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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

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

(2001) USDA Secretary's Award. USDA.

Selected Publications

Wan, Y., Gao, H., Zhao, Z., Lu, Y., Wang, L., & Yuan, J. (in press). An Early Ripening Apple Cultivar 'Qinyang' HortScience.

Malladi, A. (2010). Increase in fruit size of a spontaneous mutant of äóÖGalaäó» 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 äóÖStanleyäó», äóÖValoräó», äóÖVeeblueäó» and äóÖSanta Rosaäó» 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 äóÖRedhavenäó» 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 äóÖStanleyäó», äóÖValoräó», and äóÖVeeblueäó» as the scion in the 1990 NC-140 multi-state plum trial. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 61, 196-207.

Hirst, P. (2006). Explaining natural variation in apple fruit size in terms of cell production and cell cycle gene expression.

Hirst, P. (2006). Performance of äóÖGalaäó» 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 äóÖGalaäó» 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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