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

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

Dean A. Kopsell
Vegetable Crop Physiology/Phytonutrients

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

Steven C. (Steve) Bost
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.



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


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

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.

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

Bee Research 
Researchers at the UT Institute of Agriculture are exploring reasons behind the decline of the honeybee population, including how agricutural pesticides might affect these beneficial insects.


Recent Publications

Thermal inactivation kinetics of hepatitis A virus in spinach Bozkurt, H., X. Ye, F. M. Harte, D. H. D'Souza, and P. M. Davidson.  2015.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 193:147-151.

Vegetable pest scouting and control.  Hale, F. A.  2015.  EPP Note 425, UT Extension.

Fruit and vegetable pest update.  Hale, F. A.  2015.  EPP Note 429, UT Extension.

Pest update for vegetables and fruit.  Hale, F. A.  2015.  EPP Note 433, UT Extension.

Home Vegetable Garden Insect Control Vail, K. M., and P. Barnwell.  2015.  PB 1690 2014 Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual. UT Extension (Revision).

Farm food safety decision trees for fruit and vegetable growers.  Bihn, E.A., M. A. Schermann, A. L. Wszelaki, G. L. Wall, and S. K. Amundson.  2014.  Extension publication.

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.

Fruit and vegetable pest update.  Hale, F. A.  2014.  EPP 402, UT Extension.