Producers Research

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Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Adam Hopkins
Extension Area Specialist
Farm Management

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production



Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

2019 AgResearch Director’s Awards, 11/5/2019

Researchers Use Genomics and Citizen Science to Determine Migration History of Invasive Butterfly, 9/11/2019

Scientists Receive Grant to Study the Palate of Chinese Consumers to Help Boost U.S. Cheese Industry, 8/1/2019

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

Israeli and UTIA Scientists Receive Grant to Study Bovine Mastitis in Dairy Cows, 2/18/2019

The Hat, 1/17/2019

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

Dicamba Briefing, 11/27/2017

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


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Ag Economy 
Tennessee farmers are making plans for their 2016 crops after a disappointing 2015. When farmers have a down year, an entire community can be impacted.


Recent Publications

Corn and Cotton Producers’ Prevented Planting Decision.  Adkins, K., C. Boyer, S. A. Smith, A. P. Griffith, A. Muhammad, M. A. McClure, and T. B. Raper.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension.

Prevented Planting Provision Influence on Corn and Cotton Producers’ Late Planting Decision.  Adkins, K., C. Boyer, S. A. Smith, A. P. Griffith, and A. Muhammad.  2019.  Southern Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, Birmingham, AL. February 2-5, 2019.

Potential growth of mexican strawberry ('Fragaria') exports Arana-Coronado, J., C. Trejo-Pech, O. Aguilar-Candelas, M. Martinez-Damian, and R. Mondragon-Hernandez.  2019.  Agrociencia, 53: 417-431. [Abstract]

Cattle Producers Drought Response in the Fescue Belt.  Boyer, C., A. P. Griffith, D. M. Lambert, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2019.  Southern Region Water Conference, College Station, TX, July 23-25, 2019.

Seasonal Hay Feeding for Cattle Production in the Fescue Belt Boyer, C., D. M. Lambert, A. P. Griffith, C. D. Clark, and B. C. English.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, pp 1-14. [Abstract]

Prevented Planting Provision on Cotton Producers’ Late Planting Decision.  Boyer, C., S. A. Smith, K. Adkins, and T. B. Raper.  2019.  2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, National Cotton Council of America, New Orleans, LA. January 8-10, 2019.

Determining the Optimal Start-up Strategy for a Cow-Calf Producer to Maximize Long-Term Profitability and Minimize Risk Bruhin, J.  2019.  M.S. Thesis. University of Tennessee, 2019. [Abstract]

Progress and performance of multifunctional perennial bioenergy systems.  Englund, O., I. Dimiriou, V.H, Dale, K. L. Kline, B. Mola-Yudego, F. Murphy, B. C. English, J. McGrath, G. Busch, M. C. Negri, M. Brown, G. Devlin, K. Goss, S. Jackson, k. McDonnell, E.S. Parish, and H. Ssegane, J. Quinn, and J. Cacho.  2019.  WIRES Energy and the Environment, Wiley's International Reviews. [Abstract]

Terpene biosynthesis in red algae is catalyzed by microbial type terpene synthases but not typical plant terpene synthases G. Wei, X. Chen, Q. Jia, T. G. Köllner, D. Bhattacharya, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2019.  Plant Physiology, 179(2):382–390. [Abstract]

Cow-calf Producers' Willingness to Pay for Bulls Resistant to Horn Flies, Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae).  Griffith, A. P., L. McKay, K. L. DeLong, R. T. Trout Fryxell, S. M. Schexnayder, D. B. Taylor, and P. Olfason.  2019.  University of Tennessee Extension, W 821.

Bivariate MIMIC Analysis of Pasture Management and Prescribed Grazing Practices Used by Beef Cattle Producers.  Holley, Kristen, K. L. Jensen, D. M. Lambert, and C. D. Clark.  2019.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Jan. 2020. Vol 4, pp. 56-77.

Financial Risks in Rwandan Smallholder Broiler Production Kenner, B., D. Lambert, C. Trejo-Pech, J. M. Thompson, and T. Gill.  2019.  Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, 9(5):569-583. [Abstract]