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Citation | Articles posted here may be cited by the doi.  Ex. Lorenz, A.J., T.J. Gustafson,  J.G. Coors, and N. de Leon. 2009. Breeding Maize for a Bioeconomy: A Literature Survey Examining Harvest Index and Stover Yield and Their Relationship to Grain Yield. Crop Sci. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2009.02.0086.



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Special Submissions — C-6 Grazing Symposium

Introduction to the Forage and Grazinglands Symposium—Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications of Grazing Research
T.J. Butler
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.06.0371; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Grazing Systems Research and Impact of Stocking Strategies on Pasture-Animal Production Efficiencies
F.M. Rouquette, Jr.
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0062; Posted 23 June 2015
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Special Submissions — Intellectual Property for Crop Plants

Cultivars as Consumer Brands: Trends in Protecting and Commercializing Apple Cultivars via Intellectual Property Rights
James J. Luby and David S. Bedford
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0684; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Intellectual Property and Consolidation in the Seed Industry
Philip H. Howard
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0669; Posted 14 July 2015
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Current Legal Issues in Intellectual Property Rights and Protection for Crop Plants
Robert J. Jondle, Krista K. Hill, and Tony Sanny
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0693; Posted 14 July 2015
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Review & Interpretation

Is there a Role for Sink Size in Understanding Maize Population -Yield Relationships?  
D.B. Egli
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0227; Posted 14 July 2015
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Breeding, Genetics, and Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping for Fusarium Wilt Resistance in Cotton
Jinfa Zhang, Soum Sanogo, Zhiying Ma, and Yanying Qu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0056; Posted 23 June 2015
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Switchgrass Germplasm Resources
Michael D. Casler, Kenneth P. Vogel, and Melanie Harrison
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0076; Posted 23 June 2015
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Conservation Breeding of Elite Cultivars
Ioannis S. Tokatlidis
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0220; Posted 2 June 2015
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Scientific Perspectives


Opinion & Policy


Crop Breeding & Genetics (C-1)

Acrylamide-forming Potential and Agronomic Properties of Elite U.S. Potato Germplasm from the National Fry Processing Trial
Yi Wang, Paul C. Bethke, Alvin J. Bussan, Martin T. Glynn, David G. Holm, Felix M. Navarro, Richard G. Novy, Jiwan P. Palta,
Mark J. Pavek, Gregory A. Porter, Vidyasagar R. Sathuvalli, Asunta L. Thompson, Paul J. Voglewede, Jonathan L. Whitworth,
David I. Parish, and Jeffrey B. Endelman
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0173; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Statistical Sampling Properties of the Coefficients of three Phenotypic Selection Indices
J. Jesus Cerón-Rojas,  José Crossa and Jaime Sahagún-Castellanos
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0189; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Further Mapping and Epistasis Analysis on Two QTLs of Kernel and Cob Anthocyanin Contents in Maize
De Xu, Xiupeng Mei, Tingting Yu, Wenjuan Yuan, Dongdong Gu, Xiaoli Liu, Yilin Cai
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0201; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Inheritance of Pericarp Color, Nutritional Quality, and Grain Composition Traits in Black Sorghum
Brian K. Pfeiffer and William L. Rooney
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0224; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Extending the Marker × Environment Interaction Model for Genomic-enabled Prediction and Genome-wide Association Analyses in Durum Wheat
José Crossa, Gustavo de los Campos, Marco Maccaferri, Roberto Tuberosa, J. Burgueño, and Paulino Pérez-Rodríguez
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0260; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Genetically Mediated Changes in Grain Quality of Single-Cross Maize Hybrids Grown in China
Yongxiang Li, Yu Li, Xinglin Ma, Cheng Liu, Yunsu Shi, Yanchun Song, Dengfeng Zhang, Stephen Smith, and Tianyu Wang
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.05.0301; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Seed Source May Determine Field-specific Germination and Emergence: The Source by Planting Environment Interaction
Erin K. Espeland, Lora B. Perkins, Matthew E. Horning, Richard C. Johnson
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.05.0318; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Response of Selected Bermudagrass Cultivars to Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Damage
L.L. Baxter, D.W. Hancock, W.G. Hudson, S.L. Dillard, W.F. Anderson, and B.M. Schwartz
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0828; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Location Effects and Their Implications in Breeding for Sugarcane Yield and Quality in the Midlands Region in South Africa
M. M. Zhou and E.T. Gwata
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0101; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Effect of Genotype, Environment and Genotype x Environment Interaction on Tocopherol Accumulation in Soybean Seed
Eric J. Shaw, Yukio Kakuda, and Istvan Rajcan
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0069; Posted 14 July 2015
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AMMI Analysis of Four-Way Genotype × Location × Management × Year Data from a Wheat Trial in Poland
Jakub Paderewski, Hugh G. Gauch, Jr., Wieslaw Mądry, and Edward Gacek
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0152; Posted 14 July 2015
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Combining Ability and Performance of Cotton Germplasm with Diverse Seed Oil Content
Neha Kothari, B. Todd Campbell, Jane K. Dever and Lori L. Hinze
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0166; Posted 14 July 2015
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Genetic Variation of Postharvest Physiological Deterioration Susceptibility in a Cassava Germplasm
Kehinde O. Moyib, Jonathan Mkumbira, Oyeronke A. Odunola, Alfred G. Dixon, Malachy O. Akoroda and Peter Kulakwo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0749; Posted 14 July 2015
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Confirming and Identifying New Loci for Resistance to Rice Blast Disease using Field Isolates of Magnaporthe oryzae in the U.S.
Junjie Xing, Melissa H Jia, James C. Correll, Longping Yuan, Huangfeng Deng, and Yulin Jia
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0077; Posted 23 June 2015
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Evaluation of Interallelic waxy, Heterowaxy, and Wild-Type Grain Sorghum Hybrids
M.K. Yerka, J.J. Toy, D.L. Funnell-Harris, S.E. Sattler, and J.F. Pedersen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0151; Posted 23 June 2015
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Geographic Distribution of Soybean Aphid Biotypes in USA and Canada during 2008–2010
Susannah G. Cooper, Vergel Concibido, Ronald Estes, David Hunt, Guo-Liang Jiang,
Christian Krupke, Brian McCornack, Rouf Mian, Matthew O’Neal, Vaino Poysa,
Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth, David Ragsdale, Nick Tinsley, and Dechun Wang
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0758; Posted 2 June 2015
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Soybean QTL Conditioning Soybean Rust-Induced Canopy Damage
Donna K. Harris, Hussein Abdel-Haleem, James W. Buck, Daniel V. Phillips, Zenglu Li, and H. Roger Boerma
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0058; Posted 2 June 2015
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The Lr46 Gene Conditions Partial Adult Plant Resistance to Stripe Rust, Stem Rust, and Powdery Mildew in Thatcher Wheat
J. A. Kolmer, E. S. Lagudah, M. Lillemo, M. Lin, and G. Bai
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0082; Posted 2 June 2015
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Genome-wide Association Study for Adaptation to Agronomic Plant Density: A Component of High Yield Potential in Spring Wheat
Sivakumar Sukumaran, Matthew P. Reynolds, Marta S. Lopes, and José Crossa
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0139; Posted 2 June 2015
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Endosperm Carbohydrate Composition and Kernel Characteristics of shrunken2-intermediate (sh2-i/sh2-i Su1/Su1), and shrunken2-intermediate, sugary1-reference (sh2-i/sh2-i su1-r/su1-r) in Sweet Corn (Zea mays)
Hallie G. Dodson-Swenson and William F. Tracy
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0188; Posted 2 June 2015
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Response of Cultivated and Wild Barley Germplasm to Drought Stress at Different Developmental Stages
Mohammad Barati, Mohammad Mahdi Majidi, Aghafakhr Mirlohi, Fateme Pirnajmodini, Negar Sharif-Moghaddam
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0229; Posted 2 June 2015
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Genetic Mapping of Race-Specific Stem Rust Resistance in the Synthetic Hexaploid W7984 x Opata M85 Mapping Population
Sandra M. Dunckel, Eric L. Olson, Matthew N. Rouse, Robert L. Bowden, and Jesse A. Poland
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0755; Posted 13 May 2015
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Functional Codominant Marker for Selecting the Fw Gene Conferring Resistance to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 in Pea (Pisum sativum L.)
Shalu Jain, Norman F. Weeden, Ajay Kumar, Kishore Chittem, and Kevin McPhee
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0102; Posted 13 May 2015
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Adding Genetically Distant Individuals to Training Populations Reduces Genomic Prediction Accuracy in Barley
Aaron J. Lorenz and Kevin P. Smith
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0827; Posted 13 May 2015
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QTL Mapping for Potassium Use Efficiency Traits at the Seedling Stage in Wheat under Different Nitrogen and Phosphorus Treatments
Xiao-Ping Gong, Xue Liang, Ying Guo, Chun-Hong Wu, Yan Zhao, Xu-Hua Li, Si-Shen Li, and Fan-Mei Kong
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0711; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Genetic Map and Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis of Agronomic Traits in a Diploid Potato Population using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers
Norma C. Manrique-Carpintero, Joseph J. Coombs, Yuehua Cui, Richard E. Veilleux, C. Robin Buell, and David Douches
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0745; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Quantitative Cephalosporium Stripe Disease Resistance Mapped in the Wheat Genome
Paul S. Froese and Arron H. Carter
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0720; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Characterization of Endosperm Carbohydrates in isa2–339 Maize and Interactions with su1-ref

Brian D. De Vries and William F. Tracy
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.01.0083; Posted online 19 June 2014
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Plant Genetic Resources (C-8)

Spelt as a Genetic Resource for Yield Component Improvement in Bread Wheat
Quan Xie, Sean Mayes, and Debbie L. Sparkes
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0842; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Genetic Diversity and Structure of Ruzigrass Germplasm Collected in Africa and Brazil
Marco Pessoa-Filho, Ana Luisa S. Azevedo, Fausto S. Sobrinho, Ediene G. Gouvea, Alexandre M. Martins, Márcio E. Ferreira
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0096; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Molecular Genotyping of Historical Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Landraces Reveals Novel Candidate Regions for Local Adaption
Selçuk Aslan, Nils E G Forsberg, Jenny Hagenblad and Matti W Leino
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0119; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Chromosome Number, Genomic Variation and Molecular Markers to Assess Genetic Diversity of Brachiaria Species
Pattama Nitthaisong, Genki Ishigaki, Hidenori Tanaka and Ryo Akashi
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0203; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Heat Stress Adaptation in Elite Lines Derived from Synthetic Hexaploid Wheat
C. Mariano Cossani and Matthew P. Reynolds
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0092; Posted 14 July 2015
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Comparison of Economically Important Loci in Landraces and Improved Wheat Cultivars from Pakistan
Awais Rasheed, Xianchun Xia, Tariq Mahmood, Umar Masood Quraishi, Abdul Aziz, Hadi Bux,
Zahid Mahmood, Javed Iqbal Mirza, Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi, and Zhonghu He
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0015; Posted 23 June 2015
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Switchgrass Population and Cold-moist Stratification Mediate Germination
James O. Eckberg, Michael D. Casler, Gregg A. Johnson, Laura L. Seefeldt, Karen E. Blaedow, and Ruth G. Shaw
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0124; Posted 23 June 2015
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Development of Novel Polymorphic EST-SSR Markers in Campeiostachys nutans and Their Use in Genetic Diversity Analyses
Dong Luo, Qiang Zhou, Lichao Ma, Wengang Xie, Yanrong Wang, Xiaowen Hu, and Zhipeng Liu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0012; Posted 13 May 2015
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Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology (C-7)

Development and Validation of Thinopyrum elongatum Expressed Molecular Markers Specific for the Long Arm of Chromosome 7E
Lulu Gou, Jiro Hattori, George Fedak, Margaret Balcerzak, Andrew Sharpe, Paul Visendi, David Edwards, Nicholas Tinker, Yu-Ming Wei, Guo-Yue Chen, and Thérèse Ouellet
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0184; Posted 14 July 2015
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DOP-PCR Based Chromosome Painting of P Genome Chromosomes in Agropyron cristatum and wheat–A. cristatum Addition Lines
Haiming Han, Yingxin Zhang, Weihua Liu, Zanmin Hu, and Lihui Li
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0183; Posted 14 July 2015
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Genetic Transformation of Commercially Important Mature Citrus Scions
Hao Wu, Yosvanis Acanda, Alka Shankar, Michael Peeples, Calvin Hubbard, Vladimir Orbović, and Janice Zale
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0013; Posted 23 June 2015
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Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology (C-7)—Note

Increased Recovery of Green Doubled Haploid Plants from Barley Anther Culture
Sridevy Sriskandarajah, Mohammad Sameri, Estelle Lerceteau-Köhler and Anna Westerbergh
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0245; Posted 14 July 2015
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Development of E-chromosome Specific Molecular Markers for Thinopyrum elongatum in a Wheat Background
Shiqiang Chen, Yong Gao, Xue Zhu, Chao Zhang, Wenguang Cao, George Fedak, Zhentian He, Xiulan Chen, and Jianmin Chen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0539; Posted 13 May 2015
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Biomedical, Health Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants (C-9)

Condensed Tannin Accumulation during Seed Coat Development in Five Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Genotypes
Hanny T. Elsadr, M.A. Susan Marles, Gina V. Caldas, Matthew W. Blair, and Kirstin E. Bett
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0051; Posted 2 June 2015
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Mutations in Durum Wheat SBEII Genes Conferring Increased Amylose and Resistant Starch affect Grain Yield Components, Semolina and Pasta Quality and Fermentation Responses in Rats
Brittany Hazard, Xiaoqin Zhang, Reza Naemeh, M. Kristina Hamilton, Bret Rust, Helen E. Raybould, John W. Newman, Roy Martin, and Jorge Dubcovsky
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0179; Posted 2 June 2015
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Biomedical, Health Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants (C-9)—Note

Characterization of a New Allele of the Saponin-synthesizing Gene Sg-1 in Soybean
Jiho Park, Jeong Hwa Kim, Panneerselvam Krishnamurthy, Chigen Tsukamoto, Jong Tae Song, Gyuwha Chung, J. Grover Shannon, and Jeong-Dong Lee
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0250; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Crop Physiology and Metabolism (C-2)

Variation Among Maize Hybrids in Response to High Vapor Pressure Deficit at High Temperature
Avat Shekoofa, Thomas R. Sinclair Carlos D. Messina, and Mark Cooper
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0134; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Corn Stalk Lodging:  A Forensic Engineering Approach Provides Insights into Failure Patterns and Mechanisms
Daniel J. Robertson, Margaret Julias, Brian W. Gardunia, Ty Barten, and Douglas D. Cook
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0010; Posted 13 May 2015
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Seed Physiology, Production & Technology (C-4)


Seed Physiology, Production & Technology (C-4)—Note


Crop Ecology, Management & Quality (C-3)

Irrigation Practices on Rice Crop Production in As-Rich Paddy Soil
Mon-Lin Chou, Jiin-Shuh Jean, Guo-Xin Sun, Chwen-Ming Yang, Zeng-Yei Hseu, Sheng-Feng Kuo , Hong-Yang Tseng, and Yuai-Jen Yang
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0233; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Maximum Attainable Wheat Yield and Resource-use Efficiency in the Southern Great Plains
Romulo P. Lollato and Jeffrey T. Edwards
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0215; Posted 14 July 2015
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Cotton Yield and Potassium Use Efficiency as Affected by Potassium Fertilizer Management with Stalks Returned to Field
Fuqiang Yang, Mingwei Du, Xiaoli Tian, A. Egrinya Eneji, and Zhaohu Li
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0136; Posted 23 June 2015
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Optimal Planting Timing for Corn Relay Intercropped with Flue-cured Tobacco
Guisu Zhou, Xinhua Yin, Yongmei Li, Zhengxiong Zhao, Linzheng Xu, and Jinling Ding
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.05.0396; Posted 2 June 2015
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Turfgrass Science (C-5)

Arsenic Distribution and Speciation in a Managed Turfgrass System following Monosodium Methylarsenate (MSMA) Application
D. J. Mahoney, T. W. Gannon, M. D. Jeffries, and M. L. Polizzotto
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0163; Posted 2 June 2015
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Seeding Rate, Row Spacing, and Nitrogen Rate Effects on Perennial Ryegrass Seed Production
Eric J. Koeritz, Eric Watkins, and Nancy J. Ehlke
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.02.0130; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Forage & Grazinglands (C-6)

Ecophysiological Responses of Tall Fescue Genotypes to Fungal Endophyte Infection and Elevated Temperature and Precipitation
Marie Bourguignon, Jim A. Nelson, Elizabeth Carlisle, Huihua Ji, Randy D. Dinkins, Tim D. Phillips, and Rebecca L. McCulley
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0020; Posted 6 Aug. 2015
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Seeding Rate, Oat Companion Crop and Planting Season Effects on Irrigated Organic Birdsfoot Trefoil Stands in the Mountain West USA
Sara R. Hunt, Jennifer W. MacAdam, and Thomas C. Griggs
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0240; Posted 14 July 2015
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Seasonal Herbage Accumulation and Nutritive Value of Irrigated ‘Tifton 85’, Jiggs, and Vaquero Bermudagrasses in Response to Harvest Frequency
Valdson J. Silva, Marcos S.S. Carvalho, Felipe Tonato, Débora C. Basto, Lynn E. Sollenberger, and Carlos G.S. Pedreira
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.04.0224; Posted 23 June 2015
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Estimation in the Field of Individual Perennial Ryegrass Plant Position and Dry Matter Production using a Custom Made High-Throughput Image Analysis Tool
Chris L. Hunt, Chris S. Jones, Michael J. Hickey, John P. Koolaard, John West, and Jean-Hugues B. Hatier
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0125; Posted 2 June 2015
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Blending Polymer-Coated Nitrogen Fertilizer Improved Bermudagrass Forage Production
Kathryn M. Payne, Dennis W. Hancock, Miguel L. Cabrera, R. Curt Lacy, and David E. Kissel
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0829; Posted 13 May 2015
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