Sustainability Research

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Lori Allison Duncan
Extension Specialist I
Row Crop Sustainability

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

Patrick D. (Pat) Keyser
Native grasslands management

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Hubert J. (Hugh) Savoy
Associate Professor, Emeritus
Soil fertility/testing for sustainable production

Jie (Joe) Zhuang
Fate and transport of envir. contaminant

Groups and Facilities

(2 mentions)

Center for Ag Synthetic Biology 
Unique automated platform for agricultural synthetic biology

(1 mention)

SunGrant Initiative 
Renewable energy, revitalizing rural areas, and biobased industries.

(1 mention)

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

(1 mention)

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.



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

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Internationalizing UTIA Efforts Through the China Scholars Program, 4/3/2017

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Faculty 360 | Sindhu Jagadamma, 9/22/2016

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


Recent Publications

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]

Site specific irrigation systems, chapter in Precision Agriculture for Sustainability.  Haghverdi, A., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  John Stafford. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, (Refereed, Invited).

Forest Resources for Bioenergy.  Avila, G.S  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Mechanism and DNA-based detection of field-evolved resistance to transgenic Bt corn in fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) Banerjee, R., J. Hasler, R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi, L. Hietala, F. Huang, K. Narva, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2017.  Scientific Reports, 7(1): 10877. [Abstract]

Effect of Different Cover Crop Species on Crop Production and Soil Health.  Chu, M.  2017.  M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

Using Fieldprint Calculator to Demonstrate the Effect of Cotton Irrigation Management on Factors of Sustainability.  Grant, T., B. G. Leib, L. Feng, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  2017 Cotton Beltwide Conference Dallas, TX January 4 6, 2017.

Fatty Acids-Based Surfactants and their Uses Hayes, D. G.  2017.  Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Applications, edited by Moghis Ahmad, Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 355-384. [Abstract]

Carbon footprint as an environmental sustainability indicator for the particleboard produced in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, and A. M. Taylor.  2017.  Environmental Research, 155 (2017) 385393.

Conservation management practices for agroecosystem sustainability.  Jagadamma, S.  2017.  26th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium. April 5-7. Burns, TN.

Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ie2, Cry2Ac7, Vip3Aa11 and Cry7Ab3 proteins against Anticarsia gemmatalis, Chrysodeixis includens and Ceratoma trifurcata Mushtaq, R., R. Behle, R. Liu, L. Niu, P. Song, A. R. Shakoori, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2017.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 150: 70-72. [Abstract]

Evaluating Financial and Economic Factors Contributing to the Sustainability of Beginning Farms: Evidence from Five Farms in Tennessee and Virginia Velandia, M., C. Trejo-Pech, D. Morris, A. L. Wszelaki, K. Niewolny, and L. MacAuley.  2017.  W388, UT Extension.

Modeling energy balance and airflow characteristics in a naturally ventilated high tunnel Zheng, M., B. G. Leib, D. M. Butler, W. C. Wright, P. D. Ayers, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  Transactions of the ASABE, 60(5): 1683-1697 (doi: 10.13031/trans.12080). [Abstract]