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Recent Publications 2021-2022

Water Management and Conservation Research

Elshikha, D.M., Hunsaker, D.J., Waller, P.M., Thorp, K.R., Dierig, D., Wang, G., Cruz, V.V., Katterman, M.E., Bronson, K., Wall, G.W., Thompson, A.L. 2022. Estimation of direct-seeded guayule cover, crop coefficient, and yield using UAS-based multispectral and RGB data. Agricultural Water Management 265.

Elshikha, D.M., Waller, P.M., Hunsaker, D.J., Dierig, D., Wang, S., Cruz, V.V., Thorp, K.R., Katterman, M.E., Bronson, K.F., Wall, G.W.2021. Growth, water use, and crop coefficients of direct-seeded guayule with furrow and subsurface drip irrigation in Arizona. Industrial Crops and Products 170. Article 113819.

Heyford, R.K., Serba, D.D., Xie, S., Ayyappan, V., Thimmapuram, J., Saha, M.C., Wu, C.H., Kalavacharla, V. 2022. Global analysis of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) transcriptomes in response to interactive effects of drought and heat stresses. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology 22.

Jacob, F., Vidal, T., Lesaignoux, A., Olioso, A., Weiss, M., Nerry, F., Jacquemoud, S., Gamet, P., Caillault, K., Labarre, L., French, A.N., Schmugge, T., Briottet, X., Lagouarde, J. 2021. A simulation-based error budget of the TES method for the design of the spectral configuration of the micro-bolometer based MISTIGRI thermal infrared sensor. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 60:1-19.

Melandri, G., Thorp, K.R., Broeckling, C., Thompson, A.L., Hinze, L.L., Pauli, D. 2021. Assessing drought and heat stress-induced changes in the cotton leaf metabolome and their relationship with hyperspectral reflectance. Frontiers in Plant Science 12.

Pugh, A.N., Thorp, K.R., Gonzalez, E.M., Elshikha, D.E., Pauli, D. 2021. Comparison of image georeferencing strategies for agricultural applications of small unoccupied aircraft systems. The Plant Phenome Journal 4(1).

Serba, D.D., Meng, X., Schnable, J., Bashir, E., Michaud, J., Vara Prasad, P., Perumal, R. 2021. Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals genetic mechanisms of sugarcane aphid resistance in grain sorghum. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22(13).

Srivastava, R.K., Yadav, O., Sivasakthi, K., Gupta, S., Serba, D.D., Choudhary, S., Govindaraj, M., Kholova, J., Tharanya, M., Tara Satyavathi, C., Singh, R.B., Bollam, S., Varshney, R.K., Gumma, M.K., Gupta, R. 2022. Breeding drought-tolerant pearl millet using conventional and genomics-assisted approaches: achievements and prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 13.

Thorp, K.R., Drajat, D. 2021. Deep machine learning with Sentinel satellite data to map paddy rice production stages across West Java, Indonesia. Remote Sensing of Environment 265.

Thorp, K.R., Calleja, S., Pauli, D., Thompson, A.L., Elshikha, D. 2022. Agronomic outcomes of precision irrigation management technologies with varying complexity. Transactions of the ASABE

Wang, G., Elshikha, D.M., Katterman, M.E., Sullivan, T., Dittmar, S., Cruz, V.V., Hunsaker, D.J., Waller, P.M., Ray, D.T., Dierig, D.A. 2021. Irrigation effects on seasonal growth and rubber production of direct-seeded guayule. Industrial Crops and Products 177.


Plant Physiology and Genetics Research

Chamarthi, S.K., Kaler, A.S., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Fritschi, F.B., Gillman, J.D., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Dhanapal, A.P., King, C.A., Purcell, L.C. 2021. Identification and Confirmation of Loci Associated with Canopy Wilting in Soybean using Genome Wide Association Mapping. Frontiers in Plant Science 12. Article 698116.

Kim, J.Y. 2021. Software design for image mapping and analytics for high throughput phenotyping. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture​

Luo, L.L., Fahlgren, N., Kutchan, T., Schachtman, D.P., Ge, Y., Gesch, R.W., George, S., Dyer, J.M., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2021. Discovering candidate genes related to flowering time in the spring panel of camelina sativa. Theoretical and Applied Genetics

Kimball, B.A., Ottman, M.J., Pinter jr., P.J., Wall, G.W., Leavitt, S.W., Cheng, L., Conley, M.M., LaMorete, R.L., Triggs, J.M., Gleadow, R. 2021 Data from the Arizona FACE (Free-Air CO2 Enrichment) experiments on sorghum at ample and limiting levels of water supply. Open Data Journal for Agriculture Research 7:1-10.

Thompson, A.L., Conley, M.M., Herritt, M.T., Thorp, K.R. 2022. Response of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaf chlorophyll content to high heat and low-soil water in the Arizona low desert. Photosynthetica 60(2):123-135.

Wechsung, F., Ritter, M., Wall, G.W. 2021. The upper homeostatic range for the temperature-yield response of irrigated US wheat down revised from a theoretical and experimental perspective. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 307. Article 108478.

Zhang, J., Mcdonald, S.C., Wu, C., Ingwers, M.W., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Chen, P., Li, Z. 2022. Quantitative trait loci underlying flooding tolerance in soybean(Glycine max). Plant Breeding


Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

Ching'Anda, C., Atehnkeng, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M., Cotty, P.J., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Spatial and temporal population dynamics of Aspergillus flavus in commercial pistachio orchards in Arizona. Plant Health Progress

Ching'Anda, C., Atehnkeng, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M.J., Cotty, P.J., Mehl, H.L. 2021. Temperature influences on interactions among aflatoxigenic species of Aspergillus section flavi during maize colonization. Frontiers in Fungal Biology 2. Article 720276.

Faske, T.R., Kandel, Y., Allen, T.W., Grabau, Z.J., Kemerait, R.C., Lawrence, G.W., Lawrence, K.S., Mehl, H.L., Overstreet, C., Thiessen, L.D., Wheeler, T. 2022. Meta-analysis of the field efficacy of seed- and soil-applied nematicides on Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis across the U. S. Cotton Belt. Plant Disease

Hagler, J.R., Hull, A.M., Casey, M.T., Machtley, S.A. 2021. Use of a fluorophore to tag arthropods for mark-release-recapture type research. Journal of Insect Science 21(6):1-10.

Heu, C.C., Gross, R.J., Le, K.P., Leroy, D.M., Fan, B., Hull, J.J., Brent, C.S., Fabrick, J.A. 2022. CRISPR-mediated knockout of cardinal and cinnabar eye pigmentation genes in the western tarnished plant bug. Scientific Reports 12:4917.

Hull, J.J., Brent, C.S., Choi, M.Y., Miko, Z., Fodor, J., Fonagy, A. 2021. Molecular and functional characterization of pyrokinin-like peptides in the western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Insects 12(10):914.

Jiang, F., Chang, G., Li, Z., Abouzaid, M., Du, X., Hull, J.J., Ma, W., Lin, Y. 2021. The hsp/co-chaperone network in environmental cold adaptation of Chilo suppressalis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 187:780-788.

Kan, C., Mendoza-Herrera, A., Levy, J., Hull, J.J., Fabrick, J.A., Tamborindeguy, C. 2021. HPE1, an effector from zebra chip pathogen interacts with tomato proteins and perturbs ubiquitinated protein accumulation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22.

Kaur, N., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Distribution of G143A mutations conferring fungicide resistance in Virginia populations of Parastagonospora nodorum infecting wheat. Plant Health Progress 23(1):28-32.

Mao, C., Zhu, X., Wang, P., Huang, R., Zhoa, M., Hull, J.J., Lin, Y., Ma, W. 2021. Transgenic double-stranded RNA rice, a potential strategy for controlling striped stem borer (Chilo suppressalis). Pest Management Science 78:785-792.

Meissle, M., Naranjo, S.E., Romeis, J. 2022. Does Bt maize impact non-target arthropods: A global meta-analysis? Environmental Evidence

Meissle, M., Naranjo, S.E., Romeis, J. 2022. Database of non-target invertebrates recorded in field experiments of genetically engineered Bt maize and corresponding non-Bt maize. BMC Research Notes.

Muscato, A.J., Walsh, P., Pong, S., Pupo, A., Gross, R.J., Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2021. Does differential receptor distribution underlie variable responses to a neuropeptide in the lobster cardiac system?. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22.

Oleisky, E.R., Stanhope, M.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2022. Isoforms of the neuropeptide myosuppressin differentially modulate the cardiac neuromuscular system of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Journal of Neurophysiology 127:702-713.

Oppert, B.S., Muszewska, A., Steczkiewicz, K., Šatovic-Vukšic, E., Plohl, M., Fabrick, J.A., Vinokurov, K.S., Koloniuk, I., Johnston, J., Smith, T.P., Guedes, R.C., Terra, W.R., Ferreira, C., Dias, R.O., Chaply, K.A., Elpidina, E.N., Tereshchenkova, V., Mitchell, M.F., Jenson, A.J., McKay, R., Shan, T., Cao, X., Xiong, C., Jiang, H., Morrison III, W.R., Koren, S., Schlipalius, D., Lorenzen, M.D., Bansal, R., Wang, Y., Perkin , L.C., Pochleau, M., Friesen, K.S., Olmstead, M.L., Scully, E.D., Campbell, J.F. 2022. The genome of Rhyzopertha dominica: Adaptation for success. Genes 13(3):446.

Schmidt, M., Mao, Y., Opoku, J., Mehl, H.L. 2021. Enzymatic degradation is an effective means to reduce aflatoxin contamination in maize. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology 21. Article 70.

Schutze, I., Yamamoto, P., Malaquias, J., Herritt, M.T., Merten, P., Thompson, A.L., Naranjo, S.E. 2022. Correlation-based network analysis of the influence of Bemisia tabaci feeding on photosynthesis and foliar sugar and starch composition in soybean. Insects 13.

Schutze, I.X., Naranjo, S.E., Yamamoto, P.T. 2022. Impact of Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on soybean yield and quality under field conditions. Journal of Economic Entomology

Singh, P., Mehl, H.L., Orbach, M.J., Callicott, K.A., Cotty, P.J. 2022. Genetic diversity of Aspergillus flavus associated with chili in Nigeria and identification of haplotypes with potential in aflatoxin mitigation. Plant Disease

Sisterson, M.S., Brent, C.S. 2022. Nutritional and physiological regulation of glassy-winged sharpshooter oogenesis. Journal of Economic Entomology 115(2): 526-538.

Wei, X., Aguilera, M., Langston, D.B., Mehl, H.L., Li, S. 2021. Identifying optimal wavelengths as disease signatures using hyperspectral sensor and machine learning. Remote Sensing 13.

Wei, X., Langston, D.B., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Comparison of current peanut fungicides against Athelia rolfsii through a laboratory bioassay of detached plant tissues. Plant Disease

Zuo, Y., Shi, Y., Zhang, F., Guan, F., Zhang, J., Feyereisen, R., Fabrick, J.A., Yang, Y., Wu, Y. 2021. Genome mapping coupled with CRISPR gene editing reveals a P450 gene confers avermectin resistance in the beet armyworm. PLoS Genetics 17(7).

Featured Accomplishment Publications

Tabashnik, B.E., Liesner, L.R., Ellsworth, P.C., Unnithan, G.C., Fab-rick, J.A., Naranjo, S.E., Li, X., Dennehy, T.J., Antilla, L., Staten, R.T., and Carrière, Y. 2021. Transgenic cotton and sterile insect releases synergize eradication of pink bollworm a century after it invaded the United States. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 118 (1): e2019115118. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., LeRoy, D.M., Unnithan, G.C. Yelich, A.J. Carrière, Y., Li, X., and Tabashnik, B.E. 2020. Shared and independent genetic basis of resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in two strains of pink bollworm. Sci. Rep. 10: 7988. (PDF)

Mathew, L.G., Ponnuraj, J., Mallappa, B., Chowdary, L.R., Zhang, J., Tay, W.T., Walsh, T.K., Gordon, K.H.J., Heckel, D.G., Downes, S., Carrière, Y., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E., Fabrick, J.A. 2018. ABC transporter mis-splicing associated with re-sistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in laboratory- and field-selected pink bollworm. Sci. Rep. 8: 3531. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., Unnithan, G.C., Yelich, A.J., DeGain, B., Mas-son, L., Zhang, J., Carrière, Y. and Tabashnik, B.E. 2015. Multi-toxin resistance enables pink bollworm survival on pyramided Bt cot-ton. Sci. Rep. 5: 16554. (PDF)



Publications 2020-2021

Plant Physiology and Genetics Research

Baslam, M., Mitsui, T., Hodges, M., Priesack, E., Herritt, M.T., Aranjuelo, I., Sanz-Saez, A. 2020. Photosynthesis in a changing global climate: scaling up and scaling down. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11.

Doner, N.M., Seay, D., Mehling, M., Sun, S., Gidda, S.K., Schmitt, K., Braus, G.H., Ischebeck, T., Chapman, K.D., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2021. Arabidopsis thaliana EARLY RESPONSIVE TO DEHYDRATION 7 localizes to lipid droplets via its senescense domain. Frontiers in Plant Science. 14.

Herritt, M.T., Long, J.C., Roybal, M.D., Moller Jr, D.C., Mockler, T.C., Pauli, D., Thompson, A.L. 2021. FLIP: FLuorescence imaging pipeline for field-based chlorophyll fluorescence images. SoftwareX. 14:100685.

Herritt, M.T., Jones, D., Thompson, A.L. 2020. Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) fuzzy seed counting by image analysis. Journal of Cotton Science. 24:112-120.

Herritt, M.T., Mockler, T.C., Pauli, W.D., Thompson, A.L. 2020. Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging captures photochemical efficiency of grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in a field setting. Plant Methods. 16.

Herritt, M.T., Fritschi, F.B. 2020. Characterization of photosynthetic phenotypes and chloroplast ultrastructural changes of soybean (Glycine max) in response to elevated air temperatures. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11:153.

Luo, Z., Mullen, C.A., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2020. Pyrolysis GC/MS analysis of improved guayule genotypes. Industrial Crops and Products. 155.

Luo, Z., Szczepanek, A.E., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2020. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) analysis of camelina seedling germination under salt stress condition. Agronomy. 10(9).

Thompson, A.L., Conley, M.M., Roybal, M.D. 2021. High-throughput phenotyping data from a proximal sensing cart. Ag Data Commons.

Thompson, A.L., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M.M., Roybal, M.D., Moller Jr, D.C., Long, J.C. 2020. A data workflow to support plant breeding decisions from a terrestrial field-based high-throughput plant phenotyping system. Plant Methods. 16.

Tomasi, P., Herritt, M.T., Jenks, M., Thompson, A.L. 2021. Quantification of leaf wax and cutin monomer composition in Pima (Gossypium barbadense) and upland (G. hirsutum L.) cotton. Journal of Plant Physiology.


Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

Bordini, I.C., Naranjo, S.E., Fournier, A., Ellsworth, P.C. 2021. Novel insecticides and generalist predators support conservation biological control in cotton. Biological Control 154: 104502.

Brent, C.S. 2021. Diapause termination and post-diapause in Lygus hesperus (Heteroptera: Miridae). Journal of Insect Science. 21(1):1-7. 10.1093/jisesa/ieaa142

Fabrick, J.A., Leroy, D.M., Mathew, L.G., Wu, Y., Unnithan, G.C., Yelich, A., Carriere, Y., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2021. CRISPR-mediated mutations in the ABC transporter gene ABCA2 confer pink bollworm resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab. Scientific Reports.

Fabrick, J.A., LeRoy, D.M., Unnithan, G.C. Yelich, A.J. Carrière, Y.,Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2020. Shared and independent genetic basis of resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in two strains of pink bollworm. Scientific Reports.

Fabrick, J.A., Yool, A.J., Spurgeon, D.W. 2020. Insecticidal activity of marigold Tagetes patula plants and foliar extracts against the hemipteran pests, Lygus hesperus and Bemisia tabaci. PLoS One. 15(5).

Guan, F., Hou, B., Dai, X., Liu, S., Liu, J., Gu, Y., Yang, Y., Fabrick, J.A., Wu, Y. 2021. Multiple origins of a single point mutation in the cotton bollworm tetraspanin gene confers dominant resistance to Bt cotton. Pest Management Science. 77(3):1169-1177.

Gula, S.W., Lopez, V.M., Ray, A.M., Machtley, S.A., Hagler, J.R., Ginzel, M.D. 2020. Protein self-marking by emerald ash borer: an evaluation of efficacy and persistence. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 168:678-687.

Hagler, J.R., Casey, M.T., Hull, A.M., Machtley, S.A. 2020. A molecular approach for detecting stage-specific predation on Lygus hesperus. Journal of Insect Science. 20(6):1-6.

Hagler, J.R., Thompson, A.L., Machtley, S.A., Miles, C.T. 2021. Arthropod demography, distribution, and dispersion in a novel trap-cropped cotton agroecosystem. Journal of Insect Science. 21(1):1-10.

Naranjo, S.E., Hagler, J.R., Byers, J. 2021. Methyl salicylate fails to enhance arthropod predator abundance or predator to pest ratios in cotton. Environmental Entomology. 50(2):293-305.

Ortega-Beltran, A., Callicott, K.A., Cotty, P.J. 2020. Founder events influence structures of Aspergillus flavus populations. Environmental Microbiology. 22(8):3522-3534.

Singh, P., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M.J., Cotty, P.J. 2020. Molecular analysis of S morphology aflatoxin producers from the United States reveals previously unknown diversity and two new taxa. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11.

Tabashnik, B.E., Liesner, L.R., Ellsworth, P.C., Unnithan, G.C., Fabrick, J.A., Naranjo, S.E., Li, X., Dennehy, T.J., Antilla, L., Staten, R.T., Carriere, Y. 2021. Transgenic cotton and sterile insect releases synergize eradication of pink bollworm a century after it invaded the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS). 118(1).

Wyckhuys, K.A.G., Lu, Y.H., Zhou, W.W., Cock, M.J.W., Naranjo, S.E., Fereti, A., Williams, F.E., Furlong, M.J., 2020. Ecological pest control fortifies agricultural growth in Asia–Pacific economies. Nature Ecology and Evolution.


Water Management and Conservation Research

Ayankojo, I.T., Thorp, K.R., Morgan, K.T., Kothari, K., Ale, S. 2020. Assessing the impacts of future climate on cotton production in the Arizona low desert. Transactions of the ASABE. 63(4):1087-1098.

Bautista, E., Schlegel, J.L. 2020. Modeling solute transport in the WinSRFR surface irrigation software. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 146(11).

Barnes, E.M., Campbell, B.T., Vellidis, G., Porter, W., Payero, J., Leib, B., Sui, R., Fisher, D.K., Anapalli, S.S., Colaizzi, P.D., Bordovsky, J., Porter, D., Ale, S., Mahan, J.R., Taghvaeian, S., Thorp, K.R. 2020. Forty years of increasing cotton’s water productivity and why the trend will continue. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 36(4):457-478.

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., El-Shikha, D., Rockholt, S.M., Williams, C.F., Rasutis, D., Soratan, K., Venterea, R.T. 2021. Nitrous oxide emissions, N uptake, biomass, and rubber yield in N-fertilized, surface-irrigated guayule. Industrial Crops and Products. 167.

Bronson, K.F., French, A.N., Conley, M.M., Barnes, E.M. 2021. Use of an ultrasonic sensor for plant height estimation in irrigated cotton. Agronomy Journal. 113(2):2175-2183.

Bronson, K.F., Norton, E., Silvertooth, J. 2021. Revising petiole nitrate sufficiency/deficiency guidelines for irrigated cotton in the desert southwest. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 85:893-902.

D'Alessio, M., Durso, L.M., Williams, C.F., Olson, C.A., Ray, C., Paparozzi, E.T. 2020. Applied injected air into subsurface drip irrigation: plant uptake of pharmaceuticals and soil microbial communities. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 146(2).

Fisher, J.B., Lee, B., Purdy, A.J., Halverson, G.H., Dohlen, M.B., Cawse-Nicholson, K., Wang, A., Anderson, R.G., Aragon, B., Arain, M., Baldocchi, D.D., Baker, J.M., Barral, H., Bernacchi, C.J., Bernhofer, C., Biraud, S.C., Bohrer, G., Brunsell, N., Cappelaere, B., Castro-Contreras, S., Chun, J., Conrad, B.J., Cremonese, E., Demarty, J., Desai, A.R., Ligne, A.D., Foltýnová, L., Goulden, M.L., Griffis, T.J., Grunwald, T., Johnson, M.S., Kang, M., Kelbe, D., Kowalska, N., Lim, J., Mainassara, I., McCabe, M.F., Missik, J.E., Mohanty, B.P., Moore, C.E., Morillas, L., Morrison, R., Munger, J., Posse, G., Richardson, A.D., Russell, E.S., Ryu, Y., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Schmidt, M., Schwartz, E., Sharp, I., Šigut, L., Tang, Y., Hulley, G., Anderson, M.C., Hain, C., French, A.N., Wood, E., Hook, S. 2020. ECOSTRESS: NASA’s next generation mission to measure evapotranspiration from the International Space Station. Water Resources Research. 56(4).

French, A.N., Hunsaker, D.J., Sanchez, C.A., Saber, M., Gonzalez, J.R., Anderson, R.G. 2020. Satellite-based NDVI crop coefficients and evapotranspiration with Eddy Covariance Validation for multiple durum wheat fields in the US Southwest. Agricultural Water Management. 239.

Hunsaker, D.J., Bronson, K.F. 2021. FAO56 crop and water stress coefficients for cotton using subsurface drip irrigation in an arid US climate. Agricultural Water Management. 252.

Hunsaker, D.J., Bronson, K.F. 2021. FAO56 crop and water stress coefficients for cotton using subsurface drip irrigation in an arid US climate. Agricultural Water Management. 252.

Jimenez, J., Leiva, L., Cardoso, J.A., French, A.N., Thorp, K.R. 2020. Proximal sensing of Urochloa grasses increases selection accuracy. Crop and Pasture Science. 71(4):401-409.

Lebauer, D.S., Burnette, M.A., Demieville, J., Fahlgren, N., French, A.N., Garnett, R., Hu, Z., Huynh, K., Kooper, R., Li, Z., Maimaitijiang, M., Mao, J., Mockler, T., Morris, G.S., Newcomb, M.S., Ottman, M., Ozerksy, P., Paheding, S., Pauli, D., Pless, R., Qin, W., Riemer, K., Rohde, G., Rooney, W., Sagan, V., Shakoor, N., Stylianou, A., Thorp, K.R., Ward, R., White, J., Willis, C., Zender, C., Lebauer, D. 2020. Terra-Ref, an open reference data set from high resolution genomics, phenomics, and imaging sensors. Dryad Digital Repository.

Lentz, R.D., Bautista, E., Koehn, A.C., Sojka, R.E. 2020. Infiltration and soil water distribution in irrigation furrows treated with polyacrylamide. Transactions of the ASABE. 63(5):1451-1464.

Numan, M., Serba, D.D., Ligaba-Osena, A. 2021. Alternative strategies for multi-stress tolerance and yield improvement in millets. Genes. 12.

Pereira, L., Parades, P., Hunsaker, D.J., Lopez-Urrea, R., Jovanovic, N. 2021. Updates and advances to the FAO56 crop water requirements method. Agricultural Water Management. 248.

Pereira, L.S., Parades, P., Hunsaker, D.J., Lopez-Urrea, R., Mohammadi Shad, Z. 2020. Standard single and basal crop coefficients for field crops. Updates and advances to the FAO56 crop water requirements method. Agricultural Water Management. 243.

Shamshiri, R.R., Hameed, I.A., Thorp, K.R., Balasundram, S.K., Shafian, S., Fatemieh, M., Sultan, M., Mahns, B., Samiei, S. 2021. Greenhouse automation using wireless sensors and IoT instruments integrated with artificial intelligence. Book Chapter.

Thorp, K.R., Marek, G.W., Dejonge, K.C., Evett, S.R. 2020. Comparison of evapotranspiration methods in the DSSAT Cropping System Model: II. Algorithm performance. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 177.

Wang, D.R., Venturas, M.D., Mackay, S.D., Hunsaker, D.J., Thorp, K.R., Gore, M.A., Pauli, D. 2020. Use of hydraulic traits for modeling genotype-specific acclimation in cotton under drought. New Phytologist. 228(3):898-909.

Wutich, A., Beresford, M., Bausch, J., Eaton, W., Brasier, K., Williams, C.F., Porter, S. 2020. Identifying stakeholder groups in natural resource management: Comparing quantitative and qualitative social network approaches. Society and Natural Resources. 33(7):941-948.


Publications 2019-2020

Plant Science

Abdel-Haleem, H., Luo, Z., Ray, D. 2019. Genetic improvement of guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray): An alternative rubber crop. Pp. 151-178, In: Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Industrial and Food Crops, J. Al-Khayri, S. Jain, D. Johnson (eds.). Springer, Dordrecht-Heidelberg-London-New York. (PDF)

Allen, L.H., Kimball, B.A., Bunce, J.A., Toshimoto, M., Harazono, Y., Baker, J.T., Boote, K.J., White, J.W. 2020. Fluctuations of CO2 in Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) depress plant photosynthesis, growth, and yield. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 284: 107899. (PDF)

Boehm Jr., J., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Schapaugh Jr., W., Rainey, K., Pantalone, V.R., Shannon, G., Klein, J., Carter Jr, T.E., Cardinal, A.J., Shipe, E.R., Gillen, A.M., Chen, P., Smith, J.R., Weaver, D.B., Boerma, R., Li, Z. 2019. Genetic improvement of US soybean in maturity groups V, VI, and VII. Crop Science. 59: 1838-1852.

Chapman, K.D., Aziz, M., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T. 2019. Mechanisms of Lipid Droplet Biogenesis. Biochemical Journal. 476: 1929-1942.

Esnay, N., Dyer, J.M., Mullen, R.T., Chapman, K.D. 2020. Lipid droplet-peroxisome connections in plants. Contact. 3: 1-14. (PDF)

Gazave, E., Tassone, E.E., Baswggio, M., Cyder, M., Byrel, K., Oblath, E.A., Lueschow, S.R., Poss, D.J., Hardy, C.D., Wingerson, M., James, D.B., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Grant, D.M., Hatfield, J.L., Isbell, T., Vigil, M.F., Dyer, J.M., Jenks, M.A., Brown, J., Gore, M.A., Pauli, D. 2020. Genome-wide association study identifies acyl-lipid metabolism candidate genes involved in the genetic control of natural variation for seed fatty acid traits in Brassica napus L.. Industrial Crops and Products. 145: 112080.

Ischebeck, T., Mullen, R.T., Dyer, J.M., Chapman, K.D. 2020. Lipid droplets in plants and algae: distribution, formation, turnover and function. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology,

Kaler, A., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Fritschi, F.B., Gillman, J.D., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Purcell, L.C. 2020. Genome-wide association mapping of dark green color index using a diverse panel of soybean accessions. Scientific Reports. 10: 5166. (PDF)

Kim, J.Y. 2020. Roadmap to high throughput phenotyping for plant breeding. Journal of Biosystems Engineering. 45(1): 43-55. (PDF

Lin, Y., Chen, G., Mietkiewska, E., Song, Z., Caldo, K.P., Singer, S.D., Dyer, J.M., Smith, M., Mckeon, T.A., Weselake, R.J. 2019. Castor patatin-like phospholipase A IIIß facilitates removal of hydroxy fatty acids from phosphatidylcholine in transgenic Arabidopsis seeds. Plant Molecular Biology. 101: 521-536.

Luo, Z., Thorp, K.R., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2019. A high-throughput quantification of resin and rubber contents in Parthenium argentatum using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Plant Methods. 15: 154. (PDF)

Luo, Z., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2019. Phenotypic diversity of USDA guayule germplasm collection grown under different irrigation conditions. Industrial Crops and Products. 142: 111867. (PDF)

Price, A.M., Doner, N., Gidda, S.K., Puri, V., James, C., Schami, A., Yurchenko, O., Mullen, R.T., Dyer, J.M., Chapman, K.D. 2019. Mouse Fat-Specific Protein 27 (FSP27) expressed in plant cells localizes to lipid droplets and promotes lipid droplet accumulation and fusion. Biochimie. 169: 41-53.

Sturtevant, D., Lu, S., Zhou, Z., Shen, Y., Wang, S., Song, J., Zhong, J., Burks, D.J., Yang, A., Yang, Q., Cannon, A.E., Herrfurth, C., Feussner, I., Borisjuk, L., Munz, E., Verbeck, G.F., Wang, X., Azad, R.K., Singleton, B.B., Dyer, J.M., Chen, L., Chapman, K.D., Guo, L. 2020. The genome of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): A taxonomically isolated species that directs wax ester accumulation in its seeds. Science Advances. 6: eaay3240. (PDF)


Entomology and Plant Pathology

Barros, L.S., Yamamoto, P.T., Merten, P., Naranjo, S.E. 2020. Sublethal effects of diamide insecticides on development and flight performance of Chloridea virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): Implications for Bt soybean refuge area management. Insects 11, 269. (PDF)

Batz, Z.A., Brent, C.S., Marias, M.R., Sugijanto, J., Armbruster, P.A. 2019. Juvenile hormone III but not 20-hydroxyecdysone regulates the embryonic diapause of Aedes albopictus. Frontiers in Physiology 10: 1352. (PDF)

Brent, C.S., Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Reproductive development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults under constant and variable temperatures. Journal of Insect Science. 19(3): 24:1-6. (PDF)

Carriere, Y., Yelich, A.J., Degain, B., Harpold, V.S., Unnithan, G.C., Kim, J.H., Mathew, L.G., Head, G.P., Rathore, K.S., Fabrick, J.A., Tabashnik, B.E. 2019. Gossypol in cottonseed increases the fitness cost of resistance to Bt cotton in pink bollworm. Crop Protection. 126: 104914.

Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J. 2019. What can transcriptomics reveal about the phylogenetic/structural conservation, tissue localization, and possible functions of CNMamide peptides in decapod crustaceans? General and Comparative Endocrinology 282:113217. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2019.113217

Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2020. Assessment and comparison of putative amine receptor complement/diversity in the brain and eyestalk ganglia of the lobster, Homarus americanus. Invertebrate Neuroscience 20:1–14.

Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2020. In silico analyses suggest the cardiac ganglion of the lobster, Homarus americanus, contains a diverse array of putative innexin/innexin-like proteins, including both known and novel members of this protein family. Invertebrate Neuroscience 1–11. doi: 10.1007/s10158-020-0238-6

Fabrick, J.A., LeRoy, D.M., Unnithan, G.C. Yelich, A.J. Carrière, Y.,  Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2020. Shared and independent genetic basis of resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in two strains of pink bollworm. Scientific Reports. Accepted 04/22/2020.

Fabrick, J.A., Mathew, L.G., Leroy, D.M., Hull, J.J., Unnithan, G.C., Yelich, A.J., Carriere, Y., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2020. Reduced cadherin expression associated with resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ac in pink bollworm. Pest Management Science. 76: 67-74. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Machtley, S. 2020. Refinement of the protein immunomarking technique for mark-capture research. Journal of Insect Science 20(2): 8.  (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Casey, M., Machtley, S. 2020. A procedure for pinpointing cannibalism, intraguild predation, and life stage-specific feeding events. Biocontrol (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Mostafa, A.M. 2019. A gut analysis technique for identifying egg-specific predation events. Journal of Insect Science. 19(3): 1-7. (PDF)

Hagler, J.R., Nieto, D.J., Machtley, S.A., Swezey, S.L. 2020. Predator demographics and dispersal in alfalfa trap-cropped strawberry. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 168: 53-58. (PDF)

Hull, J.J., Yang, Y.W., Miyasaki, K., Brent, C.S. 2020. TRPA1 modulates noxious odor responses in Lygus hesperus. Journal of Insect Physiology 122: 104038 (PDF)

Hull, J.J., Fónagy, A. 2019. Molecular basis of pheromonogenesis regulation in moths. pp. 151-202, In: Olfactory Concepts of Insect Control-Alternative to Insecticides, J.F. Picimbon (ed.). Springer, Chambridge, UK. (PDF)

Hull, J.J., Fónagy, A. 2020. A sexy moth model–the molecular basis of sex pheromone biosynthesis in the silkmoth Bombyx mori. pp. 111-150, In: Insect Sex Pheromone Research and Beyond, Y. Ishikawa (ed.). Springer, Singapore. (PDF)

Li, S., Hussain, F., Unnithan, G.C., Dong, S., Ulabdin, Z., Mathew, L.G., Fabrick, J.A., Ni, X., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B.E., Li, X. 2019. A long non-coding RNA regulates cadherin transcription and susceptibility to Bt toxin Cry1Ac in pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 158: 54-60.

Montgomery, M., Hagler, J.R., Vanderwoude, C., Lynch, A.J., Robinson, W.A. 2019. Laboratory evaluation of egg whites and milk as external biomarkers for Wasmannia auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Science. 19(6)18: 1-5. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E., Frisvold, G.B., Ellsworth, P.C. 2019. Economic value of arthropod biological control. pp. 49-85, In: The Economics of Integrated Pest Management for Insects, D. Onstad, P. Crain (eds.). Springer, Dordrecht-Heidelberg-London-New York. (PDF)

Naranjo, S.E., Hellmich, R.L., Romeis, J., Shelton, A., Velez, A. 2019. The role and use of genetically engineered insect-resistant crops in IPM systems. Pp. 283-340, In Integrated management of insect pests: Current and future developments, M. Kogan, E. Heinrichs (eds.). Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK. (PDF)

Ohkura, M., Cotty, P.J., Orbach, M.J. 2018. Comparative genomics of Aspergillus flavus s and l morphotypes yield insights into niche adaptation. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 8(12): 3915-3930. (PDF)

Ortega-Beltran, A., Moral, J., Picot, A., Puckett, R.D., Cotty, P.J., Michaildes, T.J. 2019. Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates endemic to almond, fig, and pistachio orchards in California with potential to reduce aflatoxin contamination in these crops. Plant Disease. 103(5): 905-912.

Singh, P., Cotty, P.J. 2019. Characterization of Aspergillis from dried red chilies (Capsicum spp.): Insights into the etiology of aflatoxin contamination. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 289: 145-153. (PDF)

Singh, P., Orbach, M.J., Cotty, P.J. 2018. Aspergillus texensis: A novel aflatoxin producer with S morphology from the United States. Toxins. 10(12): 1-15. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Common statistical mistakes in entomology: models inconsistent with the experimental design. American Entomologist. 65(2): 87-89. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Common statistical mistakes in entomology: ignoring interactions. American Entomologist. 65(3): 200-203. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2019. Common statistical mistakes in entomology: blocking and inference space. American Entomologist. 65(4): 268-271. (PDF)

Spurgeon, D.W. 2020. Diapause response of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) at different temperatures. Journal of Entomological Science. 55(1): 126-129. (PDF).

Wang, L., Wang, J., Ma, Y., Wan, P., Liu, K., Cong, S., Xiao, Y., Xu, D., Wu, K., Fabrick, J.A., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E. 2019. Transposon insertion causes cadherin mis-splicing and confers resistance to Bt cotton in pink bollworm from China. Scientific Reports. 9(1): 7479. (PDF)

Wang, J., Xu, D., Wang, L., Cong, S., Wan, P., Lei, C., Fabrick, J.A., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E., Wu, K. 2020. Bt resistance alleles in field populations of pink bollworm from China: Similarities with the United States and decreased frequency from 2012 to 2015. Pest Management Science. 76: 527-533.


Water Conservation

Ale, S., Omani, N., Himanshu, S.K., Bordovsky, J.P., Thorp, K.R., Barnes, E.M. 2020. Determining optimum irrigation termination periods for cotton production in the Texas High Plains. Transactions of the ASABE 63 (1): 105–115. [PDF]

Anderson, R.G., French, A.N. 2019. Crop evapotranspiration. Agronomy. 9(10): 614. (PDF).

Bronson, K.F., Conley. M.M., Hunsaker, D.J., White, J.W., Thorp, K.R., French, A.N., Barnes, E.M. 2020. Which active optical sensor vegetation index is best for nitrogen assessment in irrigated cotton? Agronomy Journal. (PDF)

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Thorp, K.R. 2019. Nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation effects on seed yield and oil in camelina. Agronomy Journal. 111(4): 1712-1719. (PDF)

Bronson, K.F., Hunsaker, D.J., Meisinger, J.J., Rockholt, S.M., Thorp, K.R., Conley, M.M., Williams, C.F., Norton, E.R., Barnes, E.M. 2019. Improving nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency in subsurface drip-irrigated cotton in the desert southwest. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 83: 1712-1721. (PDF)

Chen, X., Thorp, K.R., Van Oel, P.R., Xu, Z., Zhou, B., Li, Y. 2020. Environmental impact assessment of water-saving irrigation systems across 60 irrigation construction projects in northern China. Journal of Cleaner Production 245: 118883. [PDF]

De la Cruz Jiménez, J., Leiva, L., Cardoso, J.A., French, A.N., Thorp, K.R. 2020. Proximal sensing of Urochloa grasses increases selection accuracy. Crop & Pasture Science 71 (4): 401–409. [PDF]

DeJonge, K.C., Thorp, K.R., Marek, G.W. 2020. The apples and oranges of reference and potential evapotranspiration: Implications for agroecosystem models. Agricultural & Environmental Letters 5: e20011. [PDF]

Filipovic, L., Filipovic, V., Walker, C., Williams, C., Gall, H., Watson, J. 2020. Modeling carbamazepine transport in wastewater-irrigated soil under different land uses. Journal of Environmental Quality

Huang, J., Ridoutt, B.G., Thorp, K.R., Wang, X., Lan, K., Liao, J., Tao, X., Wu, C., Huang, J., Chen, F., Scherer, L. 2019. Water-scarcity footprints and water productivities indicate unsustainable wheat production in China. Environmental Science and Technology. 224: 105744.

Huang, J., Scherer, L., Lan, K., Chen, F., Thorp, K.R. 2019. Advancing the application of a model-independent open-source geospatial tool for large spatiotemporal simulations. Environmental Modelling & Software. 119: 374-378. (PDF)

Huang, J., Ridoutt, B.G., Sun, Z., Lan, K., Thorp, K.R., Wang, X., Yin, X., Huang, J., Chen, F., Scherer, L. 2020. Balancing food production within the planetary water boundary. Journal of Cleaner Production 253: 119900. [PDF]

Joshi, V.R., Thorp, K.R., Coulter, J.A., Johnson, G.A., Porter, P.M., Strock, J.S., Garcia Y Garcia, A. 2019. Improving site-specific maize yield estimation by integrating satellite multispectral data into a crop model. Agronomy. 9,719. (PDF)

Puppo, L., Garcia, C., Bautista, E., Hunsaker, D.J., Beretta, A., Girona, J. 2019. Seasonal basal crop coefficient pattern of young non-bearing olive trees grown in drainage lysimeters in a temperate sub-humid climate. Agricultural Water Management. 226:105732.

Thorp, K.R. 2019. Long-term simulations of site-specific irrigation management for Arizona cotton production. Irrigation Science. 38(1): 49-64. (PDF).

Thorp, K.R., Marek, G.W., DeJonge, K.C., Evett, S.R., Lascano, R.J. 2019. Novel methodology to evaluate and compare evapotranspiration algorithms in an agroecosystem model. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. 199: 214-227. (PDF)

Thorp, K.R., Thompson, A.L., Bronson, K.F. 2020. Irrigation rate and timing effects on Arizona cotton yield, water productivity, and fiber quality. Agricultural Water Management. 234: 106146. (PDF)

Zerihun, Z., Sanchez, C.A., Thorp, K.R., Hagler, M.J. 2019. Hydraulics of linear-move sprinkler irrigation systems, III: Model evaluation. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 8(2): 237. (PDF)