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LINKING GENES AND PHYSIOLOGY UTILIZING GENOMICS AND TRANSCRIPTOMICS APPROACHES IN SWEET CHERRY (PRUNUS AVIUM)
Sweet cherry is an important horticultural crop in Washington. Sweet cherry trees are grown as composite plants where the scion is grafted onto a rootstock. Rootstock genotype influences tree yield potential (among other ...
DEVELOPMENT OF NON-CHEMICAL POSTHARVEST TREATMENTS FOR DISINFESTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Chemical fumigation disinfestation treatments bring more and more concerns due to its hazard to environment and human health, it is necessary to develop alternative non-chemical disinfestation treatments for agricultural ...
Effect of deficit irrigation on yield, quality and grower returns of native spearmint and hops in Washington State
This study analyzed the effects of water stress levels on the yield, quality, water use efficiency and grower returns of drip irrigated native spearmint and four subsurface drip irrigated hop cultivars: Mt. Hood, Columbus, ...
MOLD & COLD: THE SOLUTION IS SWEET IN WINTER WHEAT
Winter conditions necessitate tolerance of snow mold and freezing cold among winter wheat plants. These traits involve numerous quantitative trait loci (QTL), environmental interactions, and mechanisms such as carbohydrate ...
Building the genetic, agronomic and economic foundations for expansion of oat cultivation in western Washington
Oats (Avena sativa L.) are a versatile crop with diverse genetic resources. A study of population structure in a collection of oat genotypes relatively unaffected by recent breeding activity identified an under-utilized ...
Landscape-based Null Models for Archaeological Inference
How do we, as humans and as scientists, learn about the world around us? In this dissertation, I explore how models--epistemological tools that connect theory and reality--not only structure scientific inquiry (including ...
Essays on Imperfect Competition and International Trade
This dissertation consists of three chapters based on product differentiation and increasing returns to scale. Chapter 1 studies a static monopolistic competition model with social indifference curves over a group of ...
GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDIES OF DROUGHT RESISTANCE AND YIELD POTENTIAL IN WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.) USING AGRONOMIC AND REMOTELY SENSED TRAITS
Emerging phenotyping methods and increasingly abundant genotyping platforms have become valuable tools for the discovery and introgression of yield-positive and stress-adaptive genes into modern wheat (Triticum aestivum ...
RE-IMAGINING WHEAT FOR REGIONAL MARKETS AND AGROECOSYSTEMS
The commodification of wheat and its ubiquity in food, society and agriculture belies its potential to contribute to the ecology, nutrition and economies of regional food systems. The craft and science of plant breeding ...
Impacts of nitrogen fertility, soilborne disease, and socioeconomic factors on diverse small grain production systems of the Pacific Northwest
Small grains are grown in rotation with many temperate crops in the Columbia Basin and Puget Sound regions, functioning to improve the profitability of the cash crops. During 2009-10, 45 isolates of