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Peter M Hirst

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Professor of Horticulture
765.494.1323
765.494.0391
Horticulture Room 317

Area of Expertise: Pomology

Courses currently taught:

HORT 42100, Fruit Production

Awards & Honors

(2016) Mid Career Extension Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists’ Association.

(2015) Multistate Research Award. ESCOP (Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy).

(2015) PUCESA Team Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists’ Association.

(2001) USDA Secretary's Award. USDA.

(1994) U.P. Hedrick Award. American Pomological Society.

Selected Publications

Hirst, P. M. (2017). Advances in understanding flowering and pollination in apple trees. In Achieving sustainable cultivation of apples. Cambridge, : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

Malladi, A. (2010). Increase in fruit size of a spontaneous mutant of Gala apple (Malus x domestica Borkh) is facilitated by altered cell production and enhanced cell size. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61, 3003-3013.

Robinson, T., Wolfe, D., Masabni, J., Anderson, R., Azarenko, A., Freer, J., . . . McCluskey, B. (2010). Performance of plum rootstocks with Stanley, Valor, Veeblue and Santa Rosa as the scions in the 1991 NC-140 multi-state plum trial. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 64, 173-182.

Malladi, A. (2008). A new understanding of fruit size. Compact Fruit Tree, Special issue, 15-16.

Reighard, G., Andersen, R., Anderson, J., Autio, W., Beckman, T., Baker, T., . . . Warmund, M. (2007). Growth and yield of Redhaven peach on nineteen rootstocks at twenty North American locations. Acta Horticulturae, 732, 271-278.

Masabni, J., Andersen, R., Azarenko, A., Brown, G., Freer, J., Hayden, R., . . . Wolfe, D. (2007). Performance of plum rootstocks with Stanley, Valor, and Veeblue as the scion in the 1990 NC-140 multi-state plum trial. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 61, 196-207.

Hirst, P. (2006). Performance of Gala apple on four semi-dwarf rootstocks: a ten-year summary of the 1994 NC-140 rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pom. Soc, 60(2), 58-68.

Hirst, P. (2006). Performance of Gala trees on 18 dwarfing rootstocks: ten-year summary of the 1994 NC-140 rootstock trial. J. Amer. Pom. Soc, 60(2), 69-83.

Hoover, E., De Silva, N., & McArtney, S. (2004). Bud development and floral morphogenesis in four apple cultivars. Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 79, 981-984.

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