Diane

Author's details

Name: Diane Rowland
Date registered: January 28, 2014

Biography

My professional research is focused on the physiological mechanisms which determine stress response in crops. I am particularly interested in drought tolerance and irrigation scheduling. I study peanut, cotton, corn, and sesame.

Latest posts

  1. Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health — August 18, 2017
  2. The Role of Stress Memory on Peanut Seed Quality — March 24, 2017
  3. SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production — September 23, 2016
  4. PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly — May 20, 2016
  5. UF/IFAS Researchers Studying Corn Root Development in Florida’s Sandy Soils — January 8, 2016

Author's posts listings

Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health

David Hensley and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is available for use throughout the plant. They do this by forming a symbiosis (a mutual “partnership”) with bacteria known as Rhizobia. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/peanut-nodule-analysis-to-assess-crop-health/

The Role of Stress Memory on Peanut Seed Quality

Kelly Racette, Diane Rowland and Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

For as long as crops have been domesticated, farmers have been selecting seed from the best performing plants; based primarily on their yield and relative performance. In some cases, a plant may experience stress during the season, whether from disease, drought, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/the-role-of-stress-memory-on-peanut-seed-quality/

SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production

Romain Gloaguen and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

Sesame research has been carried out at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) for more than 5 years now.  Scientist there know more about the crop and its behavior in the Southeastern US than ever before. Research results from multiple aspects of sesame …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/23/sesamefarm-a-new-irrigation-scheduling-model-for-sesame-production/

PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly

Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UFIFAS Agronomy Department

Even in the southeast, where annual rainfall totals would lead you to believe that water stress rarely occurs, depletion of soil water can develop quickly during the peanut growing season.  There are certainly times when supplemental irrigation can reduce crop water stress …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/20/peanutfarm-irrigation-and-harvest-tool-is-now-mobile-friendly/

UF/IFAS Researchers Studying Corn Root Development in Florida’s Sandy Soils

Chaein Na and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

University of Florida researchers conducted an extensive field trial recently to investigate the hidden half of the corn plant, namely the roots. An extensive root system is beneficial for nutrient scavenging and exploration of deep water sources in the soil. This is important for many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/01/08/ufifas-researchers-studying-corn-root-development-in-floridas-sandy-soils/

Optimizing Peanut Maturity – A Review of Methods and Techniques

By Diane Rowland and Ethan Carter, University of Florida

It’s almost that time of the season again – peanut harvest is just around the corner. With that time of the year comes the tough decision of when to dig peanuts – probably one of the most important decisions a grower can make. The management of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/07/31/optimizing-peanut-maturity-a-review-of-methods-and-techniques/

Cotton Irrigation Scheduling App Saves Water & Money

Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

There are many challenges facing cotton growers in the southeast, but this year it will be even more critical to improve efficiency. This is particularly true for Florida cotton growers where water conservation has become a major statewide initiative. New research addressing irrigation scheduling is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/03/13/cotton-irrigation-scheduling-app-saves-water-money/

Sesame Production: A New Crop for Florida

For the past four years, Dr. Diane Rowland, a Crop Physiologist with the UF Agronomy Department, and Elena Toro, Agriculture Extension Agent in Suwannee County have been researching and working with growers on sesame production in Florida. In the U.S., sesame has traditionally been grown in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. It is marketed exclusively …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/10/10/sesame-production-a-new-crop-for-florida/

PeanutFARM Website Aids Irrigation and Harvest Decisions

By Diane Rowland, Plant Physiologist, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

The PeanutFARM website (http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/peanutfarm) is a tool developed by the University of Florida Agronomy Department, to assist peanut farmers, consultants, and extension agents.  The program provides irrigation scheduling recommendations and monitoring of peanut maturity, on an individual field basis. PeanutFARM has 3 essential functions: 1) Irrigation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/05/22/peanutfarm-website-aids-irrigation-and-harvest-decisions/