C. Owen (Owen) Gwathmey

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Email: gwathmey@tennessee.edu

  • Dr. Gwathmey specializes in the adaptation, ecology, and management of field crops. He leads a research project on cotton physiology in West Tennessee. This project conducts research on the environmental physiology and agronomy of cotton to help improve the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of cotton production in Tennessee.
Recent Publications


Cotton's Comeback?
Cotton remains a staple in southern agriculture, but in recent years the number of acres in Tennessee has dropped by a significant amount. But is 2010 the year of cotton's comeback?  
Cotton Irrigation
Cotton is hurting because of this summer’s drought. UTIA researchers are studying how cotton reacts to a lack of moisture – and just how much water is enough for a plant to grow.