Research

These are our most recent peer-reviewed publications.

Heller C. and GH Nunez. 2022. Preplant fertilization increases substrate respiration but does not affect southern highbush blueberry establishment in a coconut coir-based substrate. HortScience 51(1) 17-21.

Nunez GH and M Neves da Silva. 2021 At-home plant growing kits foster positive student experiences in an online horticulture course. HortTechnology. 31(6) 705-708.

Schreiber, MJ and GH Nunez. 2021. Calcium carbonate can be used to manage soilless substrate pH for blueberry production. Horticulturae. 7(4) 74.

Turner, AJ, CI Arzola, and GH Nunez. 2020. High pH stress affects root morphology and nutritional status of hydroponically grown rhododendron (Rhododendron spp.). Plants. 9(8) 1019.

Nunez, GH. 2020. Using text mining to gauge student sentiments about hands-on activities in a protected agriculture course. HortTechnology 30(1) 129-134.

Imler, CS, CI Arzola, and GH Nunez. 2019. Ammonium uptake is the main driver of rhizosphere pH in southern highbush blueberry. HortScience 54(5): 955-059.

Paya-Milans, M, JW Olmstead, GH Nunez, TA Rinehart, and M Staton. 2018. Comprehensive evaluation of RNA-Seq analysis pipelines in diploid and polyploid species. GigaScience. giy132.

Paya-Milans, M, GH Nunez, JW Olmstead, TA Rinehart, and M Staton. 2017. Regulation of gene expression in roots of the pH-sensitive Vaccinium corymbosum and the pH-tolerant Vaccinium arboreum in response to near neutral pH stress using RNA-Seq. BMC Genomics 18-580.

Nunez, GH, AP Kovaleski, B Casamali, and RL Darnell. 2016. Can science and genetics literacy affect student perception of genetically modified organisms?. AgBioForum 19(1):5.

Nunez, GH, JW Olmstead, and RL Darnell. 2016. Towards marker assisted breeding for root architecture traits in southern highbush blueberry. JASHS 141(5):414-424.

Nunez, GH, CL Harmon, JW Olmstead, and RL Darnell. 2016 Root-level inoculation with iron-reducing microorganisms does not enhance iron uptake by southern highbush blueberry plants. Rhizosphere 2:24-33.

Nunez, GH, JW Olmstead, and RL Darnell. 2015. Rhizosphere acidification is not part of the strategy I iron deficiency response of Vaccinium arboreum and the southern highbush blueberry. HortScience 50(7):1064-1069.

Nunez, GH, AP Kovaleski, and RL Darnell. 2014. Formal education can affect students’ perception of organic produce. HortTechnology 24(1):64-70.