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Center for Native Grasslands Management 
Research includes forage production, biofuels production, restoration of native grassland communities, and wildlife conservation.


Recent Publications

The microbiome of Ehrlichia-infected and uninfected Lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) Trout Fryxell, R. T., and J. M. DeBruyn.  2016.  PLOS ONE 11: e0146651.

The Top Ten Floral Diseases and their Control Windham, A. S.  2015.  NC Arboretum Horticulture IPM Symposium, Asheville, NC; Oct 1.

Type and rate of plant growth regulator influence vegetative, floral growth, and quality of Little Lime™ hydrangea.  Cochran, D., and A. Fulcher.  2013.  HortTechnology, 23(3):1-6.

Soil biota in post-mining sites along a climatic gradient in the USA: simple communities in shortgrass prairie recover faster than complex communities in tallgrass prairie and forest Frouz, J., V. Jílková, T. Cajthaml, V. Pizl, K. Tajovski, L. Hanel, A. Burasova, H. Simacova, K. Kolarikova, J. A. Franklin, J. Nawrot, and J. Groninger.  2013.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 67:212-225.

A Progress Report on Commercialization in the USA of Purple-Fruited Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.), an Underutilized Fruit Crop.  Griffis, J. L. Jr., C. E. Sams, M. M. Manners, T. G. McDonald, and T. J. Radovich.  2013.  Acta Horticulturae, (In Press).

Commercialization of a Relatively Unknown Crop: Purple-fruited Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.) —A Case Study.  Griffis, J. L., C. E. Sams, M. M. Manners, T. J. K. Radovich, and T. G. McDonald.  2013.  HortScience, 48(9): S214.

Purple-fruited Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.): Crop Development and Commercialization.  Griffis, J. L., M. M. Manners, C. E. Sams, T. G. McDonald, and T. J. Radovich.  2013.  Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 126:.

Feeding Mice Aged and Fresh Blackberries Powder Supplements Result in Shifts in the Gastrointestinal Microflora.  S. H. Park, I. B. Hanning, W. Gilbert, M. Munro, L. Devareddy, and S. C. Ricke.  2013.  Food Bioscience 1:66-72..

The gastrointestinal microflora profiles in poultry are modified by supplementing feed with prebiotics.  SH Park, I. B. Hanning, A Perotti, EJ Alm, S Pendleton, and SC Ricke.  2012.  World Poultry Congress, Bahia, Brazil..

Differences in Gastrointestinal Microflora of Obese Mice after adding Fresh or Aged Blackberry Powders.  SH Park, I. B. Hanning, W Gilbert, M Munro, L Devareddy, and SC Ricke.  2012.  American Society for Microbiology 112th General Meeting. San Francisco, CA..

Floral scent in wisteria: Chemical composition, emission pattern and regulation.  Jiang, Y., Chen, X., Lin, H., Wang, F., and F. Chen.  2011.  J. Amer. Soc. Hort Sci., 136:307-314.

Four Aspects of Dogwood Pollination: Insect Visitation, A Novel Approach to Identify Pollen, Floral Volatile Emission and Tracking Parentage.  Paul Rhoades  2011.  Thesis for M.S. in Entomology and Plant Pathology.