Last week, the Office of Research and Engagement interviewed one of our students and featured them in the recent graduate student spotlight. Please look below for a snippet of their newsletter and be sure to click the link below for the full story!
A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement
Matthew Longmire grew up on his family farm in Clinton, TN, so it was no surprise that he became interested in research on agricultural systems. The fact that he can do this while incorporating another life-long fascination—bugs—is just the icing on the cake. Longmire is a graduate student in entomology and plant pathology at the UT Institute of Agriculture, and his research studies the impact of cover crops on agricultural pest management. The use of cover crops is an agricultural practice that can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and herbicides, which can lower costs and increase profits.