David M. Butler

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Associate Professor
  Plant Sciences

Office: 327 Plant Biotech
Phone: (865) 974-7165
Email: dbutler@utk.edu

Focus: Organic agriculture and agroecology

  • Soil-plant-microbe interactions
  • Non-chemical soil fumigant alternatives
  • C, N, P cycling in horticultural cropping systems
  • Agroecology and organic agriculture
  • PLSC 275 Organic & Sustainable Crop Production
  • PLSC 415/515 Agroecology

Biographical sketch

A native of Maryland, Dr. David Butler earned a Ph.D. in Agronomy with a focus in Soil Science from the University of Georgia in 2008 and a M.S. in Crop Science from North Carolina State University in 2004. After a brief period of time as a USDA researcher in Florida, Dr. Butler joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 2010 where he focuses on teaching and research in organic cropping systems and agroecology. His research interests include soil-plant-microbe interactions, mechanisms of biological soil disinfestation, and C, N & P cycling in horticultural cropping systems.

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