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Eric Brennan
Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Research Horticulturist

Phone: (831) 755-2822
Fax: (831) 755-2814
1636 E. ALISAL ST.
SALINAS, CA, 93905

Projects
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426042

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Cover crops have a stronger effect on soil phosphorus cycling via plant uptake than soil mobilization in California agricultural plots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maltais-Landry, G., Scow, K., Brennan, E.B. 2014. Cover crops have a stronger effect on soil phosphorus cycling via plant uptake than soil mobilization in California agricultural plots. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 78:255-262.
Characterization and epidemiology of outbreaks of Impatiens necrotic spot virus on lettuce in coastal California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuo, Y., Gilbertson, R.L., Turini, T., Brennan, E.B., Smith, R.F., Koike, S.T. 2014. Characterization and epidemiology of outbreaks of Impatiens necrotic spot virus on lettuce in coastal California. Plant Disease. 98:1050-1059.
A comparison of drill and broadcast methods for establishing cover crops on beds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B., Leap, J.E. 2014. A comparison of drill and broadcast methods for establishing cover crops on beds. HortScience. 49:441-447.
Agronomic aspects of strip intercropping lettuce with alyssum for biological control of aphids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B. 2013. Agronomic aspects of strip intercropping lettuce with alyssum for biological control of aphids. Biological Control. 65(3):302-311.
Winter cover crop seeding rate and variety effects during eight years of organic vegetables: III. Cover crop residue quality and nitrogen mineralization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B., Boyd, N.S., Smith, R.F. 2013. Winter cover crop seeding rate and variety effects during eight years of organic vegetables: III. Cover crop residue quality and nitrogen mineralization. Agronomy Journal. 105(1):171-182.
Structure, functions and interguild relationships of the soil nematode assemblage in organic vegetable production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferris, H., Sanchez-Moreno, S., Brennan, E.B. 2012. Structure, functions and interguild relationships of the soil nematode assemblage in organic vegetable production. Applied Soil Ecology. 61:16-25.
Winter Cover Crop Seeding Rate and Variety Affects during 8 Years of Organic Vegetables 2. Cover Crop Nitrogen Accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B., Boyd, N.S. 2012. Winter cover crop seeding rate and variety effects during 8 years of organic vegetables 2. Cover crop nitrogen accumulation. Agronomy Journal. 104:799-806.
Winter Cover Crop Seeding Rate and Variety Affects during 8 Years of Organic Vegetables 1. Cover Crop Biomass Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B., Boyd, N.S. 2012. Winter cover crop seeding rate and variety effects during 8 years of organic vegetables 1. Cover crop biomass production. Agronomy Journal. 104:684-698.
A time-efficient scooping method to prepare cover crop seed for cone planters. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B. 2011. A time-efficient scooping method to prepare cover crop seed for cone planters. Agronomy Journal. 103(3):906-913.
Comparison of rye and legume-rye cover crop mixtures for vegetable production in California. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B., Boyd, N.S., Smith, R., Foster, P. 2011. Comparison of rye and legume-rye cover crop mixtures for vegetable production in California. Agronomy Journal. 103(2):449-463.
Seeding Rate and Planting Arrangement Effects on a Legume-Oat Cover Crop in Organic Vegetable Systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B., Boyd, N.S., Smith, R., Foster, P. 2009. Seeding Rate and Planting Arrangement Effects on a Legume-Oat Cover Crop in Organic Vegetable Systems. Agronomy Journal. 101:979-988.
Effect of Seeding Rate and Planting Arrangement on Rye Cover Crop and Weed Growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, N.S., Brennan, E.B., Smith, R., Tokota, R. 2009. Effect of Seeding Rate and Planting Arrangement on Rye Cover Crop and Weed Growth. Agronomy Journal 101:47-51.
Cover Crop Management - (Book / Chapter) - (02-Feb-09)
Cover Crop Effects on Weed Management - (Book / Chapter) - (07-Apr-08)
Stale Seedbed Techniques for Organic Vegetable Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, N., Brennan, E.B., Fennimore, S.A. 2006. Stale seedbed techniques for organic vegetable production. Weed Technology. V. 20. pg. 1052-1057.
Weed Management in a Legume-Cereal Cover Crop with the Rotary Hoe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, N., Brennan, E.B. 2006. Weed management in a legume-cereal cover crop with the rotary hoe. Weed Technology. 20:733-737.
Burning Nettle, Common Purslane, and Rye Response to a Clove Oil Herbicide. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, N., Brennan, E.B. 2006. Burning Nettle, Common Purslane, and Rye Response to a Clove Oil Herbicide. Weed Technology. 20:646-650.
Winter Cover Crop Growth and Weed Suppression on the Central Coast of California. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brennan, E.B., Smith, R.F. 2005. Winter cover crop growth and weed suppression on the central coast of California. Weed Technology. v. 19(4). p. 1017-1019.
Cover Crop Variety and Seeding Rate Effects on Winter Weed Bynamics in a Central Coast Organic Vegetable System. - (Proceedings)
Brennan, E.B., Boyd, N. Cover crop variety and seeding rate effects on winter weed bynamics in a central coast organic vegetable system. Proceedings of the California Conference on Biological Control IV. University of California, Berkeley, CA. 2004. p. 27-33. No volume number for this type of publication.
Weed Survival and Seed Production Following Rotary Hoeing in a Mixed Cover Crop. - (Proceedings)
Boyd, N., Brennan, E.B. Weed survival and seed production following rotary hoeing in a mixed cover crop. Proceedings of the California Conference on Biological Control IV. Univ. California, Berkeley, CA. 2004. p. 116-119. No volume number for this type of publication.
Cover Crops Cultivar & Planting Density Impacts on Cover Crop Productivity, & Weed Biomass & Seed Production in An Orgainc System in the Central Coast of California. - (Proceedings)
BRENNAN, E.B., SMITH, R. COVER CROPS CULTIVAR & PLANTING DENSITY IMPACTS ON COVER CROP PRODUCTIVITY, & WEED BIOMASS & SEED PRODUCTION IN AN ORGAINC SYSTEM IN THE CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA.. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY. 2003. p.80-88.
Characterization and Genetic Analysis of a Lettuce (Lactuca Sativa L.) Mutant, Weary, That Exhibits Reduced Gravitropic Response in Hypocotyls and Inflorescence Stems - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Nov-02)
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