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Richard C. Pratt

Professor
Plant and Environmental Sciences
New Mexico State University
Mexico

Biography

ADDRESS Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Phone (575) 646-3406 PO Box 30003 MSC 3Q FAX (575) 646-6041 New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM 88003 e-mail: [email protected] ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY Director of the NMSU Semi-Arid Cropping Systems Research Innovation Program. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Crop adaptation and management innovation to increase sustainability of agro-ecosystems subject to water constraints and changing climatic conditions. Breeding superior maize and bean germplasm for use in diverse production systems. EDUCATION Degree Year Institution Major Ph.D. 1985 Purdue University Plant Breeding and Genetics M.S. 1978 University of Arizona Plant Sciences B.S. 1976 University of Arizona Horticulture POSITIONS HELD Professor and Director (2013 – present), Semi-Arid Cropping Systems Research Innovation Program, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Professor and Head (2011 - 2015) Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Emeritus Professor (2011 – present) Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Professor (2006-2011) Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH. Assoc. Professor (1994-2006) Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH. Assistant Professor (1987-1994) Department of Agronomy, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH. Research Scientist (1985-1987) Interdepartmental Program (Entomology, Horticulture, Food Science and Agronomy) Research Initiative: Insects of Stored Pulses (R.I.I.S.P), Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN.

Research Interest

Germplasm Development Trait Improvement of Maize

Publications

  • Lyimo, H.J.F., Pratt, R.C. and R.S.O.W. Mnyuku. 2012. Composted cattle and poultry manure provide excellent fertility and improved management of gray leaf spot in maize. Field Crops Res. 126:97- 103.

  • Correa, V.R., D.R. Majerczak, E.-D. Ammar, M. Merighi, R.C. Pratt, S.A. Hogenhout, D.L. Coplin, and M.G. Redinbaugh. 2012. The bacterium Pantoea stewartii uses two different type III secretion systems to colonize its plant host and insect vector. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78:(17):6327-6336

  • Ryu, S.H., L. Werth, S. Nelson, J.S. Scheerens, and R.C. Pratt. 2013. Variation of kernel anthocyanin and carotenoid pigment content in borderland land races of maize. Ec. Bot. 67:98-109.

  • Pratt, R.C., J.B. Holland, P.J. Balint-Kurti, N.D. Coles, J. Zwonitzer, M.A. Casey, and M.D. McMullen. 2015. Registration of the Ki14 × B73 recombinant inbred mapping population of maize. Jour. Plant Reg. 9: 262-265.

  • Nankar, A., L. Grant, P. Scott and R.C. Pratt. 2016. Agronomic and kernel compositional traits of blue maize landraces from the southwestern United States. Crop Sci. 56:2663-2674.

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