Department: Agronomy and Range Science
Location: University of California, Davis, CA 95616
Telephone: (530) 752-8216
Fax: (530) 752-4361
Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1974 (Plant Breeding, Genetics)
B.S. University of Illinois, 1969 (Plant Protection)
General Research Interest Statement:
Grain legume breeding and genetics, with an emphasis
on host plant resistance breeding. I am also interested
in legume rotations in cropping systems and agronomic
practices related to integrated pest management.
Research Interest Pertaining to
My interest is in the contribution of conventional and
non-conventional grain legumes to sustainable crop rotations,
especially as they relate to nitrogen cycling/nutrition,
pest management, and water requirements. Specifically,
I have been evaluating conventional and new legume species
and varieties in new and traditional cover crop rotation
niches and production/management systems (intercropped,
overseeded) and species successions like mixes of summer
and winter cover crop species. I am also interested
in the use of novel varieties whose growth and development
in combination with crop management practices offer
alternatives for weed management and tillage..
Summers, C.G., A.S. Newton, M. Kirk, and S.R. Temple. 1990.
Transmission of Beet Yellows Virus and Beet Mosaic Viruses
by Noncolonizing Aphid Vectors. J. Econ. Ent. 83 (6):2448-51.
Kirk, M., S.R. Temple, C.G. Summers, and L.T. Wilson. 1991.
Transmission Efficiencies of Field-Collected Aphid (Homoptera:Aphididae)
Vectors of Beet Yellows Virus. J. Econ. Ent. 84 (2):638-43.
Temple, S.R., O.A. Somasco, M. Kirk, and D. Friedman. 1994.
A Comparison of Conventional, Low-Input, and Organic Farming
Systems. California Agriculture. (In press).
Temple, S.R., D.B. Friedman, O. Somasco, H. Ferris, K. Scow,
and K. Klonsky. 1994. An Interdisciplinary and Experiment-Station-Based
Participatory Comparison of Alternative Crop management Systems
for California's Sacramento Valley. Amer. J. Altern. Agric.
Temple, S.R.. 1990. Evaluating Common Beans and Other Legumes
in Traditional and Innovative Crop Production Systems for
California. 1989 Bean Improvement Cooperative, Program and
Abstracts. Toranto. BIC Report, p.10.
Temple, S.R., M. Kirk, and C. Summers. 1990. Plant Management and Sugarbeet
Production. The California Sugarbeet: 1989 Annual Report,
Dalton, A.C., S.R. Temple, C.G. Summers, D. Helms, A. Hall,
and J. Small. 1991. Evaluation of Germplasm Accessions and
Advanced Progenies for Response to Lygus hesperns (Knight),
in Univ. of Calif. Dry Bean Research: 1990 Progress Report,
Roberts, P.A., A.E. Hall, W.C. Mattews, S.R. Temple, and
D. Helms. 1991. Blackeye Bean Tolerance and Resistance to
Root Knot Nematodes, in Univ. of Calif. Dry Bean Research:
1990 Progress Report, pp. 101-3.
Lewellen, R.T. and S.R. Temple. 1992. Registration of C31-43 and C31-89 Beet
Yellows Virus-Resistant Germplasm of Sugarbeet. Crop Science
Temple, S.R., R.T. Lewellen, and P.A. Mauk. 1992. Diseases,
in Sugarbeet Pest Management Guidelines. UCPMG Publication
Temple, S.R., D. Helms, and P. Gepts. 1992. U.C. Davis Grain
Legume Breeding Program, in Univ. Calif. Dry Bean Research:
1991 Progress Report, pp 17-36.
Friedman, D.B., S. Temple, and O. Somasco. 1993. Planning and Operation of
a Non-traditional Participatory and Multidisicplinary Farming
Systems Research Trial. Agronomy Abstracts; 1993 Annual Meetings,