Our graduate students have a strong record of publication in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Publishing is an essential part of a graduate student’s professional development and the Department’s annual graduate student publication awards were established to recognize students for producing high quality peer-reviewed publications. Our award winners are then nominated for the prestigious Krauss Award given by the College.
The award recognizes the best papers published by a current or recently graduated student in a refereed journal. There are a total of 2 publication award categories (M.S. and Ph.D.) and one award will be given in each category.
Selection of Graduate Student Publications (2010-present)
(Bold = students)
Acuna, A. A. and Gardner, D.S. "Dissapation of Pendimethalin as affected by dose and application timing in a turfgrass environment."; Proc. European Turf. Soc... Vol. 2 (January 2010): 18-20.
Acuna, A., Mathers, H., Long, D., Behe, B., Hodges, A., Schuch, U., Barton, S., Dennis, J., Maynard, B., Hall, C., and Beaver, J.. "Demographic characteristics of the nursery industry labor force: OH, MI, DE, TN, FL, IN, KY, and RI."; HortScience.. (January 2012)
Afzal, A.J., L. da Cunha, and D. Mackey 2011. Separable Fragments and Membrane Tethering of Arabidopsis RIN4 Regulate Its Suppression of PAMP-Triggered Immunity. Plant Cell 10:3798-811.
Barker,David,J; Ferraro,Fernanda,P; Nave,Renata,La Guardia; Sulc,R,Mark; Lopes,Fernanda; Albrecht,Kenneth,A. "Analysis of Herbage Mass and Herbage Accumulation Rate Using Gompertz Equations."; AGRONOMY JOURNAL.. Vol. 102, no. 3. (May 2010): 849-857.
Bowden, J., E. Nangle, and K. Danneberger.. "Influence of golf ball type and measurement device (Stimpmeter/Pelzmeter) on putting green ball roll"; Proceedings of 2nd European Turfgrass Society.. Vol. 2nd (January 2010): 46-47.
Bumgarner, N. R., J. C. Scheerens, R.W. Mullen, M. A. Bennett, P. P. Ling and M. D. Kleinhenz. "Root-zone temperature and nitrogen affect the yield and secondary metabolite concentration of fall- and spring-grown, high-density leaf lettuce"; Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.. Vol. 92, no. 1. (January 2012): 116-124.
Bumgarner, N. R., M. A. Bennett, P. P. Ling, R. W. Mullen and M. D. Kleinhenz. "Active and passive Zonal Heating Creates Distinct Microclimates and Inflences Spring- and Fall-time Lettuce Growth in Ohio."; HortTechnology.. Vol. 22, no. 2. (April 2012): 228-236.
Bumgarner, N. R., M. A. Bennett, P. P. Ling, R. W. Mullen and M. D. Kleinhenz. "Canopy cover and root-zone heating effects on fall- and spring-grown leaf lettuce yield in Ohio."; HortTechnology.. Vol. 21, no. 6. (December 2011): 737-744.
Bushakra, J.M., D. J. Sargent, A. Cabrera, R. Crowhurst, E. Lopez Girona, R. Velasco, V. V. Symonds, E. van der Knaap, M. Troggio, S. E. Gardiner and D. Chagné. 2012. Assessing genome synteny between Malus and Fragaria using Rosaceae conserved orthologous set (RosCOS) markers. Tree Genet Genomes, DOI: 10.1007/s11295-011-0450-y
Cabrera, A., U.R. Rosario, P. De Franceschi, A.M. Sebolt, S.S. Sooriyapathirana, E. Dirlewanger, J. Quero Garcia, M. Schuster, A.F. Iezzoni and E. van der Knaap. 2012. Rosaceae COS marker polymorphism in sweet cherry germplasm and construction of a SNP-based map. Tree Genet Genomes 8: 237-247
Chung, E.H., L. da Cunha, A.J. Wu, Z. Gao, K. Cherkis, A.J. Afzal, D. Mackey, J.L. Dangl 2011. Specific threonine phosphorylation of a host target by two unrelated type III effectors activates a host innate immune receptor in plants. Cell Host & Microbe 9: 125-36.
Dhillon T, Pearce S, Stockinger EJ, Distelfeld A, Li C, Knox AK, Vashegyi I, Vagujfalvi A, Galiba G, Dubcovsky J. "Regulation of freezing tolerance and flowering in temperate cereals: the VRN-1 connection."; Plant Physiol.. Vol. 153, no. 4. (January 2010): 1846-1858
Ferrero,F. P, Nave,R,LG; Sulc,R,M; Barker,D,J. "Seasonal variation in the rising plate meter calibration for forage mass."; Agronomy Journal.. Vol. 104, no. 1. (January 2012): 1-6.
Figueroa, R., D. A. Herms, J. Cardina, John, and D. Doohan. 2010. Maternal environment effects on common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) seed dormancy. Weed Sci. 58:160-166.
Illa, E., D. J. Sargent, E. Lopez Girona, J. Bushakra, A. Cestaro, R. Crowhurst, M. Pindo, A. Cabrera, E. van der Knaap, A. Iezzoni, S. Gardiner, R. Velasco, P. Arus, D. Chagne and M. Troggio. 2011. Comparative analysis of rosaceous genomes and the reconstruction of a putative ancestral genome for the family. BMC Evol Biol. 11: 9.
Jeong, K.Y., Claudio C. Pasian, Margaret McMahon and David Tay. "Growth of Six Begonia Species Under Shading."; The Open Horticulture Journal.. Vol. 2 (January 2010): 22-28
Knoeller,Anne,Sophie; Blakeslee,Joshua,J; Richards,Elizabeth,L; Peer,Wendy,Ann; Murphy,Angus,S. "Brachytic2/ZmABCB1 functions in IAA export from intercalary meristems."; JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY.. Vol. 61, no. 13. (August 2010): 3689-3696.
Knox AK, Dhillon T, Cheng, Hongmei, Tondelli A, Pecchioni N, Stockinger EJ. "CBF gene copy number variation at Frost Resistance-2 is associated with levels of freezing tolerance in temperate-climate cereals."; Theor Appl Genet.. Vol. 121, no. 1. (January 2010): 21-35
Leis, A., M.S. Whittington, M. Bennett and M. Kleinhenz. "Student farms at United States colleges and universities: insights gained from a survey of the farm managers."; Journal of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.. Vol. 55 (January 2011): 9-15.
Liu, J; D.J. Barker, R.M. Sulc, J.C. Jang, and G.L. Wang. "Quantifying the proportion of perennial ryegrass cultivars in intra-species mixtures using simple sequence repeat (SSR) and inter-SSR (ISSR) markers, and discriminant analysis."; New Zealand journal of agricultural research.. , no. 53. (January 2010): 215-226.
Lopez-Bellido, R., Rattan Lal, T. K. Danneberger and J. R. Street. "Plant Growth Regulator and Nitrogen Fertilizer Effects on Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration in Creeping Bentgrass Fairway Turf."; Plant & Soil.. Vol. 11104-010-0289-2, no. DOI 10.1007/s. (January 2010).
Luo, J. and J. Cardina. "Germination pattern and implications for invasiveness in three Taraxacum (Asteraceae) species.";Weed Research 52:112–121.
Mullen, R.W., P.R. Thomison, K.A. Diedrick, and D.C. Henry. "Corn (Zea mays L.) response to nitrogen fertilizer as affected by planting date and hybrid.."; Crop Management.. , no. Online. doi:10.1094/CM-2010-0405-01-RS.. (April 2010)
Munoz, M. P., J. R. Street and D. D. Holdren. "Influence of Bispyribac Sodium Rates and Application Timing on Overseeding of Kentucky Bluegrass into an Annual Bluegrass Turf."; Weed Technology.. Vol. 24, no. 3. (September 2011)
Munoz, M.P., J. R. Street, D. S. Gardner, E. D. McCoy, and P. J. Sherratt. "Influence of Compost Topdressing on Turfgrass Quality and Playability on Established Soil-Based Athletic Turf."; 2nd European Turfgrass Society International Conference Proceedings (Angers, France, April 11-13).. Vol. 1 (May 2010): 145-147.
Nangle, E.J., and G. S. Gardner, J. D. Metzger, T. K. Danneberger and J. R. Street. "Nitrogen Absorption and Movement in Creeping Bentgrass as Afected by Nitrogen Sources and Shade."; 2nd European Turfgrass Society International Conference Proceedings (Angers. France, April, 11-13, 2010)... Vol. 1 (May 2010): 130-135.
Nangle, E.J., D.S. Gardner, J.D. Metzger, J.R. Street, and T.K. Dannberger. "Impact of nitrogen source and trinexapac-ethyl application on Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) physiology under neutral shade, deciduous tree shade and full sunlit conditions.."; Hortscience.. (January 2012)
Read, N.A., E.E. Regnier, S.K. Harrison, J.D. Metzger, and M.A. Bennett.. "Plant residues and newspaper mulch effects on weed emergence and crop performance.." Vol. 66, Milwaukee, WI, US|USA. (January 2011.): 119
Rodríguez GR, Moyseenko JB, Robbins MD, Huarachi Morejón N, Francis DM, van der Knaap E. 2010. Tomato Analyzer: A Useful Software Application to Collect Accurate and Detailed Morphological and Colorimetric Data from Two-dimensional Objects. J. Vis. Exp. (JoVE). 37.
Schutte, B.J., E. E. Regnier, and S. K. Harrison. "Seed dormancy and adaptive seedling emergence timing in giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)."; Weed Science.. Vol. 59 (January 2011):
Schutte, Brian J.; Liu, Jianyang; Davis, Adam S.; Harrison, S. Kent; Regnier, Emilie E.. "Environmental factors that influence the association of an earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris L.) and an annual weed (Ambrosia trifida L.) in no-till agricultural fields across the eastern Us Corn Belt."; Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment.. Vol. 138, no. 3-4. (January 2010): 197-205.
Splawski, C., E.E. Reginier, S.K. Harrison, M.A. Bennett, and J.D. Metzger.. "Mulch effects on pumpkin and pollinator (Peponapis pruinosa) performance." Vol. 66, Milwaukee, WI, US|USA. (January 2011.): 95
Studzinska, A.K., D.S. Gardner, J.D. Metzger, D. Shetlar, R. Harriman,a nd T.K. Dannberger. "The Effect of PcGA2ox Overexpression on Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis Stolonifera L.): Performance under Various Light Environments."; Hortscience.. (January 2012)
Wedryk, S. and J. Cardina. "Evaluation of tef as a smother crop during transition to organic management."; Weed Technology 26:102–109.
Wedryk, S. and J. Cardina. "Smother crop mixtures for Canada thistle suppression in organic transition."; Weed Science. (January 2012): DOI: 10.1614/WS-D-11-00140.1
Wedryk, S., J. Felix, D. Doohan, and J. Cardina. "Strategies for weed suppression and improving soil fertility during transition to organic vegetable production."; HortTechnology 22:207-214.
Wu S; Xiao H; Cabrera A; Meulia T; van der Knaap E. "SUN regulates vegetative and reproductive organ shape by changing cell division patterns.."; Plant Physiology.. Vol. 157, no. 3. (November 2011): 1175
Wyenandt, C.A., L.H. Rhodes, R.M. Riedel, S.G.P. Nameth and M.A. Bennett. "Fall and spring-sown cover crop mulches affect on yield, fruit cleanliness and Fusarium fruit rot development in pumpkin" HortTechnology. Vol. 21, (January 2011.): 343-354.
Xu, X., M.A. Bennett, PA. Paul, B. McSpaden Gardener and S.A. Miller.. "Efficacy of sanitizing and biological seed treatments in controlling tomato bacterial canker. Plant Disease. (January 2011.)
Zale, P. J., D. K. Struve, P. Jourdan and D. M. Francis.. "Rapid assessment of genetic variation for morphological traits in sweetbay magnolia using a container production system.."; Journal of the American Society for Horticultrue Science.. , no. 136. (January 2011): 135-144.
Zhang, N., M.T. Brewer and E. van der Knaap. 2012. Fine mapping of fw3.2 controlling fruit weight in tomato. Theor Appl Genet 125: 273-284.
Zhang, Y., Mechlin, S., and I.E. Dami. "Foliar Application of Abscisic Acid Induces Dormancy Responses in Greenhouse-Grown Grapevines."; HortScience.. Vol. 9, no. 46. (January 2011): 1-7.