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Roberto G Lopez

Area of Expertise: Floriculture

Courses currently taught:

  • HORT 42000, Ornamental Plant Production
  • HORT 49100, Total Crop Management
  • HORT 49100, Bedding Plant Production

Awards & Honors

(2012) Greenhouse Product News 40 under 40 Most Influential People in Floriculture.

(2013) Alex Laurie Leading ASHS Floriculture Publication Award that addresses a Significant Grower Challenge. OFA.

(2015) Southern Region ASHS Blue Ribbon Award for e-GRO Alert newsletters.

(2014) Outstanding ASHS Extension Educational Materials Award for e-GRO Alert. American Society for Horticultural Science.

(2013) Outstanding ASHS Extension Educational Materials Award for e-GRO Website. American Society for Horticultural Science.

(2011) Purdue Research Foundation International Travel (IT) Grant. Purdue Research Foundation.

(2010) Purdue Extension Specialist Association (PUCESA) Early Career Award. Purdue Extension Specialist Association (PUCESA).

(2008) Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grant. Purdue Research Foundation.

Selected Publications

Randall, W., & Lopez, R. (2014). Comparison of supplemental lighting from high-pressure sodium lamps and light emitting-diodes during bedding plant seedling production. HortScience, 49(5), 589äóñ595.

Currey, C., & Lopez, R. (2014). Controlled-release fertilizer during cutting propagation affects growth and tissue nutrient concentrations of rooted cuttings of annual bedding plant. HortScience, 49(2), 152äóñ159.

Camberato, D., Camberato, J., & Lopez, R. (2014). Determining the effect of carrier water pH and bicarbonate concentration on final pH of plant growth regulator solutions. HortScience, 49(9), 1176äóñ1182.

Currey, C., Mattson, N., & Lopez, R. (2014). Finishing bedding plants: Unheated high tunnel versus heated greenhouse. HortTechnology, 24(5), 527äóñ534.

Lopez, R., & Currey, C. (2012). Biomass accumulation and allocation and leaf morphology of Impatiens hawkeri äóÖmagnum salmonäó» cuttings is affected by photosynthetic daily light integral in propagation. Acta Hort, 956, 349äóÍ355.

Ortiz, M., Hyrczyk, K., & Lopez, R. (2012). Comparison of high tunnel and field production of specialty cut flowers in the Midwest. HortScience, 47(9), 1265äóÍ1269.

Camberato, D., Lopez, R., & Krug, B. (2012). Development of äóÖEuphorbia pulcherrimaäó» under reduced finish temperatures. HortScience, 47(6), 745-750.

Miller, W., Mattson, N., Xie, X., Xu, D., Currey, C., Clemons, K., Lopez, R., . . . Runkle, E. (2012). Ethephon substrate drenches inhibit stem extension of floriculture crops. HortScience, 47(9), 25äóñ30.

Currey, C., Hutchinson, V., & Lopez, R. (2012). Growth, morphology, and quality of rooted cuttings of several herbaceous annual bedding plants are influenced by photosynthetic daily light integral during root development. HortScience, 47(1), 25äóÍ30.

Hall, C., Behe, B., Campbell, B., Dennis, J., Lopez, R., & Yue, C. (2012). Market segmentation for US floral consumers based on attitudes towards biodegradable packaging. Acta Hort, 930, 127äóñ134.