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February 11, 2022

National Sweet Potato Collaborators

Presiding:   Michelle McHargue, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: (michelle.mchargue@lambweston.com)

8:00   Call to Order & Announcements

8:15   State Reports

8:45   Discussion

9:15   Development of an Experimental System for Studying the Interaction of Essential Elements and Non-essential Heavy Metals in Sweetpotato: Preliminary Findings. Arthur Villordon* and Jeffrey C. Gregorie, Louisiana State University AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, Chase, LA 71324

9:30   Choice under Stress: The Fate of Storage Root Development Under Reduced Phosphorus  Availability Luis Duque*1, Bode Olukolu2, Arthur Villordon3, and Jonathan Lynch1  1Department of Plant Science, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, 2Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, 3LSU AgCenter, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

9:45   Morning Break

10:00 Does a Sleeve Adaptor Using Variable Plant Lengths for Sweetpotato Planting Improve Yields?   Brandon K. Parker*1, Jonathan R. Schulthesis2, 1NC Cooperative Extension- Johnston County, 2736 NC 210 Hwy. Smithfield, NC 27577, 2Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 2721 Founders Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

10:15 Evaluation of Sweetpotato Slip Burn-off and In-Row Skips. Callie J. Morris*, Mark W. Shankle, Stephen L. Meyers, Mark A. Hall, Trevor F. Garrett, and Lorin M. Harvey, Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863

10:30 Performance of Specialty Sweetpotato Cultivars in Dominant Production Areas of Florida. W. Mussoline1, R. Hochmuth2, C. Christensen3, S. Guzman4, and Z. Grabau5 1UF/IFAS Agriculture Extension Agent, East Palatka, FL, 32131, 2UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center- Suwannee Valley, Live Oak, FL, 32060, 3UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center, Hastings, FL, 32060, 4Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL, 34945, 5 Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32608

10:45 Potassium Fertilizer has Minimal Impact on Sweetpotato Production in California. Scott Stoddard. University of California. Extension, Merced, CA 95341

11:00 Yield and Quality of Sweetpotato Grown under Protected Culture Systems. Luis Duque* and Francesco DiGioia, Department of Plant Science, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802

11:15 Differences in Microenvironmental Conditions Under Protected Systems for Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) Slips Production in Missouri. Ramón Arancibia*, Juan Cabrera-Garcia, and Patrick Byers. University of Missouri Extension, Columbia, MO

11:30 Effect of Potassium Fertilization Rate on Sweetpotato Sugar Conten. David H. Picha*1, Cheston T. Schayot1, and Mark W. Shankle2 1School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, 2Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863

11:45 Lunch Break

1:00   Overview of the Nation’s Sweet Potato Industry Challenges, Research Needs, and Clean Seed Adoption Rates. Rachael M. Carter*1, Mark W. Shankle2, Lorin M. Harvey2, Donna J. Peterson3, and Elizabeth P.G. North4  1Extension Center for Government and Community Development, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, 2Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863, 3Department of Human Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, 4Department of Agricultural Communications, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 37962

1:15   The Use of Polysulphate as a Potassium Fertilizer for Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) Production in North Carolina.  Alex L. Woodley*1, Lily Kile1, David Suchoff1, Luke Gatiboni1 and Anders Huseth2  1Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, 2Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

1:30   Characterizing Temporal Sweetpotato Production Trends Through In-Season Environmental, Biomass, and Grade Data.  Mariella Carbajal Carrasco1*, Anders Huseth2, Natalie Nelson1  13110 Faucette Dr, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 21575 Varsity Drive, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

1:45   Evaluation of Alternative Sweetpotato Slip Planting Orientations.  Alyssa Jane Woodard*1, Jonathan Schultheis1, and David Suchoff 1Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695.

2:00   The Use of Winter Cover Crops for Nitrogen Management in Organic Sweet Potato Production.  Lily Kile*, Alex Woodley, Anders Huseth, David Suchoff, and Luke Gatiboni, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

2:15   Variation in Root System Response to Local Phosphorus Availability Among Sweetpotato Cultivars Jeffrey C. Gregorie* and Arthur Q. Villordon.  LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, Chase, LA 71324

2:30   Deployment and Analysis of Instance Segmentation Algorithm on Cellphone for Grade Estimation of Sweetpotatoes In-field.  Hoang M. Nguyen*1, Sydney Gyurek1, Russell Mierop2, Kenneth V. Pecota2, G. Craig Yencho2, Michael W. Kudenov1  1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607, 2Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

2:45   Statistical Phenotyping of Sweetpotatoes (Ipomoea batatas) by Imaging the Top of Bins: Preliminary Results from a High-throughput Truck Scanner.  Enrique Pena Martinez*1, Hoang Nguyen1, Craig Yencho2, Russell Mierop2, Kenneth Pecota2, Cranos Williams1, Michael Kudenov1  1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, 2 Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

3:00   Afternoon Break

3:15   Exploring and       Quantifying the Chemical Constituents Responsible for Consumer-preferred Flavors in Sweetpotatoes.  Modesta Abugu*1, Suzanne Johanningsmeier2, Matthew Allan2, Massimo Iorizzo1,3, Craig Yencho1   1Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2USDA_ARS, Southeast Area Food Science and Market Quality & Handling Research Unit, 322E Schaub Hall, Raleigh NC, 27695, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, 28081

3:30   PEG-Mediated Genome Editing in Ipomoea batatas Protoplasts Directed by CRISPR-Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein Complexes.  Adrianne Brown*, M. Egnin, F. Bukari, D. Mortley, C. Bonsi, D. Alexander,  Plant Biotech and Genomics Research Laboratory, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, 36088 

3:45   Sweetpotato Chip Textures and Fat Contents: Effects of Cell Wall Active Enzymes.  Matthew C. Allan* and Suzanne Johanningsmeier, Food Science and Market Quality and Handling Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, Raleigh, NC 27695

4:00   Sweetpotato Marketing Alterations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

David H. Picha.  School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

4:15   Sweetpotato Analytics for Produce Provenance and Scanning (Sweet-APPS).  Daniela Jone, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

Poster Presentations

Analyzing Big Data Generated During Sweetpotato Production to Predict Shape Features.  Shelly Hunt1, Daniela Jones1 and Cranos Williams,2   1Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

Evaluating Fumigation Efficacy on Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) on Sweetpotatoes in North Florida.  Chang Liu* and Z. J. Grabau, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Evaluation of Host Status of Sweetpotato Cultivars to Sting Nematode Belonolaimus longicaudatus in the Greenhouse.  Chang Liu* , Z. J. Grabau and R. Sandoval-Ruiz, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Integration of Genomic and Quantitative Strain-level Metagenomic Profiles by Using qRRS in the Sweetpotato Phyllospher.  Alison Adams*1, Priya Voothuluru2, Brandon Kristy3, Harper Kirby4, Phil A. Wadl5, G. Craig Yencho6, and Bode Olukolu7  1UT-ORNL Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, 2The Center for Renewable Carbon, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Knoxville, TN 37996, 3Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, 4Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, 5United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, U.S. Vegetable Research, Charleston, SC 29414, 6Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 7Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996

Impact of Reduced Rates of Glufosinate and 2,4-D Choline on Sweetpotato.  Donnie K. Miller and Marcie S. Mize, Northeast Research Station, Louisiana State University AgCenter, St. Joseph, La 71366

Effects of Early-season Drought, Ultraviolet-B, and Low Nitrogen Stress on Growth, Developmental, and Physiology of Sweetpotato Cultivars.  Purushothaman Ramamoorthy*1, Raju Bheemanahalli2, Stephen Meyers3, Mark Shankle4, and K. Raja Reddy1Geosystems Research Institute, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State University, MS, 39762,  2Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, 3Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 47907, 4Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863

Sweetpotato Breeding Line Resistance to Meloidogyne enterolobii and M. incognita

David Galo*1, Josielle S. Rezende1, Christopher A. Clark1, Don R. Labonte2, Tristan Watson1  1Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, 2School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Sweetpotato Response to Incremental Rates of Potassium Fertilizer.  Mark A. Hall, Mark W. Shankle, Lorin M. Harvey, and Callie J. Morris, Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863

A Multi-State Effort to Contain and Manage Meloidogyne enterolobii in Vegetable Crops Jennifer Corbin1, Paula Agudelo1, Johan Desaeger2, Adrienne Gorny3, Zane Grabau4, Zhengfei Guan2, Abolfazl Hajihassani5, John Mueller1, Lina Quesada-Ocampo3, Will Rutter6, and Phillip Wadl6   1Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, 2University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598, 3Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 4Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611,5 Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793, 6USDA-ARS, Charleston, SC 29414

5:00      Adjourn for the Day

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 - Napoleon B2

February 11, 2022

Southern Fruit Workers

Friday -  

9:00 am - 

5:00 pm

 - Napoleon B1

February 11, 2022

ASHS Board of Directors

Presiding:     Mike Neff, Coordinator

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10:00 am - 

12:00 pm

 - Napoleon C2

February 11, 2022

ACB Club Share and Networking

Presiding:  Elizabeth Clippard, ACB-President

                   Nate Phillips, ACB Advisor

Friday -  

12:00 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Napoleon C2

February 11, 2022

ACB Group Activities, Tour, and Meal

Presiding: Elizabeth Clippard, ACB-President
Nate Phillips, ACB Advisor

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1:00 pm - 

4:45 pm

 - Napoleon A 2/3

February 11, 2022

Watermelon Research Group

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5:00 pm

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February 11, 2022

Horticulture Administrators

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6:30 pm

 - Poydras

February 11, 2022

Executive Committee Meeting

Presiding:     Mengmeng Gu, Chair

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 - Napoleon C2 or announced at meeting

February 11, 2022

ACB Mixer

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7:00 am - 

6:00 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer

February 12, 2022

Registration

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8:00 am - 

10:00 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer

February 12, 2022

Poster Set Up Room

Saturday -  

8:00 am - 

12:00 pm

 - Napoleon C3

February 12, 2022

J. Benton Storey Horticulture Judging Contest Setup

Saturday -  

8:00 am - 

8:30 am

 - Napoleon C2

February 12, 2022

Education Section

Presiding:   Garry McDonald, Chair Education

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: gmcdonal@uark.edu

8:00     Putting the Meta in Metasequoia: Horticulture for a Virtual Environment. Lucy K. Bradley1*, Laura Barth1, Christine Bradish1, Susan Caldwell2, Lauren Campbell2, Matthew Ross2, and Matthew Thomas2, 1NC State University Department of Horticultural Science, Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2Longwood Gardens Department of Continuing Education, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348 (Lucy_Bradley@ncsu.edu)

8:15   What does trace data tell us about student’ self-regulated learning ability? Dan Ye1, Bodie Pennisi2*, and Lloyd Rieber3, 1Michigan Tech University, William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning, Houghton, MI, 49931, 2Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia Griffin-Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 3College of Education, University of Georgia-Athens, Athens, GA 30602, (bpennisi@uga.edu)

 

 

Saturday -  

8:00 am - 

11:15 am

 - Napoleon B1

February 12, 2022

Fruit Crops Section

Presiding:     Edgar Vinson, Chair

Abstracts:     To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair:  vinsoed@auburn.edu

8:00   ‘Indulgence’ and ‘Dazzle’ Wine Grapes for the Mid-South.  John R. Clark*, Renee Threlfall, and Margaret Worthington, Depts. of Horticulture and Food Science, 316 Plant Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.  (jrclark@uark.edu)

8:15   Wine Production of ‘Indulgence’ and ‘Dazzle’ Wine Grapes for the Mid-South. Renee T. Threlfall1*, John R. Clark2, and Margaret L. Worthington2, 12650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 2316 Plant Science, Horticulture Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.  (rthrelf@uark.edu)

8:30   Planting Date Influence on Strawberry Variety Yield and Revenues in Texas.  Russell W. Wallace1*, Peter A. Ampim2, D. Thayne Montague3, Dale Rankin4, and Larry Stein5, 1Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 1102 E. Drew St., Lubbock, 79403, 2Cooperative Agriculture Research Center, MS 2008, CARC Building, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, 77446, 3Departent of Plant & Soil Sciences, Texas Tech University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Lubbock, 79409, 4Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St., Leming, and 5Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 1619 Garner Field Rd., Uvalde.  (rwwallace@ag.tamu.edu)

8:45   Performance of Geneva and Vineland Apple Rootstocks in South Carolina.  Gregory L. Reighard* and David Ouellette. Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC  29634-0310.  (grghrd@clemson.edu)

9:00   Fall Row Cover Use and Planting Date Impacts on Crown Size and Yield of Five Strawberry Cultivars.  Amanda McWhirt*, Lizzy Herrera and Sarah Cato, 2301 S. University Ave., Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Little Rock, AR 72204.  (amcwhirt@uada.edu)

9:15   Assessment of intraspecific compatibility among Passiflora incarnata genotypes from different provenances Eric T. Stafne*, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Poplarville, MS 39470.  (eric.stafne@msstate.edu).

9:30   Break

9:45   Response of Seedling Blackberries Treated with Preemergent Herbicides.  Kayla Knepp1*, Matthew B. Bertucci1, Amanda L. Mcwhirt2, Nilda R. Burgos3, Aaron J. Cato2, Drew E. Kirkpatrick1, and Rachel C. Woody-Pumford1, 1316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 22301 S. University, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, AR 72204, 31354 W Altheimer Drive, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of  Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704.  (kknepp@uark.edu)

10:00 Influence of Light Level on Leaf Gas Exchange and Fruit Production of Two Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) Cultivars Grown in Texas.  D. Thayne Montague1,2*, Russell W. Wallace2, Peter A. Ampim3, Dale Rankin4, and Larry Stein5, 1Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, 2Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, TX 79403, 3Cooperative Agriculture Research Center, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 77446, 4Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Atascosa County, Leming, TX 78050, 5Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Uvalde, TX 78801.  (thayne.montague@ttu.edu)

10:15 Evaluation of New Grape Cultivars in Texas.  Justin J. Scheiner* and Fran Pontasch, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, HSFB, 2134 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843.  (jscheiner@tamu.edu)

10:30 A public-private partnership to uncover genetic treasures in RubusKatie Sheehan-Lust* and Gina Fernandez, Department of Horticultural Science, 260 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC  27695-7609.  (kesheeha@ncsu.edu)

10:45 Effect of Planting Distance on Yield and Fruit Quality of PD Resistant Predominantly Vitis vinifera Grapevine.  Elina Coneva*, E.L. Vinson, and M. Salazar-Gutierrez, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849.  (edc0001@auburn.edu)

11:00 Evaluation of Size-Controlling, Pest Resistant Peach Rootstocks for Alabama  Elina Coneva, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849.  (edc0001@auburn.edu)

Saturday -  

8:00 am - 

5:00 pm

 - Napoleon B3

February 12, 2022

National Sweet Potato Collaborators

Presiding:   Michelle McHargue, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: (michelle.mchargue@lambweston.com)

8:00   Call to Order and Announcements

8:15   Optimizing Deployment of a Novel Wireworm Pheromone in Sweetpotato Agroecosystems.  Anders S. Huseth*1, Emma Schoeppner1, Alyssa M. Pellegrino1, Livy Williams III2, Jocelyn G. Millar3, Seth J. Dorman4, Helene Doughty5, and Tom Kuhar6  1Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University; Campus Box 7630, Raleigh, NC, 27695, 2USDA-ARS U.S. Vegetable Laboratory; 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC, 29414, 3University of California, Riverside, Department of Entomology, 3401 Watkins Dr., Riverside, CA, 92521, 4USDA-ARS, Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit, Corvallis, OR, USA, 5Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Painter, VA 23420, 6 Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061

8:30   Utilizing Plant Hormones as Herbicide Safeners in Sweetpotato.  Matthew Cutulle* and Giovannia Caputo, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, 2700 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC 29414

8:45   How Much Are We Under-Estimating the Effects of Sweetpotato Viruses on Yield in the U.S.?    C. A. Clark*, C. D. DeRobertis, and J. A. Davi,  1Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 and 2Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

9:00   Integrated Nematode Management: a Louisiana Perspective.  Tristan Watson* and J.S. Rezende, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

9:15   Integrating Winter Cover Crops and Weed-suppressive Sweetpotato Cultivars for Weed Management.  Isabel S. Werle*1, Matheus M. Noguera1, Srikanth K. Karaikal1, Gustavo B. de Lima1, Te-Ming Tseng2, and Nilda Roma-Burgos1  1 Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 2 Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39759

9:30   Morning Break

9:45   Resistance to Wireworm / Diabrotica / Systena Among Sweetpotato Cultivars and Advanced Lines.  T. J. Douglas*1, Stephen L. Meyers2, Ashli Brown3, Blake Layton3 and Fred Musser3  1Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Currently at Auburn University, 2Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863. Currently at Purdue University, 3Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762

10:00 Sweetpotato Response to Reduced Rates of Dicamba.  Lorin M. Harvey*, Mark W. Shankle, and Callie J. Morris, Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863

10:15 Production of Green-engineered Silver Nanoparticles Against the Root-knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita, and the Evaluation of Their Nematicidal Activity in Sweetpotato.  Gregory C. Bernard*, Naresh Shahi2, Byungjin Min2, Marceline Egnin, Ivi Mitchell, Andrea Lockett, Inocent Ritte, Osa Idehen, Adrianne Brown, and Conrad Bonsi, Department of Agriculture, Department of Nutrition Science2  Tuskegee University, 1200 W. Montgomery Rd. Tuskegee, AL 36088

10:30 Effect of Flumioxazin and S-metolachlor on Covington sweetpotato planted vertically or horizontally.  Keith D. Starke*1, Levi D. Moore2, Colton D. Blankenship2, Katherine M. Jennings2, David W. Monks2, Jonathan Schultheis2  1Central Crops Research Station, North Carolina State University, Clayton, NC 27520, 2Horticultural Science Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

10:45 Are We Staying Clean? Detection of Sweetpotato Viruses on Multiple Seed Generations in North Carolina.  Christie Almeyda*1, Tamara Abernethy1, Chunying Li1, Ken Pecota2 and Craig Yencho2  1Micropropagation and Repository Unit, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607, 2Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

11:00 Development of an IPM Program for the Sweet Potato Weevil, Cylas formicarius in Puerto Rico   Martha Giraldo*1 and Wanda  I.  Almodóvar2  1Department of Agroenvironmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico  at  Mayaguez Campus, Agricultural Experimental Station (AES) at Rio Piedras, San Juan,  2Department of Agroenvironmental Sciences, University of  Puerto  Rico,  Mayaguez  Campus,  Agricultural Extension Service at Mayaguez

11:15 Evaluating Electrical and Mechanical Methods for Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) Control in Sweetpotato  Levi D. Moore*1, Katherine M. Jennings1, David W. Monks1, Michael D. Boyette2, Ramon G. Leon3, David L. Jordan3, Stephen J. Ippolito1, Colton D. Blankenship1, and FNU Chitra1  12721 Founders Drive, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 23100 Faucette Dr., Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 3101 Derieux Pl, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

11:30 Evaluating Sweet Potato Varieties for Their Allelopathic Effects on Growth of Different Weed Species under Field Conditions.  Varsha Singh*1, Isabel Werle2, Mark W. Shankle3, Stephen L. Meyers4, and Te-Ming Tseng1  1Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39762, 2University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 3Mississippi State University, Pontotoc, MS 38863, 4Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, 47907

11:45 Investigating the Use of Biologicals and Re-curing for the Management of Rhizopus Soft Rot on Sweetpotato Roots.  Waana Kaluwasha* and Christopher Clark, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

12:00 QTL analysis of the ‘Tanzania’ x ‘Beauregard’ Sweetpotato Mapping Population for Resistance to Meloidogyne enterolobii.  Simon Fraher*1, Tanner Schwarz2, Bonny Oloka3, Ken Pecota1, Chris Heim1, Adrienne Gorny2, and G. Craig Yencho1  1Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 3Root Crops Program, National Agricultural Research Organization, Entebbe, Uganda

12:15 Effect of Preemergence Herbicides in Covington Sweetpotato.  Stephen Ippolito*1, Katherine M. Jennings1, David W. Monks1, Sushila Chaudhari2, David L. Jordan3, 1 Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2 Department of Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, 3 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

12:30    Lunch

1:45      Discussion

2:30      Business Meeting and Awards

5:00      Adjourn

 

Saturday -  

8:00 am - 

10:30 am

 - Napoleon C1

February 12, 2022

J. B. Edmond Undergraduate Student Paper Competition

Presiding:   Elizabeth Clippard, ACB-President, Moderator

Amy Wright, SRASHS President,
Courtesy Welcome to Undergrads

Jeb Fields, Section Chair & Judging Coordinator

Abstracts:    To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: JFields@agcenter.lsu.edu

  1. Carbohydrate Budget of Pecan Trees during 2021 Fruiting Season. Wendy Gong*, Srijana Panta and Lu Zhang. Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. (luzhang@okstate.edu)
  2. Carbohydrate content of rhizomes as potential indicator of sod tensile strength in Cynodon spp. Abigail Hobbs*, Charles Fontanier, Niels Maness, and Shehbaz Singh, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-6027. (abigail.hobbs@okstate.edu)
  3. Cut Flower Carnation Photoluminescence. Abby Pace1*, Bruce L. Dunn1, Charles Fontanier1, Carla Goad2, and Hardeep Singh31, 358 Ag Hall, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, 2301F MSCS Bldg., Department of Statistics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, 32002 Throckmorton Plant Science Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 (dunn@okstate.edu)
  4. Discovery of Natural Agents for the Control of Ball Moss (Tillandsia recurvate) on Ornamental Landscape Plants. Brianna Slade*, Heather Kirk-Ballard and Zhijun Liu, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 70803. (bslade1@lsu.edu).
  5. Effects of Nitrogen, Potassium, and Musketeer® Turf Growth Regulator on Dollar Spot Disease Severity of Creeping Bentgrass. Ashton Franks* and Charles Fontanier. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-6027. (ashton.franks@okstate.edu)
  6. Effects of Paper and Plastic Mulch on Tomato and Okra Production. Izzy Gonzales1*, Bizhen Hu2, Lynn Brandenberger2, Matthew Beartrack2, and Charles Fontanier2, 1Department of Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, 2Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. (bizhen.hu@okstate.edu)
  7. Effects of Trellising Systems on Spotted-Wing Drosophila in Blackberries in Arkansas. Mataya Duncan 1*, Sarah Cato 2, Lizzy Herrera 2, Aaron Cato 2, and Amanda McWhirt 2, 1 Department of Biology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204, 2 Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, 2301 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204. (msduncan@ualr.edu)
  8. Influence of Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypsum on Phosphorus Loss in Pine Bark Substrates. Landon Erbrick1*, Paul Bartley1, Dexter Watts2, and Allen Torbert2, 1101 Funchess Hall, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL 36849. 2USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Laboratory, Auburn, AL 36832. (pcb0004@auburn.edu)
  9. Quality and Yield Responses of Louisiana Tea to Nitrogen Fertilizer Treatments. Harrison Steudlein1*, Yan Chen1, Zhijun Liu2, and Lisa Fultz. 1School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, 2School of Renewable Natural Resources. Baton Rouge, LA 70803. 1 (yachen@agcenter.lsu.edu)
  10. Scalable Extraction and Purification of an Anti-Cancer Drug Precursor from Oklahoma Eastern Red Cedar. Gwen Reilly*1, Niels Maness2, John Nickel2, and Katie Stenmark2, 1Department of Nutritional Sciences, 2Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. (greilly@okstate.edu)
  11. School gardens: why they are important, who benefits, and how they can be supported. Shelley Mitchell and Genny Harris*, OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078. (mitchell@okstate.edu)
  12. Tea Leaf Chemical Composition Altered by Temporary Shade in Louisiana. Javen Little1*, Yan Chen1, Harrison Steudlein1, Zhijun Liu2, and Lisa Fultz1.1School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, 2School of Renewable Natural Resources, 227 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg. Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (yachen@agcenter.lsu.edu)
  13. Using Iron and Sulfur to Correct Iron Deficiency in Potted Petunias. Alexandria Thompson* and Bruce L. Dunn. 358 Ag Hall, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK, 74078 (bruce.dunn@okstate.edu)

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4:00 pm

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February 12, 2022

Watermelon Research Group

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5:00 pm

 - Napoleon C2

February 12, 2022

Extension Section

Presiding:   Amanda McWhirt, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: amcwhirt@uada.edu

8:30   Expanding Training Opportunities for Therapeutic Horticulture with Online Learning: A Partnership between North Carolina Botanical Garden and NC State Extension Gardener. Sally Haskett¹  Christine Bradish2*, Alta Zhang3, Emilee Weaver4, Joanna Massey Lelekacs¹, and Lucy Bradley2, ¹North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, 3Extension Information Technology, North Carolina State University, 4NC Central Regional State Psychiatric Hospital.  (cmbradis@ncsu.edu)

8:45   Establishing the Arkansas Quality Wine Program. Renee T. Threlfall1*, Amanda J. Fleming1, and Amanda L. McWhirt2, 12650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 22301 S. University Ave., Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 72204. (rthrelf@uark.edu)

9:00   A Nationwide Survey of Grower Extension Needs Associated with Soilless Substrate Adoption. Alexa J. Lamm1, Kristin E. Gibson1*, Kevan. W. Lamm1, Jeb S. Fields2, and James Owen3, 1132 Four Towers, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 221549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond Research Station, Louisiana State University, Hammond, LA 70403, 31680 Madison Ave., Agricultural Engineering Building, USDA ARS, Wooster, OH 44691. (alamm@uga.edu)

9:15   Informed Decision-making or Guesswork? Examining How Residents Adjust Their Irrigation Based on Local Rainfall. Colby Silvert1*, Cody Gusto1, John Diaz1, Laura Warner1, and Robin Grantham2, 1Department of Agricultural Education & Communication, University of Florida, 305 Rolfs Hall, PO Box 110540, Gainesville, FL 32611-0690, 2Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604. (colby.silvert@ufl.edu)

9:30   Integrated Extension Approaches to Support Small-Scale Hops Production in Arkansas. Lizzy Herrera 1*, Amanda McWhirt1, Renee Threlfall2, Aaron Cato1, Sarah Cato1, and James McClellan3,  12301 S. University Ave, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Little Rock, AR 72204, 22435 N. Hatch Ave., Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 31749 State Hwy 818, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Fruit Research Station, Clarksville, AR 72830. (lherrera@uada.edu)

9:45   Helping Small Farmers Transition to Federal Hemp Regulations. Sanjun Gu* and Randy Fulk, Cooperative Extension, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411. (sgu@ncat.edu)

10:00 Break

10:15 A Conversation with Growers: Exploring Soilless Substrate Adoption to Inform Extension Program Development. Alexa J. Lamm1*, Kevan. W. Lamm1, Kristin E. Gibson1, Jeb S. Fields2, and James Owen3, 1132 Four Towers, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 221549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond Research Station, Louisiana State University, Hammond, LA 70403, 31680 Madison Ave., Agricultural Engineering Building, USDA ARS, Wooster, OH 44691. (alamm@uga.edu)

10:30 A Perspective on Tweeting. Eric T. Stafne*, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Poplarville, MS 39470. (eric.stafne@msstate.edu)

10:45 Assessing the Effectiveness of Webinars for Training Growers & Cooperative Extension Agents in Small Fruit Production. Sarah Cato1, Amanda McWhirt 1*, Lizzy Herrera1, Aaron Cato1 and Mary Poling2, 12301 S. University Ave., Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas System Divisions of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, AR 72204, 22301 S. University Ave., Department of Information Technology, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, AR 72204. (amcwhirt@uada.edu)

11:00 NC A&T Plasticulture Publications and Resources for Small Farmers. Randy Fulk* and Sanjun Gu, Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 27419. (rafulk@ncat.edu)

11:15 “I Want to Be a Contributor”: Perceptions, Barriers, and Strategies Surrounding Residential Pollinator Gardening. Cody Gusto1*, Colby Silvert1, John Diaz1, Laura A. Warner1, and Rachel Mallinger2, 1Department of Agricultural Education & Communication, 411 Rolfs Hall, 341 Buckman Dr., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0690, 2Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Steinmetz Hall, 1881 Natural Area Dr., Gainesville, FL 32611-0690. (cgusto@ufl.edu)

11:30 Industry Certification Post-Pandemic. Bodie Pennisi1* and Greg Huber2, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia Griffin-Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 2Center for Urban Agriculture, University of Georgia Griffin-Campus, Griffin, GA 30223. (bpennisi@uga.edu)

11:45 Utilizing Statewide Cooperative Extension Agent Demonstrations to Enhance Specialty Crop Recommendations. Aaron Cato* and Amanda McWhirt, 2301 S. University Ave., Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, :Little Rock, AR 72204. (acato@uada.edu)

12:00 How Alabama Extension Commercial Horticulture Program Team utilized social media and evaluation metrics for virtual event planning during and post- COVID-19 pandemic.  Ayanava Majumdar1*, Ann Chambliss1, Harli Willis1, Edward Sikora1, Katelyn Kesheimer1, Jeremy Pickens2, Edgar Vinson3, Elina Coneva4, Joe Kemble4, Andre da Silva4, David Han5, Rishi Prasad5, Audrey Gamble5, Steve Li5, Adam Rabinowitz6, Jim Jacobi7, Kassie Conner8, Sonja Thomas9, and Matt Ulmer10, 1Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849, 2Ornamental Horticulture Research Center, PO Box 8276, Mobile, AL 36689, 3Chilton Regional Research and Extension Center, 120 County Road 756, Clanton, AL 35045, 4Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 5Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 6Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 7C. Beaty Hanna Horticulture and Environmental Center, 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223, 8Plant Diagnostic Center, 143 ALFA Building, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 9245 E Duncan Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 10105 Duncan Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.  (azm0024@auburn.edu)

12:15 Lunch Break

1:00   Strategic Planning for Georgia’s Extension Master Gardener Program: Environmental Attitudes as a Measure of Commitment Among Generations. Sheri Dorn1*, Paul Pugliese2, Joel Burnsed3, Timothy Daly4, Cynthia McCrary5, and Kathy Hensley6, 11109 Experiment Street, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA 30223, 2University of Georgia Extension, Bartow County, 320 West Cherokee Avenue Room 112 Cartersville, GA 30120-3059, 3University of Georgia Extension, Walton County, 100 North Broad St. Monroe, GA 30655, 4University of Georgia Extension, Gwinnett County, 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 Lawrenceville, GA 30046-4804, 5University of Georgia Extension, Fayette County, 140 Stonewall Avenue W Suite 209 Fayetteville, GA 30214-1520, 6University of Georgia Extension, Bibb County, 145 First Street Macon, GA 31201-2627. (sdorn@uga.edu)

1:15   Horticulture CSI: Long Beach Radish Case Closed. Gary R. Bachman1*, Christine E.H. Coker1 and Patricia R. Knight2, 1Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, 1815 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 38532, 2Coastal Horticulture Research, South Mississippi Branch Station, Poplarville, MS (gary.bachman@msstate.edu)

1:30   Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: Reaching Wider Audiences through National Partnerships.  Lucy K. Bradley1*, Kathleen A. Moore1, Matthew P. Ross2, Andy Pulte3, Grant L. Thompson4, Ryan Contreras5, Laura Barth1, and Lis Meyer11Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University, 2721 Founders Dr., Raleigh, NC 27695, 2Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348, 3Department of Plant Science, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, 2505 E J Chapman Dr., Knoxville, TN 37996, 4 Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University, 137 Horticulture Hall, Ames, IA 50011, 5 Agriculture & Life Sciences, Oregon State University, 4017 Agriculture & Life Sciences, Corvallis, OR 97331. (lucy_bradley@ncsu.edu)

1:45   Multi-state Extension Publication Series Highlights the Benefits of Consumer Horticulture to Society and Provides Basis for Further Education Efforts. Heather Kirk-Ballard1*, Natalie R. Bumgarner2, Ellen M. Bauske3, Pam J. Bennett4, David D. Close5, Sheri Dorn3, Richard E. Durham6, Carl I. Evensen7, Terri James8, Jeff S. Keuhny1, Bodie Pennisi3, Robert F. Polomski9, Kerry Smith10, and Katie Walberg2, 1School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, 2Plant Sciences Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, 3Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA 30223, 4The Ohio State University, Springfield, OH  45505, 5School of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA  24061, 6Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  40546, 7Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, 8Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, 9Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC  29634, 10Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, Auburn University, AL 36849. (hkirkballard@agcenter.lsu.edu)

2:00   County Fair Grounds as Food Innovation Hubs in Arkansas Despite the Pandemic. Amanda Philyaw Perez1*, Renee Threlfall2, Ruben Morawicki2, Angela Gardner1, and Mallory Eggleton1, 12301 S. University Ave, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, AR 72204, 22650 Young Ave., 2Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, AR, 72704. (aperez@uada.edu)

2:15   Creating a Campus-wide Student Community Garden. Kathryn K. Fontenot* and Edward W. Bush, School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (kkfontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu)

2:30   Commercial Nursery Hurricane Guide. Tom Yeager1* and Michael Gavazzi2, 1Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611, 2 USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Southeast Climate Hub, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. (yeagert@ufl.edu)

2:45   Extension Gardener: Horticulture Training Made Easy through an Online Customizable Tool.  Lucy K. Bradley*, and Kathleen A. Moore, Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University, 2721 Founders Dr., Raleigh, NC 27695. (lucy_bradley@ncsu.edu)

3:00   Break

3:15   Hammond Trials: A Trial Garden’s Perspective on Virtual Extension. Jeb S. Fields*, Ashley Edwards, Maureen Thiessen, and Jason Stagg, Hammond Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Hammond, LA 70403. (JSFields@agcenter.lsu.edu)

3:30   Changes in Consumer Purchasing Behavior of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lauri M. Baker1*, Hikaru H. Peterson2, and Cheryl R. Boyer3, 11408 Sabal Palm Drive, Level 2, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 21994 Buford Ave., Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, 31712 Claflin Rd., Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (lauri.m.baker@ufl.edu).

3:45   Farm to School Directly Benefits Local and Regional Food Systems. Carl Motsenbocker*, Crystal Besse, Denyse Cummins, Jacey Wesley, and Alessandro Holzapfel, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (cmotsenbocker@agcenter.lsu.edu)

4:00   Small On-Farm Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) Slip Production for Early Field Planting and Yield Increase in Missouri. Ramón Arancibia*, Juan Cabrera-Garcia, and Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension, Columbia, MO. (raa522@missouri.edu)

4:15   K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series Facilitated Behavior Change and Improved Quality of Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cheryl R. Boyer1* and Matthew McKernan211712 Claflin Rd., Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, 27001 W. 21st St. N., K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County, Wichita, KS 67205. (crboyer@k-state.edu)

4:30   Twenty Years of the LSU AgCenter’s Get It Growing Extension Program – Teaching Louisiana about Gardening through Multi-Media.  Heather Kirk-Ballard*, School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (hkirkballard@agcenter.lsu.edu)

4:45   Educating Inmates in Horticulture for Post-Release Employment Opportunities. Jeff C. Wilson1*, T. Casey Barickman1, and Scott Cagle 2, 1Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research & Extension Center, Verona, MS 38879, 2Mississippi State University, Former Chickasaw County Extension Agent, Houston, MS 38851.(jeff.wilson@msstate.edu)

 

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10:00 am - 

12:00 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer

February 12, 2022

Posters Authors Mount Posters

Saturday -  

8:30 am - 

3:00 pm

 - Napoleon D2

February 12, 2022

Norman F. Childers M.S. Student Paper Competition

Presiding:   Matt Chappell, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: chappell@vt.edu

  1. A public-private partnership to uncover genetic treasures in  Katelyn Sheehan-Lust1*, Gina Fernandez1, Hamid Ashrafi1, Cherie Oschenfeld2, Abraham Corrales3, Margaret Worthington­4, Erika Henderson4, Courtney Weber5, Jill Bushakra6 and Michael Dossett71 Department of Horticultural Science, NCSU Raleigh NC, 2 Pairwise, Durham, NC, 3 Plant Sciences Inc., Watsonville, CA, 4 Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR, 5 Department of Horticulture, Cornell University Ithaca, NY, 6 USDA, Corvallis, OR, 7 BC Berry Cultivars, Agassiz, British Colombia, Canada. (kesheeha@ncsu.edu)
  2. Alleviating dormancy: The effect of temperature, gibberellic acid, and cool-moist stratification on select carex species. Godwin Shokoya*, Dr. Charles Fontanier, Dr. Bruce Dunn and Dr. Dennis Martin. Department of Horticulture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, OK 74078. (shokoya@okstate.edu)
  3. An overview: Current state of knowledge of Cannabis sativa propagation by cuttings. Samuel des Bordes*, Babitha Jampala, Heather Kirk-Ballard, Kathryn Fontenot and Gerald Myers. School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (sdesbo1@lsu.edu)
  4. Delayed pruning as a tool to prevent frost damage on grapevines in the Southeast Region (Vitis vinifera). Jack Bobo1, Shane Breeden1, Savithri Nambeesan1, Mark Hoffman2, Cain Hickey3 and Leonardo Lombardini1. 1 Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30606, 2 Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607, 3 Department of Plant Science, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802. (jbobo@uga.edu)
  5. Effect of different colored shade nets on quality and production of ornamental plants. Harpreet Singh* and Bruce L. Dunn. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74075. (singh11@okstate.edu)
  6. Determining quality, volatile, and aroma sensory attributes of Arkansas-grown hops. Jordan P. Chenier1*, James O. McClelan1Renee T. Threlfall1, Amanda L. McWhirt2, Aaron Cato2, Luke R. Howard1 and Cindi R. Brownmiller11 2650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 2 2301 S. University Ave., Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 72204. (jchenier@uark.edu)
  7. Effects of pumpkin spacing on fruit yield, size, and uniformity.  Kim Heagy*1, Travis Birdsell2and Jonathan Schultheis11 Raleigh, NC, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University, 2 Jefferson, NC, Ashe County Center, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. (kkheagy@nscu.edu)
  8. Evaluating effects of chemical pinching during early vegetative stages on ‘Sunfinity’ sunflower for potted plant production. Mason Marshall*1, Terri Starman1, H. Brent Pemberton2 and Calvin Trostle3. 1 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2 Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX, 3 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension, Lubbock, TX, USA. (masonmarshall@tamu.edu)
  9. Evaluation of shipping potential on marketability of North Carolina-grown muscadine grapes.  Cody Rawls1*, Renee T. Threlfall1 and Margaret L. Worthington21 2650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 2 316 Plant Science, Horticulture Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (rawls@uark.edu)
  10. Evaluation of sweetpotato varieties in an organically managed system in North Carolina. Alyssa J. Woodard1*, Jonathan Schultheis1 and David Suchoff2. 1 Department of Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695. (ajwooda2@ncsu.edu)
  11. Flowering in ‘Natchez’ crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia ×fauriei ‘Natchez’) in relation to crepe myrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) and sooty mold (Capnodium) incidence. Beatriz Ruiz *, P. Alvarez, J. Parsons and Derald A. Harp. Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429. (bruiz2@leomail.tamuc.edu)
  12. Genetic diversity of wild and cultivated muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia) Populations.Kenneth Buck* and Margaret Worthington. 316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (kb013@uark.edu)
  13. Harvest attributes of 3-year-old Arkansas-grown hops with different fertility rates. James O. McClellan1*, Renee T. Threlfall1, Amanda L. McWhirt2, Aaron Cato2, Luke R. Howard1 and Cindi R. Brownmiller11 2650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 2 2301 S. University Ave., Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 72204. (jomcclel@uark.edu)
  14. Heat stress responses of tomato plants grafted onto wild relative rootstocks  pennelliiand S. peruvianum.Chungkeun Lee* and Daniel I. Leskovar. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801. (d-leskovar@tamu.edu)
  15. Higher nitrogen pre-plant rates are not associated with improved yield of June bearing strawberry in North Carolina. Amanda Lay-Walters1*, Michelle Schroeder-Moreno2, Alex Woodley2 and Mark Hoffmann1. 1 Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2 Department of Crop and Soil Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695. (amlay@ncsu.edu)
  16. Investigating acquisitional nitrogen source preference in southern highbush blueberry. John Doyle1*, Anish Malladi1 and Miguel Cabrera2. 1 1111 Plant Sciences Building, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30601, 2 4119 Plant Sciences Building, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30601. (doylejw@uga.edu, malladi@uga.edu)
  17. Investigating optimal irrigation of Vitis vinifera ‘Roussanne’ vines grown on the Texas High Plains. Kyle Lauterbach1*, Thayne Montague1,2, Pierre Helwi2 and Ed Hellman1. 1 Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, 2 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, TX 79403, 3 Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. (klauterb@ttu.edu)
  18. Investigation of methyl bromide replacements: Controlling soil pests through steam in combination with alternative chemicals. Emma Volk1*, Gene Fox1, Joe Neal1, Steven Fennimore2 and Mark Hoffmann1. 1 Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, 2 University of California Davis, Department of Plant Science, Salinas, CA 93905. (evolk@ncsu.edu)
  19. Mutation breeding of Salvia coccinea with ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS). Rebekah Maynard* and J. Ruter, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602. (rebekah.maynard@uga.edu)
  20. Primocane height manipulation on dwarf and standard blackberry plants utilizing plant growth regulators. Carmen Johns1*, Margaret Worthington1, Christopher Clavet2 and Tom Kon2. 1 1316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2 North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Sciences, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759. (cxj025@uark.edu)
  21. Quantity demand and latent demand for local foods in local public institutions of Lee and Russell Counties, Alabama. Jesse Teel*. Department of Horticultural Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36830. (jct0014@auburn.edu)
  22. Using Lachancea thermotolerans yeast to modify acidity in wine fermentations from Chambourcin grapes grown in Arkansas. Amanda J. Fleming* and Renee T. Threlfall. 2650 N. Young Avenue,Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. (ajflemin@uark.edu)
  23. Volatile and sensory aroma attributes of arkansas-grown fresh-market blackberries.Andrea L. Myers*, Renee T. Threlfall, Luke R. Howard and Cindi R. Brownmiller. 2650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. (alm028@uark.edu)
  24. Water temperature effects on basil growth in NFT hydroponic systems. Teal Hendrickson* and Bruce Dunn. 358 Ag Hall, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Stillwater, OK 74078. (hendrickson@okstate.edu)

Saturday -  

12:00 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer

February 12, 2022

Poster Session Viewing

Presiding:   Andre DaSilva, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair:  azb0207@auburn.edu

Floriculture, Ornamentals and Turf

1G) Effect of Hormone Source on Propagation of Sweet Bay Magnolia. Jenny B. Ryals1*, Patricia R. Knight1, Anthony T. Bowden1, Christine E. H. Coker2, Gary R. Bachman2, Jim DelPrince2, Scott A. Langlois1 and Patricia R. Drackett3. 1Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Poplarville, MS 39470, 2Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Biloxi, MS 39532, 3The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University, Picayune, MS 39466 (j.ryals@msstate.edu)

2UG) Discovery of Natural Agents for the Control of Ball Moss (Tillandsia recurvate) on Ornamental Landscape Plants.  Brianna Slade*, Heather Kirk-Ballard and Zhijun Liu, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 70803. (bslade1@lsu.edu)

3) Reducing Postemergence Herbicide Spot Treatments with Preemergence Herbicides in Landscape Planting Beds S. Chris Marble1* and Stephen F. Enloe2, 1University of Florida/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, 2725 S. Binion Rd., Apopka, FL 32703, 2University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, 7922 NW 71 St., Gainesville, FL 32653. (marblesc@ufl.edu)

4G) Efficacy of plant growth regulator applications on ‘Sunfinity’ Sunflower Mason Marshall*1, Terri Starman1, H. Brent Pemberton2, Calvin Trostle3, 1 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University,  College Station, TX, 2 Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX, 3 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension, Lubbock, TX, USA (masonmarshall@tamu.edu)

5UG) Comparison of Slow-Release Fertilizer and Long-term Composting for Performance of Cool and Warm Season Annuals. Alvarez, Phoebe*1, Steve George2, and Derald A. Harp1. 1Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429; 2Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Dallas, TX 75080 (Derald.Harp@leomail.tamuc.edu)

6) To Pinch or not to Pinch:  Cut Flower Marigolds for Southern Growers.  Christine E.H. Coker1*, James DelPrince1, Kathryn Fontenot2, Anthony Bowden1, Scott Langlois1, and Patricia Knight1, 1815 Popps Ferry Road, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Biloxi, MS 39532, 163 J. C. Miller , School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (cec117@msstate.edu)

7G) Veteran Emotional Perceptions and Preferences of Landscape Design Elements. Alicia A. Thomas*, Dr. Muntazar Monsur, Dr. Carol S. Lindquist, and Dr. Catherine Simpson, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 (alicia.thomas@ttu.edu)

8UG) Greenhouse Growth of Hosta and Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ in Peat-Lite, Bark, Wood Fiber, and Coir Substrates. Wynne, Madison and Derald A. Harp. Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429 (Derald.Harp@leomail.tamuc.edu)

9G) How native is native? Characterization of locally adapted Carex stands in Oklahoma. Godwin Shokoya*, Charles Fontanier, Bruce Dunn, Dennis Martin., Department of Horticulture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, OK 74078. (godwin.shokoya@okstate.edu)

10G) Life Table Construction for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) and its Application in Evaluating the Effect of Different Plant Nutrient Conditions on Insect Performance. Runshi Xie1,3, Bin Wu1,3, Mengmeng Gu2, and Hongmin Qin3*, 1 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA, 2 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station, TX 77843, 3 Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. (hqin@bio.tamu.edu)

11G) Vegetative and Generative Traits of Different Gladiolus Genotypes as Induced by Distinct Compounds. L. Anderson* and S. Islam Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Regulations, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 148 Woodard Hall, 1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4913, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 (islams@uapb.edu)

Fruit Crops

12) Aronia ‘Viking’ Responds Favorably to Chill Hours. Bodie Pennisi1*, Carol Robacker1, and Nirmal Joshee2, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia Griffin-Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 2College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA 31030 (bpennisi@uga.edu)

13G) A public-private partnership to uncover genetic treasures in Rubus. Katelyn Sheehan-Lust1, Gina Fernandez1 and Cherie Oschenfeld2. 1Department of Horticultural Science, NCSU Raleigh NC, 2Pairwise, Durham NC. (kesheeha@ncsu.edu)

14) Assessment of MP-29 Rootstock for Potted Peach Production. Elina Coneva, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849. (Edc0001@auburn.edu)

15G) An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Rooting Ability of Hardwood Muscadine Cuttings. Kenneth Buck1*, Margaret Worthington1, and Patrick Conner21316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia – Tifton Campus, 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA,31793. (kb013@uark.edu)

16) Empirical evaluation of multi-trait DNA testing in an apple seedling population. Sushan Ru1*, Craig Hardner2, Katherine M. Evans3, Dorrie Main4, Patrick A. Carter5, Julia Harshman6, Paul Sandefur7, Daniel Edge-Garza2 and Cameron Peace41Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849, 2Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia, 3Department of Horticulture, Washington State University Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 98801, USA, 4Department of Horticulture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164 USA, 5School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164, USA, 6Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Salinas, CA 92908, USA, 7FallCreek Farm and Nursery, Inc., Lowell, OR 97452, USA (szr0099@auburn.edu)

17G) Comparing Sugar Profiles in Southern Highbush, Rabbiteye, and Northern Highbush Blueberry Cultivars. Jamal Mohammed1*, Kathleen S. Amaral1, Renée M. Holland2, Dario J. Chavez1, and Rachel A. Itle1. 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, UGA– Cowart Building, 210 Cowart Street, Griffin, GA 30223, 2ANR Extension, University of Georgia Extension, 203 South Dixon Street, Suite 3, Alma, GA 31510. (jm30002@uga.edu)

18G) Exploring Nanocellulose as an Active Freeze Protection Strategy in Peaches. Deanna Bigio1, Rachel A. Itle1, Sudhagard Mani2, and Dario J. Chavez1. 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, GA 30224. 2College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30609 (dchavez@uga.edu)

19G) Determining Marketability Impacts of Fresh-market Blackberries to Develop a Soft-robotic Gripper for Harvesting. Andrea L. Myers1*, Renee T. Threlfall1, Yue Chen2, and Anthony L. Gunderman2, 12650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. 2313 Ferst Dr., Biomedical Engineering Department, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. (alm028@uark.edu)

20) Genetic Control of Primocane Height in Blackberry. Carmen Johns1*, Margaret Worthington1, Mason Chizk1, Lacy Nelson1, John R. Clark1, Rishi Aryal2, and Hamid Ashrafi2. 1316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Sciences, 234 Kilgore Hall Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695. (cxj025@uark.edu)

21G) Winegrape Quality of ‘MidSouth’ Following Canopy Manipulation in South Mississippi. Haley N. Williams* and Eric T. Stafne. Mississippi State University, MAFES South MS Branch Experiment Station, 711 W. North St., Poplarville, MS 39470. (hnw111@msstate.edu)

22) Optimizing irrigation scheduling for maximum fruit size in peach orchards in South Carolina. Juan Carlos Melgar*, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631. (jmelgar@clemson.edu)

23G) Impact of Harvest Date on Volatile Components of Arkansas-grown Blackberries. Jordan P. Chenier*, Andrea L. Myers, Renee T. Threlfall, Luke R. Howard, and Cindi R. Brownmiller, 2650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. (jchenier@uark.edu)

24) Performance of Selected Blackberry Cultivars in Alabama. James D. Spiers*1 and Edgar Vinson21111 Funchess Hall, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL 36849, 2Chilton Research and Extension Center, Clanton, AL 35045. (jds0017@auburn.edu)

25G) Expanding Color and Quality Standards for Fresh-market Muscadine Grapes, J. Cody Rawls1*, Renee T. Threlfall1, Penelope Perkins-Veazie2, and Margaret L. Worthington3. 12650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 2Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticulture, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. 3316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (rthrelf@uark.edu)

26) Rhizosphere microbiome of grapefruit grown in Florida flatwood soils. John M. Santiago1, Davie M. Kadyampakeni2, and Lorenzo Rossi1,*. 1Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, IFAS, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL; 2Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida, IFAS, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL. (l.rossi@ufl.edu)

27G) Enlightened Roots: The Effect of Supplemental Light on Root Growth Rate of Vitis riparia x V. rupestris ‘101-14’, grafted to French American Hybrid ‘Traminette’. Kiara McKenzie-Perry1*, Kyle Freedman2 and Mark Hoffmann2. 1 North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Systems, Greensboro NC 27441, 2 Department of Horticultural Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh NC 27695. (knmckenzieperry@aggies.ncat.edu).

28) Seedless Muscadine Fruit Chemistry Changes with Low Temperature Storage. Penelope Perkins-Veazie*1, Mark Hoffman2, and Guoying Ma1. 1North Carolina State University, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081; 2North Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh, NC 27695 (penelope_perkins@ncsu.edu)

29G) Investigating the impact of basal leaf removal, and cluster thinning timing, on potassium accumulation in the berries of red wine grapes. Jacob N. Muras1*, Justin J. Scheiner1, and Michael Cook2, Department of Horticultural Sciences, 1 Texas A&M University, HSFB, 2134 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, 2Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 401 W. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76201 (muras.jacob@tamu.edu)

30) Size-Controlling Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards in Alabama. Elina Coneva, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849. (Edc0001@auburn.edu)

31G) Nutritional Status of Young Peach Plants on Guardian and MP-29 Rootstocks Under Different Irrigation Scheduling Practices. Srijana Thapa Magar*1, George Vellidis2, Wesley Porter2, Vasileios Liakos2, Jose H. Andreis3, and Dario J. Chavez1, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 2Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA 31793, 3Austn LTDA ME, Marau, RS 99150-000, Brazil. (st45674@uga.edu)

32) Southern Highbush Blueberry Cultivar Fruit Quality Evaluation. David H. Picha*, Kathryn K. Fontenot, and Heather Kirk-Ballard. School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (dpicha@agcenter.lsu.edu)

33G) Lab screening of nanocellulose as a freeze protection strategy in southern highbush blueberry. Hannah M. Elliott1*, Jamal Mohammed1, Dario J. Chavez1, Sudhagar Mani2, Renée M. Holland3, and Rachel A. Itle1, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, UGA– Cowart Building, 210 Cowart Street, Griffin, GA 30223, 2College of Engineering, University of Georgia, 110 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30602, 3ANR Extension, University of Georgia, 203 S. Dixon Street, Alma, GA 31510. (hannah.elliott@uga.edu)

34) The Effect of Municipal Mulch and Chicken Litter Applied to Peach Orchards on Fruit Blemishes and Marketable Yield. Sydney Lykins*1, Brian T. Lawrence1, Juan Carlos Melgar1, and Guido Schnabel1. 1 105 Collings Street, 218 Biosystems Research Complex, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634. (slykins@g.clemson.edu)

35G) Rapid Digital Phenotyping of Red Drupelet Reversion and Fruit Morphology in Blackberry.  G  Mason Chizk*, Margaret Worthington, John R. Clark. 316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (tmchizk@uark.edu)

36UG) Impacts of Novel Training Methods for the Rotating Cross Arm Trellis on Blackberry Yield and Labor Inputs. Mataya Duncan 1*, Sarah Cato 2, Lizzy Herrera 2, Aaron Cato 2, and Amanda McWhirt 2, 1 Department of Biology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204, 2 Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, 2301 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204. (msduncan@ualr.edu)

37G) Survey of Wine Purchasing and Consumption Habits of Consumers of Commercial Arkansas Wines. Amanda J. Fleming* and Renee T. Threlfall, 12650 N. Young Avenue, Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. (ajflemin@uark.edu)

38) Postharvest Evaluation of Gold Kiwifruit Cultivars Grown in Central Alabama. James D. Spiers*, 111 Funchess Hall, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL 36849. (jds0017@auburn.edu)

39G) Fine Mapping of QFD2.2, a Major QTL for Fruit Diameter in Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Samuel Manthi* and Cecilia McGregor, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, 1111 Plant Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602, USA. (samuel.josiah@uga.edu)

Vegetable Crops

40) Evaluation of Radish Varieties in the Virgin Islands. Daryl A. Richards, Jr.*, Jessica Ewer, and Thomas W. Zimmerman, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000 Castle Burke, Kingshill, VI 00850. (daryl.richars@uvi.edu)

41G) Evaluating Waterlogging Stress on the Morphological and Gas Exchange Parameters of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Genotypes Under Field Conditions. Omolayo J. Olorunwa*, Bikash Adhikari, and T. Casey Barickman, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (ojo26@msstate.edu)

42) V Evaluation of Specialty Pumpkin Varieties in Arkansas. Drew E. Kirkpatrick1*, Matthew B. Bertucci1, Jeremie Kouame2, Kayla Knepp1, Rachel C. Woody-Pumford1, Jonathan M. McArthur1, and Conner O. Cravens11316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2115 Plant Science, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (dedillio@uark.edu)

43G) Aeroponic production of lettuce promotes biomass and root growth in comparison to hydroponic production methods. Kamron Newberry, Vikram Baliga, and Catherine Simpson, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 (Kamron.Newberry@ttu.edu)

44G) Photosynthetic Efficiency, Chlorophyll Fluorescence, and CO2 Responses of Net Assimilation are Impacted by Seed Priming and Salt Stress in Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Bikash Adhikari*, Omolayo J. Olorunwa, and T. Casey Barickman, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (ba917@msstate.edu)

45) Influence of potting and soil type on quality and yield of muskmelons in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jessica Ewer1*, Thomas W. Zimmerman1, and Henry O. Awika1,2. 1School of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000, Kingshill, VI 00850. 2School of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000, Kingshill, VI 00850. (Jessica.ewer@uvi.edu)

46G) Impacts of Carbamazepine Rates on Lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. capitata) Growth in Hydroponics Systems. Emily Stamm*1, Clinton Williams2, Cade Coldren1, Catherine Simpson1, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, 2US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, 21881 North Cardon Lane, Maricopa, AZ 85138. (emstamm@ttu.edu)

47UG) The Effects of Salinity on Broccoli (Brassica oleracae) and Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Microgreens. Gretchen Plocek* and Catherine Simpson, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409. (gplocek@ttu.edu)

48G) Effects of Se on growth and physiochemical properties in hydroponically produced Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea cv. Red Giant): Savannah. Cognasi*1, Matthew Siebecker1, Clinton Williams2, and Catherine Simpson1 1Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, 2US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ 85138. (savannah.cognasi@ttu.edu)

49) Influence of Sweetpotato Spacing on Yield in the Virgin Islands. Samuel Joseph* and Thomas W. Zimmerman, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000 Castle Burke, Kingshill, VI 00850. (tzimmer@uvi.edu)

50G) Effect of different colored shade nets on quality and growth of hydroponic lettuce and basil. Harpreet Singh*, Bruce L. Dunn. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74075 (harpreet.singh11@okstate.edu)

51) Organoleptic Attributes of Best Adapted Strawberry Cultivars for Alabama.  Edgar Vinson*1., P. Perkins-Veazie2, Elina Coneva1, and M. Price3. 1Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, 101 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL  36849. 2600 N.C. State University, Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC  28081. 3Chilton Research and Extension Center, 120 County Road 756, Clanton, AL  35045, (vinsoed@auburn.edu)

52G) Elevated Levels of Iron Influences Physiological Performance, Yield, and Soluble Sugar and Phytonutrient Concentrations of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Travis Blanche*, Bikash Adhikari, Thomas Horgan, Jeff Wilson, and T. Casey Barickman. Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (jtb804@msstate.edu)

53G) Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Effects on Lettuce, Basil, and Algae in an Ebb and Flow Hydroponic System. Teal Hendrickson* and Bruce Dunn. 358 Ag Hall, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Stillwater, OK 74078 (teal.hendrickson@okstate.edu)

54) Plant Growth and Yield and Incidence of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus in Tomato Cultivars. Diaz-Perez, Juan C.1, Calob Guerra1, and Sudeep Bag2, 1Department of Horticulture and 2Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA 31793 (jcdiaz@uga.edu).

55G) Seed Priming and Salt Stress Impacts Germination, Phenotypic Traits, and Biomass Accumulation of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Bikash Adhikari*, Omolayo J. Olorunwa, Thomas Horgan, and T. Casey Barickman, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (ba917@msstate.edu)

56) Spring Fresh Market Brussel Sprouts Variety Trial in Oklahoma. Bizhen Hu2, Izzy Gonzales1*, Lynn Brandenberger2, and Matthew Beartrack2, 1Department of Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, 2Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. (bizhen.hu@okstate.edu)

57UG) Seedless Watermelon Variety Trial Grown in Arkansas. Rachel C. Woody-Pumford1*, Matthew B. Bertucci1, Drew Kirkpatrick1, Darrin G. Henderson2, and Kayla Knepp1, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, Huntsville, AR 72740. (rxw025@uark.edu)

58G) Functional Roles of Diverse Colored Sweetpotatoes Varieties (Ipomoea batatas L.) and its Tops. Kaitlyn Hapke*, and. Islam, S. Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Regulations, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 148 Woodard Hall, 1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4913, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 (islams@uapb.edu)

Cross-Commodity

59) A Survey on Growers’ Awareness Related to On-Farm Food Safety and Conservation Practices in the Southeastern United States. Camila Rodrigues*1, Kristin Woods2, Laurel Dunn31Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 (crodrigues@auburn.edu)2Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36049, 3Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

60G) Plant Selection for Floating Treatment Wetlands in Brackish Waters. Andrea C. Landaverde1*, Sarah A. White2, and William H.J. Strosnider3, 1Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, 2Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, 3Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Georgetown, SC 29440. (alandav@clemson.edu)

61) Impact of preplant fumigation with Pic-Clor 60 on hemp yields in Georgia.  Timothy Coolong*, Amanda Marabesi, and Noelle Joy, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. (tcoolong@uga.edu)

62) Influence of soil temperature on plant available nitrogen from organic fertilizers.  Hanna de Jesus*1 Kate Cassity-Duffey1, Miguel Cabrera2, Andre da Silva3, Bhabesh Dutta4, and Timothy Coolong1, 11111 Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 24119 Plant Sciences Bldg., University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 3124 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 42360 Rainwater Rd., University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793. (tcoolong@uga.edu)

63) Screening of 28 Hemp Varieties and Analysis of Spatial Distribution and Seasonal Development of Cannabinoids.  Kaylee Deynzer*, Gerald Myers, Kathryn Fontenot, Heather Kirk-Ballard, Department of Horticulture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

64UG) Influence of Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypsum on Phosphorus Loss in Pine Bark Substrates. Landon Erbrick1*, Paul Bartley1, Dexter Watts2, Allen Torbert2, 1101 Funchess Hall, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL 36849. 2USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Laboratory, Auburn, AL 36832. (pcb0004@auburn.edu)

65) Pollinating the Field to Achieve the Yield; Program for Native Habitat On-Farm Assistance. Olivia Fuller *1 ,Camila Rodrigues 2 , Kristin Woods 1  , Ayanava Mujumdar 1 . Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36049, 2Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.

66) Eggplant Biomass is Significantly Higher in Composted Spent Coffee Grounds than Non-Composted Spent Coffee Grounds Across All Treatments, But Not Basil Biomass.  Amanda L. Birnbaum1*, Benjamin G. Wherley2, David W. Reed1, 1Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133, 2Soil and Crop Sciences Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133.  (abirnbaum@tamu.edu)

Extension

67) Making a Difference: K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series Improves Lives.  Cheryl R. Boyer1*, Matthew McKernan2, and Russell P. Boyer311712 Claflin Rd., Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, 27001 W. 21st St. N., K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County, Wichita, KS 67205, 31301 Lovers Lane, Department of Management, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (crboyer@k-state.edu).

Saturday -  

12:00 pm - 

5:00 pm

 - Napoleon C3

February 12, 2022

J. Benton Storey Horticulture Judging Contest

Presiding:  TBA, ACB Vice-President

Nate Philips, ACB Advisor

Saturday -  

1:00 pm - 

3:30 pm

 - Napoleon B1

February 12, 2022

Vegetable Crops Section

Presiding:   Joe Masabni, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: jmasabni@ag.tamu.edu

1:00   An Evaluation of Commercial Cucurbit Crops in Alabama during the Whitefly Season. Andre da Silva1*, Olivia Fuller2, Ayanava Majundar3, Edward Sikora3, and Alvin Simmons4, 1Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 2Tuscaloosa Co. Extension Office, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, 3Department Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn, AL 36849. 4USDA – Vegetable Research, Charleston, SC 29414. (azb0207@auburn.edu)

1:15   Use of Mulching Systems for Hop Production in the Environmental Conditions of Alabama. Andre da Silva1*, Michael Phillips1, Joe Kemble1, and Alex Harkess2, 1Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 2Department of Soil, Crop, and Environmental Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. (azb0207@auburn.edu)

1:30   Evaluation of Cucurbita Germplasm for Resistance to Whitefly Transmitted Viruses. Alexander Luckew1, Geoffrey Meru2, Emily Wang2, Rodrick Mwatuwa2, Mathews Paret3, Renato Carvalho3, Melanie Kalischuk3,7, Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva1,6, Joara Candian1, Bhabesh Dutta4, Babu Srinivasan5, Saritha Raman Kavalappara5, RRD Naga Charan Konakalla4, Sudeep Bag4, and Cecilia McGregor1*, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 2Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Homestead, FL 33031, 3Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Quincy, FL 32351, 4Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793, 5Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA 30223, 6Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn AL 36849, 7Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1. (cmcgre1@uga.edu)

1:45   Role of Planting Date on Yield in Quality of Auto-Flower and Daylength Sensitive Hemp in Georgia. Timothy Coolong* and Noelle Joy, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. (tcoolong@uga.edu)

2:00   Effects of Irrigation System and Cultivation Method on Productivity of Organically-Grown Broccoli in Georgia. Kate Cassity-Duffey1, Nicholas Basinger2, Bhabesh Dutta3, and Timothy Coolong1*, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 2Crop and Soil Sciences Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 3Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793. (tcoolong@uga.edu)

2:15   Break

2:30   Screening of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Genotypes for Waterlogging Tolerance using Morpho-physiological Traits at the Early Growth Stage. Omolayo J. Olorunwa1*, Bikash Adhikari1, Ainong Shi2, and T. Casey Barickman1, 1Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879, 2Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (ojo26@msstate.edu)

2:45   Diurnal Fertigation Interval for Effective Hydroponics Nutrients Management in Dutch Bucket Cucumber Production. Emmanuel Ayipio* and Daniel E. Wells, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. (eza0035@auburn.edu)

3:00   Yield and Fruit Quality of 12 Cherry Tomato Cultivars in High Tunnels. Sanjun Gu, Peter Coffey*, John Kimes, and Quincey Moffitt, Cooperative Extension, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411. (plcoffey@ncat.edu)

3:15   Breeding for Novel Traits in Peppers (Capsicum spp.) at Texas A&M. Kevin Crosby1*, Daniel Leskovar2, and John Jifon3, 1Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, 2Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801, 3Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Weslaco, TX 78596. (k-crosby@tamu.edu)

Saturday -  

1:00 pm - 

4:45 pm

 - Napoleon C1

February 12, 2022

Warren S. Barham Ph.D. Student Paper Competition

Presiding:   Matt Chappell, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to 1:00-4:45Chair: chappell@vt.edu

  1. 3D phenotyping and quantitative analysis of peach tree architecture via terrestrial laser scanning. Jordan Knapp-Wilson1*, Rafael Bohn Reckziegel2, Alexander Bucksch3 and Dario J. Chavez4. 1 Cowart Building – Rm 214, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 2 Chair of Forest Growth and Dendroecology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany 79098, 3 Miller Plant Sciences – Rm 2611, Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens Campus, Athens, GA 30602, 4 Physiology Building – Rm 105, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA 30223. (jrk88473@uga.edu)
  2. Association mapping of fruit firmness and morphology in blackberry. Mason Chizk1*, Margaret Worthington1, Carmen Johns 1, Lacy Nelson1, John R. Clark1, Rishi Aryal2 and Hamid Ashrafi2. 1 1316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2 North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Sciences, 234 Kilgore Hall Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695. (tmchizk@uark.edu)
  3. Dissection of race 1 anthracnose resistance in a watermelon (Citrullus lanatuslanatus) biparental mapping population. Bed Prakash Bhatta1,2*, Takshay Patel3, Edgar Correa1,2, Todd C. Wehner3, Kevin M. Crosby1, Michael J. Thomson4, Richard Metz5, Shichen Wang5, Marcel Brun5, Charles D. Johnson5 and Subas Malla1,21 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77843, USA, 2 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, Texas, 78801, USA, 3 Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695, USA,  4 Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 77843, USA, 5 Genomics and Bioinformatics Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station, Texas, 77843, USA. (subas.malla@ag.tamu.edu)
  4. Evaluation of one-time foliar auxin applications co-applied with a surfactant in the propagation of woody ornamentals. Anthony T. Bowden1*, Patricia R. Knight1, Jenny B. Ryals1, Christine E.H. Coker1, Scott A. Langlois1, Shaun R. Broderick2, Eugene K. Blythe3, Hamidou F. Sakhanokho4 and Ebrahiem M. Babiker4. 1 Coastal Research and Extension Center, South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, P.O. Box 193, Poplarville, MS 39470, 2 Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station, 2024 Experiment Station Rd., Crystal Springs, MS 39059, 3 College of Agriculture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 4 USDA-ARS Southern Horticultural Lab., P.O. Box 287, Poplarville, MS 39470. (ab1001@msstate.edu)
  5. Evaluation of nitrogen rate and fertilizer source for the production of organic onion in Georgia. Hanna de Jesus*1, Kate Cassity-Duffey1, Andre da Silva2, Bhabesh Dutta3 and Timothy Coolong1. 1 1111 Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 2 124 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 3 2360 Rainwater Rd., University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793. (hannaij@uga.edu)
  6. Effect of drying methods no hemp flower quality. Noelle Joy*1, Timothy Coolong1, and Daniel Jackson2. 1 1111 Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 2 2400 College Station Rd., Crop Quality Lab, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. (noellejoy@uga.edu)
  7. Hydration of traditional and stratified substrates under varied moisture conditions. Kristopher S. Criscione* and Jeb S. Fields. Hammond Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 21549 Old Covington Hwy., Hammond, LA 70403. (kcrisc2@lsu.edu)
  8. Impact of light intensity on bud fruitfulness of French-American hybrid ‘Traminette’ and American ‘Concord’ grapevines. Kyle Freedman*, Cristian Collado, Ricardo Hernández and Mark Hoffmann. Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695. (kafreedm@ncsu.edu)
  9. Influence of cadmium on growth and nutrient uptake in hydroponically-grown hemp. Amanda Olbrick Marabesi*1, Timothy Coolong1 and Jason Lessl2. 1 1111 Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 2 2400 College Station Rd., Agricultural and Environmental Services Lab, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. (aom@uga.edu)
  10. Integration of blueberry flavor volatile with consumer acceptability for identification of key flavor compounds. Jamal Mohammed1*, Kathleen S. Amaral1, Juyoung Kim2, Shangci Wang2, Koushik Adhikari2, Renée M. Holland3, D. Scott NeSmith1 and Rachel A. Itle1. 1 Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, UGA– Cowart Building, 210 Cowart Street, Griffin, GA 30223, 2 Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, UGA – Melton Building, 350 Woodroof Drive, Griffin GA, 30223, 3 ANR Extension, University of Georgia Extension, 203 South Dixon Street, Suite 3, Alma, GA 31510. (jm30002@uga.edu)
  11. Integration of quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with gummy stem blight resistance from a crop wild relative into elite watermelons. Samikshya Rijal*, and Cecilia McGregor, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA. (sr12566@uga.edu)
  12. Screening of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata(L.) Walp.) genotypes for waterlogging tolerance using morpho-physiological traits at the early growth stage.Omolayo J. Olorunwa1*, Bikash Adhikari1, Ainong Shi2 and T. Casey Barickman11 Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879, 2 Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (ojo26@msstate.edu)
  13. SmartIrrigation peach app for irrigation scheduling in a mature peach orchard.Srijana Thapa Magar*1, George Vellidis2, Wesley Porter2, Vasileios Liakos2, Jose H. Andreis3 and Dario J. Chavez1.1 Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 2 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA 31793, 3 Austn LTDA ME, Marau, RS 99150-000, Brazil. (st45674@uga.edu)
  14. Texture characteristics associated with fruit shelf-life in blueberry. Heeduk Oh1,2*, Marti Pottorff1, Lara Giongo3, Massimo Iorizzo1,2 and Penelope Perkins-Veazie1,2. 1 Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, USA 28081, 2 Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA 27607, 3 Fondazione Edmund Mach, Research and Innovation Centre, San Michele a/A, Trento, Italy. (penelope_perkins@ncsu.edu, miorizz@ncsu.edu)
  15. “To eat, or not to eat” question answered by real-time monitoring system combined with semiautomatic analysis of feeding behavior study for crapemyrtle bark scale. Bin Wu1,2*, Runshi Xie1,2, Elizabeth Chun2, Gary W. Knox3, Mengmeng Gu4 and Hongmin Qin2. 1 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, 2 Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, 3 Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL 32351, 4 Department of Horticultural.

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February 13, 2022

Poster Session Viewing

Presiding:   Andre DaSilva, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair:  azb0207@auburn.edu

Floriculture, Ornamentals and Turf

1G) Effect of Hormone Source on Propagation of Sweet Bay Magnolia. Jenny B. Ryals1*, Patricia R. Knight1, Anthony T. Bowden1, Christine E. H. Coker2, Gary R. Bachman2, Jim DelPrince2, Scott A. Langlois1 and Patricia R. Drackett3. 1Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Poplarville, MS 39470, 2Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Biloxi, MS 39532, 3The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University, Picayune, MS 39466 (j.ryals@msstate.edu)

2UG) Discovery of Natural Agents for the Control of Ball Moss (Tillandsia recurvate) on Ornamental Landscape Plants.  Brianna Slade*, Heather Kirk-Ballard and Zhijun Liu, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 70803. (bslade1@lsu.edu)

3) Reducing Postemergence Herbicide Spot Treatments with Preemergence Herbicides in Landscape Planting Beds S. Chris Marble1* and Stephen F. Enloe2, 1University of Florida/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, 2725 S. Binion Rd., Apopka, FL 32703, 2University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, 7922 NW 71 St., Gainesville, FL 32653. (marblesc@ufl.edu)

4G) Efficacy of plant growth regulator applications on ‘Sunfinity’ Sunflower Mason Marshall*1, Terri Starman1, H. Brent Pemberton2, Calvin Trostle3, 1 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University,  College Station, TX, 2 Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX, 3 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension, Lubbock, TX, USA (masonmarshall@tamu.edu)

5UG) Comparison of Slow-Release Fertilizer and Long-term Composting for Performance of Cool and Warm Season Annuals. Alvarez, Phoebe*1, Steve George2, and Derald A. Harp1. 1Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429; 2Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Dallas, TX 75080 (Derald.Harp@leomail.tamuc.edu)

6) To Pinch or not to Pinch:  Cut Flower Marigolds for Southern Growers.  Christine E.H. Coker1*, James DelPrince1, Kathryn Fontenot2, Anthony Bowden1, Scott Langlois1, and Patricia Knight1, 1815 Popps Ferry Road, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Biloxi, MS 39532, 163 J. C. Miller , School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (cec117@msstate.edu)

7G) Veteran Emotional Perceptions and Preferences of Landscape Design Elements. Alicia A. Thomas*, Dr. Muntazar Monsur, Dr. Carol S. Lindquist, and Dr. Catherine Simpson, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 (alicia.thomas@ttu.edu)

8UG) Greenhouse Growth of Hosta and Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ in Peat-Lite, Bark, Wood Fiber, and Coir Substrates. Wynne, Madison and Derald A. Harp. Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429 (Derald.Harp@leomail.tamuc.edu)

9G) How native is native? Characterization of locally adapted Carex stands in Oklahoma. Godwin Shokoya*, Charles Fontanier, Bruce Dunn, Dennis Martin., Department of Horticulture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, OK 74078. (godwin.shokoya@okstate.edu)

10G) Life Table Construction for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) and its Application in Evaluating the Effect of Different Plant Nutrient Conditions on Insect Performance. Runshi Xie1,3, Bin Wu1,3, Mengmeng Gu2, and Hongmin Qin3*, 1 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA, 2 Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station, TX 77843, 3 Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. (hqin@bio.tamu.edu)

11G) Vegetative and Generative Traits of Different Gladiolus Genotypes as Induced by Distinct Compounds. L. Anderson* and S. Islam Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Regulations, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 148 Woodard Hall, 1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4913, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 (islams@uapb.edu)

Fruit Crops

12) Aronia ‘Viking’ Responds Favorably to Chill Hours. Bodie Pennisi1*, Carol Robacker1, and Nirmal Joshee2, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia Griffin-Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 2College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA 31030 (bpennisi@uga.edu)

13G) A public-private partnership to uncover genetic treasures in Rubus. Katelyn Sheehan-Lust1, Gina Fernandez1 and Cherie Oschenfeld2. 1Department of Horticultural Science, NCSU Raleigh NC, 2Pairwise, Durham NC. (kesheeha@ncsu.edu)

14) Assessment of MP-29 Rootstock for Potted Peach Production. Elina Coneva, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849. (Edc0001@auburn.edu)

15G) An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Rooting Ability of Hardwood Muscadine Cuttings. Kenneth Buck1*, Margaret Worthington1, and Patrick Conner21316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia – Tifton Campus, 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA,31793. (kb013@uark.edu)

16) Empirical evaluation of multi-trait DNA testing in an apple seedling population. Sushan Ru1*, Craig Hardner2, Katherine M. Evans3, Dorrie Main4, Patrick A. Carter5, Julia Harshman6, Paul Sandefur7, Daniel Edge-Garza2 and Cameron Peace41Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849, 2Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia, 3Department of Horticulture, Washington State University Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 98801, USA, 4Department of Horticulture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164 USA, 5School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164, USA, 6Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Salinas, CA 92908, USA, 7FallCreek Farm and Nursery, Inc., Lowell, OR 97452, USA (szr0099@auburn.edu)

17G) Comparing Sugar Profiles in Southern Highbush, Rabbiteye, and Northern Highbush Blueberry Cultivars. Jamal Mohammed1*, Kathleen S. Amaral1, Renée M. Holland2, Dario J. Chavez1, and Rachel A. Itle1. 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, UGA– Cowart Building, 210 Cowart Street, Griffin, GA 30223, 2ANR Extension, University of Georgia Extension, 203 South Dixon Street, Suite 3, Alma, GA 31510. (jm30002@uga.edu)

18G) Exploring Nanocellulose as an Active Freeze Protection Strategy in Peaches. Deanna Bigio1, Rachel A. Itle1, Sudhagard Mani2, and Dario J. Chavez1. 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, GA 30224. 2College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30609 (dchavez@uga.edu)

19G) Determining Marketability Impacts of Fresh-market Blackberries to Develop a Soft-robotic Gripper for Harvesting. Andrea L. Myers1*, Renee T. Threlfall1, Yue Chen2, and Anthony L. Gunderman2, 12650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. 2313 Ferst Dr., Biomedical Engineering Department, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. (alm028@uark.edu)

20) Genetic Control of Primocane Height in Blackberry. Carmen Johns1*, Margaret Worthington1, Mason Chizk1, Lacy Nelson1, John R. Clark1, Rishi Aryal2, and Hamid Ashrafi2. 1316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Sciences, 234 Kilgore Hall Campus Box 7609, Raleigh, NC 27695. (cxj025@uark.edu)

21G) Winegrape Quality of ‘MidSouth’ Following Canopy Manipulation in South Mississippi. Haley N. Williams* and Eric T. Stafne. Mississippi State University, MAFES South MS Branch Experiment Station, 711 W. North St., Poplarville, MS 39470. (hnw111@msstate.edu)

22) Optimizing irrigation scheduling for maximum fruit size in peach orchards in South Carolina. Juan Carlos Melgar*, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631. (jmelgar@clemson.edu)

23G) Impact of Harvest Date on Volatile Components of Arkansas-grown Blackberries. Jordan P. Chenier*, Andrea L. Myers, Renee T. Threlfall, Luke R. Howard, and Cindi R. Brownmiller, 2650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. (jchenier@uark.edu)

24) Performance of Selected Blackberry Cultivars in Alabama. James D. Spiers*1 and Edgar Vinson21111 Funchess Hall, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL 36849, 2Chilton Research and Extension Center, Clanton, AL 35045. (jds0017@auburn.edu)

25G) Expanding Color and Quality Standards for Fresh-market Muscadine Grapes, J. Cody Rawls1*, Renee T. Threlfall1, Penelope Perkins-Veazie2, and Margaret L. Worthington3. 12650 N. Young Avenue, Food Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 2Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticulture, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. 3316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (rthrelf@uark.edu)

26) Rhizosphere microbiome of grapefruit grown in Florida flatwood soils. John M. Santiago1, Davie M. Kadyampakeni2, and Lorenzo Rossi1,*. 1Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, IFAS, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL; 2Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida, IFAS, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL. (l.rossi@ufl.edu)

27G) Enlightened Roots: The Effect of Supplemental Light on Root Growth Rate of Vitis riparia x V. rupestris ‘101-14’, grafted to French American Hybrid ‘Traminette’. Kiara McKenzie-Perry1*, Kyle Freedman2 and Mark Hoffmann2. 1 North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Systems, Greensboro NC 27441, 2 Department of Horticultural Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh NC 27695. (knmckenzieperry@aggies.ncat.edu).

28) Seedless Muscadine Fruit Chemistry Changes with Low Temperature Storage. Penelope Perkins-Veazie*1, Mark Hoffman2, and Guoying Ma1. 1North Carolina State University, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081; 2North Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh, NC 27695 (penelope_perkins@ncsu.edu)

29G) Investigating the impact of basal leaf removal, and cluster thinning timing, on potassium accumulation in the berries of red wine grapes. Jacob N. Muras1*, Justin J. Scheiner1, and Michael Cook2, Department of Horticultural Sciences, 1 Texas A&M University, HSFB, 2134 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, 2Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 401 W. Hickory St. Denton, TX 76201 (muras.jacob@tamu.edu)

30) Size-Controlling Apple Rootstocks for High Density Orchards in Alabama. Elina Coneva, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 36849. (Edc0001@auburn.edu)

31G) Nutritional Status of Young Peach Plants on Guardian and MP-29 Rootstocks Under Different Irrigation Scheduling Practices. Srijana Thapa Magar*1, George Vellidis2, Wesley Porter2, Vasileios Liakos2, Jose H. Andreis3, and Dario J. Chavez1, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA 30223, 2Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA 31793, 3Austn LTDA ME, Marau, RS 99150-000, Brazil. (st45674@uga.edu)

32) Southern Highbush Blueberry Cultivar Fruit Quality Evaluation. David H. Picha*, Kathryn K. Fontenot, and Heather Kirk-Ballard. School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. (dpicha@agcenter.lsu.edu)

33G) Lab screening of nanocellulose as a freeze protection strategy in southern highbush blueberry. Hannah M. Elliott1*, Jamal Mohammed1, Dario J. Chavez1, Sudhagar Mani2, Renée M. Holland3, and Rachel A. Itle1, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, UGA– Cowart Building, 210 Cowart Street, Griffin, GA 30223, 2College of Engineering, University of Georgia, 110 Riverbend Road, Athens, GA 30602, 3ANR Extension, University of Georgia, 203 S. Dixon Street, Alma, GA 31510. (hannah.elliott@uga.edu)

34) The Effect of Municipal Mulch and Chicken Litter Applied to Peach Orchards on Fruit Blemishes and Marketable Yield. Sydney Lykins*1, Brian T. Lawrence1, Juan Carlos Melgar1, and Guido Schnabel1. 1 105 Collings Street, 218 Biosystems Research Complex, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634. (slykins@g.clemson.edu)

35G) Rapid Digital Phenotyping of Red Drupelet Reversion and Fruit Morphology in Blackberry.  G  Mason Chizk*, Margaret Worthington, John R. Clark. 316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (tmchizk@uark.edu)

36UG) Impacts of Novel Training Methods for the Rotating Cross Arm Trellis on Blackberry Yield and Labor Inputs. Mataya Duncan 1*, Sarah Cato 2, Lizzy Herrera 2, Aaron Cato 2, and Amanda McWhirt 2, 1 Department of Biology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204, 2 Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, 2301 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204. (msduncan@ualr.edu)

37G) Survey of Wine Purchasing and Consumption Habits of Consumers of Commercial Arkansas Wines. Amanda J. Fleming* and Renee T. Threlfall, 12650 N. Young Avenue, Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704. (ajflemin@uark.edu)

38) Postharvest Evaluation of Gold Kiwifruit Cultivars Grown in Central Alabama. James D. Spiers*, 111 Funchess Hall, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL 36849. (jds0017@auburn.edu)

39G) Fine Mapping of QFD2.2, a Major QTL for Fruit Diameter in Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Samuel Manthi* and Cecilia McGregor, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, 1111 Plant Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602, USA. (samuel.josiah@uga.edu)

Vegetable Crops

40) Evaluation of Radish Varieties in the Virgin Islands. Daryl A. Richards, Jr.*, Jessica Ewer, and Thomas W. Zimmerman, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000 Castle Burke, Kingshill, VI 00850. (daryl.richars@uvi.edu)

41G) Evaluating Waterlogging Stress on the Morphological and Gas Exchange Parameters of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Genotypes Under Field Conditions. Omolayo J. Olorunwa*, Bikash Adhikari, and T. Casey Barickman, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (ojo26@msstate.edu)

42) V Evaluation of Specialty Pumpkin Varieties in Arkansas. Drew E. Kirkpatrick1*, Matthew B. Bertucci1, Jeremie Kouame2, Kayla Knepp1, Rachel C. Woody-Pumford1, Jonathan M. McArthur1, and Conner O. Cravens11316 Plant Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2115 Plant Science, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (dedillio@uark.edu)

43G) Aeroponic production of lettuce promotes biomass and root growth in comparison to hydroponic production methods. Kamron Newberry, Vikram Baliga, and Catherine Simpson, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 (Kamron.Newberry@ttu.edu)

44G) Photosynthetic Efficiency, Chlorophyll Fluorescence, and CO2 Responses of Net Assimilation are Impacted by Seed Priming and Salt Stress in Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Bikash Adhikari*, Omolayo J. Olorunwa, and T. Casey Barickman, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (ba917@msstate.edu)

45) Influence of potting and soil type on quality and yield of muskmelons in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jessica Ewer1*, Thomas W. Zimmerman1, and Henry O. Awika1,2. 1School of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000, Kingshill, VI 00850. 2School of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000, Kingshill, VI 00850. (Jessica.ewer@uvi.edu)

46G) Impacts of Carbamazepine Rates on Lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. capitata) Growth in Hydroponics Systems. Emily Stamm*1, Clinton Williams2, Cade Coldren1, Catherine Simpson1, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, 2US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, 21881 North Cardon Lane, Maricopa, AZ 85138. (emstamm@ttu.edu)

47UG) The Effects of Salinity on Broccoli (Brassica oleracae) and Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Microgreens. Gretchen Plocek* and Catherine Simpson, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409. (gplocek@ttu.edu)

48G) Effects of Se on growth and physiochemical properties in hydroponically produced Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea cv. Red Giant): Savannah. Cognasi*1, Matthew Siebecker1, Clinton Williams2, and Catherine Simpson1 1Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, 2US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ 85138. (savannah.cognasi@ttu.edu)

49) Influence of Sweetpotato Spacing on Yield in the Virgin Islands. Samuel Joseph* and Thomas W. Zimmerman, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, 10,000 Castle Burke, Kingshill, VI 00850. (tzimmer@uvi.edu)

50G) Effect of different colored shade nets on quality and growth of hydroponic lettuce and basil. Harpreet Singh*, Bruce L. Dunn. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74075 (harpreet.singh11@okstate.edu)

51) Organoleptic Attributes of Best Adapted Strawberry Cultivars for Alabama.  Edgar Vinson*1., P. Perkins-Veazie2, Elina Coneva1, and M. Price3. 1Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, 101 Funchess Hall, Auburn, AL  36849. 2600 N.C. State University, Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC  28081. 3Chilton Research and Extension Center, 120 County Road 756, Clanton, AL  35045, (vinsoed@auburn.edu)

52G) Elevated Levels of Iron Influences Physiological Performance, Yield, and Soluble Sugar and Phytonutrient Concentrations of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Travis Blanche*, Bikash Adhikari, Thomas Horgan, Jeff Wilson, and T. Casey Barickman. Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (jtb804@msstate.edu)

53G) Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Effects on Lettuce, Basil, and Algae in an Ebb and Flow Hydroponic System. Teal Hendrickson* and Bruce Dunn. 358 Ag Hall, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Stillwater, OK 74078 (teal.hendrickson@okstate.edu)

54) Plant Growth and Yield and Incidence of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus in Tomato Cultivars. Diaz-Perez, Juan C.1, Calob Guerra1, and Sudeep Bag2, 1Department of Horticulture and 2Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA 31793 (jcdiaz@uga.edu).

55G) Seed Priming and Salt Stress Impacts Germination, Phenotypic Traits, and Biomass Accumulation of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Bikash Adhikari*, Omolayo J. Olorunwa, Thomas Horgan, and T. Casey Barickman, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Verona, MS, 38879. (ba917@msstate.edu)

56) Spring Fresh Market Brussel Sprouts Variety Trial in Oklahoma. Bizhen Hu2, Izzy Gonzales1*, Lynn Brandenberger2, and Matthew Beartrack2, 1Department of Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, 2Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. (bizhen.hu@okstate.edu)

57UG) Seedless Watermelon Variety Trial Grown in Arkansas. Rachel C. Woody-Pumford1*, Matthew B. Bertucci1, Drew Kirkpatrick1, Darrin G. Henderson2, and Kayla Knepp1, 1Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 2University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, Huntsville, AR 72740. (rxw025@uark.edu)

58G) Functional Roles of Diverse Colored Sweetpotatoes Varieties (Ipomoea batatas L.) and its Tops. Kaitlyn Hapke*, and. Islam, S. Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Regulations, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 148 Woodard Hall, 1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4913, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 (islams@uapb.edu)

Cross-Commodity

59) A Survey on Growers’ Awareness Related to On-Farm Food Safety and Conservation Practices in the Southeastern United States. Camila Rodrigues*1, Kristin Woods2, Laurel Dunn31Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 (crodrigues@auburn.edu)2Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36049, 3Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

60G) Plant Selection for Floating Treatment Wetlands in Brackish Waters. Andrea C. Landaverde1*, Sarah A. White2, and William H.J. Strosnider3, 1Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, 2Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, 3Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Georgetown, SC 29440. (alandav@clemson.edu)

61) Impact of preplant fumigation with Pic-Clor 60 on hemp yields in Georgia.  Timothy Coolong*, Amanda Marabesi, and Noelle Joy, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. (tcoolong@uga.edu)

62) Influence of soil temperature on plant available nitrogen from organic fertilizers.  Hanna de Jesus*1 Kate Cassity-Duffey1, Miguel Cabrera2, Andre da Silva3, Bhabesh Dutta4, and Timothy Coolong1, 11111 Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 24119 Plant Sciences Bldg., University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, 3124 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 42360 Rainwater Rd., University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793. (tcoolong@uga.edu)

63) Screening of 28 Hemp Varieties and Analysis of Spatial Distribution and Seasonal Development of Cannabinoids.  Kaylee Deynzer*, Gerald Myers, Kathryn Fontenot, Heather Kirk-Ballard, Department of Horticulture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

64UG) Influence of Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypsum on Phosphorus Loss in Pine Bark Substrates. Landon Erbrick1*, Paul Bartley1, Dexter Watts2, Allen Torbert2, 1101 Funchess Hall, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, AL 36849. 2USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Laboratory, Auburn, AL 36832. (pcb0004@auburn.edu)

65) Pollinating the Field to Achieve the Yield; Program for Native Habitat On-Farm Assistance. Olivia Fuller *1 ,Camila Rodrigues 2 , Kristin Woods 1  , Ayanava Mujumdar 1 . Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36049, 2Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.

66) Eggplant Biomass is Significantly Higher in Composted Spent Coffee Grounds than Non-Composted Spent Coffee Grounds Across All Treatments, But Not Basil Biomass.  Amanda L. Birnbaum1*, Benjamin G. Wherley2, David W. Reed1, 1Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133, 2Soil and Crop Sciences Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133.  (abirnbaum@tamu.edu)

Extension

67) Making a Difference: K-State Garden Hour Webinar Series Improves Lives.  Cheryl R. Boyer1*, Matthew McKernan2, and Russell P. Boyer311712 Claflin Rd., Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, 27001 W. 21st St. N., K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County, Wichita, KS 67205, 31301 Lovers Lane, Department of Management, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (crboyer@k-state.edu).

Sunday -  

8:00 am - 

10:15 am

 - Oakley

February 13, 2022

Vegetable Crops Section

Presiding:   Joe Masabni, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair:  jmasabni@tamu.edu

8:00   Amino Acid Production in Vine Decline Susceptible and Resistant Melon Plants (Cucumis melo L) During Plant-Pathogen Interactions. Sixto A. Marquez1,5*, Carlos A. Avila1,2, Amir M.H. Ibrahim3,5, Kevin M. Crosby1,5, Jashbir Singh1,5, Bhimanagouda S. Patil1,4,5, and Herika P. Pessoa1,6, 1Vegetable & Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845, 2Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Weslaco, TX 78596, 3Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845, 4Department of Food Sc12ience and Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, 5USDA National Center of Excellence for Melon at the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845, 6Universidade Federal de Viçosa-UFV. Minas Gerais, Brasil. Casa Diogo Alves de Melo Avenida P.H Rolfs, S/N, Campus Universitário. (sixto@tamu.edu)

8:15   Using Solid Humic Substances Products as Substrate Amendments to Improve ‘Micro Tom’ Tomato Growth. Kuan Qin* and Daniel I. Leskovar, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801. (d-leskovar@tamu.edu)

8:30   Onion Microflora and Associated Pathogens. Manzeal Khanal*, Bed Prakash Bhatta, and Subas Malla, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801. (subas.malla@ag.tamu.edu)

8:45   Heat Stress Responses of Tomato Plants Grafted onto Wild Relative Rootstocks S. pennellii and S. peruvianum. Chungkeun Lee* and Daniel I. Leskovar, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801. (d-leskovar@tamu.edu)

9:00   Break

9:15   Hubbard Squash Trap Crop as Attract-and-Kill Integrated Pest Management Strategy to Reduce Squash Bugs. Ayanava Majumdar1* and Matthew Price2, 1Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, 2Chilton Regional Research and Extension Center, Clanton, AL 35045. (azm0024@auburn.edu)

9:30   Root Zone Cooling and Heating as a Low-Energy Temperature Control in Greenhouse Hydroponic Crop Production. Genhua Niu*, Joseph Masabni, Triston Hooks, and Ling Sun. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, TX 75252. (genhua.niu@ag.tamu.edu)

9:45   Identification of Novel Loci Conferring Resistance to Fusarium Wilt Race 3 of Tomato from Solanum pennellii Accessions. Jessica Chitwood-Brown1*, Gary Vallad2,3, Tong Geon Lee1,3,4, and Samuel Hutton1,4, 1Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 2Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 3Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Wimauma, FL 33598, 4Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. (sfhutton@ufl.edu)

10:00 Evaluating the Impact of Humic Acid Amendments on the Growth Characteristics of Hydroponically Cultivated Kale and Lettuce. Joshua T. Harvey* and Daniel I. Leskovar, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801. (d-leskovar@tamu.edu)

Sunday -  

8:00 am - 

11:00 am

 - Edgewood A/B

February 13, 2022

Floriculture, Ornamentals and Turf Section

Presiding:     Genhua Niu, Chair

Abstracts:     To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: genhua.niu@ag.tamu.edu

7:45   Single-screen Fractionation for Simplified Substrate Stratification. Jeb S. Fields1*, Hammond Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Hammond, LA 70403. (JSFields@agcenter.lsu.edu)

8:00   Impact of the mid-February 2021, Record Freeze on a Range of Woody Ornamentals in Texas. David Creech*, Lais Machado, and David Kulhavy, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. (dcreech@sfasu.edu)

8:15   Modeling Growth and Development of Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) Varieties under Greenhouse and Controlled Environment Conditions. Alwin Hopf1*, Paul Daiber1, Steven Anderson2, Brian Pearson2, Gerrit Hoogenboom1,3, 1Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 2Department of Environmental Horticulture, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Apopka, FL 32703, 3Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. (alwinhopf@ufl.edu)

8:30   Evaluating Effects of Chemical Pinching During Early Vegetative Stages on ‘Sunfinity’ Sunflower for Potted Plant Production. Mason Marshall1*, Terri Starman1, H. Brent Pemberton2, Calvin Trostle3, 1Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, 2Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, TX 75684, 3Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, TX 79403. (masonmarshall@tamu.edu)

8:45   Improving Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica) Weed Control Efficacy with Mulch and Herbicide in Containers. Ping Yu* and S. Christopher Marble, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL 32703. (ping.yu@ufl.edu)

9:00   Piedmont Ecoregion Irrigation Reservoir Water Quality Dynamics Under Stormwater Irrigation Return Flow. Sarah A. White1*, Morgan Tomlin1, Mohammad Nayeb Yazdi2, and James S. Owen Jr.3, 1Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 29634, 2School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, 44691, 3USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit, Wooster, OH, 44691. (swhite4@clemson.edu)

9:15   Build Tools for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (CMBS) Pest Management. Bin Wu1,3, Runshi Xie1,3, Mengmeng Gu1,2, and Hongmin Qin3*, 1Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, 2Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station, TX 77843, 3Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. (hqin@bio.tamu.edu)

9:30   Seed Propagation Protocol Development for Brackish Plants. Morgan Tomlin*, Sarah White, and Jeffery Adelberg, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634. (mltomli@clemson.edu)

9:45   Otomeria oculata S. Moore. A Potential New Annual Bedding Plant? Garry V. McDonald*, Austin L. Lindquist, and Ryan W. Dickson, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (gmcdonal@uark.edu)

10:00 Influence of Controlled-Release Fertilizer and Supplemental Micronutrients on Container-Grown Dogwood. Anthony Witcher*, Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center, Tennessee State University, McMinnville, TN 37110. (awitcher@tnstate.edu)

10:15 Planting Date Affects Container Nitrogen and Phosphorus Leaching. Tom Yeager* and Jeff Million, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611. (yeagert@ufl.edu)

10:30 Plant Selection for Floating Treatment Wetlands in Brackish Waters. Andrea C. Landaverde1*, Sarah A. White2, and William H.J. Strosnider3, 1Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, 2Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, 3Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Georgetown, SC 29440. (alandav@clemson.edu)

10:45 Root Zone Temperatures of ‘Soft Touch’ Holly Affected by Pot Color and Density. R. Hunter McBrayer, Jeremy M. Pickens*, Daniel E. Wells, and Jeff L. Sibley, Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849. (pickejm@auburn.edu)

Sunday -  

8:00 am - 

10:45 am

 - Estherwood

February 13, 2022

Fruit Crops Section

Presiding:     Edgar Vinson, Chair

Abstracts:          To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair:  vinsoed@auburn.edu

8:00   Survival of Young Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis Planch. and A. deliciosa A. Chev.) Plants in Response to Winter Storm Uri in Texas. Tim Hartmann1* and David Creech2  1Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, 2SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962  2Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.  (t-hartmann@tamu.edu)

8:15   Evaluation of Trunk Protection Measures for Prevention of Cold Injury in Young Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa A. Chev.) Plants.  Tim Hartmann1*, David Creech2, and 3James Spiers  1Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, 2SFA Gardens, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. 3Department of Horticulture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.  (t-hartmann@tamu.edu)

8:30   Adaptability of Primocane Fruiting Raspberries and Blackberries in the Deep South.  David H. Picha* and Kathryn K. Fontenot, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. 8:45            (dpicha@agcenter.lsu.edu)

8:45   Effect of Harvest Maturity Stage and Cultivar on Fig Fruit Composition. David H. Picha* and Robert A. Mirabello, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.  (dpicha@agcenter.lsu.edu)

9:00   Molecular and Physiological Responses of Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) to Cold Stress. Lamiaa Mahmoud and Manjul Dutt*, Citrus research and Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL, 33850.  (manjul@ufl.edu)

9:15   Break

9:30   Soil management practices for Indian River grapefruit production under citrus greening. Lorenzo Rossi,*, Lukas M. Hallman, and John M. Santiago.  Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, IFAS, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL. (l.rossi@ufl.edu)

9:45   Fungicide Termination Timing in Strawberry with a High Risk of Anthracnose Fruit Rot. Aaron Cato*.2301 S. University Ave, Department of Horticulture, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Little Rock, AR 72204.  (acato@uada.edu)

10:00 Greenhouse evaluation of Kudos 27.5 WDG on vegetative vigor of two recommended peach rootstocks for Florida.  Trequan McGee1, Bruce Schaffer2, Gerardo Nunez3, Jose X. Chaparro1, Ali Sarkhosh1*, 1Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 2Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Homestead, FL 33031

10:15 Changes to Soil and Tree Status Following Two Years of Annual Municipal Mulch and Poultry Litter Amendments to Peach Orchards.  Brian T. Lawrence* and Juan Carlos Melgar, 105 Collings St., 218 Biosystems Research Complex, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631

10:30 Influence of rootstock on leaf nutrient content in young low-chill peaches under subtropical climate. Jonathan Clavijo-Herrera1*, Lorenzo Rossi2, and Ali Sarkhosh1, 1Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, 2Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Indian River Research and Education Center, Ft. Pierce, FL 34945. (luis.clavijo@ufl.edu)

Sunday -  

8:00 am - 

10:45 am

 - Napoleon A1

February 13, 2022

Postharvest & Biotechnology Section

Presiding:   Savithri Nambeesan, Chair

Abstracts:   To publish abstract in HortScience, see instructions at end of program. Submit on disk at meeting or email to Chair: sunamb@uga.edu

8:00   Understanding the diversity of fruit plastids. Ryan Christian1, Eric H Roalson2, and Amit Dhingra1,3*. 1Department of Horticulture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 3Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, amit.dhingra@ag.tamu.edu

8:15   Beyond Ethylene – AOX-mediated Fruit Ripening. Seanna Hewitt1, Evan Stowe1, and Amit Dhingra1,2*. 1Department of Horticulture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, 2Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, amit.dhingra@ag.tamu.edu

8:30   Effect of Preharvest Applications of Ethylene Related PGRs on Postharvest Fruit Quality Attributes in Blueberries. Tej Acharya*, Anish Malladi, John W. Doyle, Savithri U. Nambeesan, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30606. (htpa@uga.edu)

8:45   Offseason Lettuce Production in Field and Hydroponic Environments: Impact on Sesquiterpene Lactone and Sugar Content. Niels Maness*, John Untershuetz, Mason McLemore, and Bizhen Hu, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. (niels.maness@okstate.edu)

9:00   Evaluation of Macroporous Resins for Podophyllotoxin Purification from Eastern Red Cedar Extracts. Gwen Reilly*1, Niels Maness2, John Nickel2, and Katie Stenmark2, 1Department of Nutritional Sciences, 2Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. (greilly@okstate.edu)

9:15   Break

9:30   Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography with a phenyl-hexyl column enables the separation of major pepper capsaicinoids and capsinoids. Kishan Biradar, Jashbir Singh, Syamkumar S. Pillai, Kevin M. Crosby, and Bhimanagouda S. Patil. Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, USDA National Center of Excellence, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1500 Research Parkway, Suite A120, College Station, TX 77845, USA (Bhimanagouda.Patil@ag.tamu.edu)

9:45   Quality Changes of Jicama Roots During Low Temperature and Controlled Atmosphere Storage. Angelos Deltsidis*, Orestis Giannopoulos, Ramsey Corn, Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793 (adeltsidis@uga.edu)

10:00 Effect of Polysaccharide-Based Nanoparticle Coatings on Fig and Peach Fruit Postharvest Quality. Danbee Lee1*, David H. Picha2, and Qinglin  Wu1, 1School of Renewable Natural Resources and 2School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. (dlee112@lsu.edu)

10:15 Studying the Impact of Ozonated Water on the Postharvest Quality of Fresh Peaches. Orestis Giannopoulos*, Francisco Loayza, Dario Chavez, Angelos Deltsidis, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31793. (orestis.g@uga.edu)

10:30 Transcriptome Regulation of Postharvest Fruit Quality in Blueberry. Savithri U. Nambeesan1*, Yi-Wen Wang1, Shan Jing1, Ann Loraine2, D. Scott NeSmith3. 1Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30606, 2Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA 30223 and 3College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC 28223. (sunamb@uga.edu)

Sunday -  

9:00 am - 

10:45 am

 - Borgne

February 13, 2022

ACB Business Meeting

Presiding: Elizabeth Clippard, ACB-President, Nate Philips, ACB Advisor

Sunday -  

11:00 am - 

12:30 pm

 - Borgne

February 13, 2022

Annual Business Meeting and Award Program

Presiding:  Amy Wright, President

Sunday -  

1:00 pm - 

3:00 pm

 - Napoleon Foyer

February 13, 2022

Poster Session Take Down

Sunday -  

2:30 pm - 

3:30 pm

 - Borgne

February 13, 2022

SAAS Board Meeting

Sunday -  

4:00 pm - 

4:30 pm

 - Borgne

February 13, 2022

SAAS General Business Meeting

Sunday -  

5:00 pm - 

 - Grand Ballroom A/B/C

February 13, 2022

SAAS Social/Super Bowl Party

History of the Southern Region of ASHS and the Horticulture Section of SAAS

In 1899, the State Commissioners of Agriculture in several southern states founded “The Cotton States Association of the Commissioners of Agriculture”, which had horticulture involved in its very beginning.  This is the founding organization that evolved into the modern-day Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS).  In 1920, SAAS (which at that time was called Association of Southern Agricultural Works, ASAW) formalized the affiliation with horticulture by founding the Horticulture Section.  In 1936, the American Society for Horticultural Sciences approved the Southern States Section, which is now termed the Southern Region of ASHS.  In 1937, SAAS accepted the affiliation between the Southern States Section of ASHS with the Horticulture Section of SAAS.   Thus, the Southern Region jointly has been a part of both ASHS (with a founding date of 1936) and SAAS (with a founding date 1920).  This rich history is detailed in publications by Andy Anderson, 1982, and Paul Seal, 1999 (available at srashs.org). The Southern Region encompasses the 14 southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Membership varies over the years from about 200 to 500 active members.  Membership is composed of professors, research scientists, teachers and extension specialists from Universities, State, Federal and private research organizations, and industry. The Southern Region also contains a student section, the Association of Collegiate Branches, which is composed of student clubs from departments of horticulture and plant science across the region.  The focus of the Southern Region is the Annual Meeting, which is held every February in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS).  The Annual Meeting consists of presentations of scientific papers, student papers and judging competition, commodity group meetings, and awards presentations.

Goals:

  • Encourage and facilitate the mutual exchange of ideas and information concerning horticultural research, extension, education, and industry in the south.
  • Promote stronger bonds among horticulturists throughout the southern regions.
  • Encourage participation in the national society of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

 

Join us and become a part of the Tradition.

 

President

Amy Wright

College of Agriculture

Auburn University

107 Comer Hall

Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: 334-844-3254

wrigham@auburn.edu

President-Elect

Matt Chappell

Virginia Tech University

Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center (AREC)

Suffolk, VA  23437-0099 chappell@vt.edu

Secretary-Treasurer

David Wm. Reed

Dept. of Horticultural Sciences

Texas A&M University

TAMU 2133

College Station, TX  77843

Phone: 979-777-2750

dwreed@tamu.edu

 

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About the Conference

2022 SAAS Annual Meeting
New Orleans Sheraton, February 10-15, 2022

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