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James W. Buck

Professor - Diseases of soybean, wheat and ornamentals
  • Plant Pathology
Shipping Address:
Griffin, CAES Campus

Academic Background

Ph.D. Plant Pathology, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
M.S. Plant Sciences, Univ. Western Ontario, 1992
B.S. Botany, Brandon Univ., 1990

Current Effort & Research Interests

Rust diseases of ornamental plants, wheat and soybean

Recent Publications

King, Z, Childs, S.P., Harris, D.E., Pedley, K.F., Buck, J.W., Boerma, R.H., and Li, Z., 2017. A new soybean rust resistance allele from PI 423972 at the Rpp4 locus. Molecular Breeding - In review

Johnson, J.W., Chen, Z., Buck, J.W., Buntin, G.D., Babar, M.A., Mason, R.E., Harrison, S.A., Murphy, J.P., Ibrahim, A.M.H., Sutton, R.L., Simoneaux, B.E., and Mergoum, M. 2017. GA 03564-12E6’: A high yielding soft red winter wheat cultivar adapted to Georgia and the South East regions of the USA. Journal of Plant Registration - In review

Harris, D.K., Walker, D.R., Sikora, E.J., Abdel-Haleem, H., Weaver, D.B., Mueller, J.D., Kemerait, R.C., Buck, J.W., Phillips, D.V., Li, Z., and Boerma, H.R. 2017. The effect of the ‘Hyuuga’ soybean lesion type and canopy severity on yield loss in the presence of soybean rust. Plant Disease - In review.

King, Z, Harris, D.E., Pedley, K. F., Song, Q., Wang, D., Wen, Z., Buck, J.W., Li, Z., and Boerma, R.H. 2016. A Novel Phakopsora pachyrhizi resistance allele (Rpp) contributed by PI 567068A. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129:517-534 doi: 10.1007/s00122-015-2645-3.

King, Z, Harris, D.E., Wood, D., Buck, J., Boerma, R.H., and Li, Z., 2016. Registration of four near-isogenic soybean lines of G00-3213 resistant to Asian soybean rust. Journal of Plant Registrations 10:189-194 doi:10.3198/jpr2015.04.0027crg

Emmitt, R.S., Stevenson, K.L., Brenneman, T.B., and Buck, J.W. 2016. Management of daylily rust with different fungicide combinations and spray intervals. Plant Disease 100:188-191.

Pham A., J. Buck, J., Serrano, H. Haleem, Q. Song, P. Cregan, H. Boerma, and Z. Li.  2015. Fine mapping and characterization of candidate gene(s) that control the resistance to frogeye leaf spot disease in Soybean. Plos One 10(5): e0126753. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126753

Harris, D.K., H. Abdel-Haleem, J.W. Buck, D.V. Phillips, and H.R. Boerma. 2015. Identification of soybean QTLs conditioning variation in Asian soybean rust-induced canopy damage. Crop Science 55:2589-2597 doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0058

Harris, D.K., Kendrick, M.D., King, Z.R., Pedley, K.F, Walker, D.R., Cregan, P.B., Buck, J.W., Phillips, D.V., Li, Z., and Boerma, H.R.. 2015. Identification of unique genetic sources of soybean rust resistance from the USDA germplasm collection. Crop Science 55:2161-2176  doi: 10.2135/ cropsci2014.09.067.

Yu, N., Myungsik, K., King, Z.R., Harris, D.W., Buck, J.W., Li, Z., Diers, B.W. 2015. Fine mapping of the Asian soybean rust resistance gene Rpp2 in soybean PI 230970. Theoretical and Applied Genetics doi:10.1007/s00122-014-2438-0

Walker, D.R., Harris, D.K., King, Z.R., Li, Z., Phillips, D.V., Buck, J.W., Nelson, R.L, and Boerma, H.R., 2014. Soybean germplasm accession seedling reactions to soybean rust isolates from Georgia. Crop Science 54:1433–1447.

Walker, D.R., Harris, D.K., King, Z.R., Li, Z., Boerma, H.R., Buckley, J.B., Weaver, D.B., Sikora, E.J., Shipe, E.R., Mueller, J.D., Buck, J.W., Schneider, R.W., Marois, J.J., Wright, D.L., and Nelson, R.L. 2014. Evaluation of soybean germplasm accessions for resistance to Phakopsora pachyrhizi populations in the southeastern United States, 2009-2012. Crop Science 54:1673–1689.

Valencia-Botín, A.J., Jeffers, S.N., Palmer, C.L., and Buck, J.W. 2013. Fungicides used alone, in combinations, and in rotations for managing gladiolus rust in Mexico. Plant Disease 97:1491–1496.

Buck, J.W. 2013. Identification of pathotypes in the daylily rust pathogen Puccinia hemerocallidis. Journal of Phytopathology 161:784-790.

Scocco, E.A., Walcott, R.R., Jeffers, S.N., and Buck, J.W. 2013. Detection of Puccinia pelargonii-zonalis-infected geranium tissues and urediniospores. Journal of Phytopathology 161:341–347.

Dong, W., Jeffers, S.N., and Buck, J.W. 2013. Management of daylily rust with different fungicides and application methods. Plant Disease 97:921–926.