Perennial Research

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Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Amy Fulcher
Associate Professor
Sustainable ornamental plants

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

Turfgrass Weeds 
Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.

(1 mention)

UT Beef and Forage Center 
Facilitating research and communication to advance the Tennessee Beef and Forage industry.



Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


(1 mention)

Forage Research 
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer Ė when fields are usually barren.

(1 mention)

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.


Recent Publications

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.

Some physiological characteristics to estimate species potential as a mine reclamation ground cover Nurtjahya, E., and J. A. Franklin.  2017.  International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment. [Abstract]

Pollination of Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae), a rare endangered perennial endemic to southeastern Tennessee.  Skinner, J. A., P. A. Moore, W. E. Klingeman, and P. A. Wadl.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Simulated Impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard on U.S. Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment and Conversion Hellwinckel, C. M., C. Clark, M. H. Langholtz, and L. M. Eaton.  2016.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy. [Abstract]

Methods for suspension culture, protoplast extraction, and transformation of high-biomass yielding perennial grass Arundo donax Pigna, G., T. Dhillon, E. M. Dlugosz, J. S. Yuan, C. Gorman, P. Morandini, S. Lenaghan, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2016.  Biotechnology Journal.

Dedicated Energy Crops Supply Chains and Associated Feedstock Transportation Emissions: A Case Study of Tennessee.  Yu, T. E., B. C. English, J. Fu, J. Calcagno, and B. S. Wilson.  2016.  Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Spring, volume 55 No. 1, pages 51-66. [Abstract]

Switchgrass as a bioenergy feedstock: advances in breeding and genomics research.  Bhandari, H., A. M. Missaoui, J. H. Bouton, and M. C. Saha.  2015.  Technology, Volume 3 Number 2 & 3. [Abstract]

Herbicide safeners influence creeping bentgrass, roughstalk bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass tolerance to pinoxaden.  Elmore, M. T., J. T. Brosnan, G. R. Armel, T. C. Mueller, J. J. Vargas, and G. K. Breeden.  2015.  Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 68:133.

Climate ChangeóRealities, Controversies, and Responses.  Ray, T. R., C. E. Sams, and W. V. Baird.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S66. This was an invited Colloguia for ASHS 2015 Annual Meeting. [Abstract]

Optimal Fertilizer Application and Crop Choice between A Perennial Bioenergy Feedstock and An Annual Crop Zhou, X., C. D. Clark, D. M. Lambert, and B. C. English.  2015.  Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 4(1): 1-13.

Perennial ryegrass tolerance to Negate prior to overseeding.  Brosnan, J. T., G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, and D. S. Farnsworth.  2014.  2014 University of Tennessee Turfgrass & Ornamental Weed Science Annual Research Report., pp. 23-25.

The Response of Creeping Bentgrass, Roughstalk Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass to Pinoxaden in Combination with Herbicide Safeners.  Elmore, M. T., J. T. Brosnan, G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, and G. R. Armel.  2014.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, [CD ROM].