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Dr. Pemberton's area of research is in nursery and floriculture crop production and physiology. His research has an emphasis on field production of rose plants including work on propagation and irrigation practices, production systems, weed and disease control, and postharvest care and shipping. He is working with a group of scientists on improving disease resistance in roses. He is also studying the effects of production environment on and the involvement of ethylene in postproduction shipping and decorative life problems with potted roses. In addition, bedding plant pack and garden trials are performed each spring and fall featuring new varieties available for production in the bedding plant industry. Various problems with bedding plant production and utilization are addressed. New crop development includes field and low-input structure cut flower production.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles31
  • Vafaie, E. K., Pemberton, H. B., Gu, M., Kerns, D., Eubanks, M. D., & Heinz, K. M. (2021). Adding a Natural Enemy to Respond to Pest Immigration and Delayed Natural Enemy Releases in Augmentative Biological Control.. Environ Entomol. 50(3), 561-570.
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  • Vafaie, E. K., Pemberton, H. B., Gu, M., Kerns, D., Eubanks, M. D., & Heinz, K. M. (2021). Using Multiple Natural Enemies to Manage Sweetpotato Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Commercial Poinsettia (Malpighiales: Euphorbiaceae) Production. JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT. 12(1), 18-.
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  • Vafaie, E. K., Pemberton, H. B., Gu, M., Kerns, D., Eubanks, M. D., & Heinz, K. M. (2020). A comparison of repetitive releases of single or multiple natural enemy species on the suppression of Bemisia tabaci infesting poinsettias. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. 151, 104407-104407.
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  • Vafaie, E. K., Pemberton, H. B., Gu, M., Kerns, D., Eubanks, M. D., & Heinz, K. M. (2020). Whitefly Abundance on Rooted Poinsettia Cuttings and Finished Poinsettias. HORTTECHNOLOGY. 30(4), 486-491.
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  • Pemberton, H. B., Byrne, D. H., Roberson, W. R., & Black, A. (2019). Categorization of garden roses for field growth response to black spot disease. VII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROSE RESEARCH AND CULTIVATION. 1232(1232), 233-239.
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  • Byrne, D. H., Pemberton, H. B., Holeman, D. J., Debener, T., Waliczek, T. M., & Palma, M. A. (2019). Survey of the rose community: desired rose traits and research issues. International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
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Conference Papers38
  • Hopkins, K., Arnold, M. A., Hall, C. R., Pemberton, H. B., & Palma, M. A. (2020). Pretreatment Techniques for Seed Propagation in Ratibida columnifera (Nutt.) Wooten & Standl. HORTSCIENCE. 55(9), S417-S417.
  • Pemberton, H. B., & Karlik, J. F. (2015). A Recent History of Changing Trends in USA Garden Rose Plant Sales, Types, and Production Methods. VI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROSE RESEARCH AND CULTIVATION. 1064(1064), 223-234.
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  • Greyvenstein, O., Starman, T., Byrne, D. H., Pemberton, H. B., & Niu, G. (2015). Mean Daily Maximum Temperature for 8-14 Days before Harvest as a Good Predictor of Change in Garden Rose Flower Dry Weight. VI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROSE RESEARCH AND CULTIVATION. 1064(1064), 67-72.
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  • PATTEN, K. D., PEMBERTON, H. B., NEUENDORFF, E. W., & KELLY, J. (2014). EFFECT OF ANTI-TRANSPIRANTS, SLEEVING AND HOLDING ENVIRONMENT ON THE POSTHARVEST QUALITY OF CONTAINER GROWN RABBITEYE BLUEBERRY PLANTS. HORTSCIENCE. 21(4), 935-935.
  • Pemberton, H. B., & Roberson, W. R. (2014). Evaluation of a Predetermined Fungicide Rotation for Control of Impatiens Downy Mildew in a Texas Landscape. HORTSCIENCE. 49(9), S340-S340.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
b-pemberton@tamu.edu
First Name
Harold
Last Name
Pemberton