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Research publications, EDIS and extension publications, oral and poster presentations, conference proceedings and patents authored or co-authored by HOS graduate and undergraduate students

  • Libby R. Rens
    • Peer Reviewed Publications
      • ​L.R. Rens, L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, P.J. Stoffella, D.M. Gergela, and D. Burhans. 2015. Commercial Evaluation of Seasonal Distribution of Nitrogen Fertilzier for Potato. European Journal of Potato Research. (In Press)
      • L.R. Rens, L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, P.J. Stoffella, D.M. Gergela, and D. Burhans. 2015. Effect of Rate and Timing of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application on Potato ‘FL1867’ Part II: Marketable Yield and Tuber Quality. Field Crops Research. 183: 264-275
      • L.R. Rens, L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, P.J. Stoffella, D.M. Gergela, and D. Burhans. 2014. Biomass Accumulation, Yield and Quality of Atlantic Potatoes in Response to Nitrogen. Agron. J. 107(3): 931-942.
    • Non-Refereed Publications
      • Rens, L.,  L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe. 2014. Best Management Practices for Nitrogen Fertilization of Potatoes. Better Crops with Plant Food. 98:1. International Plant Nutrition Institute. 
    • Published Abstracts
      • Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, and D. Gergella. 2013 Response of N-Fertilizer Rates and Timing of Application on Yield of Chipping Potatoes in Florida. American Society of Agronomy Annual International Meeting. (Abstr.)
      • Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, K.T. Morgan, A.K. Alva, D.L. Rowland, and G. Liu. 2013. Response of N-Fertilizer Rates and Water Table Irrigation Management on Yield of Chipping Potatoes in Florida. American Society of Agronomy Annual International Meeting. (Abstr.)
      • Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, M.G. Paranhos, J. Reyes, G.B. Buck, and C.E. Barrett. 2012. Soil moisture mapping of potato farms utilizing four irrigation practices: seepage, subsurface drip, tile irrigation/drainage, and surface drip. HortScience. 47(9):S385. (Abstr.)
      • Rens, L.R., L. Zotarelli, D.J. Cantliffe, and D. Gergela. 2012. Development of nitrogen-fertilization best management practices (BMPs) for potatoes in Florida. HortScience. 47(9): S139. (Abstr.)
      • Rens, L.R., D.D. Treadwell, C.L. Harmon, J.A. Bartz, and D.J. Cantliffe. 2011. Chlorine Dioxide as a Disinfectant for Pythium aphanidermatum in a Closed Loop Irrigation System for Greenhouse Bell Pepper. HortScience. 46(9):S369. (Abstr.)
  • Scott Latimer
    • Peer Reviewed Publications
      • Fatihi, A., Latimer, S., Schmollinger, S., Block, A., Dussault, P.H., Vermaas, W.F.J., Merchant, S.S., and Basset, G.J. (2015). A Dedicated Type II NADPH Dehydrogenase Performs the Penultimate Step in the Biosynthesis of Vitamin K1 in Synechocystis and Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 27(6): 1730–1741
  • Timothy S. Johnson (PMCB 2014 cohort)
    • Peer Reviewed Publications
      • Johnson, T.S., Schwieterman, M.L., Kim, J., Cho, K.H., Clark, D.G., Colquhoun, T.A., Lilium floral fragrance: A biochemical and genetic resource for aroma and flavor, Phytochemistry, Available online 1 December 2015, ISSN 0031-9422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.11.010
  • Ahmed, Kawther Sahib
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  • Abdullah Alqahtani 
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  • Salah Gharib Alshabibi 
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  • Andre Silva 
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  • Adem Atta Alisheikh
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  • Qasim Radhawan Safwan Awlad Thani 
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  • Abdulhakeem Amor Baitsaid
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  • Charles Barrett

    Extension Publications in the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)
  • HS1246 Converting from seepage irrigation to plasticulture for vegetable production: A case study. Charles E. Barrett, Lincoln Zotarelli, Brian S. Taylor, Lucas G. Paranhos, and Mark Warren. Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2014. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1246
  • HS1217 Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) for Enhanced Water Distribution: SDI - Seepage Hybrid System. Lincoln Zotarelli, Libby Rens, Charles E. Barrett, Daniel J. Cantliffe, Michael D. Dukes, Mark Clark, and Steven Lands. Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date March 2013. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1217

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Barrett, C. E., L. Zotarelli, L. Paranhos, B.S. Taylor, P. Dittmar, C. Fraisse, J.J. VanSickle. 2015. Optimum Planting Configuration for High Population Plasticulture Grown Cabbage. HortScience. 50:1472-1478.
  • Barrett, C. E., X. Zhao, and R. McSorley. 2012. Grafting for Root-Knot Nematode Control and Yield Improvement in Organic Heirloom Tomato Production. HortScience. 45:614-620.
  • Barrett, C. E., X. Zhao, and A.W. Hodges. 2012. Cost Benefit Analysis of Using Grafted Transplants for Root-Knot Nematode Management in Organic Heirloom Tomato Production. HortTechnology. 22:252-257.
  • Barrett, C. E., X. Zhao, C. A. Sims, E. Q. Dreyer, and J.K. Brecht. 2012. Fruit composition and Sensory Attributes of Organic Heirloom Tomatoes as Affected by Grafting. HortTechnology.22:804-809.

Newsletters

  • Barrett, C.E., L. Zotarelli, L.G. Paranhos, M. Warren. 2014. Plasticulture Cabbage Update. Tri-County Commercial Ag Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 2, p.8-9, April 2014.

Field day and workshop handouts

  • Barrett, C.E., Zotarelli, L., Paranhos, L.G. 2014. Fall vegetable school. Handouts. 75p.
  • Zotarelli, L., C.E. Barrett, D. Dinkins, M. Warren, S. Lands, B.S. Taylor, D. Gergela, J.Breman. Cabbage Population & Plasticulture Trial – preliminary results from year 1. Handouts of Sustainable Cabbage/Crucifer Production Field Day. 2012. 10p.

AWARDS and grants

  • International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award                                                               2013

This award was for $2,000; there were 26 recipients worldwide and only 5 were granted in North America

  • USDA/FDACS Specialty Crop Block Grant                                                                    2012-2015

Title: Development of an integrated vegetable cropping system
(cabbage/cucurbit) to improve irrigation and fertilizer use efficiency
(Dec/2012 – Jul/2015) Coauthored grant for $179,038

  • University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship Award                                              2012-2016

Horticultural Sciences Department

  • Graduate Student Grant, Southern Sustainable Agriculture                                                      2010

Research and Education, $10,000                                                                                              

Title: Integrated use of grafting technology to improve disease resistance,

yield, and  fruit quality in organic heirloom tomato production

  • 1st Place: Graduate Student Poster Competition, Southern Region                                           2011
    American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Thomas Michael Batts
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  • Raiza Castillo Argaez
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  • Gilma Xiomara Castillo Licona
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  • Shweta Chhajed

1.Poster presentation at 8th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference titled, “Transcriptome Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes upon Treatment with Hydrogen  Cyanamide in Peach”, Shweta Chhajed, T. Vashisth, T. Colquhoun, J. Olmstead and M. Olmstead*,University of Florida held in France, 21-24 June 2016

 2. Gave an invited speaker talk titled, “Multidisciplinary approaches to fight citrus devastating disease  HLB (Citrus Huanglongbing disease)” in UGC Sponsored National Conference on “Innovations in Agri-Biosciences” organized by Dept. of Botany, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Dr. Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur in association with ICAR-Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur and Indian Science Congress Association, Nagpur, 26-27 Feb 2016
3.  TA for Vegetable Gardening HOS 1014. Horticultural Sciences Dept. 2015
4. Received IFAS Travel grant 2016
  • Mohammed Chowdhury
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  • Christian Christensen
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  • Elizabeth Conlan
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  • Prosanta Kumar Dash
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  • Emily Becks
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  • Yang Fang
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  • Xiangju Fu
    • Edis Publication: SL 206. The title is Practices to Minimize Flooding Damage to Commercial Vegetable Production. Author: Guodong Liu, Yuncong Li, Xiangju Fu.
  • Utpal Handique
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  • Yushen Huang
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  • Dustin Huff
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  • Tyler Jacoby
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  • Newton Kilasi
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  • Leticia Kumar
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  • Danyang Liu
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  • Ramadhani O. Manjubwa
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  • Daniel Mancero Castillo 
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  • Silvia Marino
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  • Mary Ann Maquilan
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  • Matthew Mattia
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  • Mohmad Fadhli Mad Atari
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  • Ben Nichols
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  • Ethan Nielsen
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  • Doug Phillips
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  • Cristina Pisani
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  • Qiang Zhu
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  • Qianru Liu
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  • Dario Racano
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  • Diego Fernando Ramirez Acosta
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  • Maricruz Ramirez-Sanchez
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  • Nur Azlin Razali
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  • Thomas V. Reed
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  • Katie Rogers
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  • Zilfina Rubio Ames 
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  • Natalia Salinas
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  • Bhagatveer Sangha
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  • Aditi Satpute
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  • Shaun Sharpe
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  • Cody Leigh Smith
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  • Theodor L. Stansly
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  •  Mary C. Stevens
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  •  Flavia Rabay Zambon
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  •  Emmanuel Torres Quezda
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  •  Rebecca Lauren Wente
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  • Yucong Xie
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  • Yurui Xie
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  • Carlos Zambrano-Vaca
    • Peer Reviewed Publications
      • Zambrano-Vaca, C., M. Olmstead, L. Zotarelli, N.. Boyd, and B. Santos. 2016. Effect of pine bark volume and ventilation for bell pepper production in high tunnels. Scientia Horticulturae. 207:203-207
      • Zambrano-Vaca, C., M. Olmstead, L. Zotarelli, N.. Boyd, and B. Santos. 2015. Plastic Roof Materials as They Affect Bell Pepper Production in High Tunnels. International Journal of Vegetable Science.1-10.
    • Non-Refereed Publications
      • Zambrano-Vaca C., M. Olmstead, and L. Zotarelli., 2016. Irrigation Strategies for Florida Subtropical Peach Production. Florida State Horticultural Society proceedings. (in press).
      • Zambrano-Vaca C., Carlos J. Mendez-Urbaez and B. Santos 2013. Assessing the Efficiency of a Mechanical Harvesting-aid Machine for Bell Pepper. Florida State Horticultural Society proceedings. 145-146.
      • Torres-Quezada, E.A., B.M. Santos and C.A. Zambrano-Vaca. 2011. Bell pepper production under protective structure: Evaluations of soilless media and container types. Florida State Horticultural Society proceedings. 214-216.
    • Abstracts
      • Zambrano-Vaca C., Carlos J. Mendez-Urbaez and Bielinski M. Santos. Determination of the Efficiency of a Mechanical Harvesting-aid Machine for Pepper Production. HortScience 49(9):S41 (Abst.).
    • Activities and Jobs at University of Florida
      • Research Assistant Stone Fruit Lab. Horticultural Science Dept. 2014-Present.
      • Class Instructor for Vegetable Gardening HOS 1014. Horticultural Sciences Dept. 2015.
      • Research Assistant Water use Lab. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Dept. 2015.
      • Research Assistant Horticultural Lab. Gulf Coast Research and Education Center UF 2012-2014.
    • Awards
      • Scholarship granted by Florida Society of Horticultural Sciences (FSHS) Annual Meeting 2016.
      • Florida Society of Horticultural Sciences (FSHS) Annual meeting 2015 Best Student Oral Competition 3rd place.
      • Scholarship granted by Horticulture Laboratory Stone Fruits, University of Florida 2015.
      • Scholarship granted by Horticulture Laboratory at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida. 2012.
  • Yiling Zhou
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