Person

Tyson Brant Raper

Associate Professor | Plant Sciences

Specialization: Cotton and Small Grains

Overview

Dr. Raper serves as the Cotton and Small Grains Specialist for the University of Tennessee. In this role, Dr. Raper maintains an applied field research program focused on variety testing, crop management, and precision agriculture. Dr. Raper also manages the University of Tennessee Cotton MicroGin, which generates turnout and fiber quality for researchers and agronomists throughout the Cotton Belt. Dr. Raper is an active member of the MidSouth Cotton Specialists' Working Group and currently serves as the chair of the U.S. Extension Cotton Specialists' Working Group.

Research Questions
  • Evaluation of pre-commercial and commercial cotton varieties through the Official Variety Testing (OVT) Trials
  • Integration of cover crops into the cotton production system
  • Evaluation of the current heat unit modeling approach for predicting cotton growth stage
  • Remote detection of herbicide injury from unmanned aerial systems
  • Assessment of plant stands from unmanned aerial systems
  • Increasing nitrogen use efficiency by fine-tuning nitrogen rate and source by cultivar
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

PLSC 504 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Presentations and discussion of topics.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Ross, Michael | Oakes, Renata Nave | Collett, Bradford Paul | Sykes, Virginia Roseanna | Shekoofa, Avat

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WTES Center for Agricultural Research
605 Airways Boulevard
Jackson, TN 38301-3201
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Plant Sciences, General, University Of Arkansas, 2014
  • MS, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related S, Mississippi State University, 2011
  • Bachelors, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Auburn University, 2009
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

Tyson Brant Raper

Associate Professor | Plant Sciences
Tyson Brant Raper image
WTES Center for Agricultural Research
605 Airways Boulevard
Jackson, TN 38301-3201
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Plant Sciences, General, University Of Arkansas, 2014
  • MS, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related S, Mississippi State University, 2011
  • Bachelors, Agricultural Business and Management, General, Auburn University, 2009
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
Overview

Dr. Raper serves as the Cotton and Small Grains Specialist for the University of Tennessee. In this role, Dr. Raper maintains an applied field research program focused on variety testing, crop management, and precision agriculture. Dr. Raper also manages the University of Tennessee Cotton MicroGin, which generates turnout and fiber quality for researchers and agronomists throughout the Cotton Belt. Dr. Raper is an active member of the MidSouth Cotton Specialists' Working Group and currently serves as the chair of the U.S. Extension Cotton Specialists' Working Group.

Research Questions
  • Evaluation of pre-commercial and commercial cotton varieties through the Official Variety Testing (OVT) Trials
  • Integration of cover crops into the cotton production system
  • Evaluation of the current heat unit modeling approach for predicting cotton growth stage
  • Remote detection of herbicide injury from unmanned aerial systems
  • Assessment of plant stands from unmanned aerial systems
  • Increasing nitrogen use efficiency by fine-tuning nitrogen rate and source by cultivar
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

PLSC 504 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Presentations and discussion of topics.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Ross, Michael | Oakes, Renata Nave | Collett, Bradford Paul | Sykes, Virginia Roseanna | Shekoofa, Avat