Sterling Blanche

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Articles in Refereed Journals and Book Chapters:

Blanche, S. B., and G. O. Myers. 2006. Determining gains by selection using GGE Biplots and discriminating environments. J. Crop Improv. 21(1).

Blanche, S. B., G. O. Myers, J. Zumba, D. Caldwell, and J. Hayes. 2006. Stability comparisons between conventional and near-isogenic transgenic cotton cultivars. J. Cott. Sci. 10:17-28.

Blanche, S. B., G. O. Myers, and M. S. Kang. 2006. Comparative evaluation of GGE biplots and traditional stability measures for interpreting genotype by environment interactions. J. Crop Improv. 20(1).

Blanche, S. B., and G. O. Myers. 2006. Identifying discriminating locations for cultivar selection in Louisiana. Crop Sci. 46(2):946-949.

Blanche, S. B., D. R. Shaw, J. H. Massey, M. Boyette, and M. C. Smith. 2003. Fluometuron adsorption to vegetative filter strip components. Weed Sci. 51:125-129.

Technical reviewer for Crop Science

Technical reviewer for the Journal of Crop Improvement

Technical reviewer for the Australian Journal of Agricultural Research

Technical reviewer for the Journal of Cotton Science


Extension Publications:

Blanche, S. B., S. D. Linscombe, X. Y. Sha, G. A. Anderson, K. F. Bearb, C. A. Conner, B. T. Theunissen, S. J. Theunissen, and H. L. Hoffpauir. 2007. Medium-grain rice breeding, 2006. In 98th Annual Research Report, Rice Research Station, La. Agric. Exp. Stn., LSU Agricultural Center, (In Press).

Saichuk, J. K., S. B. Blanche, J. A. Bond, B. A. Castro, R. T. Dunand, K. Fontenot, D. E. Groth, D. Harrell, C. A. Hollier, S. D. Linscombe, M. C. Rush, X. Sha, M. J. Stout, E. P. Webster, and L. M. White. 2006. Rice varieties and management tips 2007. La. Coop. Ext. Pub. 2270. LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.

Sha, X. Y., S. D. Linscombe, S. J. Theunissen, S. B. Blanche, and K. F. Bearb. 2006. Medium-grain and specialty purpose rice breeding, 2005. In 97th Annual Research Report, Rice Research Station, La. Agric. Exp. Stn., LSU Agricultural Center, 97:78-87.

Saichuk, J. K., S. B. Blanche, J. A. Bond, B. A. Castro, R. T. Dunand, D. E. Groth, C. A. Hollier, S. D. Linscombe, X. Sha, M. J. Stout, E. P. Webster, and L. M. White. 2005. Rice varieties and management tips 2006. La. Coop. Ext. Pub. 2270. LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.

Shaw, D. R., S. B. Blanche, M. W. Shankle, W. L. Kingery, and J. H. Massey. 2001. Benefits of various best management practices in reducing herbicides in runoff water. Technical completion of project 1434-HQ-96-GR-02679-22. Water Resources Research Institute, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. 18pp.


Newsletters, Popular Press, and Media:

Blanche, S. B., and D. E. Groth. 2007. Evaluating variety and hybrid blends in rice. In: Annual Rice Field Day Program. June 28, 2007.

Blanche, S. B., S. D. Linscombe, and X. Sha. 2007. Medium-grain variety development. In: Annual Rice Field Day Program (Poster). June 28, 2007.

Blanche, S. B. 2006. Medium-grain variety development and variety blend update. Rice Research Station Newsletter. 3(4):2-3.

Blanche, S. B. 2006. Medium-grain variety development. Rice Research Station Newsletter. 3(1):5.

Blanche, S. B. 2006. Rice variety evaluation on salt-contaminated soils. In: Annual Rice Field Day Program (poster). June 29, 2006.

Blanche, S. B. 2006. Medium-grain variety development. In: Annual Rice Field Day Program. June 29, 2006.


Proceedings of Conferences:

Blanche, S. B. 2006. Medium-grain rice breeding in Louisiana. p. 40. In Proc. Rice Tech. Wrkg. Grp., 31st, 26 Feb. – Mar. 1, The Woodlands, TX.

Blanche, S. B., and S. D. Linscombe. 2006. Evaluating rice cultivar mixtures for yield and yield stability. 2006 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, 12-16 Nov., Indianapolis, IN.

Bond, J. A., S. B. Blanche, J. K. Saichuk, and G. A. Breitenbeck. 2006. Rapid response research addressing acute salt contamination of rice soils following Hurricane Rita. p. 152. In Proc. Rice Tech. Wrkg. Grp., 31st, 26 Feb. – 1 Mar., The Woodlands, TX.

Blanche, S. B., G. O. Myers, D. Caldwell, T. Philips, and J. Zumba. 2005. Identifying discriminating environments for variety selection in Louisiana. Proc. Belt. Cotton Conf. 4-7 Jan., New Orleans, LA.

Myers, G. O., and S. B. Blanche. 2005. Identifying discriminating locations for cultivar selection using GGE Biplot. Amer. Soc. Agron. Meet., 48: Breeding and Genetics, 6-10 Nov., Salt Lake City, UT.

Blanche, S. B., G. O. Myers, and D. Caldwell. 2004. Stability measures in cotton: Where do we stand? Proc. Belt. Cotton Conf. p. 1064. 5-9 Jan., San Antonio, TX.

Blanche, S. B., G. O. Myers, M. Akash, and B. Jiang. 2002. Transgene effect on the stability of cotton cultivars in Louisiana. Proc. Belt. Cotton Conf. 8-12 Jan., Atlanta, GA.

Blanche, S. B., D. R. Shaw, and T. H. Koger. 2001. Tillage systems and filter strips affect herbicide losses in surface runoff. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. v. 54.

Bray, C. S., D. R. Shaw, J. A. Mills, and S. B. Blanche. 2001. Assessing soybean response to herbicide applications using multispectral imagery. Proc South. Weed Sci. Soc. v. 54.

Blanche, S. B., D. R. Shaw, and C. S. Bray. 2000. Evaluation of tank mixtures in conjunction with a Roundup ready system for enhanced weed control. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. v. 53.

Blanche S. B., D. R. Shaw, and D. S. Akin. 2000. Fluometuron and norflurazon losses in surface runoff as affected by tillage systems and vegetative filter strips. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. v. 53.

Koger, T. H., D. R. Shaw, and S. B. Blanche. 2000. Soil-applied herbicides with Roundup in Roundup Ready soybean. Proc South. Weed Sci. Soc. v. 53.

Leon, C. T., D. R. Shaw, and S. B. Blanche. 2000. Crop monitoring using remote sensing and GPS technologies. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. v. 53.

Blanche, S. B., D. R. Shaw, M. W. Shankle, W. L. Kingery, and J. H. Massey. 2001. Environmental fate of fluometuron in soil influenced by best management practices. p. 220-229. In J. A. Ballweber, (ed) 14th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference Proceedings, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, Mississippi State, MS.

Shaw, D. R., S. B. Blanche, M. W. Shankle, W. L. Kingery, J. H. Massey. 2000. Environmental fate of fluometuron in soil influenced by best management practices (BMPs). p. 159-166 In J. A. Ballweber, (ed) 13th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference Proceedings, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, Mississippi State, MS.

  • American Society of Agronomy
    • Technical reviewer

  • Crop Science Society of America
    • Technical reviewer

  • Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association
    • Vice President, 2007-2008
    • Pest ID Coordinator, 2006-2007

  • Rice Technical Working Group, 2005 - present

  • Louisiana Rice Variety Recommendations Committee, 2005 - present

  • Ph.D, 2005, Department of Agronomy and Environmental Management, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dissertation – “New Methods to Assess Varietal Stability and Identify
Discriminating Environments”

  • M.S., 2001, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.

Thesis – “Fluometuron and Norflurazon Behavior in Sorption Studies as Affected
by Combinations of Best Management Practices”

  • B.S., 1999, Department of Agronomy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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