Department of Plant and Soil Science
Plant and Soil Science Faculty Research Publications
Bradshaw, T.L., Berkett, L.P., Griffith, M.C., Kingsley-Richards, S.L., Darby, H.M., Parsons, R.L., Moran, R.E. and Garcia, M.E. 2013. Assessment of kelp extract biostimulants on arthropod incidence and damage in a certified organic apple orchard. Acta Hort. 1001:139-145.
Garcia, M.E., Moran, R.E., Berkett, L.P., Bradshaw, T.L., Darby , H.M., Kingsley-Richards, S.L. and Parsons, R.L. 2013. Performance in the early production years of two organic orchards established by different methods: newly-planted and top-grafted. Acta Hort. 1001:161-165.
Bradshaw, T.L., Berkett, L.P., Griffith, M.C., Kingsley-Richards, S.L., Darby, H.M., Parsons, R.L., Moran, R.E. and Garcia, M.E. 2013. Assessment of kelp extract biostimulants on tree growth, yield, and fruit quality in a certified organic apple orchard. Acta Hort. 1001:191-198.
Berkett, L.P., Bradshaw, T.L., Griffith, M.C., Kingsley-Richards, S.L., Darby, H.M., Parsons, R.L., Moran, R.E. and Garcia, M.E. 2013. Disease and arthropod evaluation of five apple cultivars under organic management in Vermont, USA. Acta Hort. 1001:235-248.
Bradshaw, T.L., Berkett, L.P., Griffith, M.C., Kingsley-Richards, S.L., Darby, H.M., Parsons, R.L., Moran, R.E. and Garcia, M.E. 2013. Assessment of kelp extract biostimulants on disease incidence and damage in a certified organic apple orchard. Acta Hort. 1001:265-271.
Sangha, J. S., Chen,Y. H., J. Kaur, W. Khan, Z. Abduljaleel, M. Alanazi, A. Mills, C. B. Adalla, J. Bennett, H. Leung. 2013. Proteome Analysis of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Mutants reveals candidate genes for resistance to brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) Infestation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Special Issue Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance Mechanisms in Plants. 14:3921-3945.
Piiroinen, S., L. Lindström, A. Lyytinen, J. Mappes, Chen, Y. H., V. Izzo, A. Grapputo. 2013. Pre-invasion history and demography shape the evolution of the insecticide resistance-related acetylcholinesterase 2 gene in the invasive Colorado potato beetle. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:13.
Chen, Y. H., G. A. Langellotto, A. T. Barrion, and N. L. Cuong. 2013. Arthropod diversity and community composition in wild and cultivated rice fields in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(1): 100-110.
Morris, K.S., Méndez, V.E., S.T. Lovell & M. Olson 2013. Conventional food plot management in an organic coffee cooperative: explaining the paradox. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(7): 762-787.
Erickson, D.L., S.T. Lovell & Méndez, V.E. 2013. Identifying, quantifying and classifying agricultural opportunities for land use planning. Landscape & Urban Planning 118 (1): 29-39.
Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon, M.B. Olson, K.S. Morris & A. Shattuck 2013. Conservación de agrobiodiversidad y medios de vida en cooperativas de café bajo sombra en Centroamérica [Conservation of agrobiodiversity and livelihoods in shade coffee cooperatives of Central America]. Ecosistemas (Spain) 22(1): 16-24.
Morris, K.S., Méndez,V. E. & M.B. Olson 2013. 'Los meses flacos': seasonal food insecurity in a Salvadoran organic coffee cooperative. Journal of Peasant Studies 40(2): 457-480.
Sales, E.F., Méndez,V. E., F.R. Caporal & J.C. Faria 2013. Agroecological transition of Conilon coffee (Coffea canephora) agroforestry systems in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(4): 405-429.
Fernandez, M., K. Goodall, M.B. Olson & Méndez,V.E. 2013. Agroecology and alternative agrifood movements in the United States: towards a sustainable agrifood system. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(1):115-126.
Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon and R. Cohen 2013. Agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented approach. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(1):3-18.
Méndez, V.E., C.M. Bacon and R. Cohen (Guest Editors) 2013. Agroecology and the transformation of agro-food systems: Transdisciplinary and participatory perspectives. Invited Special Inaugural Issue of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37(1).
Neher, D.A., Asmussen, D., and Lovell, S.T. 2013. Roads in northern hardwood forests affect adjacent plant communities and soil chemistry in proportion to maintained roadside area. Science of the Total Environment. 449: 320-327.
Wang, F., Liu, J., Zou, B., Neher, D.A., Zhu, W., and Li, Z. 2013. Species-dependent responses of soil microbial properties to fresh leaf inputs in a subtropical forest soil in South China. Journal of Plant Ecology Pages 1_11.
Zhao, J., and Neher, D.A. 2013. Soil nematode genera that predict specific types of disturbance. Applied Soil Ecology 64: 135-141.
Zhao, J., Neher, D.A., Fu, S., Li, Z., Wang, K. 2013. Non-target effects of herbicides on soil nematode assemblages. Pest Management Science 69: 679-684.
Zhao, J., Shao, Y., Wang, X., Neher, D.A., Xu, G., Li, Z., and Fu, S. 2013. Sentinel soil invertebrate taxa as bioindicators for forest management practices. Ecological Indicators 24: 236-239.
Wang, F., Zhu, W., Zou, B., Neher, D.A., Xia, H., Fu, S., Li, Z. 2013. Seedling growth and soil nutrient availability in exotic and native tree species: implications for afforestation in southern China. Plant and Soil 364: 207-218.
Lawrence, G.B., I.J. Fernandez, D. deB. Richter, Ross D.S., P.W. Hazlett, S.W. Bailey, R. Oiumet, R.A.F. Warby, A.H. Johnson, H. Lin, J.M. Kaste, A.G. Lapenis, and T.J. Sullivan. 2013. Measuring environmental change in forest ecosystems by repeated soil sampling: a North American perspective. Journal of Environmental Quality 42(3): 623-639.
Görres J. H. and R.D.S. Melnichuk, 2012. Asian invasive earthworrms of genus Amynthas Kinberg in Vermont. Northeastern Naturalist 19:313-322.
Gouli, V.V., Gouli, S., Skinner, M., Hamilton, G., Kim, J.S., & Parker, B.L. 2012. Virulence of select entomopathogenic
fungi to the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Pest
Management Sci. 68: 155-157.
Gunes, K., Tuncsiper, B., Ayaz, S., Drizo, A., 2012. The ability of free water surface constructed wetland system to treat high strength domestic wastewater: A case study for the Mediterranean. Ecological Engineering, 44: 278–284.
Neher, D.A., Weicht, T.R., and Barbercheck, M.E. 2012. Linking invertebrate communities to decomposition rate and nitrogen availability in pine forest soils. Applied Soil Ecology 54: 14-23.
Olson, M.B., Morris, K.S., and Méndez, V. E., 2012. Cultivation of maize landraces by small-scale shade coffee farmers in western El Salvador. Agricultural Systems 111: 63-74.
Juillerat, J.I., Ross, D.S. and Banks, M.S., 2012. Mercury in litterfall and upper soil horizons in forested ecosystems in Vermont, USA. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31(8): 1720-1729.
Ross, D. S., Shanley, J. B. B., Campbell, J. L., Lawrence, G. B., Bailey, S.W., Likens, G. E.,Wemple, B., Fredriksen, G. and Jamison, A. E., 2012. Spatial patterns of soil nitrification and nitrate export from forested headwaters in the northeastern USA. J. Geophys. Res. 117: 1-14.
Young, E.O., Ross, D.S., Alves, C. and Villars, T., 2012. Influence of soil series on phosphorus forms and availability at two riparian sites in the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont). J. Soil Water Conserv. 67(1): 1-7.
Published 2011Amir-Maafi, M., and Parker, B.L., 2011. Biological parameters of the egg parasitoid Trissolcus grandis (Hym.: Scelionidae). J. Entomol. Soc. Iran 30(2): 67-81.
Bao, Y., and Neher, D.A., 2011. Survey of lesion and northern root-knot nematodes associated with vegetables in Vermont. Nematropica 41: 98-106.
Bao, Y., Neher, D.A., and Chen, S., 2011. Effect of soil disturbance and biocides on nematode communities and extracellular enzyme activity in soybean cyst nematode suppressive soil. Nematology 13(6): 687-699.
Brown, R. and Görres, J.H., 2011.The Use of Soil Amendments to Improve Survival of Roadside Grasses. HortScience 46 (10): 1404-1410.
Chen, Y. H., and Bernal C., 2011. Arthropod diversity and community structure on wild and cultivated rice. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 13(2): 181–189.
Darby, B.J., Housman, D.C., Neher, D.A., and Belnap, J., 2011. Few short-term effects of elevated soil temperature and increased frequency of summer precipitation on the abundance and taxonomic diversity of desert soil micro- and meso-fauna. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1474-1481
Erickson, D., Lovell, S.T. and Méndez, V.E., 2011. Landowner willingness to embed production agriculture and other land use options in residential areas of Chittenden county, VT, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 103(2): 174-184
Fetter, J.C., Brown, R.N., Görres, J.H., Lee C, and Amador, J.A., 2011. Nitrate and Phosphate Leaching Under Turfgrass Fertilized With A Squid-Based Organic Fertilizer. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 223(4): 1531-1541
Hurley, S.E. and Forman, R.T.T., 2011. Stormwater ponds and biofilters for large urban sites: modeled arrangements that achieve the phosphorus reduction target for Boston’s Charles River, USA. Ecological Engineering 37: 850–863.
Kim, J.S., Kassa, A., Skinner, M., Hata, T. and Parker, B.L., 2011. Production of thermotolerant entomopathogenic fungal conidia on millet grains. J. Industrial Microbiology & Biotech. 38: 697-704
Kingsley-Richards, S. L. and Perry, L.P., 2011. Influence of Plant Age on Cold Hardiness of Three Container-Grown Herbaceous Perennials J. Environ. Hort. 29(4): 163–168.
Parsons, D., McRoberts, K. C., Cherney, J. H., Cherney, D. J.R., Bosworth, S.C., Jimenez-Serrano, F. R., 2011. Preharvest neutral detergent fiber concentration of temperate perennial grasses as influenced by stubble height. Crop Science 52: 2: 923-931.
Parker, B.L., M. Skinner, Tobi, D., Kim, J.S. and Teillon, H.B., 2011. Populations of pear thrips in sugar maple stands in Vermont: 1989-2005. Great Lakes Entomol. 44: 64-73.
Parker, B.L., Skinner, M. , Costa, S., Gouli, S., Reid, W., and El Bouhssini, M., 2011. Entomopathogenic fungi of Eurygaster integriceps Puton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae): collection and characterization for development. Biol. Control 27(3): 260-272
Pfluke, P. D., Jokela, W.E. , Bosworth, S.C., 2011. Ammonia Volatilization from Surface-Banded and Broadcast Application of Liquid Dairy Manure on Grass Forage. J. of Environmental Quality 40: 374-382.
Ross, D.S. and Wemple, B.C. 2011. Soil nitrification in a large forested watershed, Ranch Brook (Vermont), mirrors patterns in smaller northeastern USA catchments. Forest Ecology and Management 262 (6): 1084–1093.
Ross, D.S., Bailey, S.W., Lawrence, G.B., Shanley, J.B., Fredriksen,G., Jamison, A.E., Brousseau, P.A., 2011. Near-surface soil carbon, C/N ratio and tree species are tightly linked across northeastern USA watersheds. Forest Science, 57(6): 460-469.
Bird, S. and Drizo, A., 2010. EAF Steel Slag Filters for Phosphorus Removal
from Milk Parlor Effluent: The Effects of Solids Loading, Alternate Feeding
Regimes and In-Series Design. Water 2(3): 484-499.
Carter, J. E., Jokela, W.E., Bosworth, S.C., 2010. Grass forage response to broadcast or surface banded liquid manure and fertilizer. Agronomy J. 102: 1123-1131.
Chen, Y.H., Berlocher, S.H., Opp, S.B., and Roderick, G.K., 2010. Post-colonization temporal variation in population genetic structure of an invasive fly, Rhagoletis completa. Genetica 138(9-10): 1059-1075.
Flis, S. A., Ballard C.S., Thomas E.D., Bosworth S.C., Darrah J.W., 2010. Corn silage growth and yield after application of dairy manure with high copper concentrations. Agronomy J. 102: 815-819.
Garcia, M. E., Berkett, L.P., Bradshaw, T., and Kingsley-Richards, S., Moran, R. E., Parsons, R., 2010. Horticultural Options when Starting an Organic Apple Orchard. Acta Hort. 873, ISHS. 277-281.
Gorres, J.H. and Amador, J.A., 2010. Partitioning of habitable pore space in earthworm burrows. Journal of Nematology 42: 68-72.
Gouli, V., Provost, C., Parker, B.L. , Skinner, M., and Gouli, S.Y., 2010. Comparison of two methods for quality estimation of spray deposits after application of microbial pesticides. Biocontrol Sci. & Technol. 20(3): 331-337.
Jokela, W.E, Ross, D.S., and Tilley, J.P., 2010. Manure nutrient content on Vermont dairy farms: long-term trends and relationships. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Analysis. 41(5): 623-637
Kaur, A.J., Ross, D.S., and Fredriksen, G., 2010. Effect of soil mixing on nitrification rates in soils of two deciduous forests of Vermont, USA. Plant & Soil 331: 289–298.
Kim, J.S., Kassa, A., Skinner, M., Hata, T., and Parker, B.L., 2010. Production of thermotolerant entomopathogenic fungal conidia on millet grains. J. Indus. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 38 (6): 697-704.
Kim, J.S., Parker, B. L. and Skinner, M., 2010. Effects of culture media on hydrophobicity and thermotolerance of Bb and Ma conidia, with description of a novel surfactant based hydrophobicity assay. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 105: 322-328.
Kim, J.S., Skinner, M. and Parker, B.L., 2010. Influence of whey permeate and millet as substrates on thermotolerance of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae conidia during storage. Biocon. Sci. Technol. 20: 859-863.
Kim, J.S., Skinner, M., and Parker, B.L., 2010. Plant oils for improving thermotolerance of Beauveria bassiana. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 20: 1348-1350.
Lee, M., Drizo, A., Rizzo D., Druschel G., Hayden, N. and Twohig E, 2010. Evaluating the efficiency and temporal variation of pilot-scale hybrid and integrated constructed wetlands for treating high BOD and P concentrated dairy effluent. Water Research 44(14): 4077- 4086.
Lovell S.T., Méndez,V.E., Erickson, D.L., Nathan, C. and DeSantis, S., 2010. Extent, pattern, and multifunctionality of agroforestry systems in Vermont, USA. Agroforestry Systems 80(2): 153-171.
Lovell, S.T., Desantis, S., Nathan, C.A., Olson, M.B., Méndez,V.E., Kominami, H.C., Erickson, D.L., Morris, K.S. and Morris, W.B., 2010. Integrating agroecology and landscape multifunctionality in Vermont: a framework to evaluate the design of agroecosystems. Agricultural Systems 103: 327-341.
Méndez, V. E., Bacon, C.M., Olson, M., Petchers, S., Herrador, D., Carranza, C. ,Trujillo, L. , Guadarrama-Zugasti, C. , Cordón, A., & Mendoza, A., 2010. Effects of Fair Trade and organic certifications on small-scale farmer households of Central America and Mexico. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 25(3): 236-251.
Méndez, V.E., Bacon, C.M., Olson, M., Morris, K. S., Shattuck, A., 2010. Agrobiodiversity and Shade Coffee Smallholder Livelihoods: A Review and Synthesis of Ten Years of Research in Central America. Professional Geographer 62(3): 357-376.
Neher, D.A. 2010. Ecology of plant and free-living nematodes in natural and agricultural soil. Annual Review of Phytopathology 48: 371-39.
Parker, B.L., Amir-Maafi, M., Skinner, M., Kim, J.S., and El Bouhssini, M., 2010. Distribution of Sunn Pest, Eurygaster integriceps Puton (Hemiptera: Scutelleridae), in overwintering sites. J. Asia-Pacific Entomol. 14(1): 83–88
Reid, W.R., Parker, B.L., Gouli, S.Y., Skinner, M., Gouli, V.V., and Teillon, H.B., 2010. Fungi associated with Adelges tsugae, and assessment of entomopathogenic isolates for hemlock woolly adelgid management. J. of Insect Science 10(62): 1-18.
Books and Book Chapters 2012-2010
Alyokhin, A. A., Y. H. Chen, M. Udalov, G. Benkovskaya, and L. Lindstrom. 2012. Evolutionary considerations in potato pest management. In P. Giordanengo, C. Vincent, and A. A. Alyokhin, Insect pests of potato: biology and management. Academic Press. Waltham, MA, USA.
The Fruit Gardeners Bible, Leonard Perry 2011
Gouli, V.V., Gouli, S.Y., and Jose Marcelino. 2011. Common infectious diseases of insects in culture: diagnostic and prophylactic methods. Springer, 1-54 pages.
Jha, S., Bacon,C.M., Philpott,S.M. , Rice,R. , Méndez, V.E., and Laderach, P., (2011). A review of ecosystem services and farmer livelihoods in shade cofffee agroecosystems. pp. 141-208. In B.W. Campbell and S. Lopez Ortiz (eds). Integrating Agriculture, Conservation, and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field. Volume 1 of the Issues in Agroecology Series. Springer Academic Publishers: New York and The Netherlands.
Wyant, K.A., Corman, J.A. and Elser, J.J, Drizo, A., 2011 Global Sustainable Phosphorus Use. The Fourth Annual Frontiers in Life Sciences Conference Series; Main and Co-author of several chapters/sections; P recycling within Agricultural Systems, Agricultural Runoff Management, P recycling from human waste streams, Human controlled closed-loop systems for local/regional food production: integrating nutrient (NPK and water) recycling with energy recovery.
Méndez, V. E. (2010). Agroecology. In B. Warf (ed.) Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA.
Technical Bulletins 2013-2012
Hilshey, Bridgett, Sid Bosworth and Rachel Gilker. 2013. A Practical Guide to On-Farm Pasture Research
UVM Extension. 16 pages.
Bosworth, Sid. 2012. A summary report for USDA-FSA of the forage quality of corn silage and hay crops
harvested in 2011 in Vermont. Prepared for and submitted to the Vermont USDA-Farm Service Agency
Gilker, R.E., Bakelaar, J.E., Canella, M.P., and Neher, D.A. 2012. Bedded Pack in Vermont: Five stories. University of Vermont Extension Bulletin.
Hazelrigg, A. Pesticide Applicator Report. 2012. Reducing Your Exposure When Others Use Pesticides
Hazelrigg, A. Pesticide Applicator Report. 2012. Considerations for Avoiding Off-Target Movement of Pesticides.
Technical Bulletins 2011-2010Bosworth, Sid, Jeff Carter, Heather Darby, Dan Hudson, and Dennis Kauppila. 2011. Managing flood damaged crops and forage from Tropical Storm Irene, UVM Extension. In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.
Bosworth, Sid and Dan Hudson. 2011. Sensory evaluation of hay for quality, UVM Extension. In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.
Bhowmik, P.C., S. Rackliffe, L.B. Stack, J.M. Roberts, N. Mitkowski, and S.C. Bosworth. 2011 2011-12 New England Guide to Weed Control in turfgrass. Un. Of Massachusetts Extension. Amherst, MA.
Darby, Heather and Sid Bosworth. 2011. Late season forage plantings, UVM Extension. In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.
Hazelrigg, A., Kinglsey-Richards, S. 2011. New England Maple Sugarbush Pest Management Survey. (in press)
Sherman, Adam, Netaka White and Sid Bosworth. 2011. Technical Assessment of Grass Pellets as Boiler Fuel in Vermont. Vermont Grass Energy Partnership (VSJF, BERC, UVM Extension). 52 p.
Berkett, L.P. 2010. Cold Climate Grape IPM Updates. 9 issues, 32 pp.
Berkett, L.P. 2010. Vermont Apple IPM Alerts. 17 issues, 60 pp.
Berkett, L.P. 2010. Organic Orchard Observation. 12 issues, 58 pp.
Berkett, L. and M. Cromwell. 2010. Powdery Mildew of Grapes (Erysiphe necator (Schw.) Burr.). eXtension publication.
Berkett, L. and M. Cromwell. 2010. Rose Chafer (Macrodactylus subspinosus Fabricius). eXtension publication.
Bradshaw, T.L. and L.P. Berkett. 2010. Considerations for Starting a Commercial Winegrape Vineyard in Vermont. Cold Climate Grape Production website.
Kingsley-Richards, S.L., Berkett, L.P., Bradshaw, T.L and M.L. Cromwell. 2010. 2010 Key Phenological Dates for Eight Winegrape Cultivars. Cold Climate Grape Production website.
Berkett, L.P., Kingsley-Richards, S.L., Bradshaw, T.L and M.L. Cromwell. 2010. Through the Grapevine: UVM Vineyard Blog 2010.
Berkett, L.P. 2010. 2009 Vermont Cold Climate Grape Survey Results. 41pp.
Bosworth, Sid. 2010. Commonly found weeds in Vermont Pastures. In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.
Bosworth, Sid (ed.) 2010. Vermont Grass Energy Field Day Proceedings. In The Vermont Crops and Soils Home Page, Plant and Soil Science Dept., University of Vermont.
Hazelrigg, Ann. Pesticide Applicator Report-Twice yearly newsletter in collaboration with VAA for Vermont pesticide applicators.
Hazelrigg, Ann. Agriview; Vegetable and Berry Page. Vern Grubinger. Serve as a regular contributor from the Plant Diagnostic Clinic.
Hazelrigg, Ann. Pesticide Applicator Report. 2010. Late Blight updates.
Hazelrigg, Ann. CALS and Extension Annual Report. 2010. Helping Vegetable Growers Fight Late Blight. Featuring Plant Diagnostic Clinic efforts to help growers and home gardeners identify and combat the disease.
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