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Current Horticulture Graduate Students

Also see the former graduate students.

  Name / Degree Research Area Advisor
Alderidge, Ryan Blueberry tolerance to saflufenacil herbicide Dr. Jennings
Barkley, Susan (MS) Optimization of sweetpotato production in North Carolina. Research includes seeding density, in-row spacing, fertilization, herbicide tolerance, and variety trials Dr. Schultheis
Barrier, Hunter (MS) Vegetable production Dr. Gunter
Basinger, Nick (MS) Effect of herbicide strip width and late season weed competition on wine grape growth and yield; Vegetative-free strip width effect on established 'Navaho' blackberry growth, yield and quality Dr. Jennings
Bhattarai, Krishna (MS) Analysis of pathogen associated molecular pattern for screening bacterial spot resistance in tomato Dr. Panthee
Borsay, Amy (MHS) Horticultural therapy for wounded warriors Ms. Spafford
Bradish, Christine (PhD) Building the genomic infrastructure for raspberry in North Carolina Dr. Perkins-Veazie
Burgner, Gerald (PhD) Horticultural ecology in the urgan landscape; Turfgrass alternatives to traditional turfgrass management Dr. Fair
Carlson, Alicain (PhD) Effects of solution pH and bacteria species on the postharvest quality of zinnia and global gene expression changes in cut rosa causing petal blueing and bent neck Dr. Dole
Chaudhari, Sushila (PhD) Competitiveness and herbicide tolerance of grafted tomatoes Dr. Monks
Chiu, Yu Chun(MS) Phenolics compounds composition in broccoli Dr. Brown
Crumley, Jennifer (MS) Effects of genotype and environment on agronomic performance and phytochemical profile of Echinacea Dr. Davis
Dayton, Daniel (MS) Weed competition and control in solanaceous crops Dr. Jennings
Ducharme, Diane (PhD) Vegetable production Dr. Gunter
Elder, Kevin (MS) Impact of leaf removal red grape phenolic content and assessment of grape cultivars suited to North Carolina Dr. Spayd
Erickson, Robert (MHS-DE) Landscape horticulture Dr. Fair
Gillooly, Dominic (MS) A survey of the genus Kalmia utilizing flow cytometry and traditional cytology; Polyploid induction in Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' for use in cultivar development; The effects of high rates of potassium salt of indole butyric acid on the rooting of evergreen Magnolia species Dr. Ranney
Gragg, Lauren (MS) Physiology of woody landscape plants growing in urban environments Dr. Kraus
Granitz, Halley (MS) Improving the North Carolina cut flower industry Dr. Kornegay
Gu, Yu 'Luna'(MS) Pollination mechanism determination of 12 cultivars of zinnia; DNA content detection of zinnia germplasm with flow cytometry; Polyploid induction in two zinnia species with Oryzalin; Differences of the economic productivity, disease resistance, flower quality between direct seeded vs. transplant zinnia and between season-long planting vs. rotated planting Dr. Kornegay
Hatch, Roselyn (PhD) Effects of matrix attachment regions and their effects on transgene expression in Arabidopsis Dr. Allen
Hootman, Travis (MS) Development of interspecific cut flower zinnias with resistance to bacterial leaf and flower spot Dr. Kornegay
Jacobs, Raymond (PhD) Examining a potential shared rate-limiting resistance mechanism to two major anthracnose diseases of strawberry Dr. Pattison
Jiang, Chen (PhD) Postharvest physiological changes of vegetable upon application of essential oils as an innovative washing sanitizer Dr. Perkins-Veazie
Johnson, Adam (MHS-DE) Landscape horticulture Dr. Davis
Jones, Ben (MHS) Design and performance testing of a new modular green roof system for steep slope applications: a comparative analysis of runoff quantity and plant health at slopes of 25, 50 and 75% Ms. Spafford
Judd, Lesley (PhD) Analyses of consistently made biochar for chemical and physical properties and their effects on container substrates Dr. Jackson
Kim, Moo Jung(PhD) Storability, phenolic composition, and anti-inflammatory activities of organically growh blackberries Dr. Perkins-Veazie
Kressin, Jonathan (MS) Plant-pathogen interactions between tomato and bacterial wilt disease focusing on plant genetics of resistance in a grafted field tomato context Dr. Panthee
Li, Mengya (MS) ACC physiological metabolism in early apple fruit abscission Dr. McArtney
Lin, Ying-Chen (MS) Blueberry genomic mapping and QTL Dr. Brown
Marticorena, Drew (PhD) Quantifying the multiplier Dr. Creamer
McElhannon, Michelle (PhD) Optimization of water and nutrient supply during adventitious root formation in vegetative annuals Dr. Dole
McNellie, James (MS) Mapping genes responsibility for PTI to Pseudomonas syringae (bacterial speck) in tomato Dr. Panthee
Patel, Takshay (MS) Overexpression of celery mannitol dehydrogenase in tomato increases resistance to mannitol secretin fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea Dr. Williamson
Phillips, Whitney (MS) Fertility and reproductive behavior of triploid Pyrus calleryana; Utilizing somatic embryogenesis to segregate tissue chimeras in Prunus serruata; Taxonomic revision of Fothergilla spp. Dr. Ranney
Riley, Elizabeth (PhD) Evaluation of filter bed media composition and plant species for rain gardens and appropriate N rate and N:P:K ratios for the production of herbaceous perennials Dr. Kraus
Roberts, David (MS) Genome size survey, allelism study inheritance study, foliar pigment analysis of Cercis Dr. Werner
Schumann, Mitchell (MS) Linkage map and QTL analysis of nutritional and horticultural traits in tetraploid potatoes Dr. Yencho
Suchoff, David (MS) Vigor as a function of nitrogen use efficiency in grafted tomatoes and grafted watermelon Dr. Schultheis
Thompson, Brad (MS) Vegetable production Dr. Schultheis
VandenLangenberg, Kyle (PhD) Studying the inheritance and genetic mechanism behind the new source of resistance to downy mildew in cucumber Dr. Wehner
Wolfe, Joe (MS) Weed science Dr. Neal
Yada, Benard (PhD) Development of SSR markers and QTL analysis of disease and pest resistance in sweetpotato Dr. Yencho
Yap, Ted (MS) Methods that influence the engineering and physical properties of pine tree substrate components Dr. Jackson
Zhou, Junyan (MHS) An evaluation and comparison of perferences of plants in small urban green spaces Ms. Sherk