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Dr. Brian E. Whipker - Publications

Problem Diagnostics and Crop Culture

Available at: http://www.nccfga.org/publications.html

Insect and Mites Disorder Guide
Geranium Disorder Guide
Bedding Plant Disorder Guide
Fall Crops Disorder Guide
Nutrient Disorder Guide
Pansy Disorder Guide

Plant Root Zone Management Manual
Pansy Production Handbook


Plant Nutrition and Water Quality

Gibson, J.L., D.S. Pitchay, A.L. Williams-Rhodes, B.E. Whipker, P.V. Nelson. and J.M. Dole. 2007. Nutrient Deficiencies in Bedding Plants: A Pictorial Guide for Identification and Correction.  Ball Publ. Batavia, IL  p. 370.

Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, J.M. Frantz, and I. McCall. 2006. Establishing best management practices for avoiding boron deficiency in pansy plugs. Proc. SNA Res. Conf. 51th Annu. Rpt 51:632-634.  Atlanta, GA.

Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, B. Cleveland, and I. McCall. 2006. Taking the “art” out of interpreting tissue analysis of geraniums. Proc. SNA Res. Conf. 51th Annu. Rpt 51:635-639. Atlanta, GA.

Cavins, T.J., B.E. Whipker and W.C. Fonteno. 2006. PourThru: A method for monitoring nutrition in the greenhouse.  Acta Horticulturae (in press).

Cavins, T.J., B.E. Whipker, and W. Fonteno. 2005. Timing of PourThru affects pH, electrical conductivity, and leachate volume. Comm. Plant Soil Sci.  36:1573-1581.

Cavins, T.J., B.E. Whipker, and W. Fonteno. 2004. Establishment of calibration curves for comparison of pour-through and saturated media extract nutrient values. HortScience 39(7):1635-1639.


Plant Growth Regulators

Whipker, B.E. 2006. GrowerTalks/North Carolina State University Plant Growth Regulator 2007.  GrowerTalks. 18 pp.

Whipker, B. E., J.L. Gibson, and C.B. Cerveny. 2006.  Rooting hormones and plant growth regulators, p. 89-100.  In: J.M. Dole and J.L. Gibson (eds.). Cutting propagation.  Ball Publishing, Batavia, IL.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, and B.A. Krug. 2006. Flurprimidol substrate drenches and foliar sprays control growth of 'Blue Champion' exacum. HortTechnology 16:354-356.

Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall, and J.M. Dole. 2006. Hyacinth height control using pre-plant bulb soaks of flurprimidol. HortTechnology 16:370-375.

Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall, and J.M. Dole. 2006. Narcissus response to plant growth regulators. HortTechnology 16:129-132.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, and B.A. Krug. 2006 Topflor foliar sprays effective on snapdragon. Proc. SNA Res. Conf. 51th Annu. Rpt 51:679-681. Atlanta, GA.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, and B.A. Krug. 2006. Topflor foliar sprays effective on dianthus. Proc. SNA Res. Conf. 51th Annu. Rpt 51:682-683. Atlanta, GA.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, and B.A. Krug. 2006. Topflor liner soaks effective on Agryranthemum frutescens. Proc. SNA Res. Conf. 51th Annu. Rpt 51:684-686. Atlanta, GA.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, and B.A. Krug. 2006. Topflor liner dips effective on Strobilanthes. Proc. SNA Res. Conf. 51th Annu. Rpt 51:687-688. Atlanta, GA.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, and B.A. Krug. 2006. Topflor liner dips effective on vegetative coleus. Proc. SNA Res. Conf. 51th Annu. Rpt 51:689-690. Atlanta, GA.

Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, I. McCall, and J.M. Dole.  2005.  Comparison of flurprimidol to ancymidol, paclobutrazol, and uniconazole for tulip height control. HortTechnology 15:370-373.

Krug, B.A., B.E. Whipker, and I. McCall.  2005.  Flurprimidol is effective at controlling height of ‘Star Gazer’ oriental lily. HortTechnology 15:373-376.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, J.L. Gibson, and T.J. Cavins. 2005. Flurprimidol foliar sprays control growth of nemesia (Nemesia x hybrida and Nemesia caerula complex). PGRSA Quarterly 31:12-15.

Whipker, B.E., B.A. Krug, and I. McCall. 2005. 6-benzyladenine pre-plant tuber soaks ineffective for chemical de-eying of caladiums. PGRSA Quarterly 31:16-20.

Gibson, J.L. and B.E. Whipker. 2004. Ethephon and trimming of Scaevola aemula stock plants influence vegetative cutting quantity and quality. PGRSA Quarterly 32:119-123.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, J.L. Gibson, and T.J. Cavins. 2004. Flurprimidol foliar sprays and substrate drenches control growth of ‘Pacino’ pot sunflowers. HortTechnology 14:411-414.

Whipker, B.E., I. McCall, J.L. Gibson, and T.J. Cavins. 2004. Flurprimidol foliar sprays control growth of New Guinea impatiens. PGRSA Quarterly 32:4-8.