Publications

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

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) DOI:10.1186/s13007-020-00610-8

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. Diverse Maize Hybrids are Structurally Inefficient at Resisting Wind Induced Bending Forces that Cause Stalk Lodging. Plant Methods 16:67 (2020) DOI:10.1186/s13007-020-00608-2

A novel rind puncture technique to measure rind thickness and diameter in plant stalks Seegmiller, W.H., Graves, J. & Robertson, D.J. A novel rind puncture technique to measure rind thickness and diameter in plant stalks. Plant Methods 16, 44 (2020). DOI:10.1186/s13007-020-00587-4

DARLING: a device for assessing resistance to lodging in grain crops | Plant Methods | Full Text Cook D., de la Chapelle W.*, Lin T.C.*, Lee S.*, Sun W.*, Robertson D., DARLING: A Device for Assessing Resistance to Lodging In Grain Crops. Plant Methods 15:1 (2019) DOI:10.1186/s13007-019-0488-7

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. (June 2018) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-79099-2_3

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)