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Jennifer Boldt
Application Technology Research
Research Horticulturist

Phone: (419) 530-2225
Fax: (419) 530-1599

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
2801 W. BANCROFT ST. MAIL STOP 604
TOLEDO, OH 43606
Projects
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 435758
Sustainable Production and Pest Management Practices for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Protected Culture Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438340
Carbon Dioxide Enrichment in Controlled Environments: Characterizing and Overcoming Acclimation Responses in Horticultural Crops
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438873
Population Genetic Studies of Penstemon eatonii and P. palmeri in Preparation for Germplasm Acquisition, Breeding, and Curation
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427558
Analysis of Mechanisms Involved in Induction of Abiotic or Biotic Stress Tolerance in Horticulture Crops Through Nutrition or Temperature
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431132
Biomonitoring of Iron Deficiency and Toxicity in Ornamental Plants
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433844
Optimizing Crop Production while Reducing Energy Use through Improved Lighting and Greenhouse Control Systems
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436649
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437017
Investigating Leaf Angle Response to Temperature and Carbon Dioxide
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437048
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437196
Strategies and Technologies to Optimize Resources in Controlled Environment Agriculture
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437201

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Blue radiation interacts with green radiation to influence growth and predominantly controls quality attributes of lettuce Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meng, Q., Boldt, J.K., Runkle, E.S. 2020. Blue radiation interacts with green radiation to influence growth and predominantly controls quality attributes of lettuce. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 145(2):75-87. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS04759-19.
Research priorities of the environmental horticultural industry founded through consensus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Owen Jr., J.S., Lebude, A.V., Calabro, J., Boldt, J.K., Gray, J., Altland, J.E. 2019. Research priorities of the environmental horticultural industry founded through consensus. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 37(4):120-126.
Timing of a short-term reduction in temperature and irradiance affects growth and development of four annual bedding plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boldt, J.K., Altland, J.E. 2019. Timing of a short-term reduction in temperature and irradiance affects growth and development of four annual bedding plants. Horticulturae. 5(1):15. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae5010015.
Elevated carbon dioxide plus chronic warming causes dramatic increases in leaf angle in tomato, which correlates with reduced plant growth Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jayawardena, D.M., Heckathorn, S.A., Bista, D.R., Boldt, J.K. 2018. Elevated carbon dioxide plus chronic warming causes dramatic increases in leaf angle in tomato, which correlates with reduced plant growth. Plant Cell and Environment. 42(4):1247-1256. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13489.
Comparison of supplemental lighting provided by high-pressure sodium lamps or light-emitting diodes for the propagation and finishing of bedding plants in a commercial greenhouse Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Craver, J.K., Boldt, J.K., Lopez, R.G. 2019. Comparison of supplemental lighting provided by high-pressure sodium lamps or light-emitting diodes for the propagation and finishing of bedding plants in a commercial greenhouse. HortScience. 54:52-59. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13471-18.
Radiation intensity and quality from sole-source light-emitting diodes affect seedling quality and subsequent flowering of long-day bedding plant species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Craver, J.K., Boldt, J.K., Lopez, R.G. 2018. Radiation intensity and quality from sole-source light-emitting diodes affect seedling quality and subsequent flowering of long-day bedding plant species. HortScience. 53:1407-1415. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13228-18.
Silicon alleviates long-term copper toxicity and influences gene expression in Nicotiana tabacum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flora, C.S., Khandekar, S., Boldt, J.K., Leisner, S. 2019. Silicon alleviates long-term copper toxicity and influences gene expression in Nicotiana tabacum. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 42(8):864-878. https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2019.1589508.
Effect of drought on nutrient uptake and the levels of nutrient-uptake proteins in roots of drought-sensitive and –tolerant grasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bista, D.R., Heckathorn, S.A., Jayawardena, D.M., Mishra, S., Boldt, J.K. 2018. Effect of drought on nutrient uptake and the levels of nutrient-uptake proteins in roots of drought-sensitive and –tolerant grasses. Plants. 7(2):28-44. http://doi:10.3390/plants7020028.
Influence of substrate physical properties on container weed germination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Altland, J.E., Boldt, J.K. 2018. Influence of substrate physical properties on container weed germination. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 36(1):1-6.
Silicon accumulation and distribution in petunia and sunflower grown in a rice hull-amended substrate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boldt, J.K., Locke, J.C., Altland, J.E. 2018. Silicon accumulation and distribution in petunia and sunflower grown in a rice hull-amended substrate. HortScience. 53:698-703. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12325-17.
Cultivar variation in silicon accumulation and distribution in Petunia ×hybrida - (Abstract Only)
Boldt, J.K., Altland, J.E. 2017. Cultivar variation in silicon accumulation and distribution in Petunia ×hybrida. HortScience. 52(9):S198.
Pyrolysis temperature and heating time affect rice hull biochar properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Altland, J.E., Locke, J.C., Boldt, J.K. 2018. Pyrolysis temperature and heating time affect rice hull biochar properties. Acta Horticulturae. 1191:145-152.
Elevated CO2 plus chronic warming reduces nitrogen uptake and levels or activities of nitrogen -uptake and -assimilatory proteins in tomato roots Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jayawardena, D.M., Heckathorn, S.A., Bista, D.R., Mishra, S., Boldt, J.K., Krause, C.R. 2017. Elevated CO2 plus chronic warming reduces nitrogen uptake and levels or activities of nitrogen -uptake and -assimilatory proteins in tomato roots. Physiologia Plantarum. 159:354-365.
Rice hull mulch affects germination of bittercress and creeping woodsorrel in container plant culture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Silicon accumulation and distribution in petunia and sunflower - (Abstract Only)
Boldt, J.K., Locke, J.C., Altland, J.E. 2016. Silicon accumulation and distribution in petunia and sunflower [abstract]. HortScience. 51(9):S368.
Effect of rice hull mulch on nutrient concentration of fertilized irrigation water - (Abstract Only)
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.
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.
Light intensity and quality from sole-source light-emitting diodes impact growth, morphology, and nutrient content of Brassica microgreens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerovac, J.R., Craver, J.K., Lopez, R.G., Boldt, J.K. 2016. Light intensity and quality from sole-source light-emitting diodes impact growth, morphology, and nutrient content of Brassica microgreens. HortScience. 51(5):497-503.
Short-term reductions in irradiance and temperature minimally affect growth and development of five floriculture species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boldt, J.K. 2018. Short-term reductions in irradiance and temperature minimally affect growth and development of five floriculture species. HortScience. 53:1-5.
Silicon improves flowering characteristics of sunflower and petunia at low phosphorus rates - (Abstract Only)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Steel slag raises pH of greenhouse substrates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Has your greenhouse gone virtual? ()
Boldt, J.K. 2014. Has your greenhouse gone virtual?. Greenhouse Product News. 24(11):36-41.
A novel approach to reduce greenhouse energy costs ()
Boldt, J.K. 2014. A novel approach to reduce greenhouse energy costs. Greenhouse Product News. 24(10):14-22.
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.
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.
Development of photosynthetic response curves and their integration into a decision-support tool for floriculture growers - (Abstract Only)
Boldt, J.K., Erwin, J.E., Fisher, P.R. 2014. Development of photosynthetic response curves and their integration into a decision-support tool for floriculture growers. HortScience. 49(9):S389(Abstract).