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Mr. Wilfred R. 'Bill' Jester - Publications

Schultheis, J.R., W.R. Jester, W.B. Taylor and C.B. Taylor. 2006. Melon Cultivar Evaluations: Research and Extension Report.  Hort Research Series No 164.  pp.1-23

Sanders, D.C. et al. 2006. Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern U.S., 2006.  NC Cooperative Extension Service. (in cooperation with Mississippi State Univ., Clemson Univ., Univ. of Georgia, Louisiana State Univ., and Auburn Univ.)

Perkins-Venzie and Susan Collins et al. 2006. Variation in Carentenoids Among Miniwatermelons Produced in Four Locations in the Eastern US. 2006. Cucurbitaceae 2006 Proceedings. pp 591-602

Schultheis, J.R., W.B. Thompson, W.R. Jester, and C.B. Taylor.  2006.  2005 Cucurbit cultivar evaluations.  Horticultural Research Series No. 164. 49 pp.

Comparison of Cultural Practices and Fungicides for Control of Phytophthora Blight of Watermelon. W.R. Jester, Dept Horticultural Science, Kinston, NC 28501, M. L. Adams and G. J. Holmes, Dept. Plant Pathology, NC State Univ, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 61:V103.

First Report of Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus, a Component of Sweetpotato Virus Disease, in North Carolina.  J. A. Abad, E. J. Parks, and S. L. New, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695; S. Fuentes, International Potato Center, P.O. Box 1558, Lima 12, Peru; W. Jester, Department of Horticulture, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695; and J. W. Moyer, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695. Plant Dis. 91:327, 2007

Schultheis, J.R., W.R. Jester, W.B. Taylor and C.B. Taylor. 2004 Cucurbit Cultivar Evaluations: Research and Extension Report.  Hort Research Series No 162.  pp.1-88

Jester, W.R. and J.R. Schultheis. 2005. Evaluation of Western Muskmelons for Mid to Late Production in Eastern NC. From Progress Report to the NC Vegetable Growers Association, November 21, 2005.

Schultheis, J.R., W.R. Jester, W.B. Taylor and C.B. Taylor. 2004 Cucurbit Cultivar Evaluations: Research and Extension Report.  Hort Research Series No 162.  pp.1-88

Jester, W.R. and J.R. Schultheis. 2005. Evaluation of Western Muskmelons for Mid to Late Production in Eastern NC. From Progress Report to the NC Vegetable Growers Association, November 21, 2005.

Osmond, D.L., S.C. Hodges, H.J. Kleiss, N.G. Creamer, C.R. Crozier, M.A. Cubeta, D.H. Hardy, W.R. Jester, W.G. Lord, J.R .Schultheis, R. Weisz, 2003. Tar-Pamlico River Basin Nutrient Management Education.  North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University.  Raleigh, NC. 

Schultheis, J.R., W.R. Jester, and N.J. Augostini. Augostini.  2002. 2002.  Screening melons for adaptability in North Carolina. Carolina.  In: Trends and New Crops and New Uses.  Eds. J. Janick and A. Whipkey.  Proc. of the Fifth National Symposium, New Crops and New Uses Strength and Diversity.  ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA.  pp. 439-444.

Schultheis, J.R.,  W.R. Jester, D.E.Adams and B.Taylor.  2002. 2002 Cucurbit and Sweet Corn Evaluations: Research and Extension Report.  Hort Research Series No 158.  pp.1-53

Schultheis, J.R, D.E. Adams, W.R. Jester, and B. Taylor.  2001.  Hybrid triploid and diploid watermelon cultivar trial  yellow/orange flesh, 2000.  In: 2000 Watermelon Research and Extension Report. Hort Res. Series No. 149. pp 19-25.

Schultheis, J.R. and B. Jester.  2000.  Subsoiling (ripping) and its effect on root asphyxiation, elongation and shape in ‘Beauregard’. In: 2000 Report to the North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission. 3 pp.

Schultheis, J.R., D.E. Adams, W.R. Jester, and B. Taylor.  2000.  2000 Cucurbit and sweet corn cultivar evaluations: Research and extension report.  Horticultural Research Series No. 148. 34pp.

Schultheis, J.R., D.E. Adams, M.S. Stanghellini, W.R. Jester, G.J. Holmes, B. Taylor and M.L. Adams.  2000.  1999 Cucurbit and sweet corn cultivar evaluations: Research and extension report.  Horticultural Research Series No. 140. 44pp.

Holmes, G. J., Jester, W. R. and Pollard, D. W. 1999. Evaluation of fungicides for control of powdery mildew and downy mildew of winter squash, 1998. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 54:244.

Greeson, V., Holmes, G. J. and Jester, W. R. 1999. Evaluation of fungicides for control of pumpkin powdery mildew, 1998. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 54:227.

Greeson, V., Holmes, G. J. and Jester, W. R. 1999. Evaluation of fungicides for control of cucumber anthracnose, 1998. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 54:141.

Schultheis, J.R., M. Stanghellini, W.R. Jester, G.J. Holmes, M.L. Adams, D.E.Adams and B.Taylor.1999. Cucurbit and Sweet Corn Cultivar Evaluations: Research and Extension Report, Horticultural Research Series No. 140. Dept. Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695. P.1-44

Holmes, G. J. and Jester, W. R. 1998. Susceptibility of oriental melon cultivars to foliar diseases, 1997. Biological and Cultural Tests. 13:159.

Schultheis, J.R. and B. Jester.  1998.  Subsoiling (ripping) and its effect on the elongation and shape of ‘Beauregard’. In:  North Carolina sweetpotato research and extension report  1998. pp. 28-31.

Jester, W.R., Averre, C.W., Schultheis, J.R., and Ford, T.G.1995.  The Effects of Nitrogen Application Timing on the Yield and Quality of Beauregard Sweetpotato, 1994.  Proceedings of Ninth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 9-11, 1995.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 45-46

Averre C.W., K.R. Barker, J.G. Driver and W.R.Jester. 1994. Cucumber Root-Knot Nematicide Evaluation. Field Demonstrations and Sustainable Management of Certain Vegetables and Strawberry Diseases, 1994. Dept. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609, P.3

Averre C.W., K.R. Barker, J.G. Driver and W.R.Jester. 1994. Soil Treatments for Managing Root-Knot Nematodes. Field Demonstrations and Sustainable Management of Certain Vegetables and Strawberry Diseases, 1994. P.3, Dept. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Jester, W.R., C.W. Averre, and J.R. Schultheis.  1994.  Russet Cracking-like Symptoms in Beauregard Sweetpotato Reduced by Virus Indexing and Micropropagation.  HortScience 29(7): 727.

Jester, W.R., C.W. Averre., and and  J.G. Driver. Driver.  1994. 1994.  Sweetpotato Russet Crack and Micropropagated Plants. Plants.  Proceedings of Eighth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo. Expo.  January 10-12, 1994.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 92.

Averre C.W., J.G. Driver and and  W.R.Jester. 1994. SweetPotato Micropropagated Planting Material “Jewel” and “Beauregard” Evaluation. Field Demonstrations and Sustainable Management of Certain Vegetables and Strawberry Diseases, 1994. P.9-10. Dept. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Averre, C.W., W.R. Jester, and J.R. Schultheis. 1994.  Use of Micropropagated Sweetpotato Mericlones in North Carolina.  Veg-I-News 14(3):11-15.  Dept. Horticultural Sciences, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC  27695-7609.

Jester, W.R, C.W. Averre, and J.G. Driver. Driver.  1994. 1994.  Sweetpotato Russet Crack and Micropropagated Plants, 1993.  Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases.  9: 49.

Jester, W.R. 1994. Guidelines for Oriental Vegetable Production. (Abstract). Proceedings of Eighth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 10-12, 1994.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616. P.54

Jester, W.R. 1994. Concerns about Mixing Crops In Intensive Systems. (Abstract). Proceedings of Eighth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 10-12, 1994.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616. Pp.57-58 

Jester, W.R. 1994. Valuable Lessons in Plasticulture in a Harsh Year –1993. (Abstract). Proceedings of Eighth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 10-12, 1994.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616. P.80 

Niedziela C.E., R.O.Evans, D.C.Sanders and W.R. Jester. 1994. Offsetting Drought for Small- Scale Vegetable Production. Raleigh: North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Bulletin AG-514-4

Averre, C. W., Sorensen, K.A., Schultheis, J.R., Abad, J.A., and  Jester, W.R.  1993.  Sweetpotato 'Jewel' and 'Beauregard' from virus-free micropropagated sources, 1991.   (Abstract).  Proceedings of Sixth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 11-13, 1993.  North Carolina State University,  Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 72.

Averre, C. W., Sorensen, K.A., Schultheis, J.R., Abad, J.A., and  Jester, W.R.  1993.  Sweetpotato Virus-free Micropropagated 'Jewel' and 'Beauregard' Evaluation, 1992.  (Abstract).  Proceedings of Seventh Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 11-13, 1993.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 59.

Averre, C.W., Abad, J.A., and Jester, W.R. W.R.  1993. 1993.  Sweetpotato Virus-free Micropropagated Jewel and Beauregard Evaluation, 1990 - 1991.  Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases.  8:31.

Jester, W.R. 1993. Watermelon Variety Evaluation 1991. Proceedings of Seventh Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo. Expo.  January 11-13, 1993. 1993.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 67.

Jester, Bill. 1993. Considerations For Seedless-Type Watermelons. (Abstract). . Proceedings of Seventh Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 11-13, 1993.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 30.

Jester, Bill. 1993. Greenhouse Transplant Production. (Abstract). Proceedings of Seventh Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 11-13, 1993.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 41.

Jester, Bill. 1992. Managing Irrigation with Plasticulture Cukes. (Abstract). Proceedings of Sixth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 14-15, 1992. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P.4.

Jester, Bill. 1992. Postharvest Handling of  Cucumber. (Abstract). Proceedings of Sixth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 14-15, 1992. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 2.

Sorensen, K.A. and W.R. Jester. 1992. Sweetpotato Wireworm Control, Lenoir Co., 1991. Proceedings of Sixth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Exp

Jester, W.R. 1991. Seedless Watermelon Variety Comparison, 1990. Proceeding of the Fifth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo, January 15-17, 1991, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616. P. 57-58.

Jester, W. R., R. S. Gurkin, S. J. Maddox, P. J. Westerbeek, L. G. Wilson, K. A. Sorensen, and C. W. Averre.  1991.  Sweetpotato Virus-Free Micropropagated 'Jewel' and Beauregard' Evaluation.  Proceedings of Fifth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 15-17, 1991.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  Pp. 58-59.

Averre, C. W., K. A. Sorensen, A. L. Davenport, and W. R. Jester. 1991.  Bean Pest Assessment in North Carolina, 1970-1990.  Proceedings of Fifth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  January 15-17, 1991. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P. 52.

Ristaino, J. B, C. W. Averre, G. Abad, and W. R. Jester.  1991. Occurrence of Sweetpotato Chlorotic Leaf Distortion (Fusarium lateritium) in North Carolina.  Plant Disease 75: 750.

Averre, C.W., Ristaino, G. Z. Abad, and W. R. Jester.  1989. Occurrence of a New Sweetpotato Disease Associated with Fusarium lateritium.  Proceedings of Fourth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  December 5-6, 1989.  Greenville, NC.  Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P.58.

Fourth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo.  December 5-6, 1989.  Greenville, NC.  Raleigh, NC 27695-7616.  P.58.

Jester, W.R. 1989. Evaluation Of Four Muskmelon Cultivars Under Mid-season Grower Conditions. 1989. Proceeding of the Fourth Annual North Carolina Vegetable Expo, December 5-6, 1989, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616. P. 49.


Abstracts:

Jester W.R., M.L. Adams and G.J. Holmes. 2006. Comparison of Cultural Practices and Fungicides for Control of Phytophthora Blight of Watermelon. HortScience. Volume 41(3). p.519 (abstr.)

Jester, W.R. and Brad Taylor. 2004. The Effect of In-row Transplant Spacing on Sprite Melon Yield and Sizes. HortScience Vol (3) pp.887-888 (abstr.)

Schultheis, Jonathan R., Wilfred (Bill) R. Jester, Richard L. Hassell and W. Bradford Thompson. 2005. Mini triploid watermelon cultigen evaluations for yield and quality, and marketing in the United States. Proceedings of the 3rd International Cucurbitaceae Symposium (abstr.)

Jester, W.R. and Brad Taylor. 2004. The Effect of In-row Transplant Spacing on Sprite Melon Yield and Sizes. HortScience Vol (3) pp.887-888 (abstr.)

Schultheis, Jonathan R., Wilfred (Bill) R. Jester, Richard L. Hassell and W. Bradford Thompson. 2005. Mini triploid watermelon cultigen evaluations for yield and quality, and marketing in the United States. Proceedings of the 3rd International Cucurbitaceae Symposium (abstr.)

Jester, W.R., J.R. Schultheis, D.E.  Adams and B. Taylor. 2000. Subsoiling and Its Effects on Root Yield and Quality of “Beauregard”. HortScience 35(4):569-570 (Abstr).

Schultheis, J.R. and W.R. Jester.  2000.  Nitrogen fertilizer management in ‘Beauregard’ sweetpotato.  Twelth Symposium of The International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC). Tsukuba, Japan p.30 (Abstr.).