Lettuce Research


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Recent Publications

Thermal protection of winter lettuce in high tunnels.  Leib, B. G., Z. Emery, A. L. Wszelaki, J. L. Moore, D. M. Butler, M. Zheng, T. Grant, and W. C. Wright.  2020.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Assessing heat management practices in high tunnels to improve production of romaine lettuce.  Zheng, M., B. G. Leib, D. M. Butler, W. C. Wright, P. D. Ayers, D. G. Hayes, and A. Haghverdi.  2019.  Agriculture, 9, 203.

First report of basal drop and white mold on lettuce, broccoli and mustard caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Tennessee, U.S.A Shrestha, U., K. J. Swilling, D. M. Butler, and B. H. Ownley.  2018.  Plant Disease, 102(1): 249.

The Effect of Environment and Nutrients on Hydroponic Lettuce Yield, Quality, and Phytonutrients Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Horticulturae, Vol. (4):48: 1-15. Special Issue: Abiotic Stress Effects on Performance of Horticultural Crops. [Abstract]

Effect of temperature and potassium on lettuce biomass, quality, and phytonutrient concentrations.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S313.

The effect of environment and nutrient solution concentrations on hydroponic lettuce yield, quality, and phytonutrients.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S313.

Effects of elevated temperature and potassium on biomass and quality of dark red ‘Lollo Rosso’ Lettuce. Horticulturea.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Horticulturae, (4)11: 1-11. Special Issue: Plant Production in Controlled Environments.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):504-509. [Abstract]

Light emitting diode and metal halide supplemental lighting for greenhouse bibb lettuce production in the Midwestern United States.  Bumgarner, N. R., and J. Buck.  2016.  J. Applied Hort, 18(2): 128-132.

Light emitting diode and metal halide supplemental lighting for greenhouse bibb lettuce production in the Midwestern United States.  Bumgarner, N. R., and J. Buck.  2016.  J. Appl. Hort. 18(2): 128-132.

Nutritional Value of Crisphead ‘Iceberg’ and Romaine Lettuces (Lactuca sativa L.) Kim, M. J., Y. Moon, D. A. Kopsell, S. Park, J. C. Tou, and N. L. Waterland.  2016.  Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 8, No. 11.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient Content and Nutritional Quality.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, and C. E. Sams.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S395-S396. [Abstract]