Publications and Proceedings

Program Publications


  • Fonseca, J. M., J. W. Rushing, R. L. Thomas, M. B. Riley, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2005. Factors that affect post-rroduction stability of Parthenolide in feverfew. J. Herbs Med. Plants (in press).
  • Ilias, I. F. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2005. Influence of Prohexadione-Ca on growth and flowering of petunia and impatiens grown under photoselective films. Scientia Hort. (in press).
  • Fonseca, J. M., J. W. Rushing, N. C. Rajapakse, R. L. Thomas, and M. B. Riley. 2005. Light, water stress, and harvest time effects on Parthenolide synthesis and Its association with abscisic acid pathway. J. Plant Physiol. (in press)
  • Kim, H-J., F. Chen, X. Wang, and N. Rajapakse. 2005. Effect of chitosan on biological properties of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). J. Food Agric. Chem. (in press).
  • Faust, J., V. Holcombe, N. Rajapakse, and D. Layne. 2005. The effect of daily light integral on bedding plant growth and flowering. HortScience 40(2): (in press).
  • Ilias, I. F. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2005. The effects of End-of-the-Day Red and Far-red Light on Growth and Flowering of Petunia x hybrida 'Countdown Burgandy' Grown under Photoselective Films. HortScience 40:131-134.
  • Cerny, T. A., J. Faust, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2005. Role of Gibberellin A4 and gibberellin biosynthesis inhibitors on flowering and stem elongation of petunia under modified light environments. HortScience 40:134-137.
  • Gollagunta, V., J. W. Adelberg, J. Reick, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2005.Sucrose concentration in storage media and cultivar affects post-storage regrowth of in-vitro Hosta propagules. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult. 80:191-199
  • Cerny, T. A., J, Reick, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2004. Height control of vegetable seedlings by greenhouse light manipulation. J. Vegetable Crop Production10:67-80.
  • Gollagunta, V., J. W. Adelberg, J. Rieck, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2004. Sucrose concentration in liquid media affects soluble carbohydrates, biomass and storage quality of micropropagated hosta. Plant Tissue Organ Cult. 77:125-131.
  • Cerny, T. A., J. Faust, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2003. Flower development of photoperiod sensitive species under modified light environments. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.128:486-491.
  • Wilson, S. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2003. Use of photoselective plastic films to control growth of three perennial salvias. J Applied Hort. 3 (2):71-74.
  • Li, S. N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 2003. Photoselective plastic films affect growth and flowering of chrysanthemum cultivars. HortScience 38(2):284-287.
  • Maki, S. L., S. Rajapakse, R. E. Ballard, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2002. Far-red light deficient greenhouse environment affects gibberellin metabolism in chrysanthemum.J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 127:639-643.
  • Wilson, S. B. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2001. Use of photoselective plastic films to control growth of lisianthus. HortTechnology 11:581-584.
  • Wilson, S. B. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2001. Growth regulation of sub-tropical perennials by photoselective plastic films. J. Environ. Hort. 19:65-68.
  • Cerny, T. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2000. Description of light quality parameters in controlled environment research. Biotronics 29:17-21.
  • Tatineni, A. R. T. Fernandez, N. C. Rajapakse. 2000. Effectiveness of growth regulators under photoselective greenhouse covers with varying phytochrome photoequilibriums. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 125:673-678.
  • Wilson, S. B., N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 2000. Use of low temperature and light to improve storage of in-vitro seedlings. J. Vegetable Crop Production6:51-67.
  • Wilson, S. B., N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 2000. Media Composition and Light Affects Storability and Post Storage Recovery of Micropropagated Hosta Plantlets.HortScience 35:1159-1162.
  • Li, S., R. E. Young, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2000. Growth response of chrysanthemum and bell pepper transplants to several photoselective plastic films. Scientia Hort. 84:215-225.
  • Rajapakse, N. and R. Young. 1999. Plant growth regulation by spectral filters:Current status and future prospects. HortTechnology 9:618-624.
  • Wilson, S. B., K. Iwabuchi, N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 1998. Responses of broccoli seedlings to light quality during low temperature storage in-vitro.I. Morphology and survival. HortScience 33:1253-1257.
  • Wilson, S. B., K. Iwabuchi, N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 1998. Responses of broccoli seedlings to light quality during low temperature storage in-vitro. II. Sugar content and photosynthetic efficiency. HortScience 33:1258-1261.
  • Kambalapally, V. R. and N. C. Rajapakse. 1998. Influence of spectral filters on the flowering and postharvest performance of Easter Lilies. HortScience 33:1028-1029.
  • Adelberg, J., R. Pollock, N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 1998. Micropropagation, decontamination, transcontinental shipping and hydroponic growth of Cattleya while sealed in semi-permeable membrane vessels. Scientia Hort. 73:23-35.
  • Kubota, C., Rajapakse, N. C., and Young, R. E. 1997. Carbohydrate status and transplant quality of micropropagated broccoli plantlets stored under different light environments. Postharvest Biol. & Tech. 12:167-173.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., W. B. Miller, and J. W. Kelly. 1996. Low temperature storage of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings; relationship to carbohydrate status of cultivars. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 121:740-745.
  • Kubota, C., Rajapakse, N. C., and Young, R. E. 1996. Low temperature storage of micropropagated plantlets under selected light environment. HortScience 31:449-452.
  • Rajapakse, N. C. and J. W. Kelly. 1995. Spectral filters and growing season influence growth and carbohydrate status of chrysanthemum. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 120:78-83.
  • Rajapakse, N. C. and J. W. Kelly. 1994. Problems of reporting spectral quality and interpreting phytochrome-mediated responses. HortScience 29:1404-1407.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., D. G. Clark, J. W. Kelly, and W. B. Miller. 1994. Carbohydrate status and postharvest quality of miniature roses as influenced by carbon dioxide enrichment. Postharvest Biol. and Tech. 4:271-279.
  • Rajapakse, N. C. and J. W. Kelly. 1994. Influence of spectral filters on growth and postharvest quality of potted miniature roses. Scientia Hort. 56:245-255.
  • D. R. Decoteau, H. A. Hatt, J. W. Kelly, M. J. McMahon, N. C. Rajapakse, R. E. Young, and R. K. Pollock. 1993. Application of photomorphogenesis research to horticultural systems. HortScience 28:974&1063.
  • Rajapakse, N. C. and J. W. Kelly.1993. Influence of copper sulfate spectral filters on transpiration and water use of chrysanthemum. HortScience 28:999-1001.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., M. J. McMahon, and J. W. Kelly. 1993. End of day far-red light reverses the height reduction of Chrysanthemum caused by Copper sulfate spectral filters. Scientia Hort. 53:249-259.
  • Clark, D. G., J. W. Kelly, and N. C. Rajapakse. 1993 The effects of carbon dioxide enrichment on production and postharvest characteristics of Rosa x hybrida L.`Meijikatar'. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 118:613-617.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., R. Pollock, M. J. McMahon, J. W. Kelly, and R. E. Young. 1992. Interpretation of light quality measurements and plant response in spectral filter research. HortScience 27:1208-1211.
  • Rajapakse, N.C., E.W. Hewett, N.H. Banks, and D.J. Cleland. 1992. Vacuum infiltration with calcium chloride influences oxygen distribution in apple fruit flesh. Postharvest Biology and Technology 1:221-229.
  • Rajapakse N. C. and J. W. Kelly. 1992. Regulation of chrysanthemum growth by light quality. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 117:481-485.
  • Rajapakse, N. C. and J. W. Kelly. 1991. Influence of copper sulfate spectral filters, daminozide and exogenous gibberellic acid on growth of Dendranthema grandiflorum (Ramat.) Kitamura `Bright Golden Anne'. J. Plant Growth Regul. 10:207-214.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., D. Wm. Reed, and J. W. Kelly. 1991. Storage temperature and duration affect quality and post-storage recovery of vegetative Dendranthema grandiflorum cv. Bright Golden Ann. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 116:73-76.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., N. H. Banks, E. W. Hewett, and D. J. Cleland. 1990. Development of oxygen concentration gradients in flesh tissues of bulky plant organs. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 115:793-797.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., J. W. Kelly, and D. Wm. Reed. 1990. Use of antitranspirants under low light environments to control transpiration of Epipremnum aureum leaves. Scientia Hort. 43:307-312.
  • Rajapakse, N .C., D. Wm. Reed, and J. W. Kelly. 1989. Effect of pre-treatments on transpiration of Chrysanthemum morifolium in the dark. HortScience 24:998-1000.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., J. W. Kelly, and D. Wm. Reed. 1988. Transpiration and water use of potted floricultural plants under low-light conditions. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113(6):910-914.

Conference Proceedings

  • Rajapakse, N. and S. Li. 2004. Exclusion of far red light reduces stem elongation of vegetable seedlings. Acta Hort. 631:193-199.
  • Gollaguntha, V., J. Adelberg, and N. Rajapakse. 2002. In vitro storage of hosta micropropagules – Effect of media sucrose on post-storage recovery. Proc SNA 47:361-366.
  • Fonseca, J., J. Rushing, N. Rajapakse, R. L. Thomas, and M. B. Riley. 2002. Medicinal quality of greenhouse-grown feverfew as influenced by preharvest conditions. Proc SNA 47:84-87.
  • Fonseca, J., J. Rushing, N. Rajapakse, R. Thomas, and M. Riley. 2002. Influence of environmental factors on parthenolide and abscisic acid in feverfew. Proc. IPPS 52:192-198.
  • Ellingson, K. A., T. A. Cerny, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2001. Seed Germination and Seedling Growth Under Photoselective Films. Proc. SNA 46:332-334.
  • Krumfolz, L. A., S. B. Wilson, and N. C. Rajapakse. 2001. Growth control of salvia 'indigo spires by photoselective plastic films. Proc. Flo. State Hort Soc. 114:241-243.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., T. Cerny, S. Li, and R. Oi. 2001. Alteration of greenhouse light environment by photoselective covers to produce compact plants. Acta Hort.559(1):243-248.
  • Wilson, S. B., N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 2001. Carbohydrate status and post-storage recovery of micropropagated hosta plantlets stored at varying temperatures in light or darkness. Acta Hort 543:265-273.
  • Cerny, T., N. C. Rajapakse, S. Li, and R. Oi. 2000. Flowering of selected ornamental plants under photoselective greenhouse films. Proc. Natl. Agric. Plastics Congress.29:177-185.
  • Wilson, S. B. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2000. Growth regulation of golden shrimp plant by photoselective plastic films. Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Research Conf.45:272-276.
  • Cerny, T. and N. C. Rajapakse. 2000. Environmental control of flowering:Effect of light quality. Proc. Plant Growth Regul. Soc. Amer. 27:100-105.
  • Cerny, T., N. C. Rajapakse, and R. Oi. 1999. Recent developments in photoselective greenhouse covers. Proc. National Agric. Plastics Cong. 28:75-80.
  • Cerny, T. A. and N. C. Rajapakse. 1999. Regulation of Bedding Plant Growth by Photoselective Greenhouse Covers. Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Research Conf.44: 288-291.
  • Rajapakse, N. C., R. E. Young, and R. Oi. 1998. Plant growth regulation by photoselective greenhouse covers. Proc. Natl. Agric. Plastics Congress 27:23-29.
  • Tatineni, A. and N. Rajapakse. 1998. Photoselective films for plant growth regulation.Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Research Conf. 43:306-309.
  • Wilson, S., N. Rajapakse, and R. Young. 1998. Low temperature storage of micropropagated Hosta plants under various light qualities. Proc. Southern Nursery Assoc. Research Conf. 43:320-323.
  • N. Rajapakse and R. Young. 1998. Light Quality Manipulation for Greenhouse Plant Growth Regulation. Proc. Plant Growth Regul. Soc. Amer. 25:64-69.
  • Rajapakse N. C. and Shumin Li. 1998. Photomorphogenesis and Its Horticultural Applications. Proc. of The Osaka Prefecture Univ. Workshop on ‘Covering Materials for Changing the Spectral Distribution’. P. 10-16.
  • Decoteau, D. R., J. W. Kelly, and N. C. Rajapakse. 1997. Use of light quality to regulate horticultural crop morphogenesis - The Clemson University photomorphogenesis program. Acta Hort. 435:131-139.
  • Reddy, V. K., N. C. Rajapakse, and R. E. Young. 1996. The influence of spectral composition on the growth and development of chrysanthemum plants. Acta Hort.440:292-297.
  • Rajapakse, N. C. and J. W. Kelly. 1995. Cultivar differences with respect to storage potential and carbohydrate status of rooted chrysanthemum cultivars. Acta Hort.405:427-434.
  • Young, R. E., M. J. McMahon, N. C. Rajapakse, and D. R. Decoteau. 1994. Spectral filtering for plant production. Proc. International Lighting in Controlled Environment Workshop. March, 1994. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. p. 337-349.