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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

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



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.



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

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.

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.

Impact of Selenium Fertilization on Glucosinolate Concentration in Arabidopsis thaliana and Rapid Cycling Brassica oleracea Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2013.  Journal of Plant Nutrition.

Commercial Vegetable Disease Control Guide Bost, S. C.  2013.  UT Extension, W141 (Revision) 44 pp.

Canning vegetables? If your liquids are too low, here's what you need to know.  Burney, J. L.  2013.  Web packet.

Intensity of Adoption of Direct Marketing Strategies Among Fruit and Vegetable Farmers in Tennessee.  C. A. Wolanin  2013.  M.S. Thesis.

Concentration Effect of Foliar Applied Uniconazole on Physiology and Morphology of Young Apple Trees.  Deyton, D. E., L. F. Fowler, and C. E. Sams.  2013.  Proceedings abstract, 2013 Program/Abstracts, 40th Annual Meeting of the Plant Growth Regular Society of America & ISHS XII International Symposium of Plant Bioregulators in Fruit Production, July 28-August 1, Orlando, Florida, p. 42.

Concentration Effect of Foliar Applied Uniconazole on Physiology and Morphology of Young Apple Trees.  Deyton, D. E., L. F. Fowler, and C. E. Sams.  2013.  Proceedings of the Plant Growth Regular Society of America, 40th Annual Meeting of the Plant Growth.

Regional hybrid broccoli trials provide a means to further breeding efforts of this increasing important vegetable crop.  Farnham, M. W., P. Griffiths, J. M. Davis, M. Hutton, W. Morris, D. A. Kopsell, C. E. Sams, and T. Bjorkman.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9):S129.

Emerging pest issues in fruits and vegetables, EPP 370.  Hale, F. A.  2013.  UT Extension.

Vegetable crop pest control, EPP 376.  Hale, F. A.  2013.  UT Extension.