James Oard

Oard, James H.



Rice Research Station



Address 1

1373 Caffey Road
Rayne, LA 70578





  • American Cyanamid Professorship for Excellence in Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Crop Pest Management, 2005-2015
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Plant Molecular Biology, 1983-1985.
  • Co-PI, USDA RiceCAP Grant entitled “A coordinated research, education, and extension project for the application of genomic discoveries to improve rice in the United States”, 2004-208

James H. Oard, Dustin L. Harrell, Donald E. Groth, Karen F. Bearb, Lawrence M. White III, and Steven D. Linscombe. 2014. Registration of CL152 rice. J. Plant Registrations (in press).

Sha, X.Y., S.D. Linscombe, D.E. Groth, J.H. Oard, D.L. Harrell, L.M. White, C.C. Grimm, S.J. Theunissen and B.J. Henry. 2013. Registration of ‘Jazzman-2’ aromatic long-grain rice. J. of Plant Registrations. 7: 1: 26-30. doi:10.3198/jpr2012.02.0102crc.

Liu, G., Jia, Y., McClung, A., Oard, J. H., Lee, F. N., and Correll, J. C. 2013. Confirming QTLs and finding additional loci responsible for resistance to rice sheath blight disease. Plant Dis. 97:113-117.

Jia, Y., G. Liu, F. J. Correa-Victoria, A. M. McClung, J. H. Oard, R. J. Bryant, M.H. Jia, J. C. Correll. 2012. Registration of four rice germplasm lines with improved resistance to sheath blight and blast diseases. Journal of Plant Registrations. 6:95-100.

Nelson JC, Oard JH, Groth D, Utomo, HS, Jia Y, Liu G, Moldenhauer KAK, Correa-Victoria FJ, Fjellstrom RG, Scheffler B, Prado GA (2012) Sheath-blight resistance QTLs in Japonica rice germplasm. Euphytica 184:23–34.

Silva, J., B. Scheffler, Y. Sanabria, C. DeGuzman, D. Galam, A. Farmer, J. Woodward, G. May, J. Oard. 2012. Identification of candidate genes in rice for resistance to sheath blight disease by whole genome sequencing. Theor Appl Genet 124:63-74.

Sha, X.Y., S. D. Linscombe, F. Jodari, Q. R. Chu, D. E. Groth, S. B. Blanche, D. L. Harrell, L. M. White, J. H. Oard, M. H. Chen, S. J. Theunissen and B. J. Henry. 2011. Registration of Jazzman rice. J. of Plant Registrations 5: 3: 304-308.

Silva, J., Groth, D.E., Moldenhauer, K.A., Oard, J.H. 2011. GGE biplot exploration of resistance to sheath blight disease in doubled-haploid lines of rice. Crop Science. 51:1028–1035.

Nelson JC, McClung AM, Fjellstrom RG, Moldenhauer KA, Boza E, Jodari F, Oard JH, Linscombe S, Scheffler BE, Yeater KM. 2011. Mapping QTL main and interaction influences on milling quality in elite US rice germplasm. Theor Appl Genet 122: 291-309.

Ordonez, S.A., Silva, J., Oard, J.H. 2010. Association mapping of grain quality and flowering time in elite japonica rice germplasm. J. Cereal Science. 51:337-343.

Oard, J.A. Moldenhauer, K., Fjellstrom, B., Nelson, J.C., Scheffler, B., Linscombe, S., Correll, J., Silva, J., May, G.D. 2010. Registration of the MY2 Cypress/LaGrue Rice Recombinant Inbred Line Mapping Population. Journal of Plant Registrations 4: 1-5.

Pinson, S.R., Oard, J.H., Groth, D., Miller, R., Jia, M.H., Jia, Y., Fjellstrom, R.G., Mackill, D., Li, Z. 2008. Registration of TIL:455, TIL:514, and TIL:642, three rice germplasm lines containing introgressed sheath blight resistance alleles. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2(3):251-254.

Kadaru S, Zhang W, Yadav A, Oard JH. 2008. Development and application of allele-specific PCR assays for imazethapyr resistance in rice (Oryza sativa). Euphytica 160:431–438.

Zhang W, Linscombe SD, Oard JH. 2008. Genetic and agronomic analyses of red rice-Clearfield hybrids and their progeny produced from natural and controlled crosses. Euphytica 164: 659-668

Professor, Louisiana State University 7/02 - present
Associate Professor, Louisiana State University 7/97 – 6/02
Assistant Professor Louisiana State University 7/91 - 6/97
Asst. Research Geneticist University of California-Davis 6/89 - 6/91
Postdoctoral Researcher University of California- Davis 6/85 - 5/89
Postdoctoral Researcher Cornell University 5/83 - 5/85

AGRO 1001 Introductory Plant Science (Team taught)
AGRO 3013 Summer Crop Production Laboratory
AGRO 7001 Graduate Seminar
AGRO 7071 Advanced Plant Genetics

Plant Molecular Biology Journal Club

Leadership Highlights:

LSU AgCenter Rice ACE Group Chairman:2006-present
Rice Technical Working Group: Panel Moderator -1994, 2004, 2014; Rice Germplasm Committee - 1994-present; Local Arrangement Committee - 2014

Development of hybrid rice germplasm and varieties for the Louisiana Rice Industry
Development of sheath blight resistant germplasm and parental lines for disease resistance breeding
Development and application of DNA molecular markers for selection of elite germplasm and varieties

B.S. in Agronomy, Oregon State University, 1975
M.S. in Plant Breeding, North Dakota State University, 1978
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, 1982

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