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Recent Publications

First report of basal drop and white mold on lettuce, broccoli and mustard caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Tennessee, U.S.A Shrestha, U., K. J. Swilling, D. M. Butler, and B. H. Ownley.  2018.  Plant Disease, 102(1): 249.

The Effect of Environment and Nutrients on Hydroponic Lettuce Yield, Quality, and Phytonutrients Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Horticulturae, Vol. (4):48: 1-15. Special Issue: Abiotic Stress Effects on Performance of Horticultural Crops. [Abstract]

Effect of temperature and potassium on lettuce biomass, quality, and phytonutrient concentrations.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S313.

The effect of environment and nutrient solution concentrations on hydroponic lettuce yield, quality, and phytonutrients.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S313.

Effects of elevated temperature and potassium on biomass and quality of dark red ‘Lollo Rosso’ Lettuce. Horticulturea.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Horticulturea, (4)11: 1-11. Special Issue: Plant Production in Controlled Environments.

Effects of elevated temperature and potassium on biomass and quality of dark red ‘Lollo Rosso’ Lettuce. Horticulturea.  Sublett, W. L., T. C. Barickman, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  Horticulturae, (4)11: 1-11. Special Issue: Plant Production in Controlled Environments.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse-grown Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient and Soluble Sugar Concentrations.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, J. R. Wheeler, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):504-509. [Abstract]

Light emitting diode and metal halide supplemental lighting for greenhouse bibb lettuce production in the Midwestern United States.  Bumgarner, N. R., and J. Buck.  2016.  J. Applied Hort, 18(2): 128-132.

Nutritional Value of Crisphead ‘Iceberg’ and Romaine Lettuces (Lactuca sativa L.) Kim, M. J., Y. Moon, D. A. Kopsell, S. Park, J. C. Tou, and N. L. Waterland.  2016.  Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 8, No. 11.

Elevated Levels of Potassium in Greenhouse Red Romaine Lettuce Impacts Mineral Nutrient Content and Nutritional Quality.  Barickman, T. C., T. E. Horgan, and C. E. Sams.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S395-S396. [Abstract]

Climate Change—Realities, Controversies, and Responses.  Ray, T. R., C. E. Sams, and W. V. Baird.  2015.  HortScience, 50(9):S66. This was an invited Colloguia for ASHS 2015 Annual Meeting. [Abstract]

Comparison of light emitting diode and high pressure sodium light treatments for hydroponic growth of Boston lettuce.  Martineau, V., M. G. Lefsrud, M. Tahera Naznin, and D. A. Kopsell.  2012.  HortScience, 47(4):477-482.