Benjamin Fallen

Soybean Breeder


Office: 843-519-0472

Advanced Plant Technology Center, Pee Dee Research & Education Center

Ph.D., Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee
M.S., Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee
B.S., Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

Research interest:
To provide genetic solutions to improve crop production that will ultimately lead to new and improved germplasm lines and cultivars, primarily in soybeans. To provide research based knowledge, education and information to the public through field days, presentations, and publications. To work together with farmers and consumers as partners to provide a better way of living.

Fallen, B.D., F.L. Allen, A.M. Saxton, D.A. Kopsell and V.R. Pantalone. 2012. Detection of Soybean Amino Acid QTLs and Seed Yield QTLs Using Selective Genotyping. PhD Dissertation. University of Tennessee

Fallen, B.D., K.M. Rainey, C.E. Sams, D.A. Kopsell and V.R. Pantalone. 2012. Evaluation of Agronomic and Seed Characteristics in Mid-Oleic Soybean Lines in the South-Eastern United States. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 89:1333-1343

Fallen, B.D., V.R. Pantalone, C.E. Sams, D.A. Kopsell, S.F. Vaughn and B.R. Moser. 2011. Effect of Soybean Oil Fatty Acid Composition and Selenium Application on Biodiesel Properties. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 88:1019-1028

Fallen, B.D., C.E. Sams, D.A. Kopsell and V.R. Pantalone. 2009. Soybean Enhancement for Improved Biodiesel Production. M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee

Professional society activity:
American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America
Gamma Sigma Delta
American Oil Chemistry Society