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

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]

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]

Soil Organic Carbon Changes for Switchgrass Farms in East Tennessee, USA D. K. Toliver, B. C. English, D. D. Tyler, J. Lee, R. J. Menard, and J. C. Walton.  2018.  Soil Systems, 2018, 2(2),. [Abstract]

Agronomic Performance and Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability of Low Phytate Soybean Line TN09-239 Wiggins, S. J., C. Smallwood, D. R. West, D. A. Kopsell, C. E. Sams, and V. R. Pantalone.  2018.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 95:787-796. [Abstract]

Assessing heat management practices in high tunnels to improve organic production of bell peppers.  Zheng, M., B. G. Leib, D. M. Butler, W. C. Wright, P. D. Ayers, D. G. Hayes, A. Haghverdi, T. Grant, P. Vanchiasong, and M. Muchoki.  2018.  Scientia Horticulturae.

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]

Qualitative analysis of nine forage mixtures designed for Southeastern U.S. organic dairy production.  Bailey, H. R., D. M. Butler, G. E. Bates, G. M. Pighetti, D. McIntosh, and A. Rius.  2017.  J. Dairy Sci., Vol. 100 (suppl.2):130.

Nutritive analysis of four spring forage mixtures for organic dairy production in the Southeastern United States.  Bailey, H. R., D. M. Butler, G. E. Bates, G. M. Pighetti, P. D. Krawczel, S. R. Smith, K. Mercier, D. McIntosh, and A. Rius.  2017.  UT Beef and Forage Center, 2nd Annual Graduate Research Poster Symposium and Competition.

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9. [Abstract]

Integrating annual and perennial forages in organic vegetable cropping rotations.  Butler, D. M.  2017.  Cover Crops and Forage Utilization in Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems II, 2017 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings, Tampa, FL, Oct. 22-25.

Organic agriculture and plant disease Butler, D. M., and E. N. Rosskopf.  2017.  Plant Pathology, 3rd edition, eds. R.N. Trigiano and B.H. Ownley.

Effect of Different Cover Crop Species on Crop Production and Soil Health.  Chu, M.  2017.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]