Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D.M., Jifon, J. 2013. Summer (sub-arctic) versus winter (sub-tropical) production affects on spinach leaf bio-nutrients: Vitamins (C, E, Folate, K1, provitamin A), lutein, phenolics, and antioxidants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:7019-7027.
Lester, G.E., Lewers, K.S., Medina, M.B., Saftner, R.A. 2012. Compariative analysis of strawberry total phenolics via fast blue BB vs. folin-ciocalteu: assay interference by ascorbic acid. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 27:102-107.
Farnham, M.W., Lester, G.E., Hassell, R. 2012. Collard, mustard and turnip greens: Effects of varieties and leaf position on concentrations of ascorbic acid, folate, B-carotene, lutein and phylloquinone. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 27:1-7.
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A. 2011. Organically versus conventionally grown produce: Common production inputs, nutritional quality, and nitrogen delivery between the two systems. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:10401-10406.
Chen, P., Harnly, J.M., Lester, G.E. 2010. Flow injection mass spectral fingerprints demonstrate chemical differences in Rio Red grapefruit with respect to year, harvest time, and conventional versus organic farming. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58(8):4545-4553.
Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D. 2010. Relationship between fresh-packaged spinach leaves exposed to continuous light or dark and bioactive contents: Effects of cultivar, leaf size, and storage duration. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58(5):2980-2987.
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2011. Cucurbits [Cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash]. In: Terry, L., editor. Health-Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetables. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p. 118-134.
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Foliar potassium fertilization improves fruit quality of field-grown muskmelon on calcareous soils in south Texas. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 89:2452-2460.
Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D. 2009. Retail display conditions of continuous light and dark on the disposition of vitamins in baby-leaf spinach [abstract]. Proceedings of the 6th International Postharvest Symposium, Antalya, Turkey. p. 35.
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Foliar potassium fertilization of muskmelons on calcareous soils in south Texas: Effects on yield and quality. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation, February 15-17, 2009, Scottsdale, Arizona. 26:130-137.
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants [abstract]. 236th American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, August 17-21, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A-AGFD-133.
Lester, G.E. 2008. Comparison of organic versus conventional grapefruit: Effects on human health nutrients [abstract]. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 28 - July 1, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana. A-140-03.
Lester, G.E. 2008. Antioxidant, sugar, mineral and phytonutrient concentrations across edible fruit tissues of orange-fleshed honeydew melon (Cucumis melo L.). Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 56:3694-3698.
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants [abstract]. Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, February 2-4, 2008, Dallas, Texas. HortScience. 43(3):A615.
Lester, G.E., Hodges, D. 2008. Antioxidants associated with fruit senescence and human health: Novel orange-fleshed non-netted honey dew melon genotype comparisons following different seasonal productions and cold storage durations. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 48(3):347-354.
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A. 2008. Marketable quality and phytonutrient concentrations of a novel hybrid muskmelon intended for the fresh-cut industry and its parental lines: Whole-fruit comparisons at harvest and following long-term storage at 1 or 5 deg C. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 48(2):248-253.
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A., Hodges, D. 2007. Quality comparisons among orange-fleshed honey dew genotypes: Following storage. Meeting Abstract. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 844.
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2007. Effects of foliar potassium source on muskmelon fruit quality and phytonutrient content. Meeting Abstract. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 788.
Lester, G.E., Manthey, J.A., Buslig, B.S. 2007. Organic vs. conventionally grown 'Rio Red' grapefruit: Comparison of production inputs, market quality, consumer preferences, and human health-bioactive compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:4474-4480.
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2007. Foliar fertilization of muskmelon: Effects of potassium source on market quality and phytochemical content of field-grown fruit. Meeting Proceedings. Fluid Forum, Scottsdale, Arizona. p. 154-161.
Saftner, R.A., Lester, G.E., Abbott, J.A. 2006. Fresh-cut chunks of a new orange-fleshed melon genotype: analytical and sensory comparisons to its inbred parents, and to commercial cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew harvested in winter.. [abstract]. HortScience. Paper No. 186. 41:1018.
Sinclair, J.W., Park, S.O., Crosby, K.M., Sun Yoo, K., Lester, G.E. 2006. Identification and confirmation of RAPD markers and andromonoecious associated with quantitative trait loci for sugars in melon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131:360-371.
Whitaker, B.D., Lester, G.E. 2006. Cloning of phospholipase da and lipoxygenase genes CmPLDa1 and CmLOX1 and their expression in fruit, floral, and vegetative tissues of ‘Honey Brew’ hybrid honeydew melon (cucumis melo l. var. inodorus). Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131(4):544-550.
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L. 2006. Foliar fertilization: improving the human wellness attributes of melon. In: Proceedings of the Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference, March 7-8, 2006, Denver, Colorado. 11:1-6.
Saftner, R.A., Abbott, J.A., Lester, G.E., Vinyard, B.T. 2006. Sensory and analytical comparisons of orange-fleshed honeydew to cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew for fresh-cut chunks. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 42:150-160.
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2006. Comparisons between orange- and green-fleshed non-netted and orange-fleshed netted muskmelons: antioxidant changes following different harvest and storage periods. Journal of the American Society for Horticulture Science. 131:110-117.
Whitaker, B.D., Lester, G.E. 2005. Pld-alpha and lox genes and enzyme activities associated with development and senescence of honeydew melon (cucumis melo l.) mesocarp tissues.. [abstract]. National Plant Lipid Cooperative Meeting. Paper No. 15. p. 38.
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Rogers, G. 2005. Supplemental foliar potassium application to muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) during fruit growth improves quality and content of human wellness components. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 130(4):649-653.
Bett Garber, K.L., Lamikanra, O., Lester, G.E., Ingram, D.A., Watson, M.A. 2005. Effect of cultivation soil type and storage conditions on the sensory qualities of fresh-cut cantaloupe (cucumis melo). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 85 825:830.
Elzen, P.J., Elzen, G.W., Lester, G.E. 2004. Compatibility of an organically-based insect control program with honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) pollination in cantaloupes. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(5):1513-1516.
Beaulieu, J.C., Lea, J.M., Bett Garber, K.L., Lester, G.E. 2004. Fresh-cut honeydew melon cubes prepared from plants sprayed with different calcium compounds: qualitative differences at harvest and after whole fruit storage. International Fresh Cut Produce Association Annual Conference. 004:04
Saftner, R.A., Abbott, J.A., Lester, G.E. Sensory and analytical analyses of fruit quality constituents of fresh-cut orange- and green-fleshed honeydews and orange-fleshed cantaloupe. Hortscience. 2004. V. 39. P. 806.
Kader, A., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Lester, G.E. 2004. Nutritional quality of fruits, nuts, and vegetables and their importance in human health. USDA Handbook 66. Available: http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/hb66/contents.html.
G. E. Lester and K. C. Shellie. Honey Dew Melon (Honey Dew, Casaba, Crenshaw, & Canary) Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines. IN: eds, Gross, Kenneth C., Chien, Yi Wang and Saltveit, Mikal. 2002. The commercial storage of fruits, vegetables, and florist and nursery crops. http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/h666/index.html
K. C. Shellie and G. E. Lester. Netted Melons (Western Shipper, Charentais, Galia, Aranas, Persian) Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines. IN: eds, Gross, Kenneth, Chien, Yi Wang, and Saltveit, Mikal. 2002. The commercial storage of fruits, vegetables, and florist and nursery crops. http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/h666/index.html