, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

W661 Conventional and Organic Product Overview for Home Vegetable Gardeners in Tennessee Bumgarner, N. R., Z. R. Hansen, and K. M. Vail.  2018.  UT Extension.

Effect of Management System on the Lying Behavior of Organic Dairy Cows.  Couture, V. L., P. D. Krawczel, R. Smith, L. Schneider, A. Rius, and G. M. Pighetti.  2018.  Proceedings American Dairy Science Association.

Biodegradable Plastic Mulch and Suitability for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Ghimire, S., D. G. Hayes, J. Cowan, D. Inglis, C. Miles, and L. DeVetter.  2018.  Washington State University Factsheet FS103E (2017-2093).

Entomopathogenic bacteria in insect biological control Grijalba, E., M. Hurst, J. Ibarra, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and T. Jackson.  2018.  Biological Conrol of Phytopathogens, Insects and Acari, Chapter 5, pp. 296-333, Edited by A. M. Cotes, Agrosavia, Bogota, Colombia. [Abstract]

Effects of pasture quality on feed efficiency and production or organic dairy cows in the southeastern United States.  H. R. Bailey, D. M. Butler, G. E. Bates, G. M. Pighetti, P. D. Krawczel, S. R. Smith, K. Mercier, D. McIntosh, and A. Rius.  2018.  Journal of Dairy Science, 101:12.

Daily Light Integral Supplements Alter Key Flavor Volatiles in Hydroponically Grown Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9): In Press. [Abstract]

Analysis of the Effects of Four Forage Mixtures Designed for Tennessee and Kentucky Organic Dairy Systems.  Hannah R. Bailey  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

New approaches in non-aqueous enzymology for modification of lipids and phospholipids Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]