Rick Bates

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Plant Science

Research Summary

Profitability and competitiveness of the nursery and Christmas tree industry; improving establishment and survivability of bare-root trees, Christmas tree post-harvest quality, and Rhabdocline management in Douglas fir.

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Recent Publications

Peru potato potential: Biodiversity conservation and value chain development

Tobin, D., Bates, R. M., Brennan, Jr., M. A. & Gill, T., Feb 1 2018, In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 33, 1, p. 19-32 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Effect of environmental and cultural conditions on medium pH and explant growth performance of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) shoot cultures

Carlson, J., Chen, C. C. & Bates, R., 2015, In: F1000Research. 3, 298.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Susceptibility of fraser, canaan, and nordmann fir to root rot incited by Phytophthora cactorum and Phytophthora drechsleri

Hoover, B. K. & Bates, R. M., Feb 1 2013, In: HortTechnology. 23, 1, p. 44-50 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Fungicide efficacy in prevention of root rot incited by Phytophthora cactorum and phytophthora drechsleri in fraser fir seedlings

Hoover, B. K. & Bates, R. M., Jul 1 2012, In: HortTechnology. 22, 4, p. 470-475 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The potential of vegetative buffers to reduce dust and respiratory virus transmission from commercial poultry farms

Burley, H. K., Adrizal, A., Patterson, P. H., Hulet, R. M., Lu, H., Bates, R. M., Martin, G. P., Myers, C. A. B. & Atkins, H. M., Jun 2011, In: Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 20, 2, p. 210-222 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Challenging Chinese hemlock (Tsuga chinensis) with hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) ovisacs

Hoover, B. K., Bates, R. M., Sellmer, J. C. & Hoover, G. A., Jan 1 2009, In: Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. 35, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The potential for plants to trap emissions from farms with laying hens: 2. Ammonia and dust

Adrizal, Patterson, P. H., Hulet, R. M., Bates, R. M., Despot, D. A., Wheeler, E. F., Topper, P. A., Anderson, D. A. & Thompson, J. R., 2008, In: Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 17, 3, p. 398-411 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Vegetative buffers for fan emissions from poultry farms: 2. Ammonia, dust and foliar nitrogen

Adrizal, A., Patterson, P. H., Hulet, R. M., Bates, R. M., Myers, C. A. B., Martin, G. P., Shockey, R. L., Van Der Grinten, M., Anderson, D. A. & Thompson, J. R., Jan 2008, In: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes. 43, 1, p. 96-103 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The potential for plants to trap emissions from farms with laying hens. 1. Ammonia

Patterson, P. H., Adrizal, Hulet, R. M., Bates, R. M., Despot, D. A., Wheeler, E. F. & Topper, P. A., 2008, In: Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 17, 1, p. 54-63 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Vegetative buffers for fan emissions from poultry farms: 1. Temperature and foliar nitrogen

Patterson, P. H., Adrizal, A., Hulet, R. M., Bates, R. M., Myers, C. A. B., Martin, G. P., Shockey, R. L. & Van Der Grinten, M., Feb 2008, In: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes. 43, 2, p. 199-204 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Containerized table-top christmas trees: Interest among Pennsylvania consumers and attitudes concerning care and handling

Kelley, K. M. & Bates, R. M., Feb 1 2007, In: Journal of Extension. 45, 1, 1RIB7.

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Growth and foliar nitrogen status of four plant species exposed to atmospheric ammonia

Adrizal, Patterson, P. H., Hulet, R. M. & Bates, R. M., Sep 1 2006, In: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes. 41, 6, p. 1001-1018 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Jumpstart your international extension experience with farmer-to-farmer

Bates, R. M., Dec 1 2006, In: Journal of Extension. 44, 6, 6IAW1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Applying Accelerated Growth Production Practices to American Chestnut

Bates, R. M., Sellmer, J. C., Harpster, T. L. & Kuhns, L. J., 2004, In: HortTechnology. 14, 1, p. 161-162 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Postharvest characteristics of canaan fir and fraser fir christmas trees

Bates, R. M., Sellmer, J. C. & Despot, D. A., Dec 2004, In: HortScience. 39, 7, p. 1674-1676 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review