Specialty crop Research


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Personnel

Zachariah R. (Zach) Hansen
Assistant Professor
Entomology & Plant Pathology

 

News

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

5 Things You Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

Faculty Success Recognized at UT Research Foundation Innovation Awards, 4/23/2017

Faculty 360 | Eric Walker, 12/18/2016

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Biodegradable Mulch Team Uses Transdisciplinary Approach to Meet Objectives, 9/16/2015

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Sesame 
There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


 

Recent Publications

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  15th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining, July 24 Ė 27, 2018, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  25th BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2018, Troy, NY. [Abstract]

The Impact of Daily Light Integral Supplements on Biomass Accumulation and Nutrient Uptake in Hydroponically Grown Genovese Pesto Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S460. The Presentation was Third Place in the Oral Presentations Graduate Student Competition at the SRASHS Conference. [Abstract]

Daily Light Integral Supplements Alter Key Flavor Volatiles in Hydroponically Grown Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S55. [Abstract]

Supplemental Daily Light Integrals Influence Carotenoid Concentrations in Hydroponically Grown Genovese Pesto Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S492. This Poster won First Plast in the SRASHS Graduate Student Poster Competition. [Abstract]

Warm and Cool Full Spectrum LED Supplements Impact Key Flavor Volatiles in Hydroponically Grown Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S55. This Poster won Second Place at the ASHS Annual Conference Graduate Student Poster Competition. [Abstract]

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]

Life cycle of biodegradable plastic mulches for specialty crop production Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, C. Miles, and A. L. Wszelaki.  2017.  OFRF Organic Agriculture Research Symposium.

Effect of Diverse Weathering Conditions on the Physicochemical Properties of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, H. Y., Sintim, M. Flury, M. English, S. M. Schaeffer, and A. M. Saxton.  2017.  Polymer Testing, 62: 454-467. [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.

Long-Term Impacts of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Sustainable Production of Fruits and Vegetables Hayes, D. G., L. C. Wadsworth, N. F. Omar, A. L. Wszelaki, J. M. DeBruyn, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2016.  American Ecological Engineering Society 16th Annual Meeting, Knoxville, 7 June 2016. [Abstract]

Evaluation of a bioherbicide and anaerobic soil disinfestation for weed control in specialty crop production Shrestha, U., G. Duesterbeck, E. N. Rosskopf, and D. M. Butler.  2016.  Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emiss, pp. 57-1 to 57-3.