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Personnel

John E. Morrison, Jr.
Professor
Conservation-agricultur. machine systems

Craig H. Canaday
Associate Professor
Vegetable diseases

Brad S. Fisher
Research Associate I
Row Crops, Forages, Fruits, Vegetables

Dean A. Kopsell
Professor
Vegetable Crop Physiology/Phytonutrients

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Steven C. (Steve) Bost
Professor
Fruit, vegetable & tobacco diseases

Groups and Facilities


2 mentions

Food Safety 
Developing/evaluating strategies against pathogens and food-borne illness.



2 mentions

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.



2 mentions

Insects & Plant Diseases 
Biological and cultural control, resistant cultivars, and integrated pest management.



1 mention

Vegetable Initiative 
Research on varieties and methods with potential in Tennessee.



1 mention

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research



1 mention

Protected Agriculture 
From hydroponics to organic raised beds, from computer-controlled greenhouses to simple rain shelters.


 

News

Blooms Days Event Wins National Educational Award, 3/1/2007

Video


4 mentions

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.



3 mentions

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.



2 mentions

Greenhouse Protected Agriculture 
More and more of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown indoors.



1 mention

Gourmet Food Safety 
We all want good-tasting foods, but what we eat also has to be safe. UT’s Institute of Agriculture works with producers statewide in food safety programs.



1 mention

High Tunnels 
Some Tennessee nursery farmers use what are called “high tunnel” greenhouses – an inexpensive way to protect crops from temperatures that are either too hot or cold.


 

Recent Publications

Commercial Vegetable Disease Control Guide Bost, S. C.  2014.  UT Extension, W141 (Revision), 47 pp.

Home Vegetable Garden Disease Control.  Bost, S. C.  2014.  In Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual, PB 1690.

Vegetable Garden Disease Control Bost, S. C.  2014.  UT Extension, W 316, 15 pp.

Anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) combined with soil solarization as a methyl bromide alternative: Vegetable crop performance and soil nutrient dynamics Butler, D. M., N. Kokalis-Burelle, J. P. Albano, T. G. McCollum, J. Muramoto, C. Shennan, and E. N. Rosskopf.  2014.  Plant and Soil, 378:365-381.

Morphological and Physiological Responses of Young Apple Trees to Foliar Applied Uniconazole Deyton, D. E., L. F. Fowler, and C. E. Sams.  2014.  Acta Horticulturae, ISHS XII International Symposium on Plant Bioregulators in Fruit Production, 1042(1):262-267.

Nematode Management in Florida Vegetable and Ornamental Production Kokalis-Burelle, N., F. B. Iriarte, D. M. Butler, J. C. Hong, and E. N. Rosskopf.  2014.  Outlooks on Pest Management, 25:287-293.

LEDs create a less stressful light environment and increases in higher-energy blue wavelengths will increase production of nutritionally important metabolites in specialty vegetable crops.  Kopsell, D. A., C. E. Sams, and R. C. Morrow.  2014.  HortScience, 49(9):S72.

Carotene enhancement in specialty vegetable crops through exogenous applications of ionone compounds.  Kopsell, D. A., I. L. Goldman, R. Wiepz, D. L. Turman, and D. E. Kopsell.  2014.  Carotenoid Science – an interdisciplinary journal of research on carotenoids, 18:114.

Perception of Risk and Risk Management in Fruit and Vegetable Marketing in Tennessee: The Case of Product Liability Risk.  Li, Z.  2014.  M.S. Thesis.

Using a spreadsheet to model rain barrel efficiency and cost-benefit for homeowners.  Logan, J.  2014.  HortTechnology.

Anaerobic soil disinfestation for soil borne disease control in strawberry and vegetable systems: current knowledge and future directions.  Shennan, C., J. Muramoto, M. Mazzola, N. Momma, Y. Kobara, J. Lamers, E. N. Rosskopf, N. Kokalis-Burelle, and D. M. Butler.  2014.  Acta Horticulturae, 1044:215-220.

Home Vegetable Garden Insect Control Vail, K. M., and P. Barnwell.  2014.  PB 1690 2014 Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual. UT Extension.