Pesticide Research

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

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

Bioactive Natural Products 
Harnessing this natural 'arsenal' for agriculture and medicine.



Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016


(5 mentions)

Bee Research 
Researchers at the UT Institute of Agriculture are exploring reasons behind the decline of the honeybee population, including how agricutural pesticides might affect these beneficial insects.

(4 mentions)

Nursery Industry 
Tennessee is a top producer of ornamental plants. The nursery industry here is concentrated in a very specific part of our state, known for a mild climate and growing beautiful trees and shrubs.

(1 mention)

Honeybees are dying nationwide due to a disease that is wiping out colonies. UTIA researchers are working to save the bee population in our state.

(1 mention)

Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but in the process, new ones emerged, and they are attacking fields.

(1 mention)

Gnats (Black Flies) 
In Tennessee’s warm months, gnats are a nuisance to people and animals. UT researchers are working to reduce the population by eliminating them before they’ve hatched from rivers and streams.

(1 mention)

Nozzle Selection 
Nozzle selection has been simplified over the years, but different types of nozzles are needed for different situations.

(1 mention)

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

Several pesticides influence the nutritional content of sweet corn Cutulle, M. C., G. R. Armel, D. A. Kopsell, H. P. Wilson, J. T. Brosnan, J. J. Vargas, T. E. Hines, and R. M. Koepke-Hill.  2018.  Agric. & Food Chem., 66: 3086-3092.

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]

Landscape and pesticide effects on honey bees: forager survival and expression of acetylcholinesterase and brain oxidative genes Alburaki, M., S. J. Steckel, E. McDermott, M. Weiss, J. A. Skinner, H. M. Kelly, et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  Apidologie.

Agricultural landscape and pesticide effects on honey bee (Hymenoptera:Apidae) biological traits Alburaki, M., S. J. Steckel, M. Williams, J. A. Skinner, D. Tarpy, W. Meikle, J. Adamcyzk, and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 1-13.

Rapid detection of pesticide concentrations in citrus leaf tissue.  Edmunds, C. W., M. Soliman, L. Tetard, S. Santra, and N. Labbe.  2017.  2017 MRS Fall Meeting, November 26-December1, Boston, MA.

Formation of Nanoplastics from Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films and Characterization of their Behavior in Soil Hayes, D. G., A. Astner, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, and V. S. Urban.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017. [Abstract]

Specificity determinants for Cry insecticidal proteins: Insights from their mode of action Jurat-Fuentes, J. L., and N. Crickmore.  2017.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 142: 5-10. [Abstract]

Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual (revision) Lykins, C., S. C. Bost, J. A. Skinner, F. A. Hale, K. M. Vail, S. D. Stewart, H. M. Kelly, and D. D. Hensley.  2017.  PB 1690, UT Extension. [Abstract]

Advanced pesticide concepts module.  Oliver, J., F. A. Hale, A. S. Windham, and A. Fulcher.  2017.  Advanced Tennessee Master Nursery Producer Program.

The influence and implications of row crop agriculture on the exposure of honey bees to pesticides.  Stewart, S. D., M. Alburaki, and et al.  2017.  Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., P. 755.

Controlling Rose Rosette Disease with Cultural and Chemical Methods Windham, M. T., A. S. Windham, and F. A. Hale.  2017.  VII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation, Session 7, Poster 8, Angers, France, July 2-7. [Abstract]

Advancement of laser-guided intelligent pesticide spray control technology in specialty crop production.  Zhu, H., J. Boldt, A. Fulcher, Y. Gao, D. Herms, C. Krause, P. Lin, D. W. Lockwood, G. Niu, H. E. Ozkan, J. Pscheidt, and R. Rosetta.  2017.  HortScience.