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Dr. Terry A Wheeler

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Dr. Terry A Wheeler
Professor, Soilborne Diseases of Cotton & Peanut
Texas AgriLife Research at Lubbock
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Graduate Education
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Research Emphasis

Soil-borne diseases of cotton and peanut:

Assisting cotton breeders (both public and private) in breeding for disease resistance to root-knot nematodes, bacterial blight, and Verticillium wilt.  The breeding work emphasizes both greenhouse and field evaluations.

Chemical testing (both experimental and labeled materials) for Thielaviopsis basicola, root-knot and reniform nematodes.  Testing program is conducted both in greenhouse, and small and large plot field trials.

Management of pod rot of peanuts, in particular when Pythium spp. are present.  This work involves both sampling methodology and testing threshold based methods versus traditional, calendar based timings.

Interaction between irrigation rates and plant pathogens in large-scale agricultural settings.  This work is done with root-knot nematode and Verticillium dahliae, on cotton.


Recent Publications

Wheeler, T. A., J. P. Bordovsky, J. W. Keeling, B. G. Mullinix Jr., and J. E. Woodward. 2012. Effects of crop rotation, cultivar, and irrigation/nitrogen rate on Verticillium wilt in cotton. Plant Dis. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-02-11-0111-RE.

Wheeler, T. A., and J. E. Woodward. 2011. Affect of Verticillium wilt on cultivars in the Southern High Plains of Texs. Pp. 293-305. In 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Atlanta, GA, 4-7 Jan. cd format.

Wheeler, T. A., J. E. Woodward, and B. G. Mullinix, Jr. 2010. Effect of seedling rate on Verticillium wilt incidence, yield, and value for three cotton cultivars. Journal of Cotton Science 14:173-180.

Vandiver, M., T. A. Wheeler, and B. G. Mullinix, Jr. 2010. Evalution of commercial aerial imagery to assess variability of height and yield in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) fields. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources 23:26-41.

Wilson, J. N., T. A. Wheeler, and B. G. Mullinix Jr. 2010. Effect of sodium hypocholorite on mortality of Sclerotinia minor sclerotia. Peanut Science 37:92-94.

Wheeler, T. A., and J. E. Woodward. 2010. The effects of Verticillium wilt on cotton cultivars. Pp. 314-324. In 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, New Orleans, LA, 4-7 Jan. cd format.

Wheeler, T. A., J. W. Keeling, J. P. Bordovsky, J. Everitt, K. F. Bronson, R. K. Boman, and B. G. Mullinix Jr. 2009. Effect of irrigation rates on three cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivars in a root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) infested field. Journal of Cotton Science 13:56-66.

Wheeler, T. A., J. F. Leser, M. D. Arnold, M. N. Parajulee, and B. G. Mullinix, Jr. 2008. Frequency of enhanced degradation of aldicarb on field soils from the High Plains of Texas. Journal of Cotton Science 12:325-330.

Wheeler, T. A., D. O. Porter, D. Archer, and B. G. Mullinix, Jr. 2008. Effect of fumigation on Rotylenchulus reniformis population density through subsurface drip irrigation located every other furrow. Journal of Nematology 40:210-216.

Choppakatla, V., T. A. Wheeler, G. L. Schuster, C. Robinson, and D. O. Porter. 2008. Relationship of soil moisture with the incidence of pod rot in peanut in west Texas. Peanut Sci. 35:116-122.

Niu, C., H. E. Lister, B. Nguyen, T. A. Wheeler, and R. J. Wright. 2008. Resistance to Thielaviopsis basicola in the cultivated A genome cotton. Theoretical Applied Genetics 117:1313-1323.

Wheeler, T. A., J. F. Leser, J. W. Keeling, and B. Mullinix. 2008. Effect of terminated cover crop and aldicarb on cotton yield and Meloidogyne incognita population density. Journal of Nematology 40:147-151.