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David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

David Wheeler Hughes
Greever Chair of Agribusiness

Jennie L. Ivey
Assistant Professor
Extension Equine Specialist



A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016


(1 mention)

Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime.


Recent Publications

Rare osteochondroma associated with natural mortality of a wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Kalb, M. M., D. L. Miller, M. K. Keel, and J. L. Bowman.  2018.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

First report of an aerial blight of Chrysogenum virginianum (Green and Gold) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in the United States Trigiano, R. N., S. L. Boggess, and B. H. Ownley.  2018.  Plant Disease, http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-17-1236-PDN.

First report of powdery mildew caused by Golovinomyces spadiceus on green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum) in the United States Trigiano, R. N., S. L. Boggess, and E. C. Bernard.  2018.  Plant Disease.

Farm Business and Operator Variables Associated with Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Count from Dairy Herds in the Southeastern United States DeLong, K. L., D. M. Lambert, S. M. Schexnayder, P. D. Krawczel, J. M. Fly, L. Garkovich, and S. P. Oliver.  2017.  Journal of Dairy Science, 100(11):9298-9310. [Abstract]

Cotton Disease Loss Estimate Committee Report, 2016 Lawrence, K., H. M. Kelly, et al.  2017.  Beltwide Cotton Conference. [Abstract]

Factors affecting availability for detection: An example using radio- collared Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus).  Lituma, C. A., D. A. Buehler, E. P. Tanner, A. M. Unger, P. D. Keyser, and C. A. Harper.  2017.  PLOS ONE, 12(12): e0190376. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190376.

Expression of the limited transpiration trait under high vapor pressure deficit in peanut RIL populations: Runner and Virginia type' A. Shekoofa, T.R. Sinclair, C. Aninbon, C.C. Holbrook, T.G. Isleib, P. Ozias-Akins, and Y. Chu.  Shekoofa, A.  2017.  Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, A research paper-peer review journal, in press. [Abstract]

Evaluating Financial and Economic Factors Contributing to the Sustainability of Beginning Farms: Evidence from Five Farms in Tennessee and Virginia Velandia, M., C. Trejo-Pech, D. Morris, A. L. Wszelaki, K. Niewolny, and L. MacAuley.  2017.  W388, UT Extension.

Disruptions of the Supratemporal Canal in the Snubnose Darter (Etheostoma simoterum).  Williams, Chauntelle  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Simulated Flood of a Small Constructed Floodplain Wetland in Virginia: Event-Scale Pollutant Attenuation Ludwig, A. L., W. C. Hession, D. T. Scott, and D. L. Gallagher.  2016.  Transactions of the ASABE, 59(5): 1319-1329. [Abstract]

First report of ranavirus and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in green salamanders (Aneides aenus) from Virginia, USA Blackburn, M., J. Wayland, W. H. Smith, J. H. McKenna, M. Harry, M. K. Hamed, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2015.  Herpetological Review, 46:357-361.

Ant seed dispersal networks in two southwest Virginia forests.  Kwit, C., and H. A. Passmore.  2015.  Natural Areas Association annual conference, Little Rock, AR.