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Thomas G Beckman (Tom)
Fruit and Nut Research
Research Horticulturist

Phone: (478) 956-6436
Fax: (478) 956-2929
Room 206/227
21 DUNBAR RD
BYRON, GA, 31008-9805

Projects
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425019
Germplasm Collection of the North American Plums (Prunus, Rosaceae) and Their Phylogeny
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 422020
Stonefruit Rootstock Breeding and Development for Resistance to Soilborne Diseases and Parasitic Nematodes
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 426052

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genetic diversity in peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] at the University of Florida: past present and future - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Jun-14)
Genome-wide characterization and selection of expressed sequence tag simple sequence repeat primers for optimized marker distribution and reliability in peach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Okie, W., Gmitter, F.J., Jung, S., Main, D., Beckman, T.G., Wood, B.W. 2014. Genome-wide characterization and selection of expressed sequence tag simple sequence repeat primers for optimized marker distribution and reliability in peach. Tree Genetics and Genomes. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11295-014-0759-4.
Sequence analysis reveals genomic factors affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Bock, C.H., Beckman, T.G. 2014. Sequence analysis reveals genomic factors affecting EST-SSR primer performance and polymorphism. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00438-014-0875-8.
Prunus rootstocks - (Review Article)
Beckman, T.G. 2014. Prunus rootstocks. p. 396, 399, 413, 415 and 421. In: K. Gasic and J.E. Preece (eds.) Register of new fruit and nut cultivars. List 47. HortScience (49(4):396-421.
GulfSnow Peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J.X., Conner, P.J. 2013. GulfSnow Peach. HortScience. 48:126-127.
Detection of seed dormancy QTL in three F2 families of peach (Prunus persica) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baker, K.M., Chaparro, J.X., Beckman, T.G. 2013. Detection of seed dormancy QTL in three F2 families of peach (Prunus persica). Tree Genetics and Genomes. 9(3):659-668.
Notice to fruit growers and nurserymen relative to the naming and release of GulfSnow peach - (Germplasm Registration)
Beckman, T.G., J.X. Chaparro and P.J. Conner. 2012. Notice to Fruit Growers and Nurserymen Relative to the Naming and Release of ‘GulfSnow’ peach. USDA-ARS Cultivar Release.
Brooks and olmo list 46, Prunus rootstocks - (Review Article) - (13-Apr-12)
Mp-29, a Clonal Interspecific Hybrid Rootstock for Peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J.X., Sherman, W.B. 2012. MP-29, a clonal interspecific hybrid rootstock for peach. HortScience. 47(1):128-131.
Progress in the management of peach fungal gummosis (Botryosphaeria dothidea) in the Southeastern U.S. peach industry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Reilly, C.C., Pusey, P.L., Hotchkiss, M.W. 2011. Progress in the management of peach fungal gummosis (Botryosphaeria dothidea) in the Southeastern U.S. peach industry. Journal of American Pomological Society. 65(4):192-200.
Lesser peachtree borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) oviposition on Prunus germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cottrell, T.E., Beckman, T.G., Horton, D.L. 2012. Lesser peachtree borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) oviposition on Prunus germplasm. Environmental Entomology. 40(6):1465-1470.
Progress in developing Armillaria resistant rootstocks for use with peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G. 2011. Progress in developing Armillaria resistant rootstocks for use with peach. Acta Horticulturae. 903:215-220.
Performance of Prunus rootstocks in the 2001 NC-140 peach trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reighard, G.L., Beckman, T.G., Belding, R., Black, B., Cline, J., Cowgill, W., Godin, R., Johnson, R.S., Kamas, J., Kaps, M., Larsen, H., Lindstrom, T., Ouellette, D., Pokharel, R., Stein, L., Taylor, K., Walsh, C., Ward, D., Whiting, M. 2011. Performance of Prunus rootstocks in the 2001 NC-140 peach trial. Acta Horticulturae. 903:463-468.
Six-year performance of 14 Prunus rootstocks at 11 sites in the 2001 NC-140 peach trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reighard, G.L., Beckman, T.G., Belding, R., Black, B., Byers, P., Cline, J., Cowgill, W., Godin, R., Johnson, R.S., Kamas, J. 2011. Six-year performance of 14 Prunus rootstocks at 11 sites in the 2001 NC-140 peach trial. Journal of American Pomological Society. 65:26-41.
Brooks and Olmo List 45, Prunus Rootstocks - (Review Article)
Beckman, T.G. 2010. Prunus Rootstocks. In: Clark, J.R. Finn, C.E., editors. Brooks and Elmo List 45. HortScience. 45(5):716, 739, 746.
'Sharpe', a clonal plum rootstock for peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J.X., Sherman, W.B. 2008. 'Sharpe', a clonal plum rootstock for peach. HortScience. 43(7):2236-2237.
Abundance and consumption rate of glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) on peaches and plums - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, P.C., Mizell, III, R.F., Brodbeck, B.V., Beckman, T.G., Krewer, G. 2008. Abundance and consumption rate of glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) on peaches and plums. Journal of Entomological Science. 43(4):394-407.
Detection of vegetative bud dormancy QTL in peach - (Abstract Only)
Chaparro, J.X., Beckman, T.G. 2008. Detection of vegetative bud dormancy QTL in peach [abstract]. HortScience. 43(4):1269.
Prunus rootstocks - (Review Article)
Beckman, T.G. 2008. Prunus rootstocks. In: Finn, C.E., Clark, J.R., editors. Register of new fruit and nut cultivars. List 44. HortScience. 43(5):1321-1343.
Gulfcrimson Peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krewer, G.W., Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J.X., Sherman, W.B. 2008. Gulfcrimson Peach. HortScience. 43:1596-1597.
Host status of selected peach rootstocks to Meloidogyne mayaguensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyczepir, A.P., Brito, J.A., Dickson, D.W., Beckman, T.G. 2008. Host status of selected peach rootstocks to Meloidogyne mayaguensis. HortScience. 43(3):804-806.
'Sharpe', a new Armillaria resistant rootstock for peach - (Proceedings)
Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J.X., Sherman, W.B. 2008. 'Sharpe', a new Armillaria resistant rootstock for peach. In: Proceedings of the Southeastern Peach Convention. January 11-13, 2008, Savannah, Georgia. p. 1-2.
Managing peach tree short life and Armillaria root rot in peach orchards - (Proceedings)
Beckman, T.G. 2007. Managing peach tree short life and Armillaria root rot in peach orchards. In: Proceedings of 3rd National Peach Congress, December 6-8, 2007, Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico. p. 28-41.
Potential of non-melting flesh peaches for the early season fresh market - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Krewer, G.W., Chaparro, J.X., Sherman, W.B. 2008. Potential of non-melting flesh peaches for the early season fresh market. Journal of American Pomological Society. 62(2):52-57.
Notice to fruit growers and nurserymen relative to the naming and release of 'Sharpe' clonal rootstock for peach - (Germplasm Release)
Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J.X., Sherman, W.B. 2007. Notice to fruit growers and nurserymen relative to the naming and release of 'Sharpe' clonal rootstock for peach. Germplasm Release.
Nursery performance of peach seedling rootstocks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G. 2008. Nursery performance of peach seedling rootstocks. Journal of American Pomological Society. 62(2):46-51.
Progress in Developing Non-Melting Flesh Peaches for Fresh Market Use - (Abstract Only)
Beckman, T.G., Krewer, G.K., Chaparro, J.X., Sherman, W.B. 2006. Progress in developing non-melting flesh peaches for fresh market use [abstract]. HortScience. 41:1049.
Taking a Closer Look at Guardian® Peach Rootstock Susceptibility to Root-Knot Nematode - (Trade Journal)
Nyczepir, A.P., Beckman, T.G., Reighard, G.L. 2006. Taking a closer look at Guardian® peach rootstock susceptibility to root-knot nematode. Southeastern Regional Peach Newsletter. 6(2):5-6.
Relative Susceptibility of Ornamental Peach Cultivars to Fungal Gummosis (Botryosphaeria Dothidea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Reilly, C.C. 2006. Relative susceptibility of ornamental peach cultivars to fungal gummosis (Botryosphaeria dothidea). Journal of American Pomological Society. 60:149-154.
Gulfking and Gulfcrest: New Peaches for the Southeastern Lower Coastal Plain - (Trade Journal)
Krewer, G., Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J., Sherman, W. 2006. Gulfking and Gulfcrest: new peaches for the southeastern lower coastal plain. Peach Times. 4:5.
Assessment of Guardian Peach Rootstock Susceptibility to Meloidogyne Floridensis and M. Partityla - (Proceedings)
Nyczepir, A.P., Beckman, T.G., Reighard, G.L. 2006. Assessment of Guardian peach rootstock susceptibility to Meloidogyne floridensis and M. partityla. In: Proceedings of the Southeastern Peach Convention, January 5-8, 2006, Savannah, Georgia. p. 20.
Brooks and Olmo List 43, Prunus Rootstocks - (Review Article)
Beckman, T.G. 2006. Prunus rootstocks, p. 1104, 1119, 1122, 1133. In: Clark, J.R., Finn, C.E., editors. Register of new fruit and nut varieties. List 43. HortScience. 41:1101-1133.
Evaluation of Guardian Peach Rootstock to the Peach and Pecan Root-Knot Nematodes - (Proceedings)
Nyczepir, A.P., Beckman, T.G., Reighard, G.L. 2005. Evaluation of Guardian peach rootstock to the peach and pecan root-knot nematodes. Proceedings of the Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions. San Diego, CA. Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2005. p. 108-1-2.
Gulfking and Gulfcrest, New Peaches for the Lower Coastal Plain - (Abstract Only)
Krewer, G., Beckman, T.G., Chaparro, J., Sherman, W. 2005. Gulfking and Gulfcrest, new peaches for the lower coastal plain. Hortscience. 40(3):882.
Field Evaluation of Guardian Peach Rootstock to Different Root-Knot Nematode Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyczepir, A.P., Beckman, T.G., Reighard, G.L. 2006. Field evaluation of Guardian peach rootstock to different root-knot nematode species. Acta Horticulturae. 713:303-309.
Evidence for Qualitative Suppression of Red Skin Color in Peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Rodriguez, A.J., Sherman, W.B., Werner, D.J. 2005. Evidence for qualitative suppression of red skin color in peach. Hortscience. 40(3):523-524.
Field Evaluation of Guardian Peach Rootstock to Different Root-Knot Nematode Species - (Abstract Only)
Nyczepir, A.P., Beckman, T.G., Reighard, G.L. 2005. Field evaluation of guardian peach rootstock to different root-knot nematode species [abstract]. Sixth International Peach Symposium. 6:33.
Brooks and Olmo List 42, Prunus Rootstocks - (Review Article)
Beckman, T.G. 2004. Brooks and Olmo List 42, Prunus Rootstocks. Hortscience. 39:1509-1523.
Peach Tree Named Gulfcrest - (Patent Application)
Krewer, G.W., Sherman, W.B., Beckman, T.G. 2004. Peach tree named Gulfcrest. Patent Application. Plant Patent No. 14,685 P2.
Eight-Year Performance of 19 Peach Rootstocks at 20 Locations in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reighard, G.L., Andersen, R.L., Anderson, J.L., Autio, W.R., Beckman, T.G., Baker, T.P., Belding, R.D., Brown, G.R., Byers, P.L., Cowgill, W.P., Deyton, D., Durner, E., Erb, A., Ferree, D.C., Gaus, A., Godin, R., Hayden, R., Hirst, P., Kadir, S., Kaps, M.L., Larsen, H., Lindstrom, T., Miles, N.W., Morrison, F., Myers, S.C., Ouellette, D., Rom, C.R., Shane, W., Taylor, B.H., Taylor, K., Walsh, C.S., Warmund, M. 2004. Eight-year performance of 19 peach rootstocks at 20 locations in north america. Journal of American Pomological Society. 58(4):174-202.
Gulfcrest Peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krewer, G.W., Sherman, W.B., Beckman, T.G. 2005. Gulfcrest peach. Journal of American Pomological Society. 59(2):91-93.
Gulfking Peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Krewer, G.W., Sherman, W.B. 2005. Gulfking peach. Journal of American Pomological Society. 59(2):94-96.
Peach Tree Named Gulfking - (Patent Application)
Beckman, T.G., Krewer, G.W., Sherman, W.B. 2004. Peach tree named Gulfking. Plant Patent No. 14,483 P2.
Notice to Fruit Growers and Nurserymen Relative to the Naming and Release of Gulfcrest Peach - (Germplasm Release)
Beckman, T.G., Krewer, G.W., Sherman, W.B. 2004. Notice to fruit growers and nurserymen relative to the naming and release of gulfcrest peach. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
Notice to Fruit Growers and Nurserymen Relative to the Naming and Release of Gulfking Peach. - (Germplasm Release)
Beckman, T.G., Krewer, G.W., Sherman, W.B. 2004. Notice to fruit growers and nurserymen relative to the naming and release of gulfking peach. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
Relative Susceptibility of Peach Cultivars to Fungal Gummosis (Botryosphaeria Dothidea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Reilly, C.C. 2005. Relative susceptibility of peach cultivars to fungal gummosis (botryosphaeria dothidea). Journal of American Pomological Society. 59(2):111-116.
Modifying Bloom and Harvest Date of Peach with Interstems and Rootstocks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G. 2004. Modifying bloom and harvest date of peach with interstems and rootstocks. Journal of American Pomological Society. 58:12-20.
Creating a short life site for Prunus rootstock evaluation on land with no innate Mesocriconema xenoplax population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyczepir, A.P., Okie, W.R., Beckman, T.G. 2004. Creating a short life site for Prunus rootstock evaluation on land with no innate Mesocriconema xenoplax population. HortScience. 39(1):124-126.
Probable Qualitative Inheritance of Full Red Skin Color in Peach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Sherman, W.B. 2003. Probable qualitative inheritance of full red skin color in peach. HortScience. 38:1184-1185.
Impact of Fungal Gummosis on Peach Trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Dec-02)
Rootstock Breeding for Stone Fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beckman, T.G., Lang, G.A. 2003. Rootstock breeding for stone fruits. Acta Horticulturae. 622:531-551.
The Climatic Adaptation in Fruit Crops - (Literature Review)
Sherman, W.G., Beckman, T.G. 2003. The climatic adaptation in fruit crops. Acta Horticulturae. 622:411-428.
Field-Testing Peach Rootstock Selections for Tolerance to Peach Tree Short Life and Replant Sites in South Carolina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reighard, G.L., Ouellette, D.R., Beckman, T.G., Brock, K.H., Newall, W.C. 2004. Field-testing peach rootstock selections for tolerance to peach tree short life and replant sites in south carolina. Acta Horticulturae. 658:429-434.
Influence of Scion and Rootstock on Incidence of Peach Tree Short Life - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BECKMAN, T.G., OKIE, W.R., NYCZEPIR, A.P. INFLUENCE OF SCION AND ROOTSTOCK ON INCIDENCE OF PEACH TREE SHORT LIFE. ACTA HORTICULTURAE. 2002. v.592(2). p.645-648.
A Method for Screening Prunus Cultivars for Resistance to Gummosis, Shot Hole and Rust - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
REILLY, C.C., BECKMAN, T.G. A METHOD FOR SCREENING PRUNUS CULTIVARS FOR RESISTANCE TO GUMMOSIS, SHOT HOLE AND RUST. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 2002. v.92(6)(Suppl.):Abstract p.S68-S69.
Field Performance of Guardian Peach Rootstock Selections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
WILKINS, B.S., EBEL, R.C., DOZIER, W.A., PITTS, J., EAKES, D.J., BECKMAN, T.G., NYCZEPIR, A.P. FIELD PERFORMANCE OF GUARDIAN PEACH ROOTSTOCK SELECTIONS. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. v.37. p.1049-1052.
Peach Tree Short Life - (Book / Chapter)
Beckman, T.G., Nyczepir, A.P. 2005. Peach tree short life. In Horton, D. and Johnson, D. (eds) Southeastern Peach Grower's Handbook, University of Georgia College of Agric. & Environ. Sci., Athens, GA. p 199-205.
Peach Tree Short Life - (Book / Chapter)
Beckman, T.G., Nyczepir, A.P. 2005. Peach tree short life. In: Horton, D., Johnson, D., editors. Southeastern Peach Growers Handbook. University of Georgia Extension Bulletin. p. 199-205.
Armillaria Rot and Crown Rot - (Book / Chapter)
Cox, K.K., Scherm, H., Beckman, T.G. 2005. Armillaria rot and crown rot. In: Horton, D., Johnson, D., editors. Southeastern Peach Growers Handbook. University of Georgia Extension Bulletin. p. 162-166.
Armillaria Root and Crown Rot - (Book / Chapter)
Cox, K.K., Scherm, H., Beckman, T.G. 2004. Armillaria root and crown rot. Southeastern Peach Growers Handbook. Available: htpp://www.ent.uga.edu/Peach/peach_handbook/armillaria.htm
Creating a Prunus Rootstock Evaluation Site on Land with No History of Short Life Or Peach Production - (Proceedings) - (02-Jan-02)
Influence of Scion and Ro0tstock on Incidence of Peach Tree Short Life - (Abstract Only)
Beckman, T.G., Okie, W.R. Influence of scion and ro0tstock on incidence of peach tree short life. Fifth International Peach Symposium. 2001. Abstract p.74
Five-Year Performance of 19 Peach Rootstocks at 20 Sites in North America - (Proceedings)
REIGHARD, G.L., ANDERSEN, R.L., ANDERSON, J.L., AUTIO, W.R., BECKMAN, T.G., BELDING, R.D., BROWN, G.R., COWGILL, W.P., DEYTON, D., DURNER, E., ERB, A., FERREE, D.C., GAUS, A., HIRST, P., KAPS, M.L., MILES, N.W., MORRISON, F., MYERS, S., PERRY, R.L., SHANE, W., TAYLOR, B.H., TAYLOR, K., WARMUND, M. FIVE-YEAR PERFORMANCE OF 19 PEACH ROOTSTOCKS AT 20 SITES IN NORTH AMERICA. ACTA HORTICULTURAE. v.557. p.97-102. 2001.
Inheritance of Resistance to Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne SP.) in Prunus Rootstocks - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Mar-00)
Inocula and Media Affect Root-Knot Nematode Infection of Peach Seedling Roots - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Feb-00)
Host Status of Guardian Peach Rootstock to Meloidogyne Sp. and M. Javanica - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Nov-99)
Reproduction and Development of Meloidogyne Incognita and M. Javanica on Guardian Peach Rootstock - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Nov-98)
Comparison of Guardian Rootstock Selections to Other Peach Rootstocks for Use on Peach Short Life Sites - Update - (Experiment Station) - (09-Oct-98)
Fruit and Citrus Trees - (Monograph) - (08-Apr-98)
Inheritance of Resistance to Root-Knot Nematodes in Peach Rootstocks - (Abstract Only) - (26-Mar-98)
Spring Freeze Damage to the 1996 Peach Crop in the Southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Mar-98)
Susceptibility of Guardian Peach Rootstock to Meloidogyne Spp. - (Abstract Only) - (21-Jul-97)
Root-Knot Nematode on Peach in the Southeastern United States: An Update and Advances - (Abstract Only) - (10-Mar-97)
Research on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Control of Nematode Pests Ofstone Fruits - (Other) - (01-Jan-97)
Host Suitability of Guardian Peach Rootstock to Meloidogyne Spp. - (Proceedings) - (04-Nov-96)
1995 Attapulgus Moderate Chilling Peach and Nectarine Breeding and Evaluation Program - (Experiment Station) - (07-Dec-95)
Breeding Moderate Chill Peaches for the Lower Coastal Plain - (Proceedings) - (12-Nov-95)
Evaluation of Guardian Rootstock As a Methyl Bromide Alternative for Managing Peach Tree Short Life - (Proceedings) - (06-Nov-95)
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