Staple Research

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Cotton's Comeback? 
Cotton remains a staple in southern agriculture, but in recent years the number of acres in Tennessee has dropped by a significant amount. But is 2010 the year of cotton's comeback?


Recent Publications

Genome sequences of two diploid wild relatives of cultivated sweetpotato reveal targets for genetic improvement Wu, S., K. H. Lau, Q. Cao, J. P. Hamilton, H. Sun, C. Zhou, L. Eserman, D. Gemenet, B. A. Olukolu, H. Wang, E. Crisovan, and G. T. Godden.  2018.  Nature Communications, 9(1):4580. [Abstract]

Molecular Marker Assisted Backcross Development and Evaluation of an Environmentally Friendly, Commercially Acceptable Low Seed Phytate Soybean.  Boehm, J. D.  2014.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. August 2014. [Abstract]

Multi-location field testing new environmentally friendly, high yielding, low phytate soybean lines developed via molecular breeding.  Willette, A., J. Boehm, Jr., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, K. Bilyeu, and V. R. Pantalone.  2014.  Crop Science, ASA-CSSA-SSA International Meeting Abstracts. November 2-5, 2014. Long Beach, CA. [Abstract]

Effects of exogenous abscisic acid application on carotenoids and fruit quality in 'Micro-tina' tomatoes.  Barickman, T. C., C. E. Sams, and D. A. Kopsell.  2012.  Proceedings of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America 2011 Annual Meeting, pp. 42-43, Chicago, IL. [Abstract]

Maize Yield Response to N, P, K, Population, and Planting Date In Lesotho, Southern Africa.  Bruns, M., F. R. Walker, N. S. Eash, Jones, W., Marake, M., M. D. Wilcox, Jr., D. M. Lambert, and Stobbe, E..  2011.  American Society of America Proceedings, Soil Science Society of America Meetings, San Antonio, TX. [Abstract]

Local food staples in developing countries not always wheat, rice, or corn Ray, D. E., and H. D. Schaffer.  2011.  Mid America Farmer Grower 32(28). July 15, 2011.

Cotton Response to Topical Fungicide Application.  Dodds, D. M., et al., and C. L. Main.  2010.  Abstract for the Beltwide Cotton Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 4-7, 2010. [Abstract]

Mechanically Interlocked & Thermally Fused Staple Fiber Pleated and Non-Pleated Webs.  Wadsworth, L. C., O. Jirsak, and P. P-Yi Tsai.  2000.  U.S. Patent No. 6,090,469, July 18, 2000, Assigned to The University of Tennessee Corporation.

Development of Highly Breathable and Effective Blood/Viral Barrier Laminates of Microporous Films, Staple Fibers and Nonwovens.  Wadsworth, L. C., and H. C. Allen.  1999.  Journal of Coated Fabrics 27, 1-16.

Use of Porous Melt Blown/Staple Fiber Composites for High Quality Filters.  Tsai, P. P, and L. C. Wadsworth.  1998.  Fluid/Particle Separation Journal 10 (3) 183-190.

Development of High Breathable and Effective Blood/Viral Barrier Laminates of Microporous Films, Staple Fibers and Nonwovens.  Wadsworth, L. C., and H. C. Allen.  1998.  Proceedings of INDA-TEC 98, Atlantic City, September 15-17, 16.0-16.16.