W3168: Environmental and Genetic Determinants of Seed Quality and Performance

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Inactive/Terminating

SAES-422 Reports



Bewley, J.D., Bradford, K.J., Hilhorst, H.W.M., and Nonogaki, H. (2013) Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy. Third Edition. (New York: Springer).

Boddy, L.G., Bradford, K.J., Fischer, A.J. (2013) Stratification requirements for seed dormancy alleviation in a wetland weed. PLoS ONE 8(9) e71457.

Bradford, K.J., Bello, P., Fu, J.C., Barros, M. (2013) Single-seed respiration: a new method to assess seed quality. Seed Science & Technology 41: 420-438.

Christian E.J., A.S. Goggi, K.J. Moore (2014) Temperature and Light Requirements for

Miscanthus sinensis Laboratory Germination Test.  Crop Science 54: 791-795.

Dias, M.A.N., A.G. Taylor and S.M. Cicero (2014) Uptake of systemic treatments by maize seeds evaluated with fluorescent tracers.  Seed Science and Technology: 42, 101-107

Duclos, D.V., Altobello, C. O., Taylor, A. G.    (2014) Investigating seed dormancy in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): Elucidating the effect of temperature regimes and plant hormones on embryo dormancy. Industrial Crops and Products 58: 148–159.

Duclos, D.V., Ray, D.T., Johnson D.J., Taylor, A. G (2013) Investigating seed dormancy in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): understanding the physiology and mechanisms of coat- imposed seed dormancy.  Industrial Crops and Products 45 (2013) 377-387.

Feng, J., H. Ye, V. Srivastava, X.-Y. Gu. (2014) “Evolutionary and developmental mechanisms  of seed dormancy revealed by map-based cloning of genes underlying a major quantitative trait locus from weedy rice. The 35th Rice Technical Working Group Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Feb. 18-21, 2014.

Geneve, R., L.D. Hildebrandt, T. Phillips, N.S. Gama-Arachchige, J. Kirk, M. Al-Ameriy (2014) Seed germination and mucilage production in chia (Salvia hispanica).  Acta Horticulturae.

Gu, X-Y. (2014) Challenges and strategies of genetic improvement for pre-harvest sprouting in seed production of hybrid rice. p. 73 in Book of Abstracts for The 11th Conference of the International Society for Seed Science, Changsha, China.

Gu, X.-Y., H. Ye, J. Feng, M.S. Mispan. (2014) “Rice green revolution gene: its effects beyond plant height”, The 35th Rice Technical Working Group Meeting, New Orleans, LA., Feb. 18-21, 2014.

Gu, X.-Y., J. Zhang, H. Ye, L. Zhang, J. Feng. (2015) Genotyping endosperms to determine genes regulating seed dormancy through the embryo, endosperm or maternal tissues in rice. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 5: 183-193; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.114.015362.

Huo, H., Dahal, P., Kunusoth, K., McCallum, C.M., Bradford, K.J. (2013) Expression of 9-cis- EPOXYCAROTENOID DIOXYGENASE4 is essential for thermoinhibition of lettuce seed germination but not for seed development or stress tolerance. Plant Cell 28: 884-900.

Keaton K., S. Goggi, A.P. Mallarino, R.E. Mullen (2014) Phosphorus and potassium fertilization effects on soybean seed quality and composition. Crop Science 53: 602-610.

Leskovar, D.I., Crosby, K.M. Palma, M.A. Edestein, M (2014) Vegetable crops: Linking production, breeding and marketing. In Dixon, G. R. Aldous, D. (eds.) Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Vol 1: 75-96.  Springer.

McGrath, J.M. (2014) Release of EL58 and EL60 sugarbeet germplasm with nematode resistance. USDA-ARS Germplasm Release Notice.

Mylor, K., Holton, S., Geneve R.L., Calyskan, S. (2013) Comparison of physical, acid, and hot water scarification on seed germination in Eastern redbud.  ISHS-Acta Horticulturae 1055: 347- 349.

Nonogaki H. (2014) Seed dormancy and germination - Emerging mechanisms and new hypotheses. Frontiers in Plant Science 5, 233. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00233.

Nonogaki M, Sall K, Nambara E, Nonogaki H. (2014) Amplification of ABA biosynthesis and signaling through a positive feedback mechanism in seeds. The Plant Journal 78: 527-539.

Panella, L.W., Kaffka, S.K., Lewellen, R.T., McGrath, J.M., Metzer, M.S., Strausbaugh, C.A. 2014. Sugarbeet. In: Smith, S., Diers, B., Specht, J., Carver, B., editors. Yield Gains in Major

U.S. Field Crops. CSSA Special Publication 33. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crop Science Society of America, Inc., and Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 357- 396.

Pérez, H.E. (2014) Do habitat and geographic distribution influence decreased seed viability in remnant populations of a keystone bunchgrass? Ecological Restoration 32: 295-305.

Pérez, H.E., K. Kettner (2013) Characterizing Ipomopsis rubra (Polemoniaceae) germination under various thermal scenarios with non-parametric and semi-parametric statistical methods.

Planta 238: 771-784.

Puttha R, Goggi, S., Gleason M.L., Jogloy S., Kesmala T., Vorasoot N., Banterng P., Patanothai, A (2014) Pre-chill with gibberellic acid overcomes seed dormancy of Jerusalem artichoke. Agron. Sustain. Dev. (2014) 34:869–878 DOI 10.1007/s13593-014-0213-x.

Rosental l, Nonogaki H, Fait A. (2014) Activation and regulation of primary metabolism during seed germination. Seed Science Research 24, 1-15.

Rushing, J.B, B.S. Baldwin, A.G. Taylor, V.N. Owens, J.H. Fike, K.J. Moore (2013) Seed safening from herbicidal injury in switchgrass establishment. Crop Science 53: 1650-1657.

Schneider Teixeira, A., Ballesteros, D., Molina-Garcia A.D., Walters, C. (2013) Interactions between water and triacylglycerols may explain faster aging rates in stored germplasm at low temperatures. Abstracts #49. / Cryobiology 65 (2012) 339–366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2012.07.050.

Sikhao, P., P. Teeraponchaisit, A. G. Taylor and B. Siri (2014) Seed coating with riboflavin, a natural fluorescent compound, for authentification of cucumber seeds. Seed Science and Technology: 42, 171-179.

Stevanato, P., Trebbi, D., Biancardi, E., Cacco, G., McGrath, J. M., Saccomani, M. Evaluation of genetic diversity and root traits of sea beet accessions of the Adriatic Sea coast. Euphytica.

DOI:10.1007/s10681-012-0775-0. 2012.

Von Mark V. Cruz, C.T. Walters, D.A. Dierig (2013) Dormancy and after-ripening response of seeds from natural populations and conserved Physaria (syn. Lesquerella) germplasm and their association with environmental and plant parameters.  Industrial Crops and Products 45 (2013) 191–199.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2012.12.018.

Walters, C (2013) Extreme biology: Probing life at low water contents and temperatures. Abstracts #087. / Cryobiology 67 (2013) 398–442 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2013.09.093.

Walters, C (2014) Genebanking Seeds from Natural Populations.  Natural Areas Journal 35(1):98-105.

Wilson, R. G., S. B. Orloff and A. G. Taylor (2014) Evaluation of insecticides and application methods to protect onions from onion maggot, Delia antiqua and seedcorn maggot, Delia platura, damage. Crop Protection: 67, 102-108.

Wood, L.A., S.T. Kester, R.L. Geneve (2013) The physiological basis for ethylene-induced dormancy release and germination in three Echinacea species with special reference to the influence of the integumentary tapetum.  Scientia Horticulturae 156:63-72.

Xia, K., L.M. Hill, D.-Z. Li, C. Walters (2014) Factors affecting stress tolerance in recalcitrant embryonic axes from seeds of four Quercus (Fagaceae) species native to the USA or China Annals of Botany   doi:10.1093/aob/mcu193, available online at www.aob.oxfordjournals.org.

Xiang, C., Taylor, A., Frey, M.W. (2013) Controlled release of nonionic compounds from poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystal nanocomposite fibers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 27: 1, 79–86.

Ye, H., J. Feng, X.-Y. Gu (2014) “Mitigating risk of gene-flow from transgenic cultivars to weedy rice by silencing seed dormancy genes”, The 35th Rice Technical Working Group Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Feb. 18-21, 2014.


Atoum, Y., M. J. Afridi, J. M. McGrath, and L. E. Hanson. (2016) On developing and enhancing plant-level disease rating systems in real fields. J. Pattern Recognition 53: 287-299.

Donohue, K., Burghardt, L.T., Runcie, D., Bradford, K.J., and Schmitt, J. (2015) Applying developmental threshold models to evolutionary ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 66-77.

Genna, N.G., Kane, M.E., and Perez, H.E. (2015) Simultaneous assessment of germination and infection dose-responses in fungicide-treated seeds with non- and semiparameteric statistical methods. Seed Science and Technology. 43: 168-186.

Gu, Lei, · Zhang, Yumin, · Zhang, Mingshuai, · Li, Tao · Dirk, Lynnette M. A., ·Downie, Bruce, · Zhao, Tianyong (2016) ZmGOLS2, a target of transcription factor ZmDREB2A, offers similar protection against abiotic stress as ZmDREB2A. Plant Mol. Biol. 90:157–170. DOI 10.1007/s11103-015-0403-1

Han, Qinghui, Li, Tao, Zhang, Lifeng, Yan, Jun, Dirk, Lynnette M.A., Downie, Bruce, Zhao, Tianyong (2014) Functional Analysis of the 5’-Regulatory Region of the Maize ALKALINE ALPHA-GALACTOSIDASE1 Gene. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. DOI 10.1007/s11105-014-0840-z

Hanson, L. E., Goodwill, T. R., and McGrath, J. M. (2015) Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports. 9:FC001.

Huang Z, Liu S, Bradford KJ, Huxman TE, Venable DL (2015) The contribution of germination functional traits to population dynamics of a desert plant community. Ecology 97: 250-261.

Huo, H., Bradford, K.J. (2015) Molecular and hormonal regulation of thermoinhibition of seed germination. In J.V. Anderson (ed.), Advances in Plant Dormancy, Springer, NY, pp. 3-33.

McDonald, M.R., Vander Kooi K. and A. G. Taylor (2015) Evaluation of insecticides for control of onion maggot in yellow cooking onions, 2014. Muck Vegetable Cultivar Trial & Research Report 2014. Dept. of Plant Agriculture, Muck Crops Research Station, King, ON. Report No. 64. p. 68-69.

McDonald, M.R., Vander Kooi K. and A. G. Taylor (2015) Evaluation of insecticides for control of onion maggot in yellow cooking onions, 2014. Pest Management Research Reports (on-line). http://phytopath.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Compiled-PMRR-Final-May-11.pdf

McGrath, J. M., Hanson, L. E., and Panella, L. W. (2015) Registration of SR98 sugarbeet germplasm with high levels of resistance to Rhizoctonia seedling damping-off and crown and root rot diseases. J. Plant Registrations 9: 227-231

McGrath, J.M., Townsend, B. J. (2015) Sugar Beet, Energy Beet, and Industrial Beet. Pp. 81-99. in "Handbook of Plant Breeding. Volume 9. Industrial Crops: Breeding for Bioenergy and Bioproducts." Editors: V.M.V. Cruz and D.A. Dierig.

Nonogaki M, Sekine T, Nonogaki H. (2015) Chemically inducible gene expression in seeds before testa rupture. Seed Science Research 25, 345-352.

Nonogaki M, NonogakiH. (2016) Seed development: Germination. In B. Thomas, B. Murray, D. Murphy eds, Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Second Edition Biology, Elsevier, Oxford, in press

Pan, L., Zhu, Q., Lu, R., and McGrath, J.M. (2015). Determination of sucrose content in sugar beet by portable visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. Food Chemistry167: 264-271.

Pan, L., Lu, R., Zhu, Q., McGrath, J. M., and Tu, K. (2015) Measurement of moisture, soluble solids, and sucrose content and mechanical properties in sugar beet using portable visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 102:42-50.

Panella, L., Hanson L. E., McGrath, J. M., Fenwick, A. L., Stevanato, P., Frese, L., and Lewellen, R. T. (2015) Registration of ‘FC305’ multigerm sugarbeet germplasm selected from a cross to a crop wild relative. J. Plant Registrations 9: 115-120. 2015.

Pérez, H.E. (2014) Do habitat and geographic distribution influence decreased seed viability in remnant populations of a keystone bunchgrass? Ecological Restoration 32: 295-305.

Ratnikova, T. R., R. Podila, A. M. Rao, and A. G. Taylor (2015) Tomato seed coat permeability to selected carbon nanomaterials and enhancement of germination and seedling growth, The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2015, Article ID 419215, 9 pages doi:10.1155/2015/419215

Sikhao, P., A. G. Taylor, E. T. Marino, C. M. Catranis and B. Siri (2015) Development of seed agglomeration technology using lettuce and tomato as model vegetable crop seeds. Scientia Horticulturae: 184, 85-92.

Wilson, H. T. (2015) Gelatin, a biostimulant seed treatment and its impact on plant growth, abiotic stress, and gene regulation. PhD thesis, Cornell University

Wilson, H. T., K. Xu, and A. G. Taylor (2015) Transcriptome analysis of gelatin seed treatment as a biostimulant of cucumber plant growth, The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2015, Article ID 391234, 14 pages. doi:10.1155/2015/391234

Yoong F-Y, O'Brien LK, Truco MJ, Huo H, Sideman R, Hayes R, Michelmore RW, Bradford KJ. (2016) Genetic variation for thermotolerance in lettuce seed germination is associated with temperature-sensitive regulation of ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR1 (ERF1). Plant Physiology 170: 472-488.


Adegbola, Y.A. and Pérez, H.E. 2016. Extensive desiccation and aging stress tolerance characterize Gaillardia pulchella (Asteraceae) seeds. HortScience. 51: 159-163. 

Amirkhani, M., S. A. G. Avelar, A. R. Quere-Carrillo, and A. G. Taylor. 2016. The effect of film coating on Sideoats grama “Bouteloua curtipendula”. 10th International Rangeland Congress. Saskatchewan, Canada. 10: 727-729. 

Amirkhani, M., A. N. Netravali, Huang, W., and A. G. Taylor. 2016. Investigation of soy protein based biostimulant seed coating for broccoli seedling and plant growth enhancement. HortScience: 51(9): 1121–1126. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI10913-16 

Amirkhani, M., A. N. Netravali, and A. G. Taylor. 2016. Using sustainable plant based biostimulant resins and fibers for seed coating. Crops & Chemicals USA, Raleigh, NC, USA. 

Ardura, D. (2017) Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics applied to plant chemotaxonomy and to thermoinhibition of germination in lettuce (Lactuca sativa) seeds. PhD disseratation, University of California, Davis. 

Avelar, S.A.G., M. Amirkhani, A. G. Taylor. 2016. Upgrading seed quality. Revista Seed News: 20 (3): 8-12. ISSN: 1415-0387. http://store.seednews.inf.br

Avelar, S.A.G., D. Yang, M. Amirkhani, and A. G. Taylor. 2016. Soybean seed coat permeability: water imbibition rate and fluorescent tracer uptake. Conference Paper. December 2016. American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), Chicago, IL, Volume: 71st Corn & Sorghum Seed Conference, 46th Soybean Seed Conference, Seed Expo. 

Bewley, JD, Nonogaki H. Seed maturation and germination. Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, Oxford, accepted. 

Geneve, R.L., D.F. Hildebrand, T.D. Phillips, M. AL-Amery and S.T. Kester. 2017. Stress influences seed germination in mucilage-producing chia. Crop Science 57:2160-2169. 

Geneve, R.L., E.W. Janes and S.T. Kester. 2017. Cardinal temperatures and thermal time for seed germination of industrial hemp. Combined Proceedings International Plant Propagators’ Society 66:325-329. 

Genna, N.G. and Pérez, H.E. 2016. Mass-based germination dynamics of Rudbeckia mollis (Asteraceae) seeds following thermal and ageing stress. Seed Science Research. 26: 231-244. 

Li, Z. (2017) Seed priming and post-priming treatment effects on germination rates and longevity. MS thesis. University of California, Davis. 

Majee Manoj, Wu Shuiqin, Salaita Louai, Gingerich Derek, Dirk Lynnette M.A., Chappell Joseph, Hunt Art G., Vierstra Richard, Downie A. Bruce. 2017. A misannotated locus positively influencing Arabidopsis seed germination is deconvoluted using multiple methods, including surrogate splicing. Plant Gene. 10: 74-85. 

Niroula, M. (2017) Environmental sensitivity of quantitative trait loci for seed germination and flowering time in lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). PhD dissertation, University of California, Davis. 

Nonogaki H. 2017. Seed biology updates - highlights and new discoveries in seed dormancy and germination research. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:524. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00524. 

Nonogaki M, Nonogaki H. 2017. Prevention of preharvest sprouting through hormone engineering and germination recovery by chemical biology. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:90. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00090. 

Nonogaki M, Nonogaki H. 2017. Germination. In B. Thomas, B. G. Murray, D. J. Murphy eds, Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Vol. 1, Waltman M. A.,Academic Press, pp. 509-512. 

Nonogaki M, Nonogaki H. 2017. Seed dormancy through enhanced ABA biosynthesis and germination recovery by ABA antagonists. Plant Biology 2017 (Honolulu, HI) 

Nonogaki M, Nonogaki H. 2016. Germination recovery from the NCED-enhanced hyperdorrmant seeds using nitrate-inducible gene switch and chemical biology with an ABA antagonist. 5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination (Vancouver, Canada) 

Nonogaki M. 2016. Strategies to recover germination from PHS-resistant hyperdormant seeds. 13th International Symposium on Preharvest Sprouting in Cereals (Perth, Australia) 

Nonogaki H. 2016. Prevention of preharvest sprouting through alteration of hormone metabolism, perception and signal transduction. 13th International Symposium on Preharvest Sprouting in Cereals (Perth, Australia) 

Nonogaki M. 2016. Prevention of preharvest sprouting through hormonal regulation. Preharvest Sprouting Workshop (Kitami, Japan) 

Sall K, Nonogaki H. 2016. Biochemical function of DELAY OF GERMINATION1-LIKE4 in hormone and cell signaling. 5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination (Vancouver, Canada) 

Sall K, Nonogaki M, Katsuragawa Y, Hendrix D, Dekkers JWD, Bentsink L, Nonogaki H. 2017. DELAY OF GERMINATION1-LIKE4 is a master regulator of reserve accumulation in seeds. Plant Biology 2017 (Honolulu, HI) 

Sall K, Hendrix D, Sekine T, Katsuragawa Y, Koyari R, Nonogaki H. 2017. Transcriptomics of nine-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenase 6 induction in imbibed seeds reveals feedback mechanisms and long noncoding RNAs. Seed Science Research, accepted. 

Samarah, N.H., Wang, H. and Welbaum, G.E. 2016 Pepper (Capsicum annuum) seed germination and vigour following nanochitin, chitosan or hydropriming treatments. Seed Sci. & Technol.: 44, 3, 1-15. (http://doi.org/10.15258/sst.2016.44.3.18) 

Santos, Juliana F., Dirk, Lynnette M.A., Downie, A. Bruce, Sanches, Mauricio F. G. and Vieira, Roberval D. 2017. Soluble sugars, storage proteins and reciprocal effect of parental lines of corn hybrid seeds. Seed Science Research. 27: 206-216. 

Tao L, Zhang Y, Wang D, Liu Y, Dirk LMA, Downie B, Wang J, Wang G, Zhao T-Y. 2017. Raffinose but not galactinol in Maize directly improves both drought stress-tolerance and seed longevity. Molecular Plant. Provisionally accepted. 

Welbaum, G.E. 2017a. Chapter 2, Seed production. In book: Editors: Brian Thomas, Brian G Murray and Denis J Murphy. Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Vol 1, 2nd Edition, Academic Press, pp.546–552. 

Welbaum, G.E. 2017b. A Gusseted Thermogradient Table to Control Soil Temperatures for Evaluating Plant Growth and Monitoring Soil Processes Training Video https://www.jove.com/video/54647/a-gusseted-thermogradient-table-to-control-soil-temperatures-for. JOVE DOI: 10.3791/54647

Wilson, R., D. Culp, K. Nicholson, S. Peterson, and A. Taylor. 2016. Comparison of insecticides and insecticide application methods to protect spring-seeded processing onions from seedcorn maggot and onion maggot damage. Proceedings 2016 National Allium Research Conference, Savannah, GA, 1-3 December. National Onion Association, Greeley, CO 80631

Zhang L, Lou J, Foley ME, Gu X-Y. 2017. Comparative mapping of quantitative trait loci for seed dormancy between temperate and tropical ecotypes of weedy rice. G3: Genes, Genomics, Genetics 7: 2605-2614 (doi: 10.1534/g3.117.040451) 


Agehara, S. and D.I. Leskovar. 2017. Growth suppression by exogenous abscisic acid and uniconazole for prolonged marketability of tomato transplants in commercial conditions. HortScience 52(4):605-611. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI11518-16

Agehara, S. and D.I. Leskovar. 2018. Optimizing spray application rates of abscisic acid for height control of jalapeño transplants. Acta Hortic. 1204, 235-242 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1204.31

AL-Amery, M., Geneve, R.L., M.F. Sanches, P.R. Armstrong, E.B. Maghirang, C. Lee, R.D. Vieira, and D.F. Hildebrand. 2018. Near-infrared spectroscopy used to predict seed germination and vigour in soybean seed lots. Seed Science Research 1–8   https://doi.org/10.1017/S0960258518000119

Anderson, N., Chastain, T.G., Garbacik, C. J.  2017. Irrigation and Plant Growth Regulator Effects on White Clover Seed Crops. Tampa, Florida: 2017 International Annual Meeting Abstracts. ASA, CSSA, SSSA.

Anderson, N., Sullivan, C., Chastain, T. G., Garbacik, C. J. 2017. Examining Possible Benefits of Plant Growth Regulator Mixtures in Tall Fescue Seed Crops. 2016 Seed Production Research Report at Oregon State University, USDA-ARS Cooperating (vol. Ext/CrS 153, pp. 1-4). Corvallis, Oregon: OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science.

Anderson, N., Chastain, T. G., Garbacik, C. J. 2017. Can Urease Inhibitors Increase Seed Yield in Grass Seed Crops?. Pergamino, Argentina: 9th International Herbage Seed Group Conference.

Bertier, L., Ron, M., Huo, H., Bradford, K.J., Britt, A.B., Michelmore, R.W. 2018. High-resolution analysis of the efficiency, heritability, and editing outcomes of CRISPR/Cas9-induced modifications of NCED4 in lettuce (Lactuca sativa). G3: Genes Genomes Genetics 8: 1513-1521.

Bradford, K.J., and Chrispeels, M.J. 2018. Plant propagation by seeds and vegetative processes. In, M.J. Chrispeels, P. Gepts, ed., Plants, Genes and Agriculture. Sustainability through Biotechnology, Sinauer Associates, Oxford University Press, Sunderland, MA, pp. 268-292.

Bradford, K.J., Dahal, P., Van Asbrouck, J., Kunusoth, K., Bello, P., Thompson, J., Wu, F. 2018. The dry chain: reducing postharvest losses and improving food safety in humid climates. Trends in Food Science & Technology 71: 84-93

Chastain, T.G., C.J. Garbacik, and W.C. Young III.  2017.  Tillage and establishment system effects on annual ryegrass seed crops.  Field Crops Res. 209:144-150.

Davies, F. T. Jr., R. L. Geneve and S. B. Wilson. 2018.  Hartmann and Kester’s Plant Propagation:  Principles and Practices.  Boston: Prentice-Hall.  Ninth edition.

Dirk, L.M.A., and Downie, A.B. 2018. An examination of Job’s rule: Protection and repair of the proteins of the translational apparatus in seeds. Seed Science Research. In press.

Dirk, L.M.A., Majee, M., Kumar, S., Downie, A.B. 2018. PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR1 interactions leading to the completion or prolongation of seed germination. Plant Signaling and Behavior. In Press.

Duval, A.S., T.G. Chastain, C.J. Garbacik, and D.J. Wysocki.  2017.  Nitrogen affects seed production characteristics in yellow mustard (Sinapis alba L.).  Agron. J. 109:995-1004.

Garbacik, C. J., Anderson, N., Chastain, T. G. 2017. Investigation into a new SDHI Fungicide for Stem Rust Control in Perennial Ryegrass Seed Crops. Pergamino, Argentina: 9th International Herbage Seed Group Conference.

Geneve, R.L. and S.T. Kester. 2018. Morphophysiological dormancy in Heptacodium. Seed Science Research 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0960258518000053

Geneve, R.L., C.C. Baskin, J.M. Baskin, K.M.G. Jayasuriya, and  N.S. Gama-Arachchige. 2018. Functional morpho-anatomy of water gap complexes in physically dormant seed. Seed Science Research 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0960258518000089

Goreta Ban, S., Selak, G.V., and D.I. Leskovar. 2017. Short- and long-term responses of pepper seedlings to ABA exposure. Scientia Horticulturae 225, 243-251.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2017.06.047

Gu, X.-Y., W. Pipatpongpinyo, L. Zhang, Y. Zhou, H. Ye, J. Feng. 2018. Two contrasting patterns and underlying genes for co-adaptation of seed dormancy and flowering time in rice. Scientific Reports (In press)

Leskovar, D.I. and Othman, Y. 2018. Efficacy of 1-methylcyclopropene in promoting shoot growth of tomato transplants. Acta Hortic. 1204, 229-234 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1204.30

Li, T., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Li, X., Gu, L., Dirk, L.M.A., Downie, A.B., Ruan, Y.-L., Wang, J., Wang, G., Zhao, T. 2018. Regulation of Drought Stress Tolerance By Manipulation of Raffinose Metabolism in Maize And Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant. Under review.

Macias-Leon, MA. and D.I. Leskovar. 2017. Plant growth regulator effects on germination and root traits of ‘Lambada’ and ‘Don  Victor’ onion cultivars. HortScience 52(12):1759–1764. 2017. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI12473-17

Majee, M., Kumar, S., Kathare, P.K., Wu, S., Gingerich, D., Nayak, N.R., Salaita, L., Dinkins, R., Martin, K., Goodin, M., Dirk, L.M.A., Lloyd, T.D., Zhu, L., Chappell, J., Hunt, A.G., Vierstra, R., Huq, E., and Downie, A.B.. 2018. A KELCH F-BOX Protein Positively Influences Seed Germination by Targeting PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A. 115 (17) E4120-E4129.

Morad, M., Chastain, T. G., Anderson, N., Garbacik, C. J. 2017. Trinexapac-ethyl Timing and Rate Effects on Crimson Clover Seed Production. 2016 Seed Production Research Report at Oregon State University, USDA-ARS Cooperating (vol. Ext/CrS 153, pp. 49-51). Corvallis, Oregon: OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science.

Pipatpongpinyo W. 2018. Map-based cloning and molecular characterization of the seed dormancy 10 locus in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Dissertation, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Qin, K. and D.I. Leskovar. 2018. Lignite-derived humic substances modulate pepper and soil-biota growth under water deficit stress. Journal Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (1-9) DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201800078

Saucedo‐Alderete, R.O., Eifert, J.D., Boyer, R.R., Williams, R.C., Welbaum, G.E. 2018. Cetylpyridinium chloride direct spray treatments reduce Salmonella on cantaloupe rough surfaces. Journal of Food Safety e12471 https://doi.org/10.1111/jfs.12471

Saucedo‐Alderete, R.O., Eifert, J.D., Boyer, R.R., Williams, R.C., Welbaum, G.E. 2017. Delmopinol hydrochloride reduces Salmonella on cantaloupe surfaces. Food Science & Nutrition 6:373-380.

Shinohara, T. Martin, E.A., and D.I. Leskovar. 2017. Ethylene regulators influence germination and root growth of globe artichoke seedlings exposed to heat stress conditions. Seed Science and Technology, 45, 1-12.

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