Forbes R. Walker, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
  Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Office: 202 Biosys Eng Soil Sci Office
Phone: (865) 974-7266

Focus: Environmental soil science

Recent Publications


Ph.D. Soil Science, North Carolina State University, 1998
M.S. Seed Technology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1984
B.S. Botany, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 1983


Tellico Algae
UT Microbiology and the Institute of Agriculture work with environmental groups to keep algae from getting worse in Tellico Lake.  
Climate Smart Ag
UTIA works with farmers - many dealing with extremes in weather conditions - to develop production methods to grow crops and still protect the environment.  
Spreading Biochar
A source of waste once destined for the landfill could soon enhance Tennessee farmland and row crops.  
Biosolids in Ag
Tons of waste generated by the city of Nashville is now being used to help Tennessee farmers.  
Fence Line Feeder
UT Extension and AgResearch have been experimenting with fence line feeders, a system that seem to work better for animals and their human caretakers.  
Water Usage in Herbs
UTIA is working on several projects where we grow crops with the least amount of water possible, which has an environmental and economic impact.  
Water Quality
Floods, droughts and very hot or cold temperatures - all weather patterns that we experience often in Tennessee. What impact do these weather situations have?