PH Research

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

Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Natalie Ruth Bumgarner
Assistant Professor

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Sherry K. Cox
Clinical Associate Professor

Thomas V. (Tom) Dailey
Research Scientist I
Bobwhite conservation

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Charles M. Denney

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

Madhu Dhar
Research Associate Professor

John Gaylon Doty
Information Specialist I
Bobwhite conservation

Marti Drum
Clinical Instructor
Physical Therapy

Janice Lannett (Lannett) Edwards
Reproductive Physiology & Embryology

Hugo Eiler
Physiology & Electrodiagnostic

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Robert S. (Rob) Freeland
Biological Instrumentation

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Mohammad R. (Reza) Hajimorad
Associate Professor
Plant viruses

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Robert M. (Bob) Hayes
Director and Professor
Weed Science

Diane Hendrix

Robert W. (Bob) Henry
Macroscopic anatomy & Plastination

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

David Wheeler Hughes
Greever Chair of Agribusiness

Jennie L. Ivey
Assistant Professor
Extension Equine Specialist

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Henry G Kattesh
Physiology and Endocrinology

Heather Marie Kelly
Assistant Professor
Plant Pathologist

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Megan L. Leffew
Extension Specialist II
Marketing Specialist

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Elizabeth More (Liz) Lennon
Assistant Professor

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

Tomas Martin-Jimenez
Associate Professor

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Ky Pohler
Assistant Professor
Reproductive Physiology

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

F. Neal (Neal) Schrick
Professor and Head
Reproductive physiology

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Michael H. Sims
Professor & Director, Vet. Medical Comm.
Physiology & Electodiagnostic

Traci Lynn Stanley
Research Associate II

Scott D. Stewart

Charles Neal (Neal) Stewart, Jr.
Transgenic plants, phytosensors

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Katie Tolbert
Assistant Professor
Small animal gastroenterology

Fred Douglas Tompkins
Interim Dean

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Daniel A. Ward

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

Jacqueline C. (Jacqui) Whittemore
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

James M (Mark) Young
IT Specialist III
IT Coordinator for AgResearch

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

Qixin Zhong
Food physical properties

Theodore B Henry
Assistant Professor
Fish physiology and pathology


Host & Pathogen Interactions Between Amphibians & Ancient Fungal, 9/22/2015

Politics and Research Behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease and Amphibian Declines, 4/30/2014

Modeling the dynamics of amphibian chytridiomycosis, 3/19/2014



Willingness to Adopt Biosecurity Measures to Combat Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks, 10/31/2018

NSF Awards UTIA Faculty Grant to Study Fungal Pathogen of Amphibians, 9/5/2018

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

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

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

Tyson Raper Named Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist, 1/24/2018

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

New Ventures | Rapid Diagnostic Test Reduces Testing Time and Increases Accuracy, 11/22/2017

Faculty 360 | Jada Thompson, 10/30/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017


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Home Tomato Production 
UT Extension shares tips that can enhance the quality of the tomatoes you grow in your garden.


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2018 Jul;15(7):449-458. [Abstract]

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [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.

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease Blood, B, W. E. Klingeman, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Couture, and M. Ginzel.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, (x) 1-10. [Abstract]

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Helen, GA..

Biochemical characterization in Norway Spruce (Picea abies) of SABATH methyltransferases that methylate phytohormones.  Chaiprasongsuk, M.P., P. Qian,, C. Zhang, X. Chen, G. Li, R. N. Trigiano, H. Guo, and F. Chen.  2018.  Phytochemistry, 149:146-154.

Evaluation of Elevore on Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed in Tennessee Copeland, D., L. E. Steckel, et al.  2018.  WSSA Proceedings 2018:259.

The Physcomitrella patens chromosome-scale assembly reveals moss genome structure and evolution D. Lang, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  the plant journal. [Abstract]

Economic and Environmental Implications of Incorporating Distillers’ Dried Grains with Solubles in Feed Rations of Growing and Finishing Swine in Argentina De Matteis, M.C., T. E. Yu, C. Boyer, K. L. DeLong, and J. K. Smith.  2018.  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 21(6):803–816. [Abstract]

Genetically Modified Labeling: The Role of Consumers’ Trust and Personality DeLong, K. L., and C. Grebitus.  2018.  Agribusiness: an International Journal, 34(2):266-282. [Abstract]

A Land-Use Map Heard All Around Social Media. A review of Here’s How America Uses Its Land, by Dave Merrill and Lauren Leatherby, July 31, 2018, accessed August 31, 2018 at  DeLong, K. L., and D. W. Hughes.  2018.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Development and Phenotypic Screening of an Ethyl Methane Sulfonate Mutant Population in Soybean Espina, M. J., C. M. Sabbir Ahmed, A. Bemardini, E. Adeleke, Z. Yadegari, P. Arelli, V. R. Pantalone, and A. Taheri.  2018.  Frontiers in Plant Science. [Abstract]