Recent Submissions

  • Wind Dispersal of Natural and Biomimetic Maple Samaras 

    Nave, Gary K.; Hall, Nathaniel; Somers, Katrina; Davis, Brock; Gruszewski, Hope; Powers, Craig; Collver, Michael; Schmale, David G.; Ross, Shane D. (MDPI, 2021-03-29)
    Maple trees (genus Acer) accomplish the task of distributing objects to a wide area by producing seeds, known as samaras, which are carried by the wind as they autorotate and slowly descend to the ground. With the ...
  • Protoplast isolation, transient transformation, and flow-cytometric analysis of reporter-gene activation in Cannabis sativa L. 

    Beard, K. M.; Boling, A. W. H.; Bargmann, B. O. R. (Elsevier, 2021-06-01)
    Cannabis sativa L. is a valuable, up-and-coming industrial crop with a substantially growing market. However, due to an extended period of legal restriction, research with cannabis has been limited, particularly in laboratory ...
  • Tri5 gene expression analysis during postharvest storage of wheat grain from field plots treated with a triazole and a strobilurin fungicide 

    Bolanos-Carriel, Carlos; Wegulo, Stephen N.; Baenziger, P. Stephen; Eskridge, Kent M.; Funnell-Harris, Deanna; Mcmaster, Niki; Schmale, David G., III; Hallen-Adams, Heather E. (2020-10-01)
    Fusarium head blight (FHB) and the associated mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) negatively impact the wheat industry worldwide. In North America, FHB is mainly caused by Fusarium graminearum sensu stricto. The purpose of this ...
  • Urban soil carbon and nitrogen converge at a continental scale 

    Trammell, Tara L. E.; Pataki, Diane E.; Pouyat, Richard, V; Groffman, Peter M.; Rosier, Carl; Bettez, Neil; Cavender-Bares, Jeannine; Grove, Morgan J.; Hall, Sharon J.; Heffernan, James; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Morse, Jennifer L.; Neill, Christopher; Steele, Meredith (2020-05)
    In urban areas, anthropogenic drivers of ecosystem structure and function are thought to predominate over larger-scale biophysical drivers. Residential yards are influenced by individual homeowner preferences and actions, ...
  • Cold Hardiness of Grevillea in Western Oregon 

    Bell, Neil; Stoven, Heather; Owen, James S., Jr.; Altland, James E. (2020-02)
    A cold hardiness evaluation of 57 cultivars and species of grevillea (Grevillea) was conducted from 2011 to 2014 in Aurora, OR, to assess landscape suitability in the Pacific Northwest United States. Plants were established ...
  • Screening Tall Fescue for Resistance to Rhizoctonia solani and Rhizoctonia zeae Using Digital Image Analysis 

    Sykes, Virginia R.; Horvath, Brandon J.; McCall, David S.; Baudoin, Antonius B.; Askew, Shawn D.; Goatley, James M.; Warnke, Scott E. (2020-02)
    Brown patch, caused by Rhizoctonia solani, is a destructive disease on tall fescue. Compared with R. solani, Rhizoctonia zeae causes indistinguishable symptoms in the field but varies in geographic distribution. This may ...
  • An Expansin-Like Candidate Effector Protein from Pratylenchus penetrans Modulates Immune Responses in Nicotiana benthamiana 

    Vieira, Paulo; Nemchinov, Lev G. (2020-03)
    The root lesion nematode (RLN) Pratylenchus penetrans is a migratory species that attacks a broad range of crops. After the RLN is initially attracted to host roots by root exudates and compounds, it releases secretions ...
  • Identification of quantitative trait loci associated with nitrogen use efficiency in winter wheat 

    Brasier, Kyle; Ward, Brian; Smith, Jared; Seago, John; Oakes, Joseph; Balota, Maria; Davis, Paul; Fountain, Myron; Brown-Guedira, Gina; Sneller, Clay; Thomason, Wade; Griffey, Carl (2020-02-24)
    Maintaining winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) productivity with more efficient nitrogen (N) management will enable growers to increase profitability and reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with nitrogen ...
  • K-seq, an affordable, reliable, and open Klenow NGS-based genotyping technology 

    Ziarsolo, Peio; Hasing, Tomas; Hilario, Rebeca; Garcia-Carpintero, Victor; Blanca, Jose; Bombarely, Aureliano; Cañizares, Joaquin (2021-03-25)
    Background K-seq, a new genotyping methodology based on the amplification of genomic regions using two steps of Klenow amplification with short oligonucleotides, followed by standard PCR and Illumina ...
  • What is the impact of human wastewater biosolids (sewage sludge) application on long-term soil carbon sequestration rates? A systematic review protocol 

    Badzmierowski, Mike J.; Evanylo, Gregory K.; Daniels, W. Lee; Haering, Kathryn C. (2021-03-19)
    Background Human wastewater biosolids, hereafter referred to as biosolids, are produced in significant quantities around the world and often applied to an extensive land mass including agricultural fields, ...
  • Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of a large, diverse population of maize near-isogenic lines 

    Morales, Laura; Repka, A. C.; Swarts, Kelly L.; Stafstrom, William C.; He, Yijian; Sermons, Shannon M.; Yang, Qin; Lopez-Zuniga, Luis O.; Rucker, Elizabeth; Thomason, Wade E.; Nelson, Rebecca J.; Balint-Kurti, Peter J. (2020-08)
    Genome-wide association (GWA) studies can identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) putatively underlying traits of interest, and nested association mapping (NAM) can further assess allelic series. Near-isogenic lines (NILs) ...
  • AgroSeek: a system for computational analysis of environmental metagenomic data and associated metadata 

    Liang, Xiao; Akers, Kyle; Keenum, Ishi; Wind, Lauren; Gupta, Suraj; Chen, Chaoqi; Aldaihani, Reem; Pruden, Amy; Zhang, Liqing; Knowlton, Katharine F.; Xia, Kang; Heath, Lenwood S. (2021-03-10)
    Background Metagenomics is gaining attention as a powerful tool for identifying how agricultural management practices influence human and animal health, especially in terms of potential to contribute to ...
  • Development of Breeder-Friendly KASP Markers for Low Concentration of Kunitz Trypsin Inhibitor in Soybean Seeds 

    Rosso, M. Luciana; Shang, Chao; Song, Qijian; Escamilla, Diana; Gillenwater, Jay; Zhang, Bo (MDPI, 2021-03-06)
    Trypsin inhibitors (TI), a common anti-nutritional factor in soybean, prevent animals’ protein digestibility reducing animal growth performance. No commercial soybean cultivars with low or null concentration of TI are ...
  • Current outlook and future research needs for harvest weed seed control in North American cropping systems 

    Shergill, Lovreet S.; Schwartz-Lazaro, Lauren M.; Leon, Ramon; Ackroyd, Victoria J.; Flessner, Michael L.; Bagavathiannan, Muthukumar; Everman, Wesley; Norsworthy, Jason K.; VanGessel, Mark J.; Mirsky, Steven B. (2020-12)
    Harvest weed seed control (HWSC) comprises a set of tools and tactics that prevents the addition of weed seed to the soil seed bank, attenuating weed infestations and providing a method to combat the development and spread ...
  • Registration of 'Hilliard' wheat 

    Griffey, Carl; Malla, Subas; Brooks, Wynse; Seago, John E.; Christopher, Anthony; Thomason, Wade; Pitman, Robert; Markham, Robin; Vaughn, Mark; Dunaway, David; Beahm, Mary; Barrack, C. Lin; Rucker, Elizabeth; Behl, Harry D.; Hardiman, Thomas; Beahm, Bruce; Browning, Phillip; Schmale, David, III; McMaster, Niki; Custis, J. Tommy; Gulick, Steve; Ashburn, S. Bobby; Jones, Ned, Jr.; Baik, Byung-Kee; Bockelman, Harold; Marshall, David; Fountain, Myron; Brown-Guedira, Gina; Cowger, Christina; Cambron, Sue; Kolmer, James; Jin, Yue; Chen, Xianming; Garland-Campbell, Kimberly; Sparry, Ellen (2020-09)
    'Hilliard' (Reg. no. CV-1163, PI 676271), a soft red winter (SRW) wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) developed and tested as VA11W-108 by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, was released in March 2015. Hilliard was ...
  • Biochemical and physiological responses of Cannabis sativa to an integrated plant nutrition system 

    Filho, Jose F. Da Cunha Leme; Thomason, Wade E.; Evanylo, Gregory K.; Zhang, Xunzhong; Strickland, Michael S.; Chim, Bee K.; Diatta, Andre A. (2020-11)
    The illegal status of cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) post-World War II resulted in a lack of research on agricultural practices. However, there is a resurgence of interest in cannabis due to diverse uses such as a rich ...
  • An integrated plant nutrition system (IPNS) for corn in the Mid-Atlantic USA 

    Da Cunha Leme Filho, Jose Franco; Thomason, Wade E.; Evanylo, Gregory K.; Zhang, Xunzhong; Strickland, Michael S.; Chim, Bee K.; Diatta, Andre A. (2021-03-16)
    Current trends in agriculture have moved toward more sustainable cultivation systems with higher efficiency of input use. A variety of materials, derived from different resources, can serve as a crop nutrient sources. An ...
  • Utilizing Consumer Perception of Edamame to Guide New Variety Development 

    Carneiro, Renata; Duncan, Susan; O'Keefe, Sean; Yu, Dajun; Huang, Haibo; Yin, Yun; Neill, Clinton; Zhang, Bo; Kuhar, Thomas; Rideout, Steve; Reiter, Mark; Ross, Jeremy; Chen, Pengyin; Gillen, Anne (2021-01-18)
    Consumption of edamame (vegetable soybeans) has increased significantly in the U.S. over the last 20 years. Although market demand has been increasing, most edamame is still imported from Asian countries. A team of multistate ...
  • Characterization of the F Locus Responsible for Floral Anthocyanin Production in Potato 

    Laimbeer, F. Parker E.; Bargmann, Bastiaan O.R.; Holt, Sarah H.; Pratt, Trenton; Peterson, Brenda; Doulis, Andreas G.; Buell, C. Robin; Veilleux, Richard E. (Genetics Society of America, 2020-08-27)
    Anthocyanins are pigmented secondary metabolites produced via the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway and play important roles in plant stress responses, pollinator attraction, and consumer preference. Using RNA-sequencing ...
  • On-farm Evaluation of Strawberry Cultivars in Coastal Virginia 

    Flanagan, Roy D. III; Samtani, Jayesh B.; Manchester, Mikel Ann; Romelczyk, Stephanie; Johnson, Charles S.; Lawrence, Watson; Pattison, Jeremy (American Society for Horticultural Science, 2020-12)
    Strawberries (Fragaria ananassa) are one of the major high-value crops in North America. There is increasing interest in commercial strawberry production for local markets in Virginia and surrounding states, but information ...

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