overview

Dr. Leskovar's vegetable physiology program focuses on understanding plant morphological and physiological adaptation mechanisms to environmental stresses, and development of integrated sustainable vegetable cropping systems. His research emphasis is on: 1) seed-transplant production and physiology to increase plant survival and enhance stand establishment; 2) plant hormones to modulate seedling growth; 3) root/shoot developmental responses to water conservation strategies and irrigation technologies; 4) impact of cropping systems on antioxidants and sensory attributes of vegetable crops; and 5) genotype selection for drought resistance, high yield, quality, and phytochemical content. Dr. Leskovar's program involves international cooperators.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles104
  • Djidonou, D., Leskovar, D. I., Joshi, M., Jifon, J., Avila, C. A., Masabni, J., Wallace, R. W., & Crosby, K. (2020). Stability of yield and its components in grafted tomato tested across multiple environments in Texas.. Sci Rep. 10(1), 13535.
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  • Peng, B., Liu, X., Dong, X., Xue, Q., Neely, C. B., Marek, T., ... Rudd, J. C. (2019). Root morphological traits of winter wheat under contrasting environments. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 205(6), 571-585.
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  • Qin, K., Dong, X., Jifon, J., & Leskovar, D. I. (2019). Rhizosphere microbial biomass is affected by soil type, organic and water inputs in a bell pepper system. Applied Soil Ecology. 138, 80-87.
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  • Liu, X., Feakins, S. J., Dong, X., Xue, Q., Han, J., Marek, T., ... Ibrahim, A. (2019). Evaluating Leaf Wax and Bulk Leaf Carbon Isotope Surrogates for Water Use Efficiency and Grain Yield in Winter Wheat. Crop Science. 59(2), 718-732.
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  • Mancini, M., Lanza Volpe, M., Gatti, B., Malik, Y., Moreno, A. C., Leskovar, D., & Cravero, V. (2019). Characterization of cardoon accessions as feedstock for biodiesel production. Fuel. 1287-1293.
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Chapters4
  • Leskovar, D. I., Crosby, K. M., Palma, M. A., & Edelstein, M. (2014). Vegetable Crops: Linking Production, Breeding and Marketing. Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1. 75-96. Springer Nature.
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  • Kahn, B. A., & Leskovar, D. I. (2012). Cropping systems for field production.. Peppers: botany, production and uses. 137-149. CABI.
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  • Leskovar, D. I., & Kahn, B. A. (2012). Stand establishment.. Peppers: botany, production and uses. 112-124. CABI.
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  • Crosby, K., Jifon, J., & Leskovar, D. (2008). Agronomy and the nutritional quality of vegetables. IMPROVING THE HEALTH-PROMOTING PROPERTIES OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS. 392-411. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers41
  • Joshi, M., Leskovar, D. I., Djidonou, D., Jifon, J., Avila, C. A., Masabni, J. G., & Crosby, K. (2019). Effect of Grafting on Fruit Quality Traits of Tomato Grown Under High Tunnel and Open-Field Conditions. HORTSCIENCE. 54(9), S168-S168.
  • Fix, A., Patil, B. S., Leskovar, D. I., Rooney, W. L., Smith, W., & Crosby, K. (2019). Mission Melon: Improving Qualitative Traits in Cucumis Melo Using Phenomics. HORTSCIENCE. 54(9), S189-S190.
  • Masabni, J. G., Niu, G., Jifon, J., Leskovar, D. I., & Djidonou, D. (2019). Productivity of Asian Vegetables in South and Northeast Texas. HORTSCIENCE. 54(9), S334-S335.
  • Silvasy, T., Djidonou, D., Leskovar, D. I., Joshi, M., Jifon, J., Avila, C. A., ... Crosby, K. (2019). Stability of Yield and Yield Components of Grafted Tomato in Multiple Environments in Texas. HORTSCIENCE. 54(9), S169-S170.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
d-leskovar@tamu.edu
First Name
Daniel
Last Name
Leskovar
mailing address
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE RESEARCH; Uvalde; 9999 TAMUS
Uvalde, TX 78801
USA