James E. Board

Board, James E.
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    1. Was a Co-Principal Investigator on an LSU Board of Regents Enhancement Grant for three years (7/2000-6/2003) entitled “Herbaceous Perennials: Determination of Seasonal Carbon and Nitrogen Balance to Optimize Plant Quality and Longevity.” $133,500

    1. Was Principal Investigator on a second LSU Board of Regents Enhancement Grant for four years (7/2002 to 6/2005) entitled “Assessment of Remote Sensing Technology for Improving Pest Management Decisions in Soybean.” $173,000.

    1. Am Co-Principal Investigator on a USDA four-year grant (9/2005 to 8/2009) entitled “Yield Loss Prediction Tool for Risk Management of Asian Soybean Rust in the Southern USA.” $77,192.

    1. Am Co-Principle Investigator on a United Soybean Grant for three years (9/2008 to 9/2011) entitled “Agronomic Limitations of Soybean Yield and Seed Quality in the U.S.”$244,000.

    1. Have received small grants from the Louisiana Soybean Promotion Board, Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board, and the Southern Regional Research Program totaling approximately $150,000 from 1999 to 2000.

Publications for James E. Board, 2002 through 2011

Board, J.E, and C.S. Kahlon.  2011.  Soybean yield formation:  what controls it and how it can be improved.  pp. 1-36.  In H.A. El-Shemy (Ed.) Soybean Physiology and Biochemistry.  Intech publishing http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/soybean-yield-formation-what-controls-it-and-how-it-can-be-improved (online).

Board, J., S. Kumudini, J. Omielan, E. Prior, C.S. Kahlon, and D. Weaver.  2011.  Light interception as a yield-loss prediction tool for defoliation-induced yield loss in soybean.  Plant Management Network, July 22, 2011 (online).

Kahlon, C.S., and J.E. Board.  2011.  An analysis of yield component changes for new vs. old soybean cultivars.  Agronomy Journal 103:13-22.

Board, J.E., S. Kumudini, J. Omielan, E. Prior, and C.S. Kahlon.  2010.  Yield response of soybean to partial and total defoliation during the seed filling period.  Crop Science 50:703-712.

Board, J.E. 2008. Waterlogging effects on plant nutrient concentrations in soybean. Journal of Plant Nutrition 31:828-838.

Board, J.E., and D. Maricherla. 2008. Explanations for decreased harvest index with increased yield in soybean. Crop Sci. 48:1995-2002.

Kumudini, S., C.V. Godoy, J.E. Board, J. Omielan, and M. Tollenaar. 2008. Mechanisms involved in soybean rust-induced yield reduction. Crop Sci. 48:2334-2342.

Board, J.E., V. Maka, R. Price, D. Knight, and M.E. Baur. 2007. Development of vegetation indices for identifying insect infestations in soybean. Agronomy Journal 99:650-656.

Board, J.E., and V. Maka, R. Price, D. Knight, and M.E. Baur. 2007. Development of vegetation indices for identifying insect infestations in soybean. Crops and Soils 40(2):17-22.

Pedersen, P., S. Kumudini, J. Board, and S. Conley. 2007. Soybean growth and development. p. 41-47. In A.E. Dorrance (ed.) Using Foliar Fungicides to Manage Soybean Rust. Dep. of Plant Pathology Extension Publication, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Board, J.E. 2006. Environmental and genotypic yield formation mechanisms in soybean. Japanese Journal of Crop Science 75(3):378-400.

Board, J.E., and H. Modali. 2005. Dry matter accumulation predictors for optimal yield in soybean. Crop Science 45:1790-1799.

Kang, M.S., J.E. Board, N. Aminha, Y. Zhang, O.J. Moreno, and M.G. Balzarini. 2005. Diallel analysis of ear moisture loss rate, SPAD chlorophyll, and harvest index in Maize with the Leafy (Lfy) gene. Journal of New Seeds 7(2):1-16.

Board, J.E. 2005. Physiogenetics in soybean: how to identify high-yielding soybean lines in a breeding program. Japanese Journal of Crop Science 74:366-371.

Board, James E. 2004. Soybean cultivar differences on light interception and leaf area index during seed filling. Agronomy Journal 96:305-310.

Kuehny, J., M.R. Vige, and J.E. Board. 2003. Effects of supra-optimal temperature on Coreopsis and Gaillardia. Proceedings of Symposium 4: Environmental Stress and Horticultural Crops.

Board, James E, M.S. Kang, and M.L. Bodrero. 2003. Yield components as indirect selection criteria for late-planted soybean cultivars. Agronomy Journal 95:420-429.

Rigsby, B. and James E. Board. 2003. Identification of soybean cultivars that yield well at low plant populations. Crop Science 43:234-239.

Board, James E. 2002. A regression model to predict soybean cultivar yield performance at late planting dates. Agronomy Journal 94:483-492.


From 1987 to 2005 I taught classes entitled Advance Crop Production and Agronomic Problem Solving. Advance Crop Production was a senior level class that covered crop production practices from seed bed preparation to harvest in relation to the physiological/ecological factors affecting them. The purpose of the class is to provide students with an understanding of factors affecting crop growth and management. Agronomic Problem Solving was geared to providing students the opportunity to analyze and solve specific agronomic problems. The purposes of the class are to develop self-reliance at dealing with questions asked by the agronomic community; develop the ability to research material pertinent to specific agronomic questions; and to formulate solutions to the problem.

  1. Development of a yield-loss prediction tool for management of Asian Soybean Rust.
  2. Identification of soybean cultivars/genotypes having low optimal plant population.
  3. Analyses of growth dynamic and yield component changes between modern and obsolete soybean cultivars.
  4. Development of remote sensing systems for identifying infestations for defoliating insects of soybean.

B.S. in Agriculture, University of California at Davis, 1970
M.S. in Agriculture, University of California at Davis,1971
Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, University of California at Davis, 1978

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