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Anna L Hale
Sugarcane Research Unit
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (985) 853-3174 ext. 174
Fax: (985) 868-8369
SUGARCANE RESEARCH UNIT
5883 USDA ROAD
HOUMA, LA, 70360-5578

Projects
Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Temperate Climates
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425242
Three-way (LSUAC, ASCL, ARS) Sugarcane Breeding and Variety Development Agreement
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 422560
Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (Hawaii)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 420204
Sugarcane Breeding, Varietal Development, and Disease Diagnois (China)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 416611
Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (Argentina)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 416643
Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (Philippines)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 416644
Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (Guatemala)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 416697
Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (Egypt)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 416890
Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (EEAOC, Argentina)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 418346
Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (Australia)
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 418359
A Regional Program for Production of Multiple Agricultural Feedstocks and Processing to Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 422492
Improving Sugarcane Production Efficiency (ASCL)
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 419364

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Impacts of the basic breeding program - (Abstract Only) - (10-Apr-14)
Ho 07-613 – A potential new sugarcane variety for Louisiana - (Abstract Only) - (10-Apr-14)
Impacts of the basic breeding program - (Abstract Only) - (17-Mar-14)
Frequency and distribution of the brown rust resistance gene Bru1 and implications for the Louisiana sugarcane breeding programme - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parco, A.A., Mavir, A.C., Hale, A.L., Hoy, J.W., Kimbeng, C.A., Pontif, M.J., Gravois, K.A., Baisakh, N. 2014. Frequency and distribution of the brown rust resistance gene Bru1 and implications for the Louisiana sugarcane breeding programme. Plant Breeding. Published online: doi:10.1111/pbr.12186
Impacts of the USDA basic breeding program - (Trade Journal)
Hale, A.L. 2014. Impacts of the USDA basic breeding program. Sugar Bulletin. 92(6):13-16.
Sugarcane - (Book / Chapter)
Jackson, P., Hale, A.L., Bonnett, G., Lakshamanan, P. 2014. Sugarcane. In: Pratap, A., and Kumar, J.. Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants, Volume 2. Achievements and Impacts. New York: Springer. p. 317-345.
Identification of freeze tolerant Saccharum spontaneum accessions through a pot-based study for use in sugarcane germplasm enhancement for adaptation to temperate climates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hale, A.L., Viator, R.P., Veremis, J.C. 2014. Identification of freeze tolerant Saccharum spontaneum accessions through a pot-based study for use in sugarcane germplasm enhancement for adaptation to temperate climates. Biomass and Bioenergy. 61:53-57. Also Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.11.015
Identification of cold-responsive genes in energycane for their use in genetic diversity analysis and future functional marker development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, N.A., Bedre, R., Parco, A., Bernaola, L., Hale, A.L., Kimbeng, C., Pontif, M., Baisakh, N. 2013. Identification of cold-responsive genes in energycane for their use in genetic diversity analysis and future functional marker development. Plant Science. 211:122-131.
Basic breeding’s genetic goldmine - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jun-13)
The use of Erianthus in the USDAs germplasm enhancement program - (Abstract Only) - (23-May-13)
Harvest date effects on biomass quality and ethanol yield of new energycane (Saccharum hyb.) genotypes in the Southeast USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Richard Jr, E.P., Doran-Peterson, J., Baldwin, B., Hale, A.L., Viator, R.P. 2013. Harvest date effects on biomass quality and ethanol yield of new energycane (Saccharum hyb.) genotypes in the Southeast USA. Biomass and Bioenergy. 56:147-156.
Current knowledge and practices related to seed transmission of sugarcane pathogens and movement of seed - (Review Article)
Maroon-Lango, C.J., Hoy, J.W., Comstock, J.C., Grisham, M.P., Mock, R., Hale, A.L., Afghan, S., Croft, B.J., Dela Cueva, F., Hoffmann, H., Kennedy, A., Orozco, H., Saumtally, S., Victoria, J., Viswanathan, R. 2013. Current knowledge and practices related to seed transmission of sugarcane pathogens and movement of seed. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 33:20-29.
Erianthus: A sugarcane relative with potential as a source of resistance to the stem borer Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - (Proceedings)
White, W.H., Richard, R.T., Hale, A.L. 2013. Erianthus: A sugarcane relative with potential as a source of resistance to the stem borer Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Proc. International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 28:825-832.
Characterization of saccharum species germplasm for starch content Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, M., Kimbeng, C., Edme, S.J., Hale, A.L. 2012. Characterization of saccharum species germplasm for starch content. Journal of Plant Studies. 2(1):54-71. DOI: 10.5539/jps.v2n1p54.
Disease concerns in energycane - (Proceedings)
Grisham, M.P., Hale, A.L., Johnson, R.M. 2012. Disease concerns in energycane. Proceedings of Sun Grant National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, October 3 - 5, 2012. New Orleans, LA. Available: http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/
Regional testing of energycane (Saccharum spp) genotypes as a potential bioenergy crop - (Proceedings)
Baldwin, B., Anderson, W.F., Blumenthal, J., Brummer, E.C., Gravois, K., Hale, A.L., Parish, J.R., Wilson, L.T. 2012. Regional testing of energycane (Saccharum spp) genotypes as a potential bioenergy crop. Proceedings of Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization Conference. p. 3.
Sugarcane and Energycane - (Book / Chapter)
Fageria, N.K., Moreira, L.A., Hale, A.L., Viator, R.P. 2013. Sugarcane and energycane. In: Singh, B. (ed.) Biofuel Crops: Production, Physiology and Genetics. CABI, Walingford UK. p. 151 - 171.
Registration of ‘Ho 02-113’ Sugarcane - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hale, A.L., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Tew, T.L., Pan, Y-B., Viator, R.P., White Jr, P.M., Veremis, J.C., White, W.H., Cobill, R., Richard, E.P., Rukavina, H., Grisham, M.P. 2012. Registration of ‘Ho 02-113’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations. 7(1):51-57. DOI:10.3198/jpr2011.11.0605crc.
HoCP 04-838 – A new sugarcane variety for Louisiana - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., White, W.H., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Tew, T.L., Grisham, M.P., Pan, Y., Miller, J.D. 2012. HoCP 04-838 – A new sugarcane variety for Louisiana. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 32:84.Available: http://www.assct.org/. Also published in Sugar Journal. 75(1):17-18.
Susceptibility of Saccharum spp. and near relatives to mosaic viruses - (Abstract Only)
Grisham, M.P., Hale, A.L. 2012. Susceptibility of Saccharum spp. and near relatives to mosaic viruses. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 32:82. Available: http://www.assct.org//. Also published in Sugar Journal 75(1):16-17.
Screening for tolerance to periodic flooding for cane grown for sucrose and bioenergy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Viator, R.P., White Jr, P.M., Hale, A.L., Waguespack, H.L. 2012. Screening for tolerance to periodic flooding for cane grown for sucrose and bioenergy. Biomass and Bioenergy. 44:56-63. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.04.007.
Disease concerns in energycane - (Abstract Only) - (02-Apr-12)
First report of Sorghum mosaic virus causing mosaic in Miscanthus sinesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grisham, M.P., Maroon-Lango, C.J., Hale, A.L. 2012. First report of Sorghum mosaic virus causing mosaic in Miscanthus sinesis. Plant Disease. 96:150.
Breeding sugarcane for temperate and cold environments - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Viator, R.P., Tew, T.L., Veremis, J.C., Burner, D.M. 2011. Breeding sugarcane for temperate and cold environments [abstract]. International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 10th Germplasm and Breeding/7th Molecular Biology Workshop, May 15 - 20, 2011. Maceio, Brazil.
Stalk cold tolerance of commercial and candidate varieties during the 2010-2011 harvest season - (Other)
Legendre, B., Tew, T., Hale, A., Birkett, H., Eggleston, G., Duet Jr, Michael, Stein, J. 2011. Stalk cold tolerance of commercial and candidate varieties during the 2010-2011 harvest season. 2010 Sugarcane Research Annual Progress Report. p. 148-156.
Breeding sugarcane for cold climates - (Trade Journal)
Hale, A.L. 2011. Breeding sugarcane for cold climates. Sugar Journal. January 2011:16-21.
Unleashing the wild child - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L. 2011. Unleashing the wild child [meeting abstract}. 8th Annual Bioenergy Feedstocks Symposium, January 11-12, 2011, Champaign, Illinois.
Registration of two sugarcane germplasm clones with antibiosis to the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
White, W.H., Hale, A.L., Veremis, J.C., Tew, T.L., Richard Jr, E.P. 2011. Registration of two sugarcane germplasm clones with antibiosis to the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Journal of Plant Registrations. 5(2):248-253.
Sustainability of low starch concentrations in sugarcane through short-term optimized amylase and long-term breeding strategies - (Book / Chapter)
Zhou, M., Kimbeng, C., Edme, S., Hale, A., Viator, R., Eggleston, G. 2010. Sustainability of low starch concentrations in sugarcane through short-term optimized amylase and long-term breeding strategies. In: Eggleston, G., editor. Sustainability of the Sugar and Sugar-Ethanol Industries, ACS Symposium Series 1058. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 229-250.
Elimination of a reproductive barrier facilitates intergeneric hybridization of Sorghum bicolor and Saccharum - (Abstract Only)
Hodnett, G., Hale, A.L., Packer, D., Stelly, D., Da Silva, J., Rooney, W. 2010. Elimination of a reproductive barrier facilitates intergeneric hybridization of Sorghum bicolor and Saccharum [meeting abstract]. Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America 2010 International Annual Meetings, October 31 - November 4, 2010, Long Beach, CA.
Notice of release of a high fiber sugarcane variety Ho 02-113 - (Trade Journal)
Hale, A.L. 2010. Notice of release of a high fiber sugarcane variety Ho 02-113. Sugar Bulletin. 88(10):28-29.
Evaluation of brown rust resistance in the Louisiana basic breeding program’s first clonal trial - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Grisham, M.P. 2010. Evaluation of brown rust resistance in the Louisiana basic breeding program’s first clonal trial. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 30:152.
Evaluation of new energy cane varieties for Louisiana - (Abstract Only)
Rukavina, H., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Hale, A.L., Tew, T.L. 2010. Evaluation of new energy cane varieties for Louisiana. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 30:155.
Elimination of a reproductive barrier facilitates intergeneric hybridization of Sorghum bicolor and Saccharum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hodnett, G.L., Hale, A.L., Packer, D.J., Stelly, D., Da Silva, J., Rooney, W.L. 2010. Elimination of a reproductive barrier facilitates intergeneric hybridization of Sorghum bicolor and Saccharum. Crop Science. 50:1188-1195.
Regional collaborative research on cold tolerance of exotic biofuel grasses - (Abstract Only)
Burner, D.M., Tew, T.L., Belesky, D.P., Hale, A.L., Kiniry, J.R., Dunn, M.H., Hotchkiss, M.W., Fritschi, F., Richard Jr, E.P. 2010. Regional collaborative research on cold tolerance of exotic biofuel grasses. American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting. February 7-8, 2010. Orlando, FL
Identification of sources of resistance to sugarcane red rot - (Proceedings)
Hale, A.L., Hoy, J., Veremis, J.C. 2010. Identification of sources of resistance to sugarcane red rot. In: Proceedings of International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, ISSCT XXVII Congress, March 7-11, 2010, Veracruz, Mexico, 27:1-8.
Energy Cane Breeding and Selection in Louisiana - A Progress Report Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Tew, T.L., Hale, A.L., Pan, Y.-B., Richard Jr, E.P. 2009. Energy Cane Breeding and Selection in Louisiana - A Progress Report. Available on International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists website: http://issct.intnet.mu
50 years of sugarcane germplasm enhancement - roadblocks, hurdles, and success - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Veremis, J.C., Tew, T.L., Burner, D.M., Legendre, B., Dunckelman, P. 2009. 50 years of sugarcane germplasm enhancement - roadblocks, hurdles, and success [meeting abstract]. International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 9th Sugarcane Breeding and Germplasm Workshop, Cairns Australia, August 17 - 21, 2009.
Sugar/Energy Canes as Feedstocks for the Biofuels Industry - (Abstract Only)
Richard Jr, E.P., Tew, T.L., Cobill, R.M., Hale, A.L. 2008. Sugar/Energy Canes as Feedstocks for the Biofuels Industry. Proc. Short Rotational Crops International Conference, August 19-21, 2008, Bloomington, Minnesota. p. 47.
Improving Sugarcane as a Bioenergy Crop in the U.S. Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Tew, T.L., Hale, A.L., Lingle, S.E., Cobill, R.M. 2008. Improving Sugarcane as a Bioenergy Crop in the U.S.[abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2008 Joint Annual Meeting Abstracts. Article 653-4. Available: http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2008am/webprogram/Paper44108.html
Composition of Residue from Sugarcane and Related Species - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-08)
Issues of Starch in Sugarcane Processing and Prospects of Breeding for Low Starch Content in Sugarcane Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, M., Kimbeng, C.A., Eggleston, G., Viator, R.P., Hale, A.L., Gravois, K.A. 2008. Issues of Starch in Sugarcane Processing and Prospects of Breeding for Low Starch Content in Sugarcane. Sugar Cane International. 26(3):3-13.
Heterosis for Horticultural Traits in Broccoli - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hale, A.L., Farnham, M.W., Nzaramba, M.N., Kimbeng, C.A. 2007. Heterosis for Horticultural Traits in Broccoli. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 115:351-360.
Expression of Heterosis in Green Sprouting Broccoli - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Farnham, M.W. 2006. Expression of Heterosis in Green Sprouting Broccoli. Proceedings of the 15th Crucifer Genetics Workshop: Brassica 2006. 30 Sep-4 Oct 2006. Wageningen, The Netherlands. p 58.
Genotypic and environmental effects on selenium concentration of broccoli heads grown without supplemental selenium fertilizer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farnham, M.W., Hale, A.L., Grusak, M.A., Finley, J.W. 2007. Genotypic and environmental effects on selenium concentration of broccoli heads grown without supplemental selenium fertilizer. Plant Breeding. 126:195-200.
Heterosis for Horticultural Traits in Broccoli - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Farnham, M.W. 2006. Heterosis for horticultural traits in broccoli. HortScience. 41:990.
Use of Pcr-Based Markers for Differentiating Elite Broccoli Inbreds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hale, A.L., Farnham, M.W., Menz, M.A. 2006. Use of PCR-based markers for differentiating elite broccoli inbreds. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131:418-423.
Selenium Concentration of Broccoli Inbreds and Hybrids Is Largely Influenced by Environment - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Farnham, M.W., Grusak, M.A., Finlay, J.W. 2005. Selenium concentration of broccoli inbreds and hybrids is largely influenced by environment. [abstract] HortScience. 40:1099.
A Comparative Study of Srap, Aflp, and Ssr Markers for Detecting Genetic Differences among Elite Broccoli Inbreds - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Farnham, M.W. 2005. A comparative study of SRAP, AFLP, and SSR markers for detecting genetic differences among elite broccoli inbreds. [abstract] HortScience. 40:998.
Effectiveness of Pcr-Based Markers for Differentiating Elite Broccoli Inbreds - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., Farnham, M.W. 2005. Effectiveness of PCR-based markers for differentiating elite broccoli inbreds. Proceedings Plant and Animal Genome XIII. Jan. 15-19, San Diego, CA. p. 105.
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