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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Gene E Lester
Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality
National Program Leader

Phone: (301) 504-4616
Fax: (301) 504-5467
Room 4-2192
5601 SUNNYSIDE AVENUE
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BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 77 projects listed

Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
Develop Methods to Assess and Improve Poultry and Egg Quality
Functionalization of Vegetable Oils for Use in the Polymer, Oleochemical, and Lubricant Industries
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
Technologies for Quality Measurement and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables
Genetic and Biochemical Mechanisms Determining Fresh Produce Quality and Storage Life
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
Improve Grain Sorghum End-Use Quality & Utilization by Identifying the Physical, Chemical & Environmental Factors Related to Food & Feed...
Biochemical and Physical Characterization of Hard Winter Wheat Quality for End-Use Quality
Identification and Manipulation of Postharvest Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Potato Nutritional and Market Quality
Systems to Assess, Monitor, and Preserve Peanut Quality and Safety
Enhancing Profitability & Sustainability Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, & Cotton Byprod Through Imprvmnts in Harvesting, Ginning, & Mech Process
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops and Their Co-Products
Enhancing Quality, Utility, Sustainability, Environmental Impact of Cotton and Its Byproducts Through Improvement in Harvest/gin Processing
Enhanced Utilization of Carbohydrates and Polysaccharides from Citrus Processing Waste Streams
Maintaining Quality and Extending Shelf and Shipping Life of Fresh Fruit with No Or Minimal Synthetic Pesticide Inputs
Improvement & Maintenance of Flavor & Shelf-Life, Functional Characteristics & Biochem/bioactive Process, & Use of Genetic/genomic Resource
Optimization of the Nutritional, Functional, and Sensory Properties of Raw and Processed Legumes, Grains, and Specialty Crops
Discovery and Development of Natural Products for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Applications
Chemistry of Natural Products for Nutraceutical Use, Pest Management and Crop Development
Cotton-Based Nonwovens
Production and Value Enhancement of Biosurfactants and Biopolymers Derived from Agricultural Lipids and Coproducts
Bioactive Constituents and Specialty Food Fibers As Value-Added Products from Citrus Processing Waste
New and Improved Assessments of Cotton Quality
Influence of Structure and Moisture on Cotton Fiber Properties
Genetic and Biochemical Basis of Soft Winter Wheat Quality
Quality Based Inspection and Sorting of Specialty Crops Using Imaging and Physical Methods
Metabolomic and Microbial Profiling of Tropical/subtropical Fruits and Small Fruits for Quality Factors and Microbial Stability
Improvement and Utilization of Natural Rubber and Castor Oil-Producing Industrial Crops
Genetic, Metabolic, and Physiological Factors Regulating Deciduous Tree Fruit Quality
Environmentally Friendly Processes and New Applications for Animal Hides and Leather
Optical and Mechanical Instrumentation for Quality Assessment of Small Grains
Amylose Helical Inclusion Complexes for Food and Industrial Applications
Modification of Natural Polymers by Novel Processes
Processing Technologies to Prevent Weight Gain and Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases
Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm
Microstructured and Health-Functionalized Food Proteins
Sustainable Strategies to Lower the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Processing Using Fluid Milk As a Template
Bio-Based Lubricants from Farm-Based Raw Materials
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products and Residues
Novel Starch-Based Materials
Viscoelastic Properties and Polymer Composite Applications of Nano-Materials Derived from Agricultural Byproducts and Feedstocks
Postharvest Sensory, Processing and Packaging of Catfish
Rice As a Source and Delivery System for Nutrients and Lipophilic Bioactive Compounds
Novel Technologies for Producing Renewable Chemicals and Polymers from Carbohydrates Derived from Agricultural Feedstocks
Improving Human Health Using Functional Food Ingredients from by-Products of Grain Milling Industries Using Innovative Technologies
Novel Technology for Renewable Resource Utilization
Chemical Modification of Cotton for Value Added Applications
Reduction of Allergenicity Through Food Processing
Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain Quality and Marketability
Biobased Industrial Products from Food Animal Processing By-Products
Value-Added Products from Cottonseed
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
Improving Stability and Healthfulness of U.S. Commodity Vegetable Oils and Products
Evaluation and Maintenance of Flavor, Nutritional and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce
Functional Food Development by Microbial Biotechnology
Enhance Wheat Quality, Functionality and Marketability in the Western U.S.
Improved Utilization of Ag. Products Through Identification of Nitrogen-Containing Bioactive Components Important to Quality & Human Health
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
Improved Processes for Cucumbers, Cabbage, Sweetpotatoes, and Peppers to Make High Quality, Nutritious Products and Reduce Pollution
Development and Utilization of New Oilseed Crops and Products
Processing Methods to Modify the Levels of Biologically Active Compounds in Milk and Cheese
Discovery and Utilization of Bioactive Components from New Crops and Agricultural Co-Products
Sensing Methods & Instrumentation for Rapid Determination of Moisture Content... and Other Quality Attributes of Grains, Seeds, & Nuts
Improve Fiber Quality and Industry Profitability Through Enhanced Efficiencies in Cotton Ginning
Forest Products Research
Projects
HEADQUARTERS COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS - FOOD NUTRITION, SAFETY AND QUALITY (FNSQ)
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 409050
POTASSIUM (K) FERTILIZER SOURCE EFFECTS ON CROP YIELD AND QUALITY: ADDING VALUE AND INCREASING END-PRODUCT RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 423238

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Xie, Z., Yu, L., Wang, Q. 2013. Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage. Journal of Food Chemistry. 151:472-479.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Pre-harvest muskmelon fruit cracking: causes and potential remedies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fernández Trujillo, J.P., Lester, G.E., Dos-Santos, N., Martínez, J.A., Esteva, J., Jifon, J.L., Varó, P. 2013. Pre-harvest muskmelon fruit cracking: causes and potential remedies. HortTechnology. 23:266-275.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2013. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 51(1):73-78.
Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. 2012. Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(31):7644-7651.
Compariative analysis of strawberry total phenolics via fast blue BB vs. folin-ciocalteu: assay interference by ascorbic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Collard, mustard and turnip greens: Effects of varieties and leaf position on concentrations of ascorbic acid, folate, B-carotene, lutein and phylloquinone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2012. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. [abstract]. BARC Poster Day.
Organically versus conventionally grown produce: Common production inputs, nutritional quality, and nitrogen delivery between the two systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Carotene and novel apocarotenoid concentrations in orange-fleshed Cucumis melo melons: determinations of beta-carotene bioaccessability and bioavailability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fleshman, M.K., Lester, G.E., Riedl, K.M., Harrison, E.H., Kopec, R.C., S, N., Schwartz, S.J. 2011. Carotene and novel apocarotenoid concentrations in orange-fleshed Cucumis melo melons: determinations of beta-carotene bioaccessability and bioavailability. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:4448-4454.
Gamma irradiation dose: Effects on spinach baby-leaf ascorbic acid, carotenoids, folate, alpha-tocopherol, and phylloquinone concentrations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Hallman, G.J., Perez, J.A. 2010. Gamma irradiation dose: Effects on spinach baby-leaf ascorbic acid, carotenoids, folate, alpha-tocopherol, and phylloquinone concentrations. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:4901-4906.
Improving fruit quality and phytochemical content through better nutrient management practices - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J., Lester, G.E. 2010. Improving fruit quality and phytochemical content through better nutrient management practices. HortScience. 45:515-516.
Flow injection mass spectral fingerprints demonstrate chemical differences in rio red grapefruit with respect to year, harvest time, and conventional versus organic farming Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Relationship between fresh-packaged spinach leaves exposed to continuous light or dark and bioactive contents: Effects of cultivar, leaf size, and storage duration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Impact of potassium nutrition on postharvest fruit quality: Melon (Cucumis melo L.) case study - (Review Article)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Makus, D.J. 2010. Impact of potassium nutrition on postharvest fruit quality: Melon (Cucumis melo L.) case study. Plant and Soil. 335(1):117-131.
Cucurbits [Cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash] - (Book / Chapter)
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.
Foliar potassium fertilization improves fruit quality of field-grown muskmelon on calcareous soils in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Superoxide dismutase activity in mesocarp tissue from divergent Cucumis melo L. genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Crosby, K.M. 2009. Superoxide dismutase activity in mesocarp tissue from divergent Cucumis melo L. genotypes. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 64(3):205-211.
Retail display conditions of continuous light and dark on the disposition of vitamins in baby-leaf spinach - (Abstract Only)
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.
Foliar potassium fertilization of muskmelons on calcareous soils in south Texas: Effects on yield and quality - (Proceedings)
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.
Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield - (Abstract Only)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2009. Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield [abstract]. HortScience. 44(3):566.
Sensory and analytical characteristics of a novel hybrid muskmelon fruit intended for the fresh-cut industry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saftner, R.A., Lester, G.E. 2009. Sensory and analytical characteristics of a novel hybrid muskmelon fruit intended for the fresh-cut industry. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 51(3):327-333.
Seasonal and Postharvest Temperature Impact on Novel Orange-fleshed Honey Dew Fruit Antioxidants - (Abstract Only)
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.
Comparison of Organic versus Conventional Grapefruit: Effects on Human Health Nutrients - (Abstract Only)
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.
Antioxidant, Sugar, Mineral and Phytonutrient Concentrations Across Edible Fruit Tissues of Orange-Fleshed HoneyDew Melon (Cucumis melo L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Seasonal and postharvest temperature impact on novel orange-fleshed honey dew fruit antioxidants - (Abstract Only)
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.
Effects of Foliar Potassium Fertilization on Muskmelon Fruit Quality and Yield - (Proceedings)
Jifon, J.L., Lester, G.E. 2008. Effects of foliar potassium fertilization on muskmelon fruit quality and yield. Meeting Proceedings. Albion Conference on Plant Nutrition, Midway, Utah. p. 8-36.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Melon Quality: What Consumers Like - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E. 2007. Melon quality: What consumers like. Meeting Proceedings. Australasian Postharvest Conference, Terrigal, Australia. #IS2-2.
Quality Comparisons Among Orange-Fleshed Honey Dew Genotypes: Following Storage - (Proceedings)
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.
Effects of Foliar Potassium Source on Muskmelon Fruit Quality and Phytonutrient Content - (Proceedings)
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.
Postharvest Challenges for Organically Grown Orchard Fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perkins Veazie, P.M., Lester, G.E. 2008. Postharvest challenges for organically grown orchard fruit. HortScience. 43(1): 35-37.
Organic vs. Conventionally Grown 'Rio Red' Grapefruit: Comparison of Production Inputs, Market Quality, Consumer Preferences, and Human Health-bioactive Compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Market Quality Attributes of Orange-Fleshed, Non-Netted Honey Dew Melon Genotypes as Influenced by Growing Season, Storage Duration, and Temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A., Hodges, D. 2007. Market quality attributes of orange-fleshed, non-netted honeydew melon genotypes as influenced by growing season, storage duration, and temperature. HortTechnology. 17:346-352.
Foliar Fertilization of Muskmelon: Effects of Potassium Source on Market Quality and Phytochemical Content of Field-Grown Fruit - (Proceedings)
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.
Foliar Potassium Improves Cantaloupe Marketable and Nutritional Quality - (Other)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Stewart, W.M. 2007. Foliar potassium improves cantaloupe marketable and nutritional quality. Better Crops. 91:24-25.
Effect of Light Intensity, Soil Type, and Lithium Addition on Spinach and Mustard Greens Leaf Constituents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Makus, D., Zibilske, L., Lester, G. 2006. Effect of light intensity, soil type, and lithium addition on spinach and mustard greens leaf constituents. Subtropical Plant Science. 58:35-41.
Foliar Applied Potassium: Effects on Cantaloupe Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. Jifon, J.L. 2007. Foliar applied potassium: Effects on cantaloupe quality. Acta Horticulturae. 731:115-120.
Consumer Preference Quality Attributes of Melon Fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Consumer preference quality attributes of melon fruits. Acta Horticulturae. 712:175-182.
Phospholipase D-Alpha and Lipoxygenase Gene Expression in Fruit, Floral, and Vegetative Tissues of ‘honey Brew’ Hybrid Honeydew Melon - (Abstract Only)
Whitaker, B.D., Lester, G.E. 2006. Phospholipase D-alpha and lipoxygenase gene expression in fruit, floral, and vegetative tissues of ‘Honey Brew’ hybrid honeydew melon [abstract]. Hort Science. 41(4):1081.
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 Only)
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.
Identification and Confirmation of Rapd Markers and Andromonoecious Associated with Quantitative Trait Loci for Sugars in Melon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Supplemental Foliar Potassium Application with Or Without a Surfactant Can Enhance Netted Muskmelon Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Jifon, J.L., Makus, D.J. 2006. Supplemental foliar potassium application with or without a surfactant can enhance netted muskmelon quality. HortScience. 41(3):741-744.
Foliar Fertilization: Improving the Human Wellness Attributes of Melon - (Proceedings)
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.
Sensory and Analytical Comparisons of Orange-Fleshed Honeydew to Cantaloupe and Green-Fleshed Honeydew for Fresh-Cut Chunks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Organic Vs. Conventionally Grown Produce; Quality Differences and Guidelines for Comparison Studies - (Review Article)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Organic vs. conventionally grown produce: quality differences and guidelines for comparison studies. HortScience. 41(2):296-300.
Comparisons Between Orange and Green-Fleshed Non-Netted and Orange Fleshed Netted Muskmelons: Antioxidant Changes Following Different Harvest and Storage Periods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Evaluation of Divergent C. Melo Germplasm Fruits for Antioxidant Content - (Review Article)
Hodges, M., Lester, G.E. 2007. Evaluation of divergent C. melo germplasm fruits for antioxidant content. Acta Horticulturae. 744:349-356.
Environmental Regulation of Human Health Nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2006. Environmental regulation of human health nutrients in fruits and vegetables. HortScience 41(1):59-64.
Pld-Alpha and Lox Genes and Enzyme Activities Associated with Development and Senescence of Honeydew Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) Mesocarp Tissues. - (Abstract Only)
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.
Sensory and Analytical Comparison of Orange-Fleshed Honeydew to Cantaloupe and Green-Fleshed Honeydew for Fresh-Cut Chunks - (Abstract Only)
Saftner, R.A., Abbott, J.A., Lester, G.E., Vinyard, B.T. 2005. Sensory and analytical comparison of orange-fleshed honeydew to cantaloupe and green-fleshed honeydew for fresh-cut chunks [abstract]. Hortscience. 39:806.
Supplemental Foliar Potassium Application to Muskmelon (Cucumis Melo L.) During Fruit Growth Improves Quality and Content of Human Wellness Components - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Phytonutrient Evaluation of Strawberries from Field and Greenhouse Production Environments - (Abstract Only)
Takeda, F., Lester, G.E., Chandler, C., Perkins Veazie, P.M., Prior, R.L. 2005. Phytonutrient evaluation of strawberries from field and greenhouse production environments. Hortscience. Vol 40(3): 879. 2005.
Effect of Cultivation Soil Type and Storage Conditions on the Sensory Qualities of Fresh-Cut Cantaloupe (Cucumis Melo) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Whole Plant Applied Potassium: Effect on Cantaloupe Fruit Sugar Content and Related Human Wellness Compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E. 2005. Whole plant applied potassium: Effect on cantaloupe fruit sugar content and related human wellness compounds. Acta Horticulturae. 682:487-492.
Compatibility of An Organically-Based Insect Control Program with Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Pollination in Cantaloupes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Fresh-Cut Honeydew Melon Cubes Prepared from Plants Sprayed with Different Calcium Compounds: Qualitative Differences at Harvest and after Whole Fruit Storage - (Abstract Only)
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
Oxidative Stress: Postharvest Fruit and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Hodges, D., Lester, G.E. 2004. Oxidative stress: postharvest fruit and vegetables. American Society for Horticultural Science. 39(5):922-923.
Oxidative Stress: Importance for Postharvest Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hodges, D.M., Lester, G.E., Munro, K.D., Toivonen, P.M. 2004. Oxidative stress: Importance for postharvest quality. Hortscience. 39(5):924-929.
Sensory and Analytical Analyses of Fruit Quality Constituents of Fresh-Cut Orange and Green-Fleshed Honeydews and Orange-Fleshed Cantaloupe - (Abstract Only)
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.
Nutritional quality of fruits, nuts, and vegetables and their importance in human health - (Government Publication)
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.
Human Wellness Compounds in Honeydew Fruit: Influence of Cultivar and Environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Crosby, K.M. 2004. Human wellness compounds in honeydew fruit: influence of cultivar and environment. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 639:287-291.
Foliar Applied Potassium: Effects on Cantaloupe Quality, Sugar Content and Related Compounds - (Proceedings)
Lester, G.E. 2004. Foliar applied potassium: effects on cantaloupe quality, sugar content and related compounds. International Congress on Plant Nutrition Proceedings. pp. 49-57.
Field Application of Chelated Calcium: Postharvest Effects on Cantaloupe and Honeydew Fruit Quality. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Grusak, M.A. 2004. Field application of chelated calcium: postharvest effects on cantaloupe and honeydew fruit quality. HortTechnology. 14(1):29-38.
Effect of Soil Type, Light Intensity, and Cultivar on Leaf Nutrients in Mustard Greens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Makus, D.J., Lester, G.E. 2002. EFFECT OF SOIL TYPE, LIGHT INTENSITY, AND CULTIVAR ON LEAF NUTRIENTS IN MUSTARD GREENS. Subtropical Plant Science. 54:23-28.
Sources of Bacterial Contamination on Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons on-Farm and During Post-Harvest Processing - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Aug-02)
Honey Dew Melon (Honey Dew, Casaba, Crenshaw and Canary: Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines) - (Book / Chapter)
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
Netted Melons (Western Shipper, Charentais, Galia, Ananas, Persian): Postharvest Quality Maintenance Guidelines - (Book / Chapter)
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
Diurnal Growth Measurements of Honeydew and Muskmelon Fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Sep-97)
Physicochemical Characterization of Hybrid Honey Dew Muskmelon Fruit (Cucumis Melo L. Var. Inodorus NAUD.) Following Maturation, Abscission, and Postharvest Storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-May-97)
Melon (Cucumis Melo L.) Fruit Nutritional Quality and Health Functionality - (Review Article) - (06-Oct-96)
Calcium-Stimulated Protein Kinase Activity of the Hypodermal Mesocarp Plasma Membrane from Mature Preharvest and Postharvest Muskmelon - (Proceedings) - (12-Sep-96)
Gamma-Ray-Induced Changes in Hypodermal Mesocarp Tissue Plasma Membrane of Pre and Post-Storage Muskmelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (31-May-96)
Calcium-Stimulated Protein Kinase Activity of the Hypodermal Mesocarp Plasma Membrane from Mature and Postharvest Muskmelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-May-96)
Use of Gamma-Irradiation to Slow Senescence in Cantaloupe - (Other) - (16-Nov-95)
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