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Dr. Michael L. Parker - Publications

A. Refereed Journal Articles


  1. Parker, M. L. and J. Hull. 1993. Orchard floor management affects cherry tree growth and moisture utilization. Acta Horticulturae 347:385-387.
  2. Aoun, M. F., K. B. Perry, W. H. Swallow, D. J. Werner, and M. L.Parker. 1993. Antitranspirant and cryoprotectant do not prevent peach freezing injury. HortScience 28:343.
  3. Parker, M.L., J. Hull, and R. Perry. 1993. Orchard floor management affects peach rooting. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 118:714-718.
  4. Parker, M.L. and E. Young. 1995. Leader management and soil fumigation affect branching and precocity of young apple trees. HortScience 30:1193-1195.
  5. Parker, M.L. and J.R. Meyer. 1996. Peach tree vegetative and root growth respond to orchard floor management. HortScience 31:330-333.
  6. Barritt, B.H., J.A. Barden, J. Cline, R.L. Granger, M.M. Kushad, R.P. Marini, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, T. Robinson, C.R. Unrath and M.A. Dilley. 1997. Performance of 'Gala' at year 5 with eight apple rootstocks in an 8-location North American NC-140 trial. Acta Hort. 451:129-135
  7. Barritt, B.H., J.A. Barden, J. Cline, R.L. Granger, E.E. Hoover, M.M. Kushad, R.P. Marini, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, T. Robinson, S. Khanizadeh, C.R. Unrath and M.A. Dilley. 1997. North American NC-140 apple orchard systems trial. Acta Hort. 451-443-452.
  8. Blankenship,S.M., M. Parker, and C.R. Unrath.1997. Use of maturity indices for predicting poststorage firmness of ‘Fuji’ apples. HortScience 32: 909-910.
  9. Nyczepir,A.P., P.F. Bertrand, M.L. Parker, J.R. Meyer, and E.I. Zehr. 1998. Interplanting wheat is not an effective postplant management tactic for Criconemella xenoplax in peach production. Plant Disease 82:573-577.
  10. Marini,R.P., J.L. Anderson, B.H. Barritt, G.R. Brown, J. Cline, W.P. Cowgill,Jr., P.A. Domoto, D.C. Ferree, J. Garner, G.M. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, M.M. Kushad, E. Mielke, C.A. Mullins, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, J.P. Prive, G.L. Reighard, T. Robinson, C.R. Rom, T. Roper, J.R. Schupp, E. Stover, and R. Unrath. 2000. Performance of ‘Gala’ apple on four semi-dwarf rootstocks: A five year summary of the 1994 NC-140 semi-dwarf rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pomological Soc. 54:84-91.
  11. Marini,R.P., J.L. Anderson, B.H. Barritt, G.R. Brown, J. Cline, W.P. Cowgill,Jr., P.A. Domoto, D.C. Ferree, J. Garner, G.M. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, M.M. Kushad, E. Mielke, C.A. Mullins, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, J.P. Prive, G.L. Reighard, T. Robinson, C.R. Rom, T. Roper, J.R. Schupp, E. Stover, and R. Unrath. 2000. Performance of ‘Gala’ apple on 18 dwarf rootstocks: A five year summary of the 1994 NC-140 dwarf rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pomological Soc. 54:92-107.
  12. Hirst, P.M., R.P. Marini, J.L. Anderson, W.R. Autio, J.A. Barden, B.H. Barritt, G.R. Brown, J.A. Cline, W.P. Cowgill, R.M. Crassweller, P.A. Domoto, D.C. Ferree, J.M. Garner, A. Gaus, G.M. Greene, C.R. Hampson, M.M. Kushad, E. Mielke, C.A. Mullins, M.L. Parker, R.L. Perry, J.P. Prive, G.L. Reighard, T.L. Robinson, C.R. Rom, T. Roper, J.R. Schupp, E. Stover, and C.R. Unrath. 2001. Early performance of ‘Gala’ on 18 dwarf and 4 semi-dwarf rootstocks growing in 24 sites in North America. Acta Hort.557: 199-205.
  13. Reighard, G.L., M.L. Parker, G.W. Krewer, T.G. Beckman, B.W. Wood, J.E. Smith, and J. Whiddon. 2001.Impact of hurricanes on peach and pecan orchards in the southeastern United States. HortScience 36: 250-252.
  14. Marini, R.P., B.H Barritt, J.A. Barden, J. Cline, R.L. Granger, M.M. Kushad, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, T. Robinson, S. Khanizadeh, and C.R. Unrath. 2001. Performance of ‘Gala” apple on eight dwarf rootstocks: Ten-year summary of the 1990 NC-140 rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pomological Soc. 55: 197-204.
  15. Marini, R.P., B.H Barritt, J.A. Barden, J. Cline, E.E. Hoover, R.L. Granger, M.M. Kushad, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, T. Robinson, S. Khanizadeh, and C.R. Unrath. 2001. Performance of ten apple orchard systems: Ten-year summary of the 1990 NC-140 systems trial. J. Amer. Pomological Soc. 55: 222-238.
  16. Barden, J.A., J.A. Cline, M.M. Kushad and M.L. Parker. 2002. Various measures of tree vigor, yield, and yield efficiency of apple trees in the 1990 NC-140 systems trial as influenced by location, cultivar, and orchard system. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 56:208-214.
  17. Marini, R.P., M.L. Parker, Barden, J.A. and C.R. Unrath. 2003. The effect of eight dwarf rootstocks on burrknot development on ‘Gala’ apple trees at two locations. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 57:93-96.
  18. Robinson, T., L. Anderson, A. Azarenko, B. Barritt, G. Brown, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, P. Domoto, C. Embree, A. Fennell, D. Ferree, E. Garcia, A. Gaus, G. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, E. Hoover, S. Johnson, M. Kushad, R. Marini, R. Moran, C. Mullins, M. Parker, G. Reighard, R. Prry, J.P. Prive, C. Rom, T. Roper, J. Schupp, M. Warmund, W. Autio, W. Cowgill, K. Taylor, D. Wolfe. 2004. Performance of Cornell-Geneva rootstocks in multi location NC-140 rootstock trials across North America. Acta Hort. 658:241-245
  19. MacRae, A.W., W.E. Mitchem, D.W. Monks and M.L. Parker. 2005. White clover (Trifolium repens) control and flower head suppression in apple orchards with clopyralid and 2,4-D. Weed Tech. 19:219-223.
  20. Marini, R.P., B.H Barritt, G.R. Brown, J. Cline, W.P. Cowgill, Jr., R.M. Crassweller, P.A. Domoto, D.C Ferree, J. Garner, G.M. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, M.M. Kushad, J, Masabni, E. Mielke, R. Moran, C.A. Mullins, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, J.P. Prive, G.L. Reighard, T. Robinson, C.R. Rom, T. Roper, J.R. Schupp, E. Stover, and R. Unrath. 2006. Performance of ‘Gala’ apple on four semi-dwarf rootstocks: A ten-year summary of the 1994 NC-140 semi-dwarf rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 60(2):58-68.
  21. Marini, R.P., J.L. Anderson, W.R. Autio, B.H Barritt, J. Cline, W.P. Cowgill, Jr., R.C. Crassweller, J. Garner, A. Gaus, R. Godin, G.M. Greene, C. Hampson, P. Hirst, M.M. Kushad, J, Masabni, E. Mielke, R. Moran, C.A. Mullins, M. Parker, R.L. Perry, J.P. Prive, G.L. Reighard, T. Robinson, C.R. Rom, T. Roper, J.R. Schupp, E. Stover, and R. Unrath. 2006. Performance of ‘Gala’ apple trees on 18 dwarfing rootstocks: Ten-year summary of the 1994 NC-140 rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 60(2):69-83.
  22. MacRae, A.W., W.E. Mitchem, D.W. Monks, M.L. Parker, and R.K. Galloway. 2007. Tree growth, fruit size, and yield response of mature peach (Prunus persica) to weed-free intervals. Weed Technol. 21: 102-105.
  23. Autio, W,. L. Anderson, B. Barritt, J. Cline, R, Crassweller, C. Embree, D. Ferree, E. Garcia, G. Greene, E. Hoover, S. Johnson, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M. Parker, R. Perry, G. Reighard, and T. Robinson. 2007. Early performance of ‘Fuji’ and ‘McIntosh’ apple trees on several dwarf rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 rootstock trial. Acta Hort. 732:119-126.
  24. Autio, W,. L. Anderson, B. Barritt, J. Cline, R, Crassweller, C. Embree, D. Ferree, E. Garcia, G. Greene, E. Hoover, S. Johnson, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M. Parker, R. Perry, G. Reighard, and T. Robinson. 2007. Early performance of ‘Fuji’ and ‘McIntosh’ apple trees on several semidwarf rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 roostock trial. Acta Hort. 732:127-134.
  25. Robinson, T., L. Anderson, W. Autio, B. Barritt, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, W. Cowgill, C. Embree, D. Ferree, E. Garcia, G. Greene, C. Hampson, K. Kosola, M. Parker, R. Perry, T. Roper, and M. Warmund. 2007. A multi-location comparison of Geneva 16, Geneva 41 and M.9 apple rootstocks across North America. Acta Hort. 732:59-66.
  26. McArtney, S., J. D. Obermiller, J.R. Schupp, M.L. Parker and T.B. Edgington. 2008. Preharvest 1-Methylcyclopropene delays fruit maturity and reduces softening and superficial scald of apples during long-term storage. HortScience 43:366–371. 2008.

B. Research Bulletines


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C. Research Reports, Articles, etc.


  1. Parker, M. L., W. F. Wardowski, and D. H. Dewey. 1984. A damage test for oranges in a commercial packinghouse line. Proc. Fla. State Soc. 97:136-137.
  2. Parker, M. L. and J. Hull, Jr. 1989. The effect of orchard floor management on tree growth. 119th Annual Report of the State Hort. Soc. of Michigan. pp. 80-88.
  3. Parker, M. L. 1990. The effect of orchard floor management on peach tree growth and development. Proceedings 1990 Southeastern/National Peach Convention. pp. 91-94.
  4. Parker, M. L. 1992. Integrated peach orchard management. 122nd Annual Report of the State Hort. Soc. of Michigan. pp. 149-153.
  5. Parker, M. L. 1993. Peach orchard floor management. Proceedings 1993 Southeastern/National Peach Convention. pp. 27-32.
  6. Ritchie, D. and M. Parker. 1993. Evaluation of selected peach, nectarine, and plum cultivars and selections for resistance to bacterial spot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. pruni) in 1993. Proceedings of the 1993 Southeastern Professional Fruit Workers Conference.
  7. Parker, M.L. 1994. The North Carolina tree fruit industries. Arkansas State Horticultural Society Annual Report. pp. 2.
  8. Parker, M.L. and E. Young. 1994. Evaluation of apple tree training techniques for higher density orchards. Arkansas State Horticultural Society Annual Report. pp. 3.
  9. Parker, M.L. 1994. Ground cover management in integrated orchard systems. Arkansas State Horticultural Society Annual Report. pp. 6.
  10. Parker, M.L. and E. Young. 1995. Evaluation of apple tree training techniques for higher density orchards. Compact Fruit Tree 28:31-33.
  11. Parker, M.L. 1997. Techniques for managing high-density apple systems. Presented at the 1997 International Dwarf Fruit Tree Annual Meeting. The Great Lakes Fruit Growers News. 36(11). 30-32.
  12. Parker, M.L. 1997. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 4 pp.
  13. Parker, M.L. 1998. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 4 pp.
  14. Parker, M.L. and S.M. Blankenship. 1999.The effect of preharvest AVG and postharvest MCP applications on peach maturity and storage life. Proceedings of the 75th Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Workers Conference, Winchester, VA.
  15. Parker, M.L. 1999. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 6 pp.
  16. Parker, M.L. 2000. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 5 pp.
  17. Parker, M.L. 2001. Does preplant soil fumigation, nematicide applications, and rootstock selection pay? Annual Peach Research Report, South Carolina Peach Council. Vol. I:29-31.
  18. Parker, M.L. 2001. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 5 pp.
  19. Parker, M.L. 2002. Do preplant soil fumigation, nematicide applications, and rootstock selection pay? Orchard management for “Guardian” rootstock. Annual Peach Research Report, South Carolina Peach Council. Vol. II:53-55-31
  20. Parker, M.L. 2002. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 4 pp.
  21. Parker, M.L. 2003. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 4 pp.
  22. Parker, M.L. 2004. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 6 pp.
  23. Parker, M.L. 2005. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 3 pp.
  24. Parker, M.L. 2006. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 3 pp.
  25. Parker, M.L. 2007. North Carolina Report to the NC-140 Regional Rootstock Research Project. 4 pp.

D. Extension Publications


  1. Parker, M. L. and D. J. Werner. 1991. Chilling requirements of selected peach varieties. Hort. Info. Leaflet No. 327.
  2. Walgenbach, J. F., T. B. Sutton, W. A. Skroch, C. R. Unrath, M. L. Parker, W. T. Sullivan, and G. C. Rock. 1991. 1991 Pest and orchard management guide for North Carolina apples. North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, Raleigh, NC. AG-37. 32 pp.
  3. Linker, H. M., J. F. Walgenbach, T. B. Sutton, and M. L. Parker. 1991. Scouting apples in North Carolina. North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service. 26 pp.
  4. Contributed to the 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual. CALS, North Carolina State University.
  5. Parker, M. L. 1992. Training and pruning fruit trees in North Carolina. N. C. Coop. Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-29.
  6. Bromley, P. T., M. L. Parker, and W. T. Sullivan, Jr. 1992. Controlling vole damage in commercial orchards and ornamental nurseries. N. C. Coop. Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-472-1.
  7. Walgenbach, J. F., T. B. Sutton, W. A. Skroch, C. R. Unrath, M. L. Parker, W. T. Sullivan, J. E. Shelton, G. C. Rock, and P. T. Bromley. 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995. Pest and orchard management guide for North Carolina apples. N. C. Coop. Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-37.
  8. Parker, M. L. and W. A. Skroch (ed.). 1992. Proceedings of the orchard ground cover management workshop: Optimizing apple production.
  9. Parker, M. L. 1992. Apple rootstocks and tree spacing. Hort. Info. Leaflet No. 300-A.
  10. Parker, M. L. 1993. Tree fruit production for the home. N. C. Coop. Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-28.
  11. Parker, M. L. 1993. Growing oriental persimmons in North Carolina. Hort. Info. Leaflet No. 377.
  12. Bromley, P.T., W.T. Sullivan, and M.L. parker. 1994. Wildlife damage management: Voles in horticultural plantings. AG-472-3. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
  13. Parker, M. L. and K. A. Sorensen. 1994. Growing pecans in North Carolina. N. C. Coop. Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-81.
  14. Parker, M. L. 1994. Growing peaches in North Carolina. N. C. Coop. Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-30.
  15. Parker, M.L. and R. Marini. 1994. Drought assistance for tree fruit production. N.C. Coop. Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-519-11.
  16. Bromley, P.T., W.T. Sullivan, Jr., and M.L. Parker. 1994. Voles in horticultural plantings. N.C. Cooperative Ext. Ser. Bull. AG-472-3.
  17. Dautlick, T. and M. Parker. 1995. Growing apple trees in the home garden. Hort. Info. Leaflet No. 8301. 6 pp.
  18. Parker, M.L. 1995. Training and pruning size-controlled apple trees for the home setting. Hort. Info. Leaflet. No. 8305.
  19. Parker, M.L. and C.R. Unrath. 1995. High density appleorchard management techniques. Hort. Info. Leaflet. No. 360. 4 pp.
  20. Mitchem, W.E. and M.L. Parker. 1996. Orchard floor management in pecans. Hort. Info. Leaflet. No. 380. 6 pp.
  21. Toth, S.J., Jr., M.L. Parker, W.A. Skroch, T.B. Sutton, and J.F. Walgenbach. 1996. Apple pest management 1990: A survey of pesticide use and other pest management practices by North Carolina apple growers. AG-544. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. 20pp.
  22. Walgenbach, J.F., T.B. Sutton, S.L. Warren, C.R. Unrath, M.L. Parker, W.T. Sullivan, J.E. Shelton, J.T. Ambrose, P.T. Bromley. 1996 and 1997. Pest and orchard management guide for North Carolina apples. AG-37. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. 34 pp.
  23. Contributed to the 1998 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 64pp.
  24. Parker, M.L., C.R. Unrath, C. Safley, and D. Lockwood. 1998. High density apple orchard management. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-581.18 pp.
  25. Parker, M.L. 1999. Training and pruning fruit trees. N. C. Cooperative Extension. AG-29. 9 pp. (Revision and graphic additions)
  26. 2000 Southern peach, nectarine and plum management and culture guide. Senior Editors: D. Horton, C. Gorsuch and D. Ritchie. University of Georgia. Bulletin 1171. 38pp.
  27. 2000 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 71pp.
  28. 2001 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 482 pp.
  29. 2001 Southern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 38 pp.
  30. 2001 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 71 pp.
  31. Parker, M.L. and D.F. Ritchie. 2001. Minimizing peach replant problems. SE Regional Peach Production Guide. 4 pp.
  32. 2002 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 478 pp.
  33. 2002 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 70 pp.
  34. 2002 Southeastern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 42 pp.
  35. 2003 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 478 pp.
  36. 2003 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 72 pp.
  37. 2003 Southeastern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 43 pp.
  38. 2004 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 478 pp.
  39. 2004 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 72 pp.
  40. 2004 Southeastern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 44 pp.
  41. 2005 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 478 pp.
  42. 2005 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 74 pp.
  43. 2005 Southeastern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 46 pp.
  44. Ritchie, D. F., M. L. Parker, K. A. Sorensen, J. R. Meyer, W. E. Mitchem and S. J. Toth, Jr. (ed.). 2005. Crop Profile for Peaches in North Carolina. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 14 pp. Revised.
  45. Parker, M. L., W. E. Mitchem, K. A. Sorensen, B. Bunn, and S. J. Toth, Jr. (ed.). 2005. Crop Profile for Pecans in North Carolina. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 11 pp. Revised.
  46. 2006 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 532 pp.
  47. 2006 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 76 pp.
  48. 2006 Southeastern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 49 pp.
  49. Autio, W.R., T.L. Robinson, B.H. Barritt, J.A. Cline, R.M. Crassweller, C.G. Embree, D.C. Ferree, M.E. Garcia, G.M. Greene, E.E. Hoover, R.S. Johnson, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, R.L. Perry, G.L. Reighard, S.D. Seeley, and M. Warmund. 2006. Comparison of several semi-dwarf rootstocks with Fuji and McIntosh as cultivars: 1999 NC-140 semi-dwarf rootstock trials. Compact Fruit Tree 39(3):24-27.
  50. Autio, W.R., T.L. Robinson, B.H. Barritt, J.A. Cline, R.M. Crassweller, C.G. Embree, D.C. Ferree, M.E. Garcia, G.M. Greene, E.E. Hoover, R.S. Johnson, K. Kosola, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, R.L. Perry, G.L. Reighard, S.D. Seeley, and M. Warmund. 2006. Comparison of several dwarf rootstocks with Fuji and McIntosh as cultivars: 1999 NC-140 dwarf rootstock trials. Compact Fruit Tree 39(3):28-32.
  51. Robinson, T., L. Anderson, W. Autio, B. Barritt, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, W. Cowgill, C. Embree, D. Ferree, E. Garcia, G. Greene, C. Hampson, K. Kosola, M. Parker, R. Perry, T. Roper, and M. Warmund. 2006. A multi-location comparison of Geneva® 16, Geneva® 41 and M.9 apple rootstocks across North America. Compact Fruit Tree 39(3):22-23.
  52. 2007 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 532 pp.
  53. 2007 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 77 pp.
  54. 2007 Southeastern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 56 pp.
  55. 2007 Southeastern Apple Growers Meeting Proceedings. Editor and contributor. 66pp.
  56. 2007 Apple Orchard Management. Editor and Contributor. www.ces.ncsu.edu/disaster/freeze/Apple2007OrchardManagementInformation.pdf. 9pp.
  57. Training Young Apple and Peach Trees, Apple Production Newsletter. June. 3pp.
  58. 2008 North Carolina agricultural chemicals manual. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 552 pp.
  59. 2008 Integrated orchard management guide for commercial apples in the Southeast. Edited by J. Walgenbach. NC Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh. AG-572. 79 pp.
  60. 2008 Southeastern peach, nectarine and plum pest management and culture guide. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Bulletin 1171. 57 pp.
  61. 2008 Southeastern Apple Growers Meeting Proceedings. Editor and contributor. 89pp.
  62. Mitchem, W.E. and M.L. Parker. 2008. Preemergence Weed Control Programs for NC Pecan Orchards. 2008 NC Pecan Growers Twilight Meeting.
  63. Parker, M.L. , T. Hoyt, J.D. Obermiller, B. Clark, and J. Edney. 2008. 2008 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station apple rootstock update. Apple and Peach Field Day Proceedings. Fletcher, NC pp. 11-14.
  64. Parker, M.L. , J.D. Obermiller, J. Edney, T. Hoyt and B. Clark. 2008. 2008 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station peach update. Apple and Peach Field Day Proceedings. Fletcher, NC pp. 19-23.
  65. Have also written over 110 newsletter articles for county extension agents.

E: Videos


  1. Parker,M.L. (Coordinator). 1995. Administrative Briefing Update on Agriculture - The NCSU Apple Extension and Research Program.

F. Book, Book Chapters and Sections


  1. Parker, M.L. Training and Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees” (includes 7 figs and 3 photo plates). In: Acquaah, G. (2008). Horticulture: Principles and practices (4th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

E. Abstracts


  1. Parker, M. L. and J. Hull. 1987. Effect of orchard floor cover on fruit tree growth. HortScience 22:1125 (149).
  2. Parker, M. L. and J. Hull, Jr. 1988. Effect of orchard sods and their management on fruit tree growth. HortScience 23:790.
  3. Parker, M. L. and J. Hull. 1989. Effect of orchard floor management on peach tree growth. HortScience 23:485.
  4. Parker, M. L. and J. Hull. 1990. The effect of orchard floor management on peach tree rooting. XXIII International Horticultural Congress. Florence, Italy, No. 4100.
  5. Parker, M. L. and J. R. Meyer. 1992. Competitive vegetative orchard covers reduce peach rooting. HortScience 27:589.
  6. Parker, M. L. and S. L. Warren. 1993. Vegetative orchard floor covers can reduce apple tree rooting. HortScience 28:200.
  7. Parker, M.L. and E. Young. 1994. Evaluation of apple tree training techniques for higher-density orchard systems in North Carolina. HortScience 29:438.
  8. Werner, D., M.L. Parker, and E. Wheeler. 1995. Potential relationship between peach tree short life symptomology and aberrant wood anatomy. HortScience 30:786.
  9. Parker, M.L. and E. Young. 1996. High-density apple orchard management techniques evaluated for the southeast- year 5. HortScience 31:749.
  10. Parker,M.L., D. Ritchie, and A. Nyczepir. 1997. Peach rootstock performance of BY520-9 and Lovell in a peach tree short life site. HortScience 32. 497.
  11. Parker, M.L. 1998. Bloom thinning of peaches with gibberellic acid in the Southeast. HortScience 33: 514.
  12. Parker, M.L. and S.M. Blankenship. 1999. Effect of ethylene inhibitors on postharvest peach quality. HortScience 34: 480.
  13. Reighard, G., B. Wood, T. Beckman, M. Parker, and G. Krewer. 1999. Impact of southeastern hurricanes on peach and pecan orchards. HortScience 34: 564.
  14. Parker, M.L., C.R. Unrath, and D. Lockwood. 2000. Can Multi-state extension programming succeed? HortScience 35: 553.
  15. Parker, M.L. and D. Ritchie. 2001. Peach tree rootstock productivity and survival in a peach tree short life replant site. HortScience 36: 610.
  16. Blankenship, S.M. and M.L. Parker. 2001. Influence of 1-methylcyclopropene on shelf life of peach and nectarine cultivars. HortScience 36: 468.
  17. Autio, W.R., J.L. Anderson, B.H. Barritt, R.M. Crassweller, D.C. Ferree, G.M. Greene, S. Johnson, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, G.L. Reighard, and M. Warmund. 2004. Early performance of ‘Fuji’ apple on several dwarf rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 Rootstock Trial. HortScience 39:800.
  18. Autio, W.R., J.L. Anderson, B.H. Barritt, R.M. Crassweller, D.C. Ferree, G.M. Greene, S. Johnson, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, G.L. Reighard, and M. Warmund. 2004. Early performance of ‘Fuji’ apple on several semidwarf rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 Rootstock Trial. HortScience 39:799-800.
  19. Autio, W.R., J.L. Anderson, B.H. Barritt, R.M. Crassweller, D.C. Ferree, G.M. Greene, S. Johnson, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, G.L. Reighard, and M. Warmund. 2004. Early performance of ‘Fuji’ apple on several dwarf rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 Rootstock Trial. HortScience 39:800.
  20. Autio, W.R., J.L. Anderson, B.H. Barritt, R.M. Crassweller, D.C. Ferree, G.M. Greene, S. Johnson, J. Masabni, M.L. Parker, G.L. Reighard, and M. Warmund. 2004. Early performance of ‘Fuji’ apple on several semidwarf rootstocks in the 1999 NC-140 Rootstock Trial. HortScience 39:799-800.
  21. Parker, M.L., D.F. Ritchie, G.L. Reighard. 2004. Guardian rootstock performance and preplant soil fumigation effects in replant sites – Is preplant soil fumigation warranted? ISHS 6th International Peach Symposium. Santiago, Chile SA.
  22. Autio, W., T. Robinson, T. Bradshaw, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, C. Embree, E. Hoover, G. Lang, J. Masabni, M. Parker, G. Reighard, J. Schupp and M. Warmund. 2008 . Performance of several dwarfing rootstocks with >Fuji= and >McIntosh= as scion cultivars in the 1999 NC-140 dwarf apple rootstock trials. ISHS 9th International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. Geneva, NY. Page 128.
  23. Autio, W., T. Robinson, J. Cline, R. Crassweller, C. Embree, E. Hoover, G. Lang, J. Masabni, M. Parker, G. Reighard and M. Warmund. 2008. Performance of several semidwarfing rootstocks with >Fuji= and >McIntosh= as scion cultivars in the 1999 NC-140 semidwarf apple rootstock trials. ISHS 9th International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. Geneva, NY. Page 141.
  24. Parker, M.L., D.F. Ritchie, and G.L. Reighard. 2008. Guardian® peach rootstock performance and preplant soil fumigation effects in a fallow site. ISHS 9th International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. Geneva, NY. Page 50.

H. Popular and Miscellaneous Articles


  1. Parker, M.L. 1994. Preventing bee kill. American Fruit Grower. March, 1994. pp 26-28.
  2. Parker, M.L. 1999. Tree training tips - How to manage high-density trees. American Fruit Grower. January. pp. 10-11.
  3. Parker, M.L. 1999. The botany of fruit tree grafting. Kitchen Gardener. June/July No.21:8-9.
  4. Parker,M.L. and D. Ritchie. 2001. Survival and yield in a peach tree short life replant site. Peach Times, Summer 2001.

I. Technical Reports


  1. Bromley, P. T., W. T. Sullivan, Jr., J. G. Vandenbergh, and M. L. Parker. 1992. Status of vole damage in residential settings and damage control options in North Carolina. Dept. of Zoology, NCSU. pp 55.
  2. Toth, S.J., Jr., H.M. Linker, G.A. Sullivan, A.C. York, D.W. Monks, M.L. Parker, J.R. Schultheis, W.A. Skroch, R.L. Brandenburg, K.A. Sorensen, J.F. Walgenbach, C.W. Averre, J.E. Bailey, and T.B. Sutton. 1991. A survey of pesticide use on apples, cucumbers, and peanuts in North Carolina. Data report to the National Agricultural Pesticide Impact Assessment Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 255 pp.

J. Thesis


Own

  1. Parker, M. L. 1985. The effect of apple cultivars, harvest maturity and storage duration on the carbon dioxide evolution response of fruit damaged by bruising. M.S. Thesis, Mich. State Univ., East Lansing.
  2. Parker, M. L. 1990. The response of fruit trees to orchard floor management. Ph.D. Dissertation, Mich. State Univ., East Lansing.