VAES faculty are located at 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers in Virginia and three colleges at Virginia Tech (CALS, CNRE, and VMRCVM).

Recent Submissions

  • Fall Applications of Ethephon Modulates Gene Networks Controlling Bud Development during Dormancy in Peach (Prunus Persica) 

    Liu, Jianyang; Islam, Md Tabibul; Laliberte, Suzanne; Haak, David C.; Sherif, Sherif M. (MDPI, 2022-06-18)
    Ethephon (ET) is an ethylene-releasing plant growth regulator (PGR) that can delay the bloom time in Prunus, thus reducing the risk of spring frost, which is exacerbated by global climate change. However, the adoption of ...
  • Comparative Analysis of Transcriptomes of Ophiostoma novo-ulmi ssp. americana Colonizing Resistant or Sensitive Genotypes of American Elm 

    Nigg, Martha; de Oliveira, Thais C.; Sarmiento-Villamil, Jorge L.; de la Bastide, Paul Y.; Hintz, Will E.; Sherif, Sherif M.; Shukla, Mukund; Bernier, Louis; Saxena, Praveen K. (MDPI, 2022-06-16)
    The Ascomycete Ophiostoma novo-ulmi threatens elm populations worldwide. The molecular mechanisms underlying its pathogenicity and virulence are still largely uncharacterized. As part of a collaborative study of the ...
  • Linking soil microbial community structure to potential carbon mineralization: A continental scale assessment of reduced tillage 

    Rieke, Elizabeth L.; Cappellazzi, Shannon B.; Cope, Michael; Liptzin, Daniel; Mac Bean, G.; Greub, Kelsey L. H.; Norris, Charlotte E.; Tracy, Paul W.; Aberle, Ezra; Ashworth, Amanda; Banuelos Tavarez, Oscar; Bary, Andy, I; Baumhardt, R. L.; Borbon Gracia, Alberto; Brainard, Daniel C.; Brennan, Jameson R.; Briones Reyes, Dolores; Bruhjell, Darren; Carlyle, Cameron N.; Crawford, James J. W.; Creech, Cody F.; Culman, Steve W.; Deen, Bill; Dell, Curtis J.; Derner, Justin D.; Ducey, Thomas F.; Duiker, Sjoerd W.; Dyck, Miles F.; Ellert, Benjamin H.; Espinosa Solorio, Avelino; Fonte, Steven J.; Fonteyne, Simon; Fortuna, Ann-Marie; Foster, Jamie L.; Fultz, Lisa M.; Gamble, Audrey, V; Geddes, Charles M.; Griffin-LaHue, Deirdre; Grove, John H.; Hamilton, Stephen K.; Hao, Xiying; Hayden, Zachary D.; Honsdorf, Nora; Howe, Julie A.; Ippolito, James A.; Johnson, Gregg A.; Kautz, Mark A.; Kitchen, Newell R.; Kumar, Sandeep; Kurtz, Kirsten S. M.; Larney, Francis J.; Lewis, Katie L.; Liebman, Matt; Lopez Ramirez, Antonio; Machado, Stephen; Maharjan, Bijesh; Martinez Gamino, Miguel Angel; May, William E.; McClaran, Mitchel P.; McDaniel, Marshall D.; Millar, Neville; Mitchell, Jeffrey P.; Moore, Amber D.; Moore, Philip A.; Mora Gutierrez, Manuel; Nelson, Kelly A.; Omondi, Emmanuel C.; Osborne, Shannon L.; Osorio Alcala, Leodegario; Owens, Philip; Pena-Yewtukhiw, Eugenia M.; Poffenbarger, Hanna J.; Ponce Lira, Brenda; Reeve, Jennifer R.; Reinbott, Timothy M.; Reiter, Mark S.; Ritchey, Edwin L.; Roozeboom, Kraig L.; Rui, Yichao; Sadeghpour, Amir; Sainju, Upendra M.; Sanford, Gregg R.; Schillinger, William F.; Schindelbeck, Robert R.; Schipanski, Meagan E.; Schlegel, Alan J.; Scow, Kate M.; Sherrod, Lucretia A.; Shober, Amy L.; Sidhu, Sudeep S.; Solis Moya, Ernesto; St Luce, Mervin; Strock, Jeffrey S.; Suyker, Andrew E.; Sykes, Virginia R.; Tao, Haiying; Trujillo Campos, Alberto; Van Eerd, Laura L.; Verhulst, Nele; Vyn, Tony J.; Wang, Yutao; Watts, Dexter B.; William, Bryan B.; Wright, David L.; Zhang, Tiequan; Morgan, Cristine L. S.; Honeycutt, C. Wayne (Pergamon-Elsevier, 2022-05)
    Potential carbon mineralization (Cmin) is a commonly used indicator of soil health, with greater Cmin values interpreted as healthier soil. While Cmin values are typically greater in agricultural soils managed with minimal ...
  • Potential Distribution of Invasive Boxwood Blight Pathogen (Calonectriapseudonaviculata) as Predicted by Process-Based and Correlative Models 

    Barker, Brittany S.; Coop, Leonard; Hong, Chuanxue (MDPI, 2022-06-01)
    Boxwood blight caused by Cps is an emerging disease that has had devastating impacts on Buxus spp. in the horticultural sector, landscapes, and native ecosystems. In this study, we produced a process-based ...
  • Cellular Aquaculture: Prospects and Challenges 

    Goswami, Mukunda; Belathur Shambhugowda, Yashwanth; Sathiyanarayanan, Arjunan; Pinto, Nevil; Duscher, Alexandrea; Ovissipour, Reza; Lakra, Wazir Singh; Chandragiri Nagarajarao, Ravishankar (MDPI, 2022-05-26)
    Aquaculture plays an important role as one of the fastest-growing food-producing sectors in global food and nutritional security. Demand for animal protein in the form of fish has been increasing tremendously. Aquaculture ...
  • Sorghum as a Potential Valuable Aquafeed Ingredient: Nutritional Quality and Digestibility 

    Zarei, Mohammad; Amirkolaei, Abdolsamad K.; Trushenski, Jesse T.; Sealey, Wendy M.; Schwarz, Michael H.; Ovissipour, Reza (MDPI, 2022-05-06)
    The world population is increasing, and our current agricultural practices are not sustainable enough to address the concerns. Alternative proteins including plant-based proteins would provide a more sustainable source of ...
  • Evaluation of Industrial Hemp Seed Treatments for Management of Damping-Off for Enhanced Stand Establishment 

    Mayton, Hilary; Amirkhani, Masoume; Loos, Michael; Johnson, Burton; Fike, John; Johnson, Chuck; Myers, Kevin; Starr, Jennifer; Bergstrom, Gary C.; Taylor, Alan (MDPI, 2022-04-23)
    The purpose of this research was to collect efficacy data on biological, biochemical, and chemical fungicide seed treatments on hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) to mitigate damping-off and enhance field stand establishment. ...
  • Distribution of G143A Mutations Conferring Fungicide Resistance in Virginia Populations of Parastagonospora nodorum Infecting Wheat 

    Kaur, Navjot; Mehl, Hillary L. (American Phytopathological Society, 2022-01)
    Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) caused by Parastagonospora nodorum is an important leaf spot disease in the mid-Atlantic United States. Disease management approaches include use of resistant varieties, cultural control, ...
  • Seasonal Distribution of Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Captures in Woods-to-Orchard Pheromone Trap Transects in Virginia 

    Hadden, Whitney T.; Nixon, Laura J.; Leskey, Tracy C.; Bergh, J. Christopher (Oxford University Press, 2022-02-09)
    The invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal), is a pest of numerous economically important crops in the USA. In the Mid-Atlantic region, it is a significant, direct pest in tree fruit orchards, many ...
  • Peanut Leaf Wilting Estimation From RGB Color Indices and Logistic Models 

    Sarkar, Sayantan; Ramsey, A. Ford; Cazenave, Alexandre-Brice; Balota, Maria (2021-06-18)
    Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important crop for United States agriculture and worldwide. Low soil moisture is a major constraint for production in all peanut growing regions with negative effects on yield quantity ...
  • cDNA Transcriptome of Arabidopsis Reveals Various Defense Priming Induced by a Broad-Spectrum Biocontrol Agent Burkholderia sp. SSG 

    Kong, Ping; Li, Xiaoping; Gouker, Fred; Hong, Chuanxue (MDPI, 2022-03-15)
    Burkholderia sp. SSG is a potent biological control agent. Even though its survival on the leaf surface declined rapidly, SSG provided extended, moderate plant protection from a broad spectrum of pathogens. This ...
  • Environmental Accounting of the Yellow-Tail Lambari Aquaculture: Sustainability of Rural Freshwater Pond Systems 

    Fonseca, Tamara; Valenti, Wagner C.; Giannetti, Biagio F.; Gonçalves, Fernando Henrique A.; Agostinho, Feni (MDPI, 2022-02-12)
    Freshwater pond aquaculture is the prevailing fish culture system worldwide, especially in developing countries. The sustainability of such systems has not been assessed and it can be improved based on suitable scientific ...
  • Deciphering the Genome-Wide Transcriptomic Changes during Interactions of Resistant and Susceptible Genotypes of American Elm with Ophiostoma novo-ulmi 

    Islam, Md Tabibul; Coutin, Jose Freixas; Shukla, Mukund R.; Dhaliwal, Amandeep Kaur; Nigg, Martha; Bernier, Louis; Sherif, Sherif M.; Saxena, Praveen K. (MDPI, 2022-01-26)
    Dutch elm disease (DED), caused by Ophiostoma novo-ulmi (Onu), is a destructive disease of American elm (Ulmus americana L.). The molecular mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility against DED in ...
  • Registration of two rice mapping populations using weedy rice ecotypes as a novel germplasm resource 

    Singh, Vijay; Jia, Yulin; Gealy, David; Liu, Yan; Ma, Jiabing; Thurber, Carrie; Burgos, Nilda; Olsen, Kenneth; Caicedo, Anna (2021-12-07)
    Two mapping populations were developed from crosses of the Asian indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar ‘Dee GeoWoo Gen’ (DGWG; PI 699210 Parent, PI 699212 Parent) and two weedy rice ecotypes, an early-flowering straw hull ...
  • Sampling Optimization and Crop Interface Effects on Lygus lineolaris Populations in Southeastern USA Cotton 

    Dorman, Seth J.; Taylor, Sally V.; Malone, Sean; Roberts, Phillip M.; Greene, Jeremy K.; Reisig, Dominic D.; Smith, Ronald H.; Jacobson, Alana L.; Reay-Jones, Francis P. F.; Paula-Moraes, Silvana; Huseth, Anders S. (MDPI, 2022-01-13)
    Tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae), is an economically damaging pest in cotton production systems across the southern United States. We systematically scouted 120 commercial cotton fields ...
  • Morphophysiological diversity and its association with herbicide resistance in Echinochloa ecotypes 

    Liu, Rui; Singh, Vijay; Abugho, Seth; Lin, Hao-Sheng; Zhou, Xin-Gen; Bagavathiannan, Muthukumar V. (Cambridge University Press, 2021-10-01)
    The genus Echinochloa constitutes some of the most prominent weed species found in rice (Oryza sativa L.) production worldwide. The taxonomy of Echinochloa is complex due to its morphological variations. The morphophysiological ...
  • Buenas Prácticas de Manufactura para el Manejo de Productos Pesqueros 

    Parraga-Estrada, Katheryn (2021-10-26)
    This presentation was part of a Webinar by the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá as part of their 30-anniversary CEPIA .
  • Soybean producers guide 

    Vann, Rachel; Everman, Wesley; Holshouser, David L.; Huseth, Anders; Reisig, Dominic; Thiessen, Lindsey (U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 2021-11-01)
    This is 1 of 23 guides to help Southeastern U.S. producers of economically important agricultural commodities build resilience to, prepare for, and recover from hurricane impacts. All guides can be found on the USDA Southeast ...
  • Fungicide Spray Guidelines for Non-bearing Vineyards 

    Nita, Mizuho (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2021)

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