Anthony Witcher
Research Associate 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
Panth, M., A. Witcher, and F. Baysal-Gurel. 2021. Response of Cover Crops to Phytopythium vexans, Phytophthora nicotianae, and Rhizoctonia solani, Major Soilborne Pathogens of Woody Ornamentals. Agriculture 11:742.

Witcher, A.
and I. Poudel. 2020. Pre-Emergence Herbicides and Mulches for Weed Control in Cutting Propagation. Agronomy 10:1249.

Wiggins, Z., O. Akaeze, D. Nandwani, and A. Witcher. 2020. Substrate Properties and Fertilizer Rates on Yield Responses of Lettuce in a Vertical Growth System. Sustainability 12:6465. doi:10.3390/su12166465.

Panth, M., F. Baysal-Gurel, T. Simmons, K.M. Addesso, and A. Witcher. 2020. Impact of Winter Cover Crop Usage in Soilborne Disease Suppressiveness in Woody Ornamental Production System. Agronomy 10:995.

Witcher, A.L.
, J.M. Pickens, and E.K. Blythe. 2020. Container Color and Compost Substrate Affect Root Zone Temperature and Growth of ‘Green Giant’ Arborvitae. Agronomy 10:484. doi:10.3390/agronomy10040484.

Witcher, A.L.
, Pickens, J.M.; Blythe, E.K. 2020. Container Type and Substrate Affect Root Zone Temperature and Growth of ‘Green Giant’ Arborvitae. Horticulturae 6:22. doi:10.3390/horticulturae6020022.

Witcher, A.L.
, F. Baysal-Gurel, E.K. Blythe, and D.C. Fare. 2019. Container Size and Shade Duration Affect Growth of Flowering Dogwood. HortTechnology 29:842-853. 

Alexander, L.W., A. Witcher, and F. Baysal-Gurel. 2019. Growth, Flowering, and Powdery Mildew-related Responses of Witchhazels in Tennessee. HortTechnology 29:507-515.

Alexander, L.W., A. Witcher, and M. Arnold. 2018. ‘Sunglow’ American witchhazel. HortScience 53:575-577.

Addesso, K.M., A. Witcher, D. Fare, and P. O’Neal. 2018. Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot  Slow-Release Sachets as a Pest Management Tool in Outdoor Woody Ornamental Production. HortTechnology 28:391-398.

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.


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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