Herry Utomo

Title Associate Professor
Department Rice Research Station
E-mail HUtomo@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 1373 Caffey Road
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone 337-788-7531

Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
Major: Agronomy; Minor: Biotechnology, 1994

M.S. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
Major: Agronomy; Minor: Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, 1989

B.S. Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia
Major: Agricultural Science; Minor: Agronomy, 1983

  • Rice marker-assisted breeding
  • Molecular genetics and plant genomics
  • Coastal marsh plant breeding and development

  • Associate Professor – LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station (2010-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station (2008 – 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, Research – LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station (2002 – 2007)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher – LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station (1999 – 2001)
  • University Lecturer/Head of Agronomy/Head of Biotechnology Laboratory; and Vice Director of Academic Affairs – World Bank’s DUE Project (1996-1999)
  • Postdoctoral researcher – LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station (1995 – 1996)

  • Sigma Xi – Research Society, LSU Chapter
  • Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).
  • Louisiana Association of Agronomy
  • Rice Technical Working Group (Nomination committee)
  • Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Rice Research Advisory Committee

Recipient of Endowed Avalon A. Daggett Professorship, LSU AgCenter – Rice Research Station, 2012.

Recipient of 2012 Louisiana Agriculture Award for “Article of the year.”

Recipient of the 2007 Tipton Research Team Award, LSU AgCenter

  • USDA CSREES
  • Louisiana Rice Research Board
  • USDA/NIFA
  • Louisiana Sea Grant
  • CREST (Coastal Restoration and Enhancement through Science and Technology)
  • Louisiana Board of Regents

  1. US PP25,271 P3; Title: Smooth Cordgrass named ‘LA11-101’
  2. US PP25,273 P3; Title: Smooth Cordgrass named ‘LA11-102’
  3. US PP25,272 P3; Title: Smooth Cordgrass named ‘LA11-103’
  4. Patent US20150020271; Title: Sea Oats Named 'LA12-201'
  5. Patent US20150020272 ; Title: Sea Oats Named 'LA12-202'
  6. Patent US20150020270; Title: Sea Oats Named 'LA12-203'

Patent Pending:

  1. USPTO 14/943,177; LSUAC Hi Protein Rice (filed November 17, 2015)

Plant Varietal Protection (PVP): PVP ‘Frontiere’ (Reg. CV-150, PI 674794)

Selected Publications:

  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2017. Development and registration of ‘Frontiere’, a high-protein rice cultivar. Journal of Plant Registrations (in Press).
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe. 2017. Genetic analyses of non-GMO high protein rice. Proc. International Temperate Rice Conference 2017. Griffith, NSW, AUS.
  • Wenefrida, H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2017. A non-GMO high protein rice. Proc. International Temperate Rice Conference 2017. Griffith, NSW, AUS.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S. D. Linscombe. 2016. Use of an Airplane and Simulated Aerial Planting to Evaluate Seed Coating, Seed Pelletization, and Seeding Rate on Smooth Cordgrass Vegetation. Ecological Restoration 34:10-14.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S. Linscombe. 2016. Advancing Marker-Assisted Breeding Lines and High Protein Rice Lines for Better Grain Shape, Uniformity, and Less Chalk. Proc. 36th Rice Technical Working Group.
  • Utomo, H.S. and S.D. Linscombe. 2016. Marker-assisted breeding and genetic improvement of southern U.S. rice. Annual Research Report – H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station 108:83-91.
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and E.P. Webster. 2015. Herbicide and Weed Control in a Freshwater Seed Production Field of Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora). Ecological Restoration 33:241-245.
  • Utomo, H.S. 2015 Genetic evaluation of polycross populations of smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora). The 197th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES.
  • Utomo, H.S. and S.D. Linscombe. 2015 Marker-assisted breeding and genetic improvement of southern U.S. rice. The 197th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Field Performance of Marker-Assisted and Introgression Rice Lines. Proc. 35th Rice Technical Working Group. February 18-21, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 35:60-61.
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Genetic Enhancement of Nutritional Quality in Rice and Other Grain Cereals. Proc. 35th Rice Technical Working Group. February 18-21, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 35:51-52.
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Review of mutational breeding and genetic engineering in the development of high grain protein content. J. Agriculture and Food Chemistry 61(48):11702-11710.
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Genetic Enhancement of Nutritional Quality in Rice and Other Grain Cereals. Proc. 35th Rice Technical Working Group. February 18-21, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 35:51-52.
  • Wenefrida, I. H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Mutational Breeding and Genetic Engineering in the Development of High Grain Protein Content. J. Agric. Food Chem. 61:11702-11710.
  • Wenefrida, I. H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. More Protein in Rice Improving the Nutritional Profile. Louisiana Agriculture Fall 2013. Vol. 56, No. 4. Pp. 22-23.
  • Knott, C. and H.S. Utomo. 2013. "Coastal Plants Program: Large-scale Production". (Publication No. 3199)
  • Knott, C. and H.S. Utomo. 2013. "Coastal Plants Program: Plant Variety Development”. Publication No. 3231
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Limscome. 2013. More Protein in Rice Improving the Nutritional Profile. Louisiana Agriculture Fall 2013. Vol. 56, No. 4. Pp. 22-23."
  • Knott, C. and H.S. Utomo. 2013. "LSU AgCenter Coastal Plants Program Push Card". 2013, Publication No. MISC-95
  • Utomo, H.S. C.S. Steyer, I. Wenefrida, S.D. Linscombe, D. Breaux, C. LeJeune, D. Garber, and S. Faust. 2012. Aerial planting of smooth cordgrass using a fixed-wing airplane and airboat. Louisiana Agriculture. Vol. 55, No. 1. PP. 6-8.
  • Sabdono, A., O.K. Radjasa, and H.S. Utomo. 2012. Screening of multi-metal resistances in a bacterial population isolated from coral tissue of Central Java coastal waters, Indonesia. International Journal of Oceanography and Marine Ecological System 1(1):11-23.
  • Utomo, H. S., Wenefrida, I., Materne, M.D., and Linscombe, S. 2012. Innovative coastal restoration tool using airplane and airboat for rapid stabilization of newly created marshes. Proc. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 25-27, 2012
  • Utomo, H. S., Wenefrida, I., Materne, M.D., and S. Linscombe. 2012. Developing innovative coastal restoration tools through seed-based planting and coated or tableted seed. Proc. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 25-27, 2012.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe. 2012. Progression of DNA marker and the next generation of crop development. In: A. Goyal (ed), Crop Plant. InTech. Pp. 24-52. ISBN: 978-953-308-78-1.
  • Utomo, H.S., Linscombe, S.D., and Wenefrida, I. 2012. Comparative mutational site of high lysine rice lines and other crops. Proc. 34th Rice Technical Working Group. February 27 – March 1, 2012. Hot Springs, AR. 34:47.
  • Wenefrida, I., Utomo, H.S., and S.D. Linscombe. 2012. Field performance and grain characteristics of high protein rice lines. Proc. 34th Rice Technical Working Group. February 27 – March 1, 2012. Hot Springs, AR. 34:48.
  • Knott, C.A., M.D. Materne, H. Utomo, P. Subudhi, N. Baisakh, S.A. Harrison. 2012. Registration of ‘St. Bernard’, ‘Las Palomas’, and ‘Lafourche’ smooth cordgrass cultivars. J. Plant Registrations 7(1): 12-17.
  • Knott, C.A., M.D. Materne, P. Subudhi, N. Baisakh, H. Utomo, S.A. Harrison. 2012. Registration of sea oats cultivars ‘LA12-201’, ‘LA12-202’, and ‘LA12-203’. J. Plant Registrations 6(3): 289-293.
  • Knott, C.A., M.D. Materne, H. Utomo, P. Subudhi, N. Baisakh, S.A. Harrison. 2012. Registration of smooth cordgrass cultivars ‘LA11-101’, ‘LA11-102’, and ‘LA11-103’. J. Plant Registrations 6(3): 252-258.
  • Knott, C.A., M.D. Materne, H. Utomo, P.K. Subudhi, N. Baisakh, S.A. Harrison. 2012. LSU AgCenter releases three smooth cordgrass varieties for saline marsh restoration projects. State of the Coast: Preparing for a Changing Future. June 25-27, 2012. New Orleans, LA.
  • Bertrand-Garcia, S.E., C.A. Knott, N. Baisakh, P. Subudhi, S. Harrison, M. Materne, H. Utomo. 2012. Selection of genetically diverse sea oats lines with improved performance for coastal restoration in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Euphytica 185(1): 103-117.
  • Knott, C.A., H.S. Utomo, P.K. Subudhi. 2012. LSU AgCenter first to patent native plant varieties for coastal restoration. Louisinaa Agriculture. 55(4).
  • Nelson, J.C., Oard, J.H., Groth, D.E., Utomo, H.S., Jia, Y., Liu, G., Moldenhauer, K.A.K., Correa-Victoria, F.J., Fjellstrom, R.G., Scheffler, B., and Prado, G.A. 2011. Sheath-blight resistance QTLs in japonica rice germplasm. Euphytica. 181: 23-29.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, and J. T. Linscombe. 2010. Polycross seed of genetically diverse smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) for erosion control and habitat restoration. Restoration Ecology 18(2):170-172.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, D.E. Groth, and S.D. Linscombe. 2010. Molecular Characteristics of High Rice Grain Protein Content and Potential Marker Development. Proc. 33rd Rice Technical Working Group. February 22-25, 2010. Biloxi, MS. 33:49-50.
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2010. Nutritional Value of Rice and Current Research Effort to Enhance Grain Protein Content among Louisiana Lines. Proc. 33rd Rice Technical Working Group. February 22-25, 2010. Biloxi, MS. 33:48-49.
  • Blanche, S.B., H.S. Utomo, I. Wenefrida, and G.O. Myers. 2009. Genotype × environment interactions of hybrid and varietal rice cultivars for grain yield and milling quality. Crop Sci. 49:2011–2018.
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, S.B. Blanche, and S.D. Linscombe. 2009. Enhancing essential amino acids and health benefit components in grain crops for improved food functionality. Recent Patent on DNA & Gene Sequence 3:219-225.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S.B. Blanche, and S.D. Linscombe. 2009. Low-cost method for streamlining marker-assisted selection and breeding line development in rice (Oryza sativa L.). International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology 1(4):64-74.
  • Utomo, H.S. and S.D. Linscombe. 2009. Current patents and future development underlying marker-assisted breeding in major grain crops. Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences 3:53-62.
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, and S.A. Harrison. 2009. Genetic diversity and population genetic structure of saltmarsh Spartina alterniflora from four coastal Louisiana basins. Aquatic Botany 90:30-35. (DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2008.05.003).
  • Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M. Meche, and J.L. Nash. 2008. Synthetic seed as a potential direct delivery system of mass produced somatic embryos in coastal marsh plant smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora). Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. 92:281-291.
  • Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, M. Meche, and J.L. Nash. 2007. Inheritance of herbicide resistance in two germplasm lines of CLEARFIELD rice (Oryza sativa L.). Canadian Journal of Plant Science 87(3):659-669.
  • Ryan, A., B. Venuto, P. Subudhi, S.A. Harrison, A. Shadow, X. Fang, M. Materne, and H.S. Utomo. 2007. Identification and genetic characterization of smooth cordgrass for coastal wetland restoration. Journal of Aquatic Management 45:89-99.
  • Chu, Q.R., S.D. Linscombe, M.C. Rush, D.E. Groth, J. Oard, X. Sha, and H.S. Utomo. 2006. Registration of C/M double haploid mapping population of rice. Crop Science 46:1417.
  • Sha, X.Y., S.D. Linscombe, K. Bearb, Q.R. Chu, D.E. Groth, L.M. White, J. Bond, R.T. Dunand, and H. Utomo. 2004. Registration of ‘Pirogue’ rice. Crop Sci. 44:2269–2270.
  • Sha, X., S.D. Linscombe, D.E. Groth, J.A. Bond, L.M. White, Q.R. Chu, H.S. Utomo, and R.T. Dunand. 2006. Registration of Jupiter rice. Crop Science 46:1811.

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