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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Gail C Wisler
Crop Production and Protection
General Biological Science
Horticulture and Sugar

Phone: (301) 504-4562
Fax: (301) 504-6191
Room 4-2210

BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-5139

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 196 projects listed

Advancing Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for the Short Growing Seasons and Cold, Wet Soils of the Upper Midwest
Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies
Cocoa, Coffee, and Alternative Crops Research
Ecologically-Based Management of Insect Pests of Corn, with Emphasis on Corn Borers, Rootworms, and Cutworms
Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products
Managing Farms for Environmental Stewardship and Profit
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
Soil and Crop Management Systems for Improved Natural Resource Quality and Efficiency
Management Strategies for Meeting Agronomic, Environmental, and Societal Crop Production Demands
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Post-Harvest Pest Control on Perishable Commodities
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cool Season Grasses
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Tree Fruit Crops
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
Improving Fruit Quality, Disease Resistance, and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Grape
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
Integrating the Development of New Feed Ingredients and Functionality and Genetic Improvement to Enhance Sustainable Production of Rainbow Trout
Sustainable Dryland Cropping System for the Central Great Plains
Commercial Flocculants from Low-Value Animal Protein
Vegetable Oil-Based Fuels, Additives and Coproducts
Detection and Identification of Soil-Borne Plant Pathogens and Mitigation of Soil-Borne Diseases
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide Soil Fumigation for Vegetable and Floriculture Production
Forest Products Research
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
Integration of Host-Genotype and Manipulation of Soil Biology for Soil-Borne Disease Control in Agro-Ecosystems
Detection and Management of Pathogens in Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems
Alternative Disease Management Strategies for Soilborne Pathogens of Cucumber
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
Enhanced System Models and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Water Limited Agriculture
Integration of Site-Specific Crop Production Practices and Industrial and Animal Agricultural Byproducts to Improve Agricultural Competitiveness and Sustainability
Development of Ecologically-Sound Pest, Water and Soil Management Practices for Northern Great Plains Cropping Systems
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest
Improved Crop Production Systems for the Northeast
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
Discovery and Development of Natural Products for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Applications
Methods for Rapid Identification and Functional Analysis of Fungi Causing Postharvest Decay of Pome Fruit
Biobased Industrial Products from Food Animal Processing By-Products
Identification, Characterization, and Biology of Foreign and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens
Management of Diseases of Saccharum Hybrids Through Development and Evaluation of Resistant Germplasm
Novel Disease Control Strategies for Cellular and Sub-Cellular Pathogens
Improve Fiber Quality and Industry Profitability Through Enhanced Efficiencies in Cotton Ginning
Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain Quality and Marketability
Processing Technologies to Prevent Weight Gain and Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases
Enhanced Utilization of Carbohydrates and Polysaccharides from Citrus Processing Waste Streams
Modification of Natural Polymers by Novel Processes
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
Maintaining Quality and Extending Shelf and Shipping Life of Fresh Fruit with No Or Minimal Synthetic Pesticide Inputs
Functionalization of Vegetable Oils for Use in the Polymer, Oleochemical, and Lubricant Industries
Develop Methods to Assess and Improve Poultry and Eggs Quality
Sensing Methods & Instrumentation for Rapid Determination of Moisture Content... and Other Quality Attributes of Grains, Seeds, & Nuts
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products and Residues
Novel Starch-Based Materials
Viscoelastic Properties and Polymer Composite Applications of Nano-Materials Derived from Agricultural Byproducts and Feedstocks
Development and Utilization of New Oilseed Crops and Products
Improved Processes for Cucumbers, Cabbage, Sweetpotatoes, and Peppers to Make High Quality, Nutritious Products and Reduce Pollution
Processing Methods to Modify the Levels of Biologically Active Compounds in Milk and Cheese
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
Chemistry of Natural Products for Nutraceutical Use, Pest Management and Crop Development
Potato Research
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
National Plant Diseases Recovery System
Wheat Stripe Rust Initiative
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops and Their Co-Products
Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat and Barley
Rice As a Source and Delivery System for Nutrients and Lipophilic Bioactive Compounds
Postharvest Sensory, Processing and Packaging of Catfish
Chemical Modification of Cotton for Value Added Applications
Novel Technologies for Producing Renewable Chemicals and Polymers from Carbohydrates Derived from Agricultural Feedstocks
Improvement and Utilization of Natural Rubber and Castor Oil-Producing Industrial Crops
Effective Disease Management Through Enhancement of Resistant Sugarcane
Morphological and Molecular Identification and Systematics of Agriculturally Important Nematodes
Molecular Approaches for Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Control in Sugarbeet
Physiological and Molecular Signaling in Viroid and Bacterial Disease
Manipulation of Plant Disease Resistance Genes for Improved Crop Protection
Potato and Tomato Disease Management Through Understanding of Host Resistance and Pathogen Variability
Electron and Confocal Microscopy Applications to Pests and Plant Processes Impacting Agricultural Productivity
Systematics and Diagnostics of Emerging and Quarantine-Significant Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
Genomic Charecterization and Management of Fungal Diseases of Cacao
Epidemiology and Management of Pierce's Disease and Other Maladies of Grape
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
Improved Control of Stripe Rust in Cereal Crops
Host Plant Resistance and Other Management Strategies for Nematodes in Cotton and Peanut
Invasive Pathogens of Citrus
Characterization, Epidemiology and Management Strategies of Citrus Tristeza Virus and Spiroplasma Citri on Citrus in California
Characterization and Identification of Resistance in Sorghum to Fungal Pathogens
Pseudomonas Systems Biology
Biocontrol of Aflatoxin and Other Mycotoxins in Maize Using Non-Toxigenic Strains of Aspergillus Flavus
Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance to Wheat Fungal Pathogens
Integrated Strategies for Advanced Management of Fruit, Nut, and Oak Tree Diseases
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
Genome Sequence-Based Strategies for Detection & Identification of Plant Pathogenic Phytoplasmas & Spiroplasmas, & Vascular Walled Bacteria
Cereal Rust Fungi: Genetics, Population Biology, and Host-Pathogen Interactions
Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops
Biocontrol Agent Production and Deployment Technologies for the Integrated Management of Plant Pathogens
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Pathogen Interactions in Cereal Crops
Disease Modeling and Genetic Approaches to Enhance Wheat and Grass Seed Crop Biosecurity
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
Emerging Foreign Fungal Plant Pathogens: Detection, Biology, and Interactions with Host Plants
Biology, Pathology, and Epidemiology of Emerging Oomycete Pathogens
Management of Reniform Nematode in Cotton
Nematode and Disease Management of Deciduous Fruits
Frameworks for Infectious Disease Dynamics
Fusarium Head Blight of Cereals: Pathogen Biology and Host Resistance
Control of Virus Diseases in Corn and Soybean
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Barley and Wheat
Genetics and Management of Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Diseases for Sustainable Production
Genetics, Population Dynamics, and Mycotoxin Prevention in Peanut
Emerging Diseases of Citrus, Vegetables, and Ornamentals
Reduction of Allergenicity Through Food Processing
Management Strategies for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: Cover Crops, Amendments, and Internal Molecular Targets
Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops
Management and Biology of Virus and Nematode Diseases of Potato and Small Grains
Sclerotinia Initiative
Development of Biological Systems for Controlling Fruit Decay
New and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Diseases of Ornamental Plants: Detection, Identification, and Characterization
Biology and Biological Control of Root Diseases of Wheat, Barley and Biofuel Brassicas
Cotton Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Cotton Production
Biology, Epidemiology and Management of Vector-Borne Viruses of Sugarbeet and Vegetable Crops
Microstructured and Health-Functionalized Food Proteins
Sustainable Strategies to Lower the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Processing Using Fluid Milk As a Template
Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm
Value-Added Products from Cottonseed
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
Enhance Wheat Quality, Functionality and Marketability in the Western U.S.
Functional Food Development by Microbial Biotechnology
Evaluation and Maintenance of Flavor, Nutritional and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce
Optical and Mechanical Instrumentation for Quality Assessment of Small Grains
Improving Stability and Healthfulness of U.S. Commodity Vegetable Oils and Products
Improved Utilization of Ag. Products Through Identification of Nitrogen-Containing Bioactive Components Important to Quality & Human Health
Environmentally Friendly Processes and New Applications for Animal Hides and Leather
Enhancing Quality, Utility, Sustainability, Environmental Impact of Cotton and Its Byproducts Through Improvement in Harvest/gin Processing
Quality Based Inspection and Sorting of Specialty Crops Using Imaging and Physical Methods
Discovery and Utilization of Bioactive Components from New Crops and Agricultural Co-Products
Improving Human Health Using Functional Food Ingredients from by-Products of Grain Milling Industries Using Innovative Technologies
Amylose Helical Inclusion Complexes for Food and Industrial Applications
Enhancing Profitability & Sustainability Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, & Cotton Byprod Through Imprvmnts in Harvesting, Ginning, & Mech Process
Genetic and Biochemical Basis of Soft Winter Wheat Quality
Improve Grain Sorghum End-Use Quality & Utilization by Identifying the Physical, Chemical & Environmental Factors Related to Food & Feed...
Biochemical and Physical Characterization of Hard Winter Wheat Quality for End-Use Quality
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
Systems to Assess, Monitor, and Preserve Peanut Quality and Safety
Bioactive Constituents and Specialty Food Fibers As Value-Added Products from Citrus Processing Waste
Metabolomic and Microbial Profiling of Tropical/subtropical Fruits and Small Fruits for Quality Factors and Microbial Stability
Genetic, Metabolic, and Physiological Factors Regulating Deciduous Tree Fruit Quality
Improvement & Maintenance of Flavor & Shelf-Life, Functional Characteristics & Biochem/bioactive Process, & Use of Genetic/genomic Resource
Identification and Manipulation of Postharvest Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Potato Nutritional and Market Quality
Genetic and Biochemical Mechanisms Determining Fresh Produce Quality and Storage Life
Cotton-Based Nonwovens
New and Improved Assessments of Cotton Quality
Influence of Structure and Moisture on Cotton Fiber Properties
Novel Technology for Renewable Resource Utilization
Production and Value Enhancement of Biosurfactants and Biopolymers Derived from Agricultural Lipids and Coproducts
Technologies for Quality Measurement and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables
Optimization of the Nutritional, Functional, and Sensory Properties of Raw and Processed Legumes, Grains, and Specialty Crops
Bio-Based Lubricants from Farm-Based Raw Materials
Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 402626
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 407777
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 421936
Technical Services, Collaborative Research, and Cooperative Activities with the USAID, Phase III
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 425905

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Evaluation of low-volume sprayers used in asian citrus Psyllid control applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Atwood, R., Hurner, T., Ledebuhr, M., Tandy, M., Jackson, J., Wisler, G.C. 2010. Evaluation of low-volume sprayers used in asian citrus Psyllid control applications. HortTechnology. 20:632-639.
Differentiation of Tombusvirus Strains That Cause Diseases of Lettuce and Tomato in the Southwestern U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Apr-01)
Program Teams
Plant Diseases (303) (co-leader)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (306)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (216)
Last Modified: 3/31/2015
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