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Organic Vegetables 
4 mentions
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.


 
  

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


 
  

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


 
  

Gourmet Food Safety 
1 mention
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.


 
  

High Tunnels 
1 mention
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.

 

Groups and Facilities


 
  

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


 
  

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


 
  

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


 
  

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


 
  

UTIA Greenhouses 
1 mention
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


 
  

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

 

Publications

Common Herbicides for Fruit and Vegetable Weed Control (W245.  Armel, G. R., and E. W. Babbit.  2010.