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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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James Altland
Application Technology Research
Horticulture

Phone: (330) 263-3870
Fax: (330) 263-3953

AGRICULTURAL ENGR. BLDG.
1680 MADISON AVE
WOOSTER , OH 44691
Projects
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425918
Genotyping-by-Sequencing the Phlox Collection in the National Plant Germplasm System
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 428807
Alternative Irrigation Water Sources for Sustainable Nursery Production and Urban Landscapes
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429147
Alternative Irrigation Water Sources for Sustainable Nursery Production and Urban Landscapes
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429513
Identifying Lighting and Pesticide Application Protocols to Reduce Energy and Chemical Inputs
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424633
Measuring Economic Efficiency in the Floriculture Production Value Chain
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425393
Using Lighting Technologies and Genetics to Improve Growth and Flowering of Floriculture Crops
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425396
Determining Optimum Nutritional, PGR, and Handling Regimes to Manage Plant Growth and Maximize Post-harvest Life
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425428
Germplasm Resources for the Floriculture and Nursery Industry at the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425431
Nutrient, Water, and Labor Efficiency in Floriculture Production
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425519
Water Use in the Propagation of Vegetative Annuals
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425527

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Initial substrate moisture content and storage temperature affect chemical properties of bagged substrates containing controlled release fertilizer -
Irrigation water acidification to neutralize alkalinity for nursery crop production: Substrate pH, electrical conductivity, and nutrient concentrations; and plant nutrition and growth -
Irrigation water acidification to neutralize alkalinity for nursery crop production: Substrate pH, electrical conductivity, and nutrient concentrations; and plant nutrition and growth -
Rice hull mulch affects germination of bittercress and creeping woodsorrel in container plant culture -
Altland, J.E., Boldt, J.K., Krause, C.R. 2016. Rice hull mulch affects germination of bittercress and creeping woodsorrel in container plant culture. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 7:2359-2375.
Dolomitic lime amendment affects pine bark substrate pH, nutrient availability, and plant growth: A review -
Altland, J.E., Jeong, K.Y. 2016. Dolomitic lime amendment affects pine bark substrate pH, nutrient availability, and plant growth: A review. HortTechnology. 26(5):565-573.
Effect of rice hull mulch on nutrient concentration of fertilized irrigation water -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C., Boldt, J.K. 2016. Effect of rice hull mulch on nutrient concentration of fertilized irrigation water [abstract]. HortScience. 51(9):S323.
Silicon accumulation and distribution in petunia and sunflower -
Boldt, J.K., Locke, J.C., Altland, J.E. 2016. Silicon accumulation and distribution in petunia and sunflower [abstract]. HortScience. 51(9):S368.
Granular activated carbon to remove agrichemicals from water -
Fisher, P., Grant, G., Zayas, V., Raudales, R., Altland, J.E., Boldt, J.K. 2016. Granular activated carbon to remove agrichemicals from water. Greenhouse Grower Magazine. May/June: 20-22.
Micronutrient availability from steel slag amendment in pine bark substrates -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C., Zellner, W.L. 2016. Micronutrient availability from steel slag amendment in pine bark substrates. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 34(3)67-74.
Horseweed control in field nursery crops -
Altland, J.E. 2016. Horseweed control in field nursery crops[abstract]. Northeaster Plant, Pest and Soils Conference, January 3-7, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1:101.
High rates of gasified rice hull biochar affect geranium and tomato growth in a soilless substrate -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C. 2017. High rates of gasified rice hull biochar affect geranium and tomato growth in a soilless substrate. Journal of Plant Nutrition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2016.1249800.
Micronutrient availability from steel slag amendment in peatmoss substrates Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Zellner, W.L., Locke, J.C., Krause, C.R. 2015. Micronutrient availability from steel slag amendment in peatmoss substrates. HortScience. 50:1715-1720.
Applications and limitations to use of rice hull biochar in container substrates -
Substrate pH and butterfly bush response to dolomitic lime or steel slag amendment Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Zellner, W.L., Locke, J.C. 2015. Substrate pH and butterfly bush response to dolomitic lime or steel slag amendment. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 33(2):89-95.
Silicon improves flowering characteristics of sunflower and petunia at low phosphorus rates -
Boldt, J.K., Altland, J.E., Zellner, W.L., Locke, J.C. 2015. Silicon improves flowering characteristics of sunflower and petunia at low phosphorus rates. HortScience. 50(9):S142.
Sample container and storage for paclobutrazol monitoring in irrigation water -
Altland, J.E., Morris, L.A., Boldt, J.K., Fisher, P., Raudales, R. 2016. Sample container and storage for paclobutrazol monitoring in irrigation water. HortTechnology. 25(6):769-773.
Continuing assessment of the 5 day sodium carbonate-ammonium nitrate extraction assay as an indicator test for silicon fertilizers -
Zellner, W.L., Friedrich, R.L., Kim, S., Sturtz, D.S., Frantz, J., Altland, J.E., Krause, C.R. 2015. Continuing assessment of the 5 day sodium carbonate-ammonium nitrate extraction assay as an indicator test for silicon fertilizers. Journal of AOAC International. 98(4):890-895.
Steel slag raises pH of greenhouse substrates -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C., Zellner, W.L., Boldt, J.K. 2015. Steel slag raises pH of greenhouse substrates. HortScience. 50(4):603-608.
Solute transport through a pine-bark based substrate under saturated and unsaturated conditions -
Hoskins, T., Owens, J., Fields, J., Altland, J.E., Easton, Z., Niemiera, A. 2014. Solute transport through a pine-bark based substrate under saturated and unsaturated conditions. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 139:634-641.
A new lime material for container substrates -
Altland, J.E. 2014. A new lime material for container substrates. The Buckeye. 25(8):28-31.
Weed control in herbaceous perennial container production -
Altland, J.E. 2014. Weed control in herbaceous perennial container production. Greenhouse Product News. 24(9):12-16.
Influence of pine bark particle size and pH on cation exchange capacity -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C., Krause, C.R. 2014. Influence of pine bark particle size and pH on cation exchange capacity. HortTechnology. 24:554-559.
Parboiled rice hull mulch in containers reduces liverwort and bittercress growth Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Krause, C.R. 2014. Parboiled rice hull mulch in containers reduces liverwort and bittercress growth. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 32(2):59-63.
Should biochar be used in container substrates? -
Altland, J.E. 2014. Should biochar be used in container substrates?. Greenhouse Product News. 24(8):14-21.
Research is our middle name -
Boldt, J.K., Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C., Krause, C.R. 2014. Research is our middle name. Greenhouse Product News. 24(7):26-31.
Cation exchange capacity of pine bark substrates -
Altland, J.E. 2014. Cation exchange capacity of pine bark substrates. The Buckeye. 25(6):40-42.
Current projects of the Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) USDA-ARS, Wooster/Toledo, Ohio -
Krause, C.R., Altland, J.E., Boldt, J.K., Derksen, R.C., Locke, J.C., Ranger, C.M., Reding, M.E., Zhu, H., Zellner, W.L. 2014. Current projects of the Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) USDA-ARS, Wooster/Toledo, Ohio. The Buckeye. 25(4):18-20.
Steel slag affects pH and Si content of container substrates -
Altland, J.E., Zellner, W.L., Locke, J.C. 2014. Steel slag affects pH and Si content of container substrates. American Society of Horticultural Science.Abstract. 49:S297.
Performance of granular collectors for container plants and a comparison of the influence of canopy type on preemergent herbicide deposits Reprint Icon -
Derksen, R.C., Altland, J.E., Oliveira, R.E., Ozkan, H.E. 2014. Performance of granular collectors for container plants and a comparison of the influence of canopy type on preemergent herbicide deposits. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30(3):383-389.
Rice hulls for weed control in container crops -
Altland, J.E. 2014. Rice hulls for weed control in container crops. The Buckeye. January/February 2014:37-40.
Effect of biochar type on macronutrient retention and release from soilless substrate Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C. 2013. Effect of biochar type on macronutrient retention and release from soilless substrate. HortScience. 48(11):1397-1402.
Gasified rice hull biochar affects nutrition and growth of five horticulture crops in container culture Reprint Icon -
Locke, J.C., Altland, J.E., Ford, C.W. 2013. Gasified rice hull biochar affects nutrition and growth of five horticulture crops in container culture. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 31(4):195-202.
Gasified rice hull biochar is a source of phosphorus and potassium for container-grown plants Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C. 2013. Gasified rice hull biochar is a source of phosphorus and potassium for container-grown plants. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 31:138-144.
Strategies for developing sustainable substrates in nursery crop production -
Bilderback, T.E., Riley, E.D., Jackson, B.E., Kraus, H.T., Fonteno, W.C., Owen, J.S., Altland, J.E., Fain, G.B. 2013. Strategies for developing sustainable substrates in nursery crop production. Acta Horticulturae. 1013:43-56.
Use of ground wheat straw in container nursery substrates to overwinter daylily divisions Reprint Icon -
Locke, J.C., Altland, J.E. 2012. Use of ground wheat straw in container nursery substrates to overwinter daylily divisions. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 30(4):207-210.
Substituting pine wood for pine bark affects physical properties of nursery substrates Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Krause, C.R. 2012. Substituting pine wood for pine bark affects physical properties of nursery substrates. HortScience. 47(10):1499-1503.
Biochar affects macronutrient leaching from a soilless substrate Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C. 2012. Biochar affects macronutrient leaching from a soilless substrate. HortScience. 47(8):1136-1140.
Change in physical properties of pine bark and switchgrass substrates over time Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Krause, C.R. 2012. Change in physical properties of pine bark and switchgrass substrates over time. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 30(3):113-117.
Fate of pre-emergence herbicide applications sprayed through containerized hydrangia canopies Reprint Icon -
Derksen, R.C., Altland, J.E., Rennecker, J.C. 2012. Fate of pre-emergence herbicide applications sprayed through containerized hydrangia canopies. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 30(2):76-82.
Seedling geranium response to nitrogen deprivation and subsequent recovery in hydroponic culture Reprint Icon -
Locke, J.C., Altland, J.E., Bobak, D.M. 2011. Seedling geranium response to nitrogen deprivation and subsequent recovery in hydroponic culture. HortScience. 46(12):1615-1618.
Influence of pumice and plant roots on substrate physical properties over time Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E. 2011. Influence of pumice and plant roots on substrate physical properties over time. HortTechnology. 21:554-557.
Optimal Spray Application Rates for Ornamental Nursery Liner Production Reprint Icon -
Zhu, H., Altland, J.E., Derksen, R.C., Krause, C.R. 2011. Optimal spray application rates for ornamental nursery liner production. HortTechnology. 21(3):367-375.
Differential response of liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) tissue to POST-applied quinoclamine Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Wehtje, G., Sibley, J., Miller, M., Gilliam, C., Krause, C.R. 2011. Differential response of liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) tissue to POST-applied quinoclamine. Weed Technology. DOI: 10.1614/WT-D-10-00135.1.
Use of ground miscanthus straw in container nursery substrates Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C. 2011. Use of ground miscanthus straw in container nursery substrates. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 29:114-118.
Modification of Switchgrass Substrate pH Using Compost, Peatmoss, and Elemental Sulfur Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Krause, C.R. 2010. Modification of switchgrass substrate pH using compost, peatmoss, and elemental sulfur. HortTechnology. 20:950-956.
Developing Moisture Characteristic Curves and Their Descriptive Functions at Low Tensions for Soilless Substrates Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Owen Jr., J.S., Fonteno, W. 2010. Developing moisture characteristic curves and their descriptive functions at low tensions for soilless substrates. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 136(6):563-567.
Use of Processed Biofuel Crops for Nursery Substrates Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E. 2010. Use of Processed Biofuel Crops for Nursery Substrates. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 28:129-134.
Crop Response to Hybrid Poplar Alternative Soilless Substrate Component for Pacific Northwest Ornamental Container Production -
Owen Jr., J.S., Stoven, H.M., Altland, J.E., Pruett, W.J., Klick, J. 2010. Crop Response to Hybrid Poplar Alternative Soilless Substrate Component for Pacific Northwest Ornamental Container Production. HortScience. (8)45:110.
Water Use and Growth of Two Woody Taxa Produced in Varying Indigenous Douglas-Fir Based Soilless Substrates -
Owen Jr, J.S., Zazirska-Gabriel, M., Sullivan, D.M., Altland, J.E., Albano, J.P. 2010. Water Use and Growth of Two Woody Taxa Produced in Varying Indigenous Douglas-Fir Based Soilless Substrates. HortScience. (8)45:111.
Suppression of Zinnia Powdery Mildew in the Greenhouse with Silicon-containing Media Amendments -
Locke, J.C., Altland, J.E., Frantz, J. 2010. Suppression of Zinnia Powdery Mildew in the Greenhouse with Silicon-containing Media Amendments. Journal of Phytopathology. 100:S74.
Development of Sustainable and Alternative Substrates for Nursery Container Crops -
ARS Nursery and Floricultural Crop Research in Ohio -
Krause, C.R., Altland, J.E., Derksen, R.C., Frantz, J., Locke, J.C., Ranger, C.M., Reding, M.E., Zhu, H. 2009. ARS Nursery and Floricultural Crop Research in Ohio. The Buckeye. December 2009, pg 19-21.
Weaning off Bark Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E. 2010. Weaning off Bark. Nursery Management Professional. 26(1): 38-42.
Growth, Flowering and Cold Hardiness of Rockrose in Western Oregon Reprint Icon -
Bell, N., Altland, J.E. 2010. Growth, Flowering and Cold Hardiness of Rockrose in Western Oregon. HortTechnology. 20(3): 652-659.
Use of Switchgrass as a Nursery Container Substrate Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Krause, C.R. 2009. Use of Switchgrass as a Nursery Container Substrate. HortScience. 44(7)1861-1865.
Control of Butterfly Bush with Postemergence Herbicides Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Ream, J. 2010. Control of Butterfly Bush with Postemergence Herbicides. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 238(1):48-52.
Weed Growth and Efficacy of Pre-Applied Herbicides in Alternative Rooting Substrates Used in Container-Grown Nursery Crops Reprint Icon -
Wehtje, G., Altland, J.E., Gilliam, C.H., Marble, S.C., Van Hoogmoed, A.J., Fain, G.B. 2009. Weed Growth and Efficacy of Pre-Applied Herbicides in Alternative Rooting Substrates Used in Container-Grown Nursery Crops. Weed Technology. 23:455-459.
Quantifying Winter Discharge of Controlled Release Fertilizers to Determine Environmental Impact and Plant Uptake -
Owen, J.S., Altland, J.E., Scagel, C.F., Stoven, H., Horneck, D., Frantz, J. 2009. Quantifying Winter Discharge of Controlled Release Fertilizers to Determine Environmental Impact and Plant Uptake. Hortscience Proceedings. 2009 ASHS Annual Conference, 25-28 July 2009, St Louis Mo. 44(4):1064.
Use of Switchgrass as the Primary Potting Component in Nursery Containers -
Altland, J.E., Frantz, J. 2009. Use of Switchgrass as the Primary Potting Component in Nursery Containers. Hortscience Proceedings. 44:1130.
Preemergence Control of Black Cottonwood in Nursery Containers Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E. 2009. Preemergence Control of Black Cottonwood in Nursery Containers. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 27(1):51–55.
Irrigation affects herbicide penetration of shrub canopies -
Altland, J.E. 2009. Irrigation affects herbicide penetration of shrub canopies. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society.63:60
Substrate pH Affects Nutrient Availability in Fertilized Douglas Fir Bark Substrates Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Buamscha, G., Horneck, D. 2008. Substrate pH Affects Nutrient Availability in Fertilized Douglas Fir Bark Substrates. HortScience. 43:2171-2178.
Interaction of Glyphosate and Pelargonic acid in Ready-To-Use Weed Control Products Reprint Icon -
Wehtje, G., Altland, J.E., Gilliam, C. 2009. Interaction of Glyphosate and Pelargonic acid in Ready-To-Use Weed Control Products. Weed Technology. 23:544-549.
Effect of Peat Moss and Pumice on Douglas Fir Bark based Soilless Substrate Physical and Hydraulic Properties Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Magdalena, Z., Owen, J. 2009. Effect of Peat Moss and Pumice on Douglas Fir Bark based Soilless Substrate Physical and Hydraulic Properties. HortScience. 44(3):874-878.
Interaction of Glyphosate and Diquat in Ready-To-Use Weed Control Products Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Glenn, W., Gilliam, C. 2008. Interaction of Glyphosate and Diquat in Ready-To-Use Weed Control Products. Weed Technology. 22(3):472-476.
Nitrogen Availability in Fresh and Aged Douglas Fir Bark Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Buamscha, G., Sullivan, D., Horneck, D. 2008. Nitrogen Availability in Fresh and Aged Douglas Fir Bark. HortTechnology. 18(4):619-623.
Liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) Response to Quinoclamine in a Pine Bark Substrate Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Wehtje, G., Gilliam, C., Mckee, M. 2008. Liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) Response to Quinoclamine in a Pine Bark Substrate. Weed Science. 56(5):762-766.
Container Height and Douglas Fir Bark Texture Affect Substrate Physical Properties Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Owen, J. 2008. Container Height and Douglas Fir Bark Texture Affect Substrate Physical Properties. HortScience. 43:505-508.
Nutrient Availability from Douglas Fir Bark in Response to Substrate pH Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Buamscha, G. 2008. Nutrient Availability from Douglas Fir Bark in Response to Substrate pH. HortScience. 43:478-483.
COMPETITION FROM BLACK COTTONWOOD IN NURSERY CONTAINERS -
Altland, J.E. 2008. Competition from black cottonwood in nursery containers. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. 62:47.
Comparing digital software to human observation for estimating weed cover in nursery containers -
Altland, J.E. 2008. Comparing digital software to human observation for estimating weed cover in nursery containers. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts.
Current projects of the Application Technology Research Unit -
Krause, C.R., Altland, J.E., Derksen, R.C., Frantz, J., Locke, J.C., Ranger, C.M., Reding, M.E., Zhu, H. 2007. Current projects of the Application Technology Research Unit. OFA Bulletin. No.904:24-25.
Cottonwood Control in Nursery Containers -
Altland, J.E. 2008. Cottonwood Control in Nursery Containers. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings.
Influence of Container Mulches on Irrigation and Nutrient Management Reprint Icon -
Altland, J.E., Lanthier, M. 2007. Influence of Container Mulches on Irrigation and Nutrient Management. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 25:234-238.
Continuous columns for determining moisture characteristic curves of soilless substrates -
Altland, J.E., Mielcarek, M., Owen, J., Zazirska, M. 2007. Continuous columns for determining moisture characteristic curves of soilless substrates. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings. 52:538-542.
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