Tennessee's beef producers are looking to turn dropping cattle numbers around with a new focus on cattle reproduction.
Cover Crop Concerns
Cover crops can be an effective tool in a weed management program, but there are concerns. Researchers with UTIA address those concerns here.
Managing Cover Crops
An overview of a UTIA research project evaluating both the timing and products used to terminate cover crops.
Weeds are a nuisance to gardeners, but downright devastating to those who farm for a living. But now experts and farmers say the worst may be behind us.
Dairy farmers face many challenges Ė including a disease that threatens their cattle and the quality of their milk. AgResearch and Extension team up with producers to fight this problem.
If youíre looking for a healthy garden or green grass, itís good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and itís all done in a special lab in Nashville.
Little River Facility
Itís long been an issue in farming Ė how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.
Food vs. Fuel
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.
UT Extension helps landowners build and maintain ponds as a source of water, and as habitat for fish, water fowl, and other animals.
UT researchers are looking for the best forage for cattle to produce high quality beef. The goal is to grow hay for cattle in the hot, dry months of summer Ė when fields are usually barren.
A climate that's good for a variety of crops means many types of weeds also thrive. UT AgResearch works to help farmers battle this yearly problem that can greatly affect their yields.
There's agricultural research going on all over Tennessee, but much of it can't happen without the input of farmers. UT AgResearch works with producers to test crops and growing conditions.
There's a saying in Tennessee - if you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes, it's about to change! Experts with UT AgResearch centers collect weather data and study climate patterns.
Hatcher Family Dairy
Tennessee has lost roughly half its dairy farms in the past decade. But one family wants to keep its centuries-old operation going, and is adapting new production plans to sell their dairy products.
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.
High Input Costs
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.
Changing Animal Population
In Tennessee, we're seeing changes in our animal population. Some species are moving in, but others are disappearing from our lands.