Underground Research

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Cotton Sub-Irrigation 
Watering plants to make them grow works in a small garden or lawn, but is not so easy when you're talking about large acres. However, UT AgResearchers have made gains in recent years.

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Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.

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Weather Station 
There's a saying in Tennessee - if you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes, it's about to change! Experts with UT AgResearch centers collect weather data and study climate patterns.

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Ground Penetrating Radar 
Engineers at UTs Institute of Agriculture use ground penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves.


Recent Publications

Interactions of Lumbricus terrestris with polyethylene and biodegradable plastic mulch in soil, Zhang, L., H. Y., Sintim, A. Bary, D. G. Hayes, L. C. Wadsworth, M. Anunciado, and M. Flury.  2018.  Sciuence of the Total Environment, 635 (1): 1600-1608. [Abstract]

Evaluation of Underground Reactive Barrier Using Combination of Wood Chips and Biochar.  Lee, J., F. R. Walker, A. C. Sherfy, and J. S. Tyner.  2016.  2016 Annual Meetings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA.

Evaluation of biochar as a medium for underground reactive barrier to attenuate chemicals from agricultural drainage.  Lee, J., A. C. Sherfy, F. R. Walker, A. L. Ludwig, J. R. Buchanan, and N. S. Eash.  2014.  2014 World Congress of Soil Science.

Underground reactive barrier to attenuate nitrogen, phosphorus and other organic chemicals from agricultural drainage.  Allen, J., A. C. Sherfy, J. Lee, P. Smith, and W. Gray.  2013.  Agronomy Abstracts, ASA.CSSA.SSSA, 2012, CD-ROM..

Mapping Shallow Underground Features That Influence Site-Specific Agricultural Production.  Freeland, R. S., R. E. Yoder, and J. T. Ammons.  1998.  Journal of Applied Geophysics, Elsevier Science B. V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 40(1998):19-27.