THOMAS E. DEVINE
P.O. Box 250
Hall, NY 14463
Contact: Greg Davis
Wolf River Valley Seed Co.
N. 2976 Country M Road
White Lake, WI 54491
Contact: Jerry Wahleithner
Southern States Cooperative
P.O. Box 26234
Richmond, VA 23260
Contact: Howard Tabor
Two new cultivars, Tara and Moon Cake,
are currently in the process of release.
Tara is a multi-use cultivar intended for use in wildlife seed mixtures as well as for livestock forage and production of increased crop residue (straw) to reduce soil erosion. The vigorous tall-growth characteristic and moderately small seed size of Tara make it well suited to use in wildlife seed mixtures. Tara provides tall cover and a high protein forage for wildlife. Tara can also be used as a high quality forage for livestock and dairy producers. Growers of Tara can retain the option of using the crop as either forage or grain until late in the growing season. The increased crop residue biomass produced by Tara provides soybean grain producers with a soil conservation benefit by reducing soil erosion and increasing carbon sequestration.
Moon Cake is a tall-growing, large-seeded vegetable soybean cultivar that will be especially valuable to organic growers who cannot use herbicides. The exceptionally tall growth of this vegetable soybean will enable it to compete better against weeds. In addition, after the green seeds have been stripped from the plant, the remainder of the plant can be fed as fresh forage to sheep, goats, or other livestock maintained by farmers with small-scale, diversified farming operations.
Elected to 3-year terms as a member of the Soybean Crop Germplasm Committee, 1991 and 1994, and as Chairman in 1995 - 1996 and 1996 - 1997.
Selected for membership on the National Soybean Variety Review Board, 1997.
Selected to serve as advisor to the 1890 Universities Cooperative Research Program RR-5 "Improvement of Soybean and Vegetable Soybeans for Stress Tolerance and Biological Efficiency".
Nayigihugu, V., D.W. Kellogg, D.E. Longer, Z.B. Johnson, K.A. Anschutz, and T.E. Devine. 2002. Performance and Ensiling Characteristics of Tall-Growing Soybean Lines Used for Silage. The Professional Animal Scientist 18: 85-89.
Sheaffer, C.C., J.H. Orf, T.E. Devine, and J.G Jewett. 2001. Yield and Quality of Forage Soybeans. Agronomy Journal 93: 99-106.
Matthews, B.F., T.E. Devine, J.M. Weisemann, H.S. Beard, K.S. Lewers, M.H. MacDonald, Y.B. Park, R. Maiti, J.J. Lin, J. Kuo, M.J. Pedroni, P.B. Cregan, and J.A. Saunders. 2001. Incorporation of Sequenced cDNA and Genomic Markers into the Soybean Genetic Map. Crop Science 41: 516-521.
Brown, H.J., J.M. Koivisto, G.P.F. Lane, R.H. Phipps, and T.E. Devine. 2001. First year evaluation of forage soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) in theUnited Kingdom. p. 290-293. In: T. Terrill (ed.) Proc. Am. Forage and Grassl. Council, April 21-25, 2001, Springdale, AR. AFGC, Georgetown, TX. (Proceedings)
Kuykendall, L.D., F.M. Hashem, G.R. Bauchan, T.E. Devine and R.B. Dadson. 1999. Symbiotic competence of sinorhizobium fredii on twenty alfalfa cultivars of diverse dormancy. Symbiosis. p. 1-16.
Redfearn, D.D., D.R. Buxton and T.E. Devine. Sorghum intercropping effect on yield, morphology, and quality of forage soybean. Crop Science. v. 39(5): 1380-1384.
Marr, D.L., T.E. Devine and M.A. Parker. 1997. Nodulation restrictive genotypes of Glycine and Amphicarpaea: a comparative analysis. Plant and Soil. 189: 181-188.
Hashem, F.M., L.D. Kuykendall, E. E.-Fadly and T.E. Devine. 1997. Strains of Rhizobium fredii effectively nodulate and efficiently fix nitrogen with Medicago sativa and Glycine max. Symbiosis 22: 255-264.
Abdul-Baki, A., R.D. Morse, T.E. Devine and J.R. Teasdale. 1997. Broccoli production in forage soybean and foxtail millet cover crop mulches. Hort Science 32.
Devine, T.E. and L.D. Kuykendall. 1996. Host genetic control of symbiosis in soybean (Glycine max L.). Plant and Soil. 186: 173-187.