Anthony Witcher
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center
College of Agriculture

Contact Information:

Office Location: 472 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville,TN  37110
Telephone: 931-815-5147
FAX: 931-668-3141

Area of Research
Sustainable nursery crop production with an emphasis on weed management, crop nutrition, and alternative soil/substrate amendments

Peer-reviewed Publications
Witcher, A.L.
, E.K. Blythe, G.B. Fain, and K.J. Curry. 2015. Suitability of Whole Pine Tree Substrates for Seed Propagation. J. Environ. Hort. 33:20-28.

Witcher, A.L., E.K. Blythe, G.B. Fain, and K.J. Curry. 2014. Stem Cutting Propagation in Whole Pine Tree Substrates. HortTechnology 24:30-37.

Sakhanokho, H.F., A.L. Witcher, C.T. Pounders, and J.M. Spiers. 2012. 'Ramata': A New Dwarf and Variegated Hedychium (Ornamental Ginger) Cultivar. HortScience 47:803-805.

Witcher, A.L., G.B. Fain, E.K. Blythe, and C.T. Pounders. 2011. Nitrogen Form Affects pH and EC of Whole Pine Tree Substrate and Growth of Petunia. J. Environ. Hort. 29:213-219.

Murphy, A., C.H. Gilliam, G.B. Fain, H.A.Torbert, T.V. Gallagher, J.L. Sibley, S.C. Marble, and A.L. Witcher. 2010. Extending Pine Bark Supplies with WholeT ree and Clean Chip Residual Substrates. J. Environ. Hort. 28:217-223.

Bi, G., W. B. Evans, J.M. Spiers, and A.L. Witcher. 2010. Effects of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Marigold Growth and Flowering. HortScience 45:1373-1377.

Fain, G.B., C.H. Gilliam, J.L. Sibley, C.R. Boyer, and A. L. Witcher. 2008. WholeTree Substrate and Fertilizer Rate in Production of Greenhouse-grown Petunia (Petunia x hybrida Vilm.) and Marigold (Tagetes patula L.). HortScience 43: 700-705.

Horticultural Research Institute. 2015 - 2016. Fate of Substrate-applied Neonicotinoids in Container Substrates for Commercial Nursery Crop Production. $35,100.

Honors and Awards

Second place, student research competition (Ph. D. section), Southern Nursery Association, 2012.

First place, graduate student competition (oral presentation), Agriculture and Plant Science Division, Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, 2011.

Second place, student research competition (Ph. D. section), Southern Nursery Association, 2009.

Award for excellence in arboriculture education , International Society of Arboriculture - Southern Chapter, 2005.


Ph.D. in Environmental Biology - University of Southern Mississippi, 2013
M.S. in Horticulture - Louisiana State University, 2003
B.S. in Horticulture - Louisiana Tech University, 1998

Date joined staff:  March, 2015

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