Dr. Alexander Pavlista

Crop Physiologist and Potato Specialist

Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone:  308-632-1240.  Fax: 308-632-1365
Email: apavlista@unl.edu

EDUCATION/DEGREES:

  • B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Manhattan College
  • Ph.D. in 1977 from City University of New York.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Plant growth regulation
  • Physiology
  • Potato
  • Wheat
  • Oilseed crops

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Past President of Potato Association of America

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Potato Association of America
  • ASA
  • CSSA
  • ASHS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Plant growth and development
  • Potato

EXTENSION INTERESTS:

  • Plant growth regulation
  • Potato

MAJOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES:

  • Limited irrigation of potato
  • Potato psyllid control
  • Limited irrigation of oilseed crops
  • Establishment of winter wheat

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Pavlista, A.D. and C. Gall. (2011). Delaying early blight onset in potato with thidiazuron. Amer Jour Potato research. (in press) doi: 10.1007s12230-010-9168-x
  • Pavlista, AD. 2008. Sulfur and marketable yield of potato. p. 171-182. In J Jez (ed.) Sulfur: a Missing Link Between Soils, Crops, and Nutrition. Agron. Soc. Amer. Press, Madison, WI.
  • Pavlista, A.D., D. K. Santra, T.A. Isbell, D D. Baltensperger, G.W. Hergert, J. Krall, A. Mesbach, J. Johnson, M. O'Neil, R. Aiken, A. Berrada. (2011). Adaptability of irrigated spring canola oil production to the US High Plains. Industrial Crops and Products. (in press)
  • Pavlista, A.D., G.W. Hergert, D.D. Baltensperger, and S. Knox. 2010. Reducing height and lodging of winter wheat. Crop Management [on-line at http://www.cropmanagement.org]
  • Pavlista, A.D., D.D. Baltensperger, and S. Knox. 2010. Inhibiting lodging of wheatgrass for seed production. Crop Management [on-line at http://www.cropmanagement.org]
  • Pavlista, A.D., D.J. Lyon, D.D. Baltensperger, and G.W. Hergert. 2010. Yield components as affected by planting dryland maize in a double-skip row pattern. Jour Crop Improvement 24:131-141.
  • Lyon, D.J., A.D. Pavlista, G.W. Hergert, R.N. Klein, C.A. Shapiro, S. Knezevic, S.C. Mason, L.A. Nelson, D.D. Baltensperger, R.W. Elmore, M.F. Vigil, A.J. Schlegel, B.L. Olsen and R.M. Aiken. 2009. Skip-row planting patterns stabilize corn grain yields in the Central Great Plains. Crop Management [on line at http://www.cropmangement.org]

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Uzbeckistan for one month in 1997