Publications

The following is a list of technical publications authored by members of AgMEQ laboratory. The publications are listed in chronological order and hyperlinks to publishers websites and open access pdf's are provided where available.

Large Deflection Model for Multiple, Inline, Interacting Cantilever Beams. Bebee A., Stubbs C., Robertson D.J. Journal of Applied Mechanics 88(4):041005 (2021)

The Effect of Plant Weight on Estimations of Stalk Lodging Resistance. Stubbs C., Oduntan Y.*, Keep T., Nobel S.D., Robertson D.J. Plant Methods 16:128 (2020)

Integrated Puncture Score: Force-Displacement Weighted Rind Penetration Tests Improve Stalk Lodging Resistance Estimations in Maize. Stubbs C., Macmahan C., Seegmiller W., Cook D., Robertson D.J. Plant Methods 16:113 (2020)

The effect of probe geometry on rind puncture resistance testing of maize stalks. Cook D.D., Meehan K., Asatiani L., Robertson D.J. The Effect of Probe Geometry on Rind Puncture Resistance Testing of Maize Stalks. Plant Methods 16:65 (2020)

Field-based mechanical phenotyping of cereal crops to assess lodging resistance. Erndwein L., Cook D.D., Robertson D.J., Sparks E.E. Applications in Plant Sciences 8:8 (2020)

Stalk Bending Strength is Strongly Associated with Maize Stalk Lodging Incidence Across Multiple Environments. Sekhon R.S., Joyner C.N., Ackerman A.J., McMahan C.S., Cook D.D., Robertson D.J. Field Crops Research 249:107737 (2020)

Diverse maize hybrids are structurally inefficient at resisting wind induced bending forces that cause stalk lodging. Stubbs C., Seegmiller K.*, McMahan C., Sekhon R., Robertson D.J. Plant Methods 16:67 (2020)

A novel rind puncture technique to measure rind thickness and diameter in plant stalks. Seegmiller, W.H., Graves, J. & Robertson, D.J. Plant Methods 16:44 (2020).

DARLING: a device for assessing resistance to lodging in grain crops. Cook D., de la Chapelle W., Lin T.C., Lee S., Sun W., Robertson D., Plant Methods 15:1 (2019)

Book Chapter: Bending Stress in Plant Stems: Models and Assumptions. Stubbs C., Baban N., Robertson D., Alzube L., Cook D. Springer, Plant Biomechanics, Eds. A. Geitmann and J.Grill. (2018)

The elastic modulus for maize stems. Al-Zube L., Sun W.*, Robertson D., Cook D. Plant Methods 14:11 (2018)

Measuring the compressive modulus of elasticity of pith filled plant stems. Al-Zube L., Robertson D., Edwards J., Sun W., Cook D. Plant Methods 13:99 (2017)

Maize stalk lodging: Morphological determinants of stalk strength. Robertson D., Julias M., Lee S., Cook D. Journal of Crop Science 57:926-934 (2017)

The generic modeling fallacy: average biomechanical models often produce non-average results! Cook D. Robertson D., Journal of Biomechanics 49:3609-3615 (2016)

Maize stalk lodging: flexural stiffness predicts strength. Robertson D., Lee S. Y., Julias M., Cook D. Journal of Crop Science 56:1711-1718 (2016)

Comprehensive, population-based sensitivity analysis of a two-mass vocal fold model. Robertson D., Zañartu M., Cook D. PLoS ONE 11(2):e0148309 (2015), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148309

Preventing lodging in bioenergy crops: a biomechanical analysis of maize stalks suggests a new approach. Von Forell G., Robertson D., Cook D. Journal of Experimental Botany (2015), doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv108

Corn stalk lodging: a forensic engineering approach provides insights into failure patterns and mechanisms. Robertson D., Julias M., Gardunia B., Barten T., Cook, D. Journal of Crop Science 55:2833-2841 (2015)

On measuring the bending strength of septate grass stems. Robertson D., Smith S., Cook, D. American Journal of Botany 102:5-11 (2015)

An improved method for accurate phenotyping of corn stalk strength. Robertson D., Smith S., Gardunia B., Cook D. Journal of Crop Science 54:2038-2044 (2014)

Thoracolumbar spinal ligaments exhibit negative and transverse pre-strain. Robertson D., Von Forell G., Alsup J., Bowden A.E. JMBBM 23:44-52 (2013)

The lumbar supraspinous ligament demonstrates increased material stiffness and strength on its anterior aspect. Robertson D., Willardson R., Parajuli A., Cannon A., Bowden A.E. JMBBM 17:34-43 (2013)