Dr. Alexander Pavlista

Professor Emeritus

Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Email: apavlista@unl.edu

EDUCATION/DEGREES:

  • B.S. in 1968 in Biology (minor Chemistry) from Manhattan College, NYC
  • Ph.D. in 1977 in Biology (Plant Physiology) from City University of New York

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Plant growth regulation
  • Physiology
  • Potato
  • Oilseed crops

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Honorary Life Member of Potato Association of America
  • Past President of Potato Association of America

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Potato Association of America

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Plant growth and development

EXTENSION INTERESTS:

  • Plant growth regulation

MAJOR PROJECT ACTIVITIES:

  • Interaction of Plant Sciences with Theology

PUBLICATIONS (20137-17):

Research Journal Articles

  • Pavlista, A.D. 2017. Carboxymethylcellulase activity in lettuce seeds prior to germination. Amer. Jour. Plant Sci. 8:706-719.
  • Pavlista, A.D. and J. Groskopf. 2016. Growing potato profitably for organic dry matter production in western Nebraska. Amer. Jour. Potato Research 93:509-517.
  • Pavlista, A.D. and D.K. Santra. 2016. Planting and harvest dates, and irrigation on fenugreek in the semi-arid High Plains of the USA. Industrial Crops and Products 94:65-71.
  • Pavlista, A.D., G.W. Hergert, J.M. Margheim, and T.A. Isbell. 2016. Growth of spring canola (Brassica napus) under deficit irrigation in western Nebraska. Industrial Crops and Products 83:635-640.
  • Pavlista, A.D., G.W. Hergert, J.M. Margheim, and T.A. Isbell. 2016. Growth of spring camelina (Camelina sativa) under deficit irrigation in western Nebraska. Industrial Crops and Products 83:118-123.
  • Hergert, G.W., J.M. Margheim, A.D. Pavlista, D.L. Martin, R.J. Supalla, and T.A. Isbell. 2016 Yield, irrigation response, and water productivity of deficit to fully irrigated spring canola. Agricultural Water Management 168:96-103.
  • Hergert, G.W., J.M. Margheim, A.D. Pavlista, D.L. Martin, T.A. Isbell, and R.J. Supalla. 2016. Irrigation response and water productivity of deficit to fully irrigated spring camelina. Agricultural Water Management 177:46-53.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2015. Scheduling reduced irrigation on ‘Atlantic’ potato for minimal effect.  Amer. Jour. Potato Res. 92:673-683.
  • Aiken, R., D. Baltensperger, J. Krall, J. Johnson, and A. Pavlista. 2015. Planting methods affect emergence, flowering and yield of spring oilseed crops in the central High Plains. Industrial Crops and Products 69:273-277.
  • Pavlista, A.D., D.D. Baltensperger, D.K. Santra, G.W. Hergert, and S. Knox. 2014. Gibberellic acid promotes early growth of winter wheat and rye. Amer. Jour, Plant Sci. 5:2984-2996.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2013. Influence of foliar-applied growth retardants on Russet Burbank potato tuber production. Amer. Jour. Potato Research 90:395-401.
  • Pavlista, A.D., D.K. Santra and D.D. Baltensperger. 2013 Bioassay of winter wheat for gibberellic acid sensitivity. Amer. Jour. Plant Sci. 4:2015-2022.
  • Pavlista, A.D., G.W. Hergert, J.Schild, and D.K. Santra. 2013. Improving bean harvest with gibberellic acid. HortTechnology 23:282-287.

Extension Publications

  • Pavlista, A.D. 2015. Potato Tuber Aging in Storage. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension NebGuide G2269.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2015. Bruises of Potato Tubers. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension NebGuide G2271.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2015. Potato Tuber Wound Healing. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension NebGuide G2273.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2015. Growth of the Nebraska Potato Industry. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension NebGuide G2272.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2014. False Chinch Bugs in Potato. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension NebGuide G2228.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2014. European Corn Borer in Potato. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension NebGuide G2229.
  • Johnson, J.J., G.W. Hergert, D.K. Santra, and A.D. Pavlista. 2014 Agriculture in the Nebraska Panhandle. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Circular EC864.
  • Hergert, G.W., K.H. Jenkins, J. Margheim, A. Pavlista, R. Nielsen, and M. Darapuneni. 2014. Effect of irrigation allocation on perennial grass production and quality. In Nebraska Beef Cattle Report, University of Nebraska-Lincoln MP99.
  • Pavlista, A.D. 2013. Wet Rots of Potato in Storage. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension NebGuide G2203.
  • Pavlista, A.D. and D.K. Santra. 2013. Planting Winter Wheat in Dry Soil. University of Nebraska-Lincoln NebGuide G2211.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Uzbeckistan for one month in 1997