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Allen Barker

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UMassAmherst


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Research and Background

Plant and Soil Sciences

Contact Info

Allen Barker
barker@pssci.umass.edu
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, 205 Bowditch Hall, UMass
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

Research in Action

Education

B. S. University of Illinois, 1958; M. S. Cornell University, 1959; Ph. D. Cornell University, 1962

Publications

Barker, A.V. and G. M. Bryson. 2006. Comparisons of composts with low or high nutrient status for grown of plants in containers. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 37: 1303-1319.

Hamlin, R.L. and A.V. Barker. 2006. Phytoextraction potential of Indian mustard at various levels of zinc exposure. Journal of Plant Nutrition 29: 1257-1272.

Hamlin, R.L. and A.V. Barker. 2006. Influence of ammonium and nitrate nutrition on plant growth and zinc accumulation by Indian mustard. Journal of Plant Nutrition 29: 1523-1541.

Barker, A.V. and D.J. Pilbeam (eds.). 2006. Handbook of Plant Nutrition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 613 p.

Barker, A. V. and G.M. Bryson. 2006. Nitrogen. In Barker, A.V. and D.J. Pilbeam (eds.) Handbook of Plant Nutrition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 21-50.

Bryson, G.M. and A.V. Barker. 2007. Effect of nitrogen fertilizers on zinc accumulation in fescue. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38: 1-13.

Bryson, G.M. and A.V. Barker. 2007. Phytoextraction of zinc by Indian mustard and tall fescue. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38: 315-335.

Hamlin, R.L. and A.V. Barker. 2008. Nutritional alleviation of zinc-induced iron deficiency in Indian mustard and the effects on zinc phytoremediation. Journal of Plant Nutrition 31(12): 2196-2213.

Barker, A.V. and R.G. Prostak. 2009. Alternative management of roadside vegetation. HortTechnology 19: 346-352.

Barker, A.V. 2010. Science and Technology of Organic Farming. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla. 230 p.

Barker, A.V. 2010. Growth of loblolly and white pine after enrichment by nutrient loading. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 41(20): 2613-2622.

Barker, A.V. and E. J. Pader. 2011. Health correlates of nutrients in soils and foods. Plant Stress 5: 92-97.

Barker, A.V. 2012. Plant growth in response to phosphorus fertilizers in acid soil amended with limestone or organic matter. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 43(13): 1800-1810.

El-Jaoual, Touria., D.A. Cox, and A.V. Barker. 2012. Relationship of iron-manganese toxicity disorder in marigold to manganese and magnesium nutrition. Journal of Plant Nutrition 35(1): 142-164.

Eaton, Touria E., D. A. Cox, and A. V. Barker. 2013. Sustainable production of marigold and calibrachoa with organic fertilizers. HortScience 48: 637-644.

Meagy, Md J., Md H. Rashid, A. V. Barker, Md M. Islam, and Md N. Islam. 2013. Effectiveness of farmer information needs assessment as perceived by the farmers. Journal of International and Extension Education 20(2): 133-149.

Meagy, Md J., T. E. Eaton, and A.V. Barker. 2013. Nutrient density in lettuce cultivars grown with organic or conventional fertilization with elevated calcium concentrations. HortScience 48(12): 1502-1507.

Klaber, Nica S., and A. V. Barker. 2014. Accumulation of phosphorus and arsenic in two perennial grasses for soil remediation. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 45(6): 810-818.

Meagy, Md J., Touria E. Eaton, and A.V. Barker. Zinc accumulation in lettuce cultivars grown with organic or chemical based nutritional regimes. Journal of Plant Nutrition. Accepted.

Avestan, S., L. A. Naseri, A. Hassanzade, S. M. Sokri, and A.V. Barker. Effects of nanosilicon dioxide application on in vitro proliferation of apple rootstock. Journal of Plant Nutrition. Accepted.

Babalar, M., S. M. Sokri, L. Hosein, M. A. Asgari, and A. V. Barker. Effects of nitrate:ammonium ratios on vegetative growth and mineral element composition in leaves of apple. Journal of Plant Nutrition. Accepted.

Sokri, S. M., A.. V. Barker, M. Babalar, H. Lesani, and M. A. Asgari. Fruit quality and nitrogen, potassium, and calcium content of apple as influenced by nitrate:ammonium ratios in tree nutrition. Journal of Plant Nutrition. Accepted.

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