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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

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

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.

1 mention

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



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

Cruciferous Vegetables Are in Season in Tennessee.  Burney, J. L.  2016.  Extension news article.

Impact of Grape Seed Extract on Sensory Characteristics of Leafy, Green Vegetables.  Denney, S. B., J. D. Halfacre, and T. B. Jackson.  2016.  Annual UT Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA).

Home Vegetable Garden Insect Control Vail, K. M., and P. Barnwell.  2016.  PB 1690 2014 Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual. UT Extension (Revision).

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient Content and Nutritional Quality.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, and C. E. Sams.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9): S395-S396.

8 Simple Tips for a Healthier Vegetable Garden.  Bost, S. C.  2015.  UT Extension Web Packet Article.

Fungicides and Bactericides for Home Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals Bost, S. C.  2015.  UT Extension EPP227.

Commercial Vegetable Disease Control Guide Bost, S. C.  2015.  UT Extension, W141 (Revision), 47 pp..

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.

The Tennessee Vegetable Garden: Managing plant nutrition.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2015.  W-346C UT Extension factsheet.

The Tennessee Vegetable Garden: Plant management practices.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2015.  W-346D UT Extension factsheet.

The Tennessee Vegetable Garden: Planning and planting.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2015.  W-346B UT Extension factsheet.

The Tennessee Vegetable Garden: Site selection and soil testing.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2015.  W-346A UT Extension factsheet.