Gary Kling

Gary Kling
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | UIUC · Department of Crop Sciences

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August 1981 - present
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Position
  • Associate Professor of Horticulture
Description
  • Teach courses in woody landscape plants for horticulture and landscape architecture students and work with selection and cultivation of woody species for bioenergy production.

Publications

Publications (26)
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Trees are often deeply planted as a result of nursery and landscape practices. While past research has investigated the impact of deep planting on tree growth and survival, its impact on whole-tree stability is not well documented. Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica 'Patmore') trees were planted at three different depths in research plots and establ...
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Yield improvement of woody bioenergy crops has been the major focus of breeding programs, but biomass quality is also important for conversion to biofuels. Using high-resolution thermogravimetric analysis, the composition of biomass samples from two shrub willow (Salix spp.) yield trial networks representing two distinct datasets were examined. Dat...
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Development of dedicated bioenergy crop production systems will require accurate yield estimates, which will be important for determining many of the associated environmental and economic impacts of their production. Shrub willow (Salix spp) is being promoted in areas of the US and Canada due to its adaption to cool climates and wide genetic divers...
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Short rotation woody bioenergy crops (SRWC) could contribute a substantial portion of the biomass required to meet federal mandates and offset carbon emissions. One SRWC with strong bioenergy potential is black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), planted extensively for wood and energy applications globally, but under-studied in its native US. This m...
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Given the mandated increases in fuel production from alternative sources, limited high-quality production land, and predicted climate changes, identification of stress-tolerant biomass crops will be increasingly important. However, existing literature largely focuses on the responses of a small number of crops to a single source of abiotic stress....
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Trees are an important biomass source for cellulosic ethanol production. The ability to identify tree species that are efficient in balancing water loss and carbon uptake based on physiological traits associated with growth and water use is useful for screening candidate species and genotypes. We used a common-garden approach to evaluate the relati...
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Despite consumer interest in biocontainers, their use in commercial greenhouse production remains limited. Previous research indicates that a perceived incompatibility of biocontainers with current production systems may be a barrier to their widespread adoption. This article investigates two potential areas of concern for growers looking to adopt...
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Recent market research indicates that the adoption of biocontainers as part of a sustainable growing and sales strategy is an effective means of garnering consumer interest. Plastic container alternatives are commercially available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. However, use of biocontainers among commercial growers is still relatively spar...
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An organic herbicide carrier could help reduce misapplication and environmental pollution associated with spray application of herbicides. Pellets prepared from landscape leaves that were dried, ground, and pelletized were evaluated as a preemergence herbicide carrier for container-grown ornamental plants. Isoxaben, pendimethalin, and prodiamine at...
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An integrated approach to weed control in nursery containers is crucial if herbicide applications during the growing season are to be reduced. This experiment, conducted in 2002 and 2003 in Urbana, Ill., evaluated rice hulls, leaf-waste pellets, and pine bark as herbicide carriers for the preemergence herbicides oryzalin at 2 lb/acre a.i. and diuro...
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Conventional herbicide applications to container-grown landscape plants, often requires multiple spray applications of herbicides in a growing season and presents problems such as non-uniform application, leaching, run-off, environmental pollution, worker exposure and phytotoxicity to the landscape plants. The use of an organic herbicide carrier co...
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Learning preferences differences and similarities of field‐dependent/independent college students were investigated with an emphasis on the usage of a computer‐assisted instruction (CAI) program designed for an ornamental horticulture class. The study was undertaken to improve the quality of a CAI program and the quality of instruction within the c...
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This presentation will cover some of the major decisions that were made in the development and modification of software to provide horticultural resources for college students and members of the industry. Technological changes have moved the production from video-disc technology to server-based digital formats, CD-ROM, and the World Wide Web. Each...
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Learning Preference differences and similarities of field-dependent/-independent students were investigated with an emphasis on the usage of a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program designed for a woody plant identification class. Qualitative interviews further investigated each participant's cognitive learning style after administration of th...
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UIPLANTS is a computer-based reference to help identify, culture, and use woody landscape plants for the northern and central United States. The program provides a comprehensive reference to serve the educational and professional communities with more than 8000 high-quality color images and textual descriptions of more than 900 species and cultivar...
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An integrated teaching system was developed and tested on students enrolled in a woody landscape plants identification course. A Microsoft Windows-based system incorporates high-quality digital images and text in an interactive computer environment. The goal of the software program was to enhance retention of course material through the use of many...
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The authors present a case study of the progress and development of UIPLANTS from its inception to marketing. Topics such as determining the objectives of the software program, choosing equipment, authoring software, hardware, personnel, and funding will be addressed. The authors will lead the audience through the path of development and show how t...
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UIPLANTS is a program developed under Microsoft Windows to help students in woody plant materials courses. Its many options include an encyclopedic format that displays 256-color high-resolution images of plant identification characteristics and ornamental features coupled with text, side by side image comparisons, “book markers” to return to selec...
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Cornus sericea L. rooted cuttings were held in cold storage for 60 days and then transferred to a growth chamber in hydroponic culture. Roots and shoot tips were sampled during storage and through resumption of vegetative growth. Samples were analyzed for abscisic acid (ABA), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), zeatin, zeatin riboside, glucose, fructose, s...
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An integrated teaching system was developed to enhance retention of course material covered in a woody landscape plants identification course. A Toolbook-based software program which incorporates high quality digital images and text in an interactive computer environment was tested on groups of randomly selected plant materials students. The object...
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Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud, is very Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud, is very susceptible to infection by Verticillium Wilt caused bysusceotible to infection by Verticillium Wilt caused by the common soil-borne fungi Verticillium albo-atrum and Verticillium dahliae. Little is known about the inoculum levels, the time required for natural in...

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