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Recent Publications

Nitrogen form and ratio impact Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. Cucla) shoot tissue carotenoid and chlorophyll concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  Scientia Horticulturae, 204:99-105.

Nitrogen form and ratio impact Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla) shoot tissue carotenoid and chlorophyll concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):S355.

Abscisic Acid Improves Tomato Fruit Quality by Increasing Soluble Sugar Concentrations Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  Journal of Plant Nutrition.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, Hortscience 51(4):1-7.

Carotenoid concentration and composition in winter squash: variability associated with different cultigens, harvest dates and storage times.  Bonina-Noseworthy, J., J. B. Loy, J. Curran-Celentano, R. Sideman, and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  HortScience, 51(5):472-480.

Light quality impacts on growth, flowering, mineral uptake and petal pigmentation of marigold Sams, C. E., D. A. Kopsell, and R. C. Morrow.  2016.  Acta Horticulturae, Acta Horticulturae 1134:139-145 iSHS.

Supplemental light improves yield and quality of chives in a commercial hydroponic production system.  Sams, C. E., J. Wheeler, and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):S239.

Ketocarotenoid production in soybean seeds through metabolic engineering Pierce, E. C., P. R. LaFayette, M. A. Ortega, B. L. Joyce, D. A. Kopsell, and W. A. Parrott.  2015.  PLoS ONE.

Evaluation of Consumer Acceptance of West Coast versus East Coast-produced Broccoli through Sensory Analysis of Quality Rating Factors and Nutritionally Important Metabolites.  Sams, C. E., M. P. Penfield, D. A. Kopsell, M. Gomez, T. Bjorkman, and M. Farnham.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S267.

The Effect of Abscisic Acid on Tomato Calcium Partitioning and Fruit Quality.  Barickman, T. C.  2014.  Ph.D. Dissertation, A Dissertation Presented for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Spring 2014.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Fruit Quality by Increasing Carotenoids and Soluble Sugas and Decreasing Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2014.  HortScience, 49(9): S295.

Abscisic acid increases carotenoid and chlorophyll in leaves and fruit of two tomato genotypes.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2014.  Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 139(3):261-266.