Steve Temple
Extension Agronomist

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 SAFS project:

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..

Selected Publications:

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. (In press).


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, pp. 19-29.

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, pp. 56-61.

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 32(5).

Temple, S.R., R.T. Lewellen, and P.A. Mauk. 1992. Diseases, in Sugarbeet Pest Management Guidelines. UCPMG Publication 24:25-6.

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, p. 76.