Recent Submissions

  • Field-scale validation of an automated soil nitrate extraction and measurement system [electronic resource] 

    Sibley, Kevin J., John F. Adsett, Kris Pruski, Paul C. Struik, et al. 2009. "Field-scale validation of an automated soil nitrate extraction and measurement system [electronic resource]." Precision agriculture 10(2): 162-174.
    One of the many gaps that needs to be solved by precision agriculture technologies is the availability of an economic, automated, on-the-go mapping system that can be used to obtain intensive and accurate 'real-time' data ...
  • Using Ethylene Gas and Chlorpropham Potato Sprout Inhibitors Together 

    Daniels-Lake, Barbara, Robert K. Prange, and Kris Pruski. 2011. "Using Ethylene Gas and Chlorpropham Potato Sprout Inhibitors Together." Potato Research 54(3): 223-236.
    Marketplace preference for lower pesticide residues in foods has led to research to reduce the residue of chlorpropham (isopropyl N-3-chlorophenyl carbamate; CIPC), a postharvest-applied sprout inhibitor which is widely ...
  • Growth-room and field studies with seed tubers treated with ethylene and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) during storage 

    Pruski, K., R. K. Prange, B. J. Daniels-Lake, J. Nowak, et al. 2006. "Growth-room and field studies with seed tubers treated with ethylene and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) during storage." American Journal of Potato Research 83(2): 149-160.
    Based on ethylene management in potato storage, we hypothesized that the applied treatments would modify number of sprouts per seed tuber. Thus, in combination with in-row spacing (closer for seed, wider for processing) ...
  • Sucrose and light effects on in vitro cultures of potato, chokecherry and saskatoon berry during low temperature storage 

    Pruski, K., T. Kozai, T. Lewis, T. Astatkie, et al. 2000. "Sucrose and light effects on in vitro cultures of potato, chokecherry and saskatoon berry during low temperature storage." Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 63(3): 215-221.
    Cultures of potato (Solanum tuberosum) cv. Atlantic, chokecherry ( Prunus virginiana L.) cv. Garrington and saskatoon berry (Amelancher alnifolia Nutt.) cv. Northline grown in vitro for 3 weeks at 24/22 degreesC, 16-h ...
  • Micropropagation technology in early phases of commercial seed potato production 

    Pruski, K., P. C. Struik, and J. Nowak. 2003. "Micropropagation technology in early phases of commercial seed potato production." Potatoes - Healthy Food for Humanity: International Developments in Breeding, Production, Protection and Utilization: 419-426.
    Research was carried out on possibilities to improve methods commonly used in commercial potato tissue culture laboratories, predominantly those in Western Canada. The study included: (1) Photoautotrophic micropropagation, ...
  • Freezing injuries to flower buds and their influence on yield of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) and peach (Prunus persica L.) 

    Szymajda, Marek, Kris Pruski, Edward Zurawicz, and Miroslaw Sitarek. 2013. "Freezing injuries to flower buds and their influence on yield of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) and peach (Prunus persica L.)." Canadian Journal of Plant Science 93(2): 191-198.
    Szymajda M., Pruski, K., Zurawiez, E. and Sitarek, M. 2013. Freezing injuries to flower buds and their influence on yield of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) and peach (Prunus persica L.). Can. J. Plant Sci. 93: 191-198. Each ...
  • Tissue culture propagation of Mongolian cherry (Prunus fruticosa) and Nanking cherry (Prunus tomentosa) 

    Pruski, K., T. Astatkie, and J. Nowak. 2005. "Tissue culture propagation of Mongolian cherry (Prunus fruticosa) and Nanking cherry (Prunus tomentosa)." Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 82(2): 207-211.
    In vitro culture establishment, shoot proliferation and ex vitro rooting responses of Mongolian cherry ( Prunus fruticosa L.), and Nanking cherry ( Prunus tomentosa L.), were examined using various combinations of growth ...
  • Photoautotrophic micropropagation of Russet Burbank Potato 

    Pruski, K., T. Astatkie, M. Mirza, and J. Nowak. 2002. "Photoautotrophic micropropagation of Russet Burbank Potato." Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 69(2): 197-200.
    The photoautotrophic micropropagation of potato cv. Russet Burbank was investigated. Single node microcuttings were grown for four weeks on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium with or without sucrose (30 g l(-1)) in the growth ...
  • Manipulation of microtubers for direct field utilization in seed production 

    Pruski, K., T. Astatkie, P. Duplessis, L. Stewart, et al. 2003. "Manipulation of microtubers for direct field utilization in seed production." American Journal of Potato Research 80(3): 173-181.
    A two-year field study was conducted to determine the effects of jasmonic acid (JA), light (during in vitro explant production and in vitro tuberization phases), and dormancy-breaking treatment on performance of microtubers ...
  • Jasmonate effect on in vitro tuberization of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars under light and dark conditions 

    Pruski, K., P. Duplessis, T. Lewis, T. Astatkie, et al. 2001. "Jasmonate effect on in vitro tuberization of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars under light and dark conditions." Potato Research 44(4): 315-325.
    Effects of jasmonic acid (JA) on in vitro tuberization of six potato cultivars were examined. Tuberization was carried out in the dark, or with 8 h photoperiod on MS media with vitamins, 8% sucrose, 0.6% agar and either ...
  • Time to emergence (ATE) and stem number of potato plants grown from seed tubers treated with ethylene and 1-methylcyclopropene (MCP) during storage. 

    Pruski, K., B. Daniels-Lake, and R. Prange. 2006. "Time to emergence (ATE) and stem number of potato plants grown from seed tubers treated with ethylene and 1-methylcyclopropene (MCP) during storage.." Canadian Journal of Plant Science 86(5): 1437-1437.
    No abstract available.
  • In Vitro Propagation, Organ Regeneration Protocols and DNA Markers for New Plants of PlantAtlantic Development Programme for the Atlantic Canada Nursery Trade 

    Pruski, K., R. V. Young, and W. Wang. 2012. "In Vitro Propagation, Organ Regeneration Protocols and DNA Markers for New Plants of PlantAtlantic Development Programme for the Atlantic Canada Nursery Trade." Xxviii International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (Ihc2010): International Symposium on Advances in Ornamentals, Landscape and Urban Horticulture 937: 121-127.
    The ornamental nursery industry of Atlantic Canada, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden (St. John's) and Nova Scotia Agriculture College (Truro) have initiated PlantAtlantic research and development programme ...
  • Jasmonate effects on in vitro tuberization and tuber bulking in two potato cultivars (Solanum tuberosum L.) under different media and photoperiod conditions 

    Pruski, Kris, Tess Astatkie, and Jerzy Nowak. 2002. "Jasmonate effects on in vitro tuberization and tuber bulking in two potato cultivars (Solanum tuberosum L.) under different media and photoperiod conditions." In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology Plant 38(2): 203-209.
    Jasmonic acid (JA) effects on in vitro tuberization of potato nodal explants cvs. Sangre and Russet Burbank were tested under liquid and solid media conditions and 0, 8, and 16 h photoperiod. Explants taken from stock ...
  • Micropropagation of chokecherry and pincherry cultivars 

    Pruski, K. W., T. Lewis, T. Astatkie, and J. Nowak. 2000. "Micropropagation of chokecherry and pincherry cultivars." Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 63(2): 93-100.
    In vitro culture establishment, shoot proliferation and ex vitro rooting responses of chokecherry (Prunus virginiana L.), 'Garrington', and pincherry (P. pensylvanica L.f), 'Mary Liss' and 'Jumping Pound', were examined ...
  • Use of jasmonate for conditioning of potato plantlets and microtubers in greenhouse production of minitubers 

    Pruski, K., T. Astatkie, P. Duplessis, T. Lewis, et al. 2003. "Use of jasmonate for conditioning of potato plantlets and microtubers in greenhouse production of minitubers." American Journal of Potato Research 80(3): 183-193.
    A two-year study was conducted to determine the effects of (1) jasmonic acid (JA) pre-treatment, (2) JA supplement in culture media, (3) cultivar (Amisk, Atlantic, Russet Burbank, Shepody, and Umatilla Russet), (4) fight ...