Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Robert Trigiano

Dr. Robert Trigiano is an Institute Professor, Ornamental Plant Biotechnology, and Plant Pathology, in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA).His primary research interests are in molecular genetics; population analyses of native plants; and diseases, biotechnology, and breeding of ornamental crops. Dr. Trigiano received his master’s in… Read More

UTRF Startup Develops Disease-Resistant Dogwoods for the Nursery Industry

A University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) startup founded more than a decade ago to help develop and market disease resistant dogwood trees continues to thrive. Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC (CAT) licenses patented and unpatented disease-resistant dogwood trees for production and sale to wholesale growers. To address the growing problem of exotic pathogens attacking dogwoods,… Read More

Novel Supplement Shown to Increase Yields in Snap Beans, Soybeans

AgResearch Article by  Ginger Rowsey JACKSON, Tenn. — Craig Canaday, a researcher in the University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, has developed a supplemental seed-coating treatment that has been shown to increase yields in both soybeans and snap beans, as well as to prevent… Read More