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Recent Publications

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

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.

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]

Climate Change—Realities, Controversies, and Responses.  Ray, T. R., C. E. Sams, and W. V. Baird.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S66. This was an invited Colloguia for ASHS 2015 Annual Meeting. [Abstract]

Comparison of light emitting diode and high pressure sodium light treatments for hydroponic growth of Boston lettuce.  Martineau, V., M. G. Lefsrud, M. Tahera Naznin, and D. A. Kopsell.  2012.  HortScience, 47(4):477-482.

Comparison of supplemental greenhouse lighting from light emitting diode and high pressure sodium light treatments for hydroponic growth of Boston lettuce.  V. Martineau, M.G. Lefsrud, M. Tahera Naznin, and D. A. Kopsell.  2012.  HortScience, 22(1):44-48.

Lettuce yield and quality when grown in high tunnel and open-field production systems under three diverse climates.  Wallace, R., A. L. Wszelaki, C. Miles, J. Cowan, J. Martin, J. Roozen, B. Gunderson, and D. Inglis.  2012.  HortTechnology, 22:659-668.

Lettuce yield and quality when grown in high tunnel and open-field production systems under three diverse climates.  Wallace, R.W., A. L. Wszelaki, C. A. Miles, J. S. Cowan, J. Martin, J. Roozen, B. Gundersen, and D. A. Inglis.  2012.  HortTechnology, 22:659-668.

Real-time reverse-transcriptase PCR for Salmonella Typhimurium detection from lettuce and tomatoes Miller N., P. M. Davidson, and D. H. D'Souza.  2011.  LWT Food Science and Technology, 44(4):1088-1097.

Bacon, Lettuce and …The Perfect Tomato.  Pulte, A. J.  2011.  At Home Tennessee Magazine, July 2011.