Vegetable Physiology

ABA-Hormonal Regulation on Vegetable Transplants & Seedling Physiology

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 (In press).

Leskovar, D.I. and Othman, Y. (2016). Pre-transplant conditioning to mitigate heat, drought and biotic stresses in artichoke. Acta Hortic. 1147, 145-154 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1147.20

Leskovar, D.I. and S.P. Sharma. 2016. Irrigation management of greenhouse vegetable transplants. In: Nascimiento, W. (ed). Vegetable Transplant Production. Embrapa, Brazil pp. 111-129. (In portuguese)

Agehara, S. and D.I. Leskovar. 2015. Growth suppression by exogenous abscisic acid and uniconazole for prolonged marketability of bell pepper transplants in commercial conditions. Scientia Horticulturae, 194:118-125.

Wang, T., Leskovar, D.I. and B.G. Cobb. 2014. Respiration during germination of diploid and triploid watermelon. Seed Sci. & Technol., 42, 1-9.

Agehara, S. and D.I. Leskovar. 2014. Age-dependent effectiveness of exogenous abscisic acid in height control of bell pepper and jalapeno transplants. Scientia Horticulturae, 175:193-200.

Agehara, S. and D.I. Leskovar. 2014. Growth reductions by exogenous abscisic acid limit the benefit of height control in diploid and triploid watermelon transplants. HortScience 49(4):1-7.

Shinohara, T. and D.I. Leskovar. 2014. Effects of ABA, antitranspirants, heat and drought stress on plant growth, physiology and water status of artichoke transplants. Scientia Horticulturae, 165:225-234.

Agehara, S. and D.I. Leskovar. 2012. Characterizing concentration effects of exogenous abscisic acid on gas exchange, water relations, and growth of muskmelon seedlings during water stress and rehydration. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 137(6):400-410.

Leskovar, D.I., Agehara, S., Jifon, J., Crosby, K., Rush, C. and S. Goreta-Ban. 2011. Foliar ABA sprays controlled growth and improved survival and desiccation tolerance of vegetable transplants. Acta Horticulturae, 898, 237-244.

Deficit Irrigation, Water Management, Root Growth

Sharma, S.P., Leskovar, D.I., Crosby, K. and A. Volder. 2016. Root growth dynamics and fruit yield of melon (Cucumis melo L) genotypes at two locations with sandy loam and clay soils. Soil & Tillage Research (In press).

Leskovar, D. and Y. Othman. 2016. Low nitrogen fertigation promotes root development and transplant quality in globe artichoke. HortScience 51(5):1-6. 

Liu, X., Dong, X. and D.I. Leskovar. 2016. Ground penetrating radar for underground sensing in agriculture: a review. Int. Agrophys. 30(4)1-11. (doi: 10.1515/intag-2016-00010)

Dong, X., W. Xu, Y. Zhang, D. Leskovar. 2016. Effect of irrigation timing on root zone soil temperature, root growth and grain yield and chemical composition in corn. Agronomy 6, 34. (doi:10.339/agronomy6020034)

Sharma, S.P., Leskovar, D.I., Crosby, K., Ibrahim, A.M.H and A. Volder. 2016. Differential response of muskmelon (Cucumis melo l.) cultivars to deficit irrigation. Acta Horticulturae 1112. ISHS 2016. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1112.28. 

Xu, C. and D.I. Leskovar. 2015. Effects of A. nodosum seaweed extracts on spinach growth, physiology and nutrition value under drought stress. Scientia Hortculturae 183:39-47.

Xu. C. and D.I. Leskovar. 2014. Growth, physiology and yield responses of cabbage to deficit irrigation. Horticultural Science 41-3, 138-246.

Dong, X., Leskovar, D., Crosby, K. and T. Marek. 2014. Quantifying crop water use in arid and semi-arid regions: Opportunities based on soil-plant water relations. J. Arid Land Studies, Vol. 24-1:141-144.

Leskovar, D.I., Xu, C., Agehara, S., Sharma, S.P., and K. Crosby. 2014. Irrigation strategies for vegetable crops in water-limited environments. J. Arid Land Studies, Vol. 24-1:133-136.

Sharma, S.P., Leskovar, D.I., Crosby, K., Volder, A. and A.M.H. Ibrahim. 2014. Root growth, yield, and fruit quality responses of reticulatus and inodorus melons (Cucumis mel L.) to deficit subsurface drip irrigation. Agricultural Water Management 136:78-85.

Leskovar, D. and A. Solis-Perez. 2014. Water management in strawberry production. In: Anciso, J. and R. Wallace. Production guide for Texas-grown strawberry. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, HT-047, 6/14, pp. 24-25.

Wen, Y., D.L. Rowland, G. Piccinni, J.T. Cothren, D.I. Leskovar, A.R. Kemanian, and J.D. Woodard. 2013. Lint yield, lint quality, and economic returns of cotton production under traditional and regulated deficit irrigation schemes in Southwest Texas.  Journal of Cotton Science 17: 10-22.

Leskovar, D. , Agehara, S., Yoo, K. and N. Pascual-Seval. 2012. Crop coefficient-based deficit irrigation and planting density for onion: growth, yield and bulb quality. HortScience 47(1):31-37.

Shinohara, T., Agehara, S., Yoo, K. and D.I. Leskovar. 2011. Irrigation and nitrogen management of artichoke: yield, head quality, and phenolic content . HortScience 46(3):377-386.

Piccinni, G., Ko, J., Marek, T. and D.I. Leskovar. 2009. Crop coefficients specific to multiple phenological stages for evapotranspiration-based irrigation management of onion and spinach. HortScience 44:421-425.

Crop Management

Leskovar, D.I. and Othman, Y. (2016). Morpho-physiological characteristics and yield of early and mid-season globe artichoke. Acta Hortic. 1147, 155-158 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1147.21

Segovia, M.S., Palma, M.A. and Leskovar, D.I. (2016). Factors affecting consumer preferences and willingness to pay for artichoke products. Acta Hortic. 1147, 271-280

Leskovar, D.I., Othman, Y. and X. Dong. 2016. Strip tillage improves soil biological activity, fruit yield and sugar content of triploid water. Soil & Tillage Research, 163:266-273. (doi: 10.1016/j.still.2016.06.007)

Leskovar, D.I., Xu, C. and S. Agehara. 2013. Planting configuration and plasticulture effects on growth, physiology and yield of globe artichoke. HortScience, 48(12): 1496-1501.

Kahn, B. and D. Leskovar. 2012. Cropping systems. In: Russo, V. (ed) Peppers: Botany, production and uses. CABI. pp. 137-149.

Leskovar, D. And B. Kahn. 2012. Stand establishment. In: Russo, V. (ed) Peppers: Botany, production and uses. CABI. pp. 112-124.

Jifon, J., Lester, G., Stewart, M., Crosby, K., Leskovar, D.I. and B.S. Patil. 2012. Fertilizer use and functional quality of fruits and vegetables. In Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health: A Scientific Review, IFA-IPNI, 191-214.

Leskovar, D.I., K. Crosby and J.L. Jifon. 2009. Impact of agronomic practices on phytochemicals and quality of vegetable crops. Acta Horticulturae, 841, 317-322.

Jifon, J., Lester, G., Crosby, K. and D. Leskovar. 2009. Improving the quality attributes of melons through modified mineral nutrition. Acta Horticulturae, 841, 499-502.

Breeding, Genetics & Environmental Responses

Dev Kumar, G., Crosby, K., Leskovar, D., Bang, H., Jayaprakasha, G.K., Patil, B. and S. Ravishankar. 2015. A surveillance of cantaloupe genotypes for the prevalence of Listeria and Salmonella. Agriculture, Food and Analytical Bacteriology, 5: 73-84.

Crosby, K.M., Leskovar, D., Jifon, J. and J. Masabni. 2015.  ‘Pacal’ Orange Casaba: A Multi-disease disease resistant, specialty melon cultivar from Texas A&M AgriLife Research. HortScience 50(11):1723-1725. 

Bae, H., Jayaprakasha, G.K., Crosby, K., Yoo, K.S., Leskovar, D.I., Jifon, J., and B.S. Patil.2014.Ascorbic acid, capsaicinoid, and flavonoid aglycone concentrations as a function of fruit maturity stage in greenhouse-grown peppers. J. Food Composition and Analysis 33:195-202.

Bang, H., G. Yi. S. Kim, D.I. Leskovar and B.S. Patil. 2014. Watermelon lycopene β-cyclase: Promoter characterization leads to the develepment of a PCR marker for allelic selection. Euphytica (online first; DOI 10.1007/s10681-014-1158-5).

Leskovar, D.I., Crosby, K., Palma M. and M. Edelstein. 2014. Vegetable Crops: Linking Production, Breeding and Marketing. 2014. In: Dixon, G.R. and D.E. Aldous. Horticulture – Plants for People and Places. Volume 1. Springer Business + Media, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Crosby, K., Fery, R., Leskovar, D. and J. Butcher.  2013. ‘CaroTex-312’, a high yielding, orange-fruited, Habanero-type, F1 hybrid pepper. HortScience 48(8):1059-1061.

Burger, J., K. Crosby, K.S. Yoo, A. Ibrahim, D.I. Leskovar and J. Jifon. 2012. Environmental and genotypic variation of capsaicinoid and flavonoid concentrations in Habanero (Capsicum chinense) peppers. HortScience 47(5):574-579.

Crosby, K.M., Butcher, J., Yoo, K.S., and D.I. Leskovar. 2010. ‘TAM Ben Villalon’- a new multiple-virus resistant, mild, green-chile pepper. HortScience 45(11): 1756-1758.

Niu, G., Rodriguez, D., Cabrera, R., Jifon, J., Leskovar, D. and K. Crosby. 2010. Salinity and soil type effects on emergence and growth of pepper seedlings. HortScience 45:1265-1269.

Niu, G., Rodriguez, D., Crosby, K., Leskovar, D. and J. Jifon. 2010. Rapid screening for relative salt tolerance among chile pepper genotypes. HortScience 45: 1192-1195.

Bang, H., Davis, A. Kim, S. Leskovar, D. and S.R. King. 2010. Flesh color inheritance and gene interactions among canary yellow, pale yellow and red watermelon. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Science. 135(4)362-368.

Crosby, K., J.L. Jifon, K.S. Yoo and D.I. Leskovar. 2009. Novel vegetable cultivars from TAMU- improving human health benefits, flavor and productivity. Acta Horticulturae, 841, 499-502.


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