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VITAE:

Alvin J. Bussan
Potato and Vegetable Production Specialist
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-3519

Education
Ph.D. Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1997.
Dissertation: Predicted population dynamics of pigweed, giant foxtail, and velvetleaf as influenced by herbicides at reduced rates in corn and soybean.

Advisor: Dr. Chris Boerboom
M.S. Agronomy, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1995.
Dissertation: Selection for weed competitiveness among soybean genotypes.

Advisor: Dr. Orvin Burnside.
B.S. Soil and Crop Science and Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, Wisconsin, 1992.

Positions held:
Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. July 2007 to present. Appointment: 70% Extension and 30% Research

Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. November 2001 to June 2007. Appointment: 70% Extension and 30% Research.

Assistant Professor, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. September 1997 to November 2001. Appointment: 60% Research and 40% Extension.

Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1994-1997.

Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1992-1994.

Honors and awards
Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Assoc. 2004

D.C. Smith Outstanding Agronomy Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin 1997

Outstanding Weed Science Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin 1996

William Rothermel Merck Memorial Scholarship, University of Wisconsin 1996

Gurine Gulsteen Memorial Fellowship, University of Wisconsin 1996

Outstanding Senior, American Society of Agronomy 1992

Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student, University of Wisconsin-Platteville 1989

Society memberships:
American Society of Agronomy 2004-present
Student member 1988-1992
Potato Association of America 2002-present
Weed Science Society of America 1992-present
Western Society of Weed Science 1998-2001
North Central Weed Science Society 1993-2001
Montana Weed Control Association 1998-2001
International Soil and Water Conservation Society 1988-1992
Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, University of Minnesota 1994
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Wisconsin-Platteville 1992
Honorary Lifetime Member, University of Wisconsin- Platteville Alumni 1992
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, University of Wisconsin-Platteville 1989

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Publications
a. Refereed Scientific

Bussan, A.J., P.D. Mitchell, M.E. Copas, and M.J. Drilias. 2007. Evaluation of the Effect of Density on Potato Yield and Tuber Size Distribution. Crop Sci. 2007 47:2462-2472.

Sabba, R.P., A.J. Bussan, B.A. Michaelis, R. Hughes, M.J. Drilias, and M.T. Glynn. 2007. Effect of planting and vine-kill timing on sugars, specific gravity and skin set in processing potato cultivars. Amer. J. Potato Res. 84:205-215.

Groza,H.I., B.D. Bowen, A.J. Bussan, W.R. Stevenson, F. Navarro, D. Kichefski, S.J. Peloquin, J. Palta, J. Jiang. 2007. MegaChip — A new potato variety for chipping. Amer. J. Potato Res. 84:343-350.

Spooner,D.M., S. Jansky, A.J. Bussan. 2007. Experiences of a Local Arrangements Committee for a Large Scientific Conference. Acta-Horticulturae. 745:513-532.

Lulai, E.C., J.J. Weiland, J.C. Suttle, R.P. Sabba, and A.J Bussan. 2006. Pink Eye is an unusual periderm disorder characterized by aberrant suberization: A cytological analysis. Am. J. Potato Res. 83:409-421.

Holman, J.D., A.J. Bussan*, B.D. Maxwell. P.R. Miller, and J.A. Mickelson. 2006. Effects of spring wheat, canola, and Persian darnel density on Persian darnel fecundity. Weed Technol. 20:430-437.

Groza, H.I., B.D. Bowen, W.R. Stevenson, J.R. Sowokinos, M.T. Glynn, A.J. Bussan, and J. Jiang. 2006. White Pearl – A chipping potato variety with high resistance to cold sweetening. Am. J. Potato Res. 83:259-267.

Groza, H.I., B.D. Bowen, D. Kichefski, S.J. Peloquin, W.R. Stevenson, A.J. Bussan, and J. Jiang. 2005. Millennium Russet: A dual purpose Russet potato variety. Am. J. Potato Res. 82:211-219.

Mickelson, J.A., A.J. Bussan, E.S. Davis, A.G. Hulting, and W.E. Dyer. 2004. Postharvest kochia (Kochia scoparia) management with herbicides in small grain. Weed Technol. 18:426-431.

Van Wychen, L.R., B.D. Maxwell, A.J. Bussan, P.R. Miller, and E.C. Luschei. 2004. Wild oat habitat may be unlimited in cereal grain cropping systems of the Northern Great Plains. Weed Sci. 52: 352-358. 3

Holman, J.D., A.J. Bussan*, B.D. Maxwell. P.R. Miller, and J.A. Mickelson. 2004. Spring wheat, canola, and sunflower response to Persian darnel (Lolium persicum) interference. Weed Technol. 18:509-520.

Van Wychen, L.R., E.C. Luschei, A.J. Bussan*, B.D. Maxwell. 2002. Accuracy and cost effectiveness of GPS-assisted wild oat mapping in spring cereal crops. Weed Sci. 50:120-129.

Lyon, D.J., A.J. Bussan, J.O. Evans, C.A. Mallory-Smith, and T.F. Peeper. 2002. Pest management implications of glyphosate-resistant wheat (Triticum aestivum) in the Western United States. Weed Technol. 16:680-690.

Bussan, A.J. and C.M. Boerboom. 2001. Modeling the integrated management of giant foxtail in cornsoybean. Weed Sci. 49:675-684.

Luschei, E.C., L. Van Wychen, B. Maxwell, A. Bussan, D. Buschena, D. Goodman. 2001. Implementing and conducting on-farm field scale research with the use of
GPS. Weed Sci. 49:536-542.

Bussan, A.J. and C. M. Boerboom. 2001. Modeling the integrated management of Abutilon theophrasti in a Zea mays-Glycine max rotation. Weed Sci. 49:31-41.

Bussan, A.J., C.M. Boerboom, and D.E. Stoltenberg. 2001. Response of Abutilon theophrasti demographic processes to herbicide rates. Weed Sci. 49:22-30.

Luschei, E.C., L. Van Wychen, B. Maxwell, A. Bussan, D. Buschena, and D. Goodman. 2000. Parameterizing weed interference models with site-specific data. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Madison, Wisconsin: ASA/CSSA/SSSA. pp. 221-233.

Bussan, A.J., C.M. Boerboom, and D.E. Stoltenberg. 2000. Response of Setaria faberi demographic processes to herbicide rates. Weed Sci. 48:445-453.

Bussan, A.J., O.C. Burnside, J.H. Orf, E.A. Ristau, and K.J. Puettman. 1997. Field evaluation of soybean (Glycine max) genotypes for weed competitiveness. Weed Sci. 45:31-37.

b. Refereed Scientific (under review)

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. Plasticulture effects on tomato yield, quality, and fruit maturation timing. Hort. Technol. (reviewed and under revision).

Copas, M.E., A.J. Bussan*, R.P. Wolkowski, and M.J. Drilias. Potato yield and quality response to subsoil tillage and compaction. Agron. J. (reviewed and under revision)

Copas, M.E., A.J. Bussan*, A. Charkowski, and M.J. Drilias. Response of pink eye in potato (Solanum tuberosum) to subsoil tillage and compaction. Am. J. Potato Res. (submitted 4/07).

Sabba, R.P., P.Holman, A.J. Bussan, M.J. Drilias. 2008. Influence of maleic hydrazide on yield and sugars in potato. Amer. J. Potato Res. (submitted 2/08).

Sabba, R.P. A.J. Bussan, and E.C. Lulai. 2008. Correlation between pink eye symptoms and cell damage in the tuber periderm and cortex. Amer. J. Potato Res. (submitted 2/08). 4

c. Invited Papers

Bussan, A.J., M.E. Copas, and M.J. Drilias. Onion variety performance from seed and transplant. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 31-49.

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. 2007. Optimizing production of new potato cultivars on muck. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 15-18.

Stevenson, W.R. and A.J. Bussan. 2007. Onion production in the Treasure Valley. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 7-8.

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. 2007. Carrot and onion storage. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 5-6.

Bussan, A.J. and W.R. Stevenson. 2007. Improving the persistence of Scotch Spearmint in the Wisconsin. Proc. Midwest Mint Growers Meet. pp 6.

Bussan, A.J., K. Pfaff, M.E. Copas, and M.J. Drilias. 2007. Alternative management systems for potato. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 20:213-216.

Bussan, A.J., M.E. Copas, and M.J. Drilias. 2007. Optimizing management of new potential varieties. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 20:103-118.

Sabba, R.P. and A.J. Bussan. 2007. Skin-set and sugar profiles for new potato lines and varieties. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 20:83-90

Sabba, R.P., A.J. Bussan, and E.C. Lulai. 2007. Pink eye: What is going on under the skin. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 20:33-34

LeMere, M.T., A.J. Bussan, and W.R. Stevenson. 2007. Effects of fumigation, nitrogen application, and varietal resistance on early dying and yield in four russet varieties. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 20:53-56.

Bussan, A.J. 2007. Alternative systems for processing vegetables. Proc. Wisconsin Fertilizer AgLime Pest Conf. 46:226-227

Colquhoun, J. and A.J. Bussan. 2006. Feasibility of organic production of processing vegetables. Proc. of the Processing Crops Conf. Midwest Food Processors Assoc. pp 2.

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Alternative cropping strategies for snap beans and sweet corn. Proc. of the Processing Crops Conf. Midwest Food Processors Assoc. pp 2.

Bussan, A.J., M.J. Drilias, and R.P. Sabba. 2006. Optimizing production of new cultivars on muck. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 45-48.

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. 2006. Processing onion production in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 17-26.

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Survivability of Scotch Spearmint in the Midwest. Proc. Midwest Mint Growers Meet. pp 3-8 5

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. 2006. Performance and recommendations for new varieties that fit Wisconsin. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 19:175-188.

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Influence of mother tuber size and seed source on Russet Burbank productivity. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 19:31-34.

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Sugar management in storage. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 19:107-108.

Sabba, R.P. and A.J. Bussan. 2006. Skin-set and periderm maturation of red potato cultivars in Wisconsin. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 19:99-106.

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. 2006. Influence of Royal MH-30 application timing on yield and quality of four potato varieties during 2005 at Hancock. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 19:231-233

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Potential for production of processing onion in Wisconsin. Proc. Wisconsin Fertilizer AgLime Pest Conf. 45:233-237.

Bussan, A.J. 2005. Processing onion production in Wisconsin – Possibilities for Wisconsin Growers. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 25-28.

Sabba, R.P. and A.J. Bussan. 2005. Chemical maturity and sugar development in processing russets. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 18:67-75.

Bussan, A.J. 2005. Optimizing management of new varieties-Spudpro update. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 18:205-218

Bussan, A.J. 2005. Influence of tillage on potato rooting, water use, and storability. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 18:243-248.

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. 2005. Cover cropping strategies for snap bean. Proc. of the Processing Crops Conf. Midwest Food Processors Assoc. pp 6.

Bussan, A.J. 2005. Lima bean management for Wisconsin. Proc. Wisconsin Fertilizer AgLime Pest Conf. pp 2.

Bussan, A.J. 2004. Herbicide resistant weeds of mint. Proc. Midwest Mint Grower Meet. pp 43-44.

Bussan, A.J. 2004. Influence of in-row spacing on performance of Dark Red Norland at Endeavor during 2003. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 25-28.

Bussan, A.J. and M. Drilias. 2004. Optimizing management of new varieties. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 17:199-220.

Bussan, A.J., M. Copas, M. Drilias, A. Charkowski, and R. Wolkowski. 2004. Influence of deep ripping on potato yield and quality. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 17:257-263.

Bowen, B., C. Kostichka, A.J. Bussan, J.Jiang, and H. Groza. 2004. Large-plot screening of Wisconsin advanced selections. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 17:137-140.6

Bussan, A.J. and M.J. Drilias. 2004. Impact of planting date on virus incidence. Proc. Wisconsin Fertilizer AgLime Pest Conf. pp 4.

Bussan, A.J. and C. Kostichka. 2003. Influence of variety and in-row spacing on red potatoes. Wisconsin Muck Crops Res. Proc. pp 31-34.

Bussan, A.J., R.L. Hughes, and B.A. Michaelis. 2003. Best management practices for aphid transmitted virus complex in snap bean. Proc. of the Processing Crops Conf. Midwest Food Processors Assoc. pp 262-263.

Bussan, A.J., R.L. Hughes, and B.A. Michaelis. 2003. Impact of planting date on virus incidence. Proc. of the Processing Crops Conf. Midwest Food Processors Assoc. pp 19-20.

Bussan, A.J. 2003. Physiological processes of potato tuber maturation. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 16:47-50.

Bussan, A.J., R.L. Hughes, B.A. Michaelis, and C. Kostichka. 2003. Managing for improved potato quality. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 16:183-186.

Kelling, K.A., P.E. Speth, A.J. Bussan, W.R. Stevenson, and R.V. James. 2003. Effect of fumigation and Quadris on optimum N management and tuber sugar levels. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 16:171-180.

Bussan, A.J., R.L. Hughes, B.A. Michaelis. 2003. Best management practices for aphid transmitted virus complex in snap bean. Proc. Wisconsin Fertilizer AgLime Pest Conf. pp 2.

Bussan, A.J. 2002. Setting direction for vegetable research and extension programs. Proc. of Wisconsin Ann. Potato Meet. 41:245.

Bussan, A.J. 2002. Setting directions for vegetable research and extension programs. Proc. of the Processing Crops Conf. Midwest Food Processors Assoc. 14:65-66.

Binning, L.K., A.J. Bussan, C.M. Boerboom, B.A. Michaelis, and R.L. Hughes. 2002. 2002 potato plant back restrictions following application of a registered field corn or soybean herbicide. Proc. of Wisconsin’s Annual Potato Meeting. 15:271-273.

Binning, L.K., A.J. Bussan, C.M. Boerboom, B.A. Michaelis, and R.L. Hughes. 2002. Cabbage plant back restrictions following application of a registered field corn or soybean herbicide. Proc. of the Processing Crops Conference Midwest Food Processors Association. 14:123-126.

d. Chapters in books

Bussan, A.J. and W.E. Dyer. Herbicides and rangeland. 1999. In R. Sheley and J. Petroff (eds.) Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR. pp. 116-132. 7

e. Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of Wisconsin’s Annual Potato Meeting Vol. 20 – 2007. 307 pp.

Proceedings of Wisconsin’s Annual Potato Meeting Vol. 19 – 2006. 233 pp.

Proceedings of Wisconsin’s Annual Potato Meeting Vol. 18 – 2005. 322 pp.

Proceedings of Wisconsin’s Annual Potato Meeting Vol. 17 – 2004. 282 pp.

Proceedings of Wisconsin’s Annual Potato Meeting Vol. 16.– 2003. 282 pp.

Processing Crops Manual and Proceedings, Midwest Food Processors Association – 2006. CD version

Processing Crops Manual and Proceedings, Midwest Food Processors Association – 2005. CD version.

Processing Crops Manual and Proceedings, Midwest Food Processors Association – 2004. CD version

Processing Crops Manual and Proceedings, Midwest Food Processors Association – 2004. 208 pp.

Processing Crops Manual and Proceedings, Midwest Food Processors Association – 2003. 196 pp.

Wisconsin Muck Crops Research – 2007. 49 pp.

Wisconsin Muck Crops Research – 2006. 59 pp.

Wisconsin Muck Crops Research – 2005. 63 pp.

Wisconsin Muck Crops Research – 2004. 79 pp.

Wisconsin Muck Crops Research – 2003. 83 pp.

Midwest Mint Grower Meeting Proceedings – 2006.

Midwest Mint Grower Meeting Proceedings – 2004.

f. Abstracts
Bussan, A.J. 2007. Predicting potato size distribution. Am. J. Potato Res. 84:79.

Copas, M.E., A.J. Bussan, and B. Lowery. 2007. Influence of compaction and subsoil tillage on soil water movement and potato rooting patterns. Am. J. Potato Res. 84:84-85.

LeMere, M.T., A.J. Bussan, and W.R. Stevenson. 2007. The effects of fumigation, nitrogen fertility, and varietal resistance to early dying (Verticillium dahliae) and early blight (Alternaria solani) on crop health
and productivity. Am. J. Potato Res. 84:99-100.

Pfaff, K.A., and A.J. Bussan. 2007. Nutrient trap intercrops for potato production systems. Am. J. Potato Res. 84:110.

Sabba, R.P., M.J. Drilias, and A.J. Bussan. 2007. Influence of the sprout inhibitor maleic hydrazide on sugars and yield in potato. Am. J. Potato Res. 84:114.

Pfaff, K.A. and A.J. Bussan. 2007. Nutrient trap intercrops for potato production systems. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr.

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Russet Burbank tuber bulking rates in Wisconsin. Am. J. Potato Res. 83:99.

Sabba, R.P., M.E. Copas, and A.J. Bussan. 2006. Influence of deep tillage on pink eye and the progression of symptoms in the field. Am. J. Potato Res. 83:131.

Bussan, A.J., M.E. Copas, and M.J. Drilias. 2005. Field scale evaluation of in-row spacing on potato yield and quality. Am. J. Potato Res. 82:60. 8

Copas, M. and A.J. Bussan. 2005. Influence of compaction and deep tillage on yield and quality of potato. Am. J. Potato Res. 82:63.

Sabba, R.P. and A.J. Bussan. 2005. Effect of planting and vine kill timing on skin set and sugars in potato. Am. J. Potato Res. 82:89.

Bussan, A.J. and M. Drilias. 2004. Influence of in-row spacing on yield and quality of potato genotypes. Am. J. Potato Res. 81:48.

Hulting, A.G. B.D. Maxwell, A.J. Bussan, and P.R. Miller. 2003. Can the processes that determine weed metapopulation spatial patterns be identified? Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr.

Parrish, S.K., J. Daniel, A.J. Bussan, P. Westra, D. Thill, L.J. Wrage, B. Klein, and B. Taylor. 2002. ENGAME herbicide, a glyphosate acid formulation was compared to ROUNDUP ULTRA when applied for spring burndown in the wheat fallow agronomic systems. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr.

Hulting, A., B.D. Maxwell, and A.J. Bussan. 2002. Development of a spatial simulation model for evaluating potential patterns of weed spread. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr.

Holman, J.D., A.J. Bussan, B.D. Maxwell, P.R. Miller, and J.A. Mickelson. 2002. Spring wheat, canola, and sunflower response to Persian darnel (Lolium persicum) interference. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr.

Van Wychen, L.R., A.J. Bussan, and B.D. Maxwell. 2002. Field-scale wild oat habitat heterogeneity and its role in determining the extent of invasion. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr.

Holman, J.D., B.D. Maxwell, A.J. Bussan, P.R. Miller, J.A. Mickelson. 2002. Persian darnel (Lolium persicum) impact on crop quality and net return of spring wheat. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci.

Luschei, E.C., L.R. VanWychen, B.D. Maxwell, A.J. Bussan, D. Buschena, and D. Goodman. 2001. Plant interference model complexity and prediction accuracy for decision support. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 41:108.

VanWychen, L.R., A.J. Bussan, B. Maxwell, E.C. Luschei, and J. Lindquist. 2001. Parameterizing INTERCOM for simulation of Triticum aestivum and Avena fatua interactions in Montana. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 41:109.

Maxwell, B.D., A.J. Bussan, E.C. Luschei, L.R. VanWychen, D. Goodman, and D. Buschena. 2001. A spatially explicit bioeconomic model for integration of crop resource requirements and plant community interactions. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 41:112.

Bussan, A.J. and M.A. Trainor. 2001. The development of a web-based information source on weed biology and management. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:21.

Wagner, N., B.D. Maxwell, A.J. Bussan, E.C. Luschei, and L.R. VanWychen. 2001. Simulation of economic optimization of site-specific management in wild oat infested fields. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:50.

Luschei, E.C., L.R. VanWychen, B.D. Maxwell, and A.J. Bussan. 2001 The relative advantage of barnyardgrass control in light of imperfect information. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:50. 9

Mickelson, J.A., R.N. Stougaard, A.J. Bussan, M.G. Particka, S. Halley, and S. Kelly. 2001. Assessment of soil sampling methods to estimate weed seedbank populations. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:52.

VanWychen, L.R., A.J. Bussan, B.D. Maxwell, and E.C. Lushcei. 2001. Avena fatua response to plant available water. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:61.

Hulting, A.G., A.J. Bussan, B.D. Maxwell, and P.R. Miller. 2001. Weed population dynamics in diversified cropping systems of the Northern Plains. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:63.

Holman, J.D. and A.J. Bussan. 2001. Persian darnel interference in spring wheat, canola, sunflower, and fallow. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:63.

Bussan, A.J. and S. Kelly. 2001. Efficacy of clodinafop, fenoxaprop, flucarbazone-sodium, imazamethabenz, and tralkoxydim across 8 environments in Montana. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:77.

Bussan, A.J., S. Kelly, and J. Holman. 2001. Kochia management with dicamba and fluroxypyr across the golden triangle of Montana. Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 54:77-78.

Bussan, A.J., M.R. Dietz-Holmes, and L.R. Van Wychen. 2000. Persian darnel (Lolium persicum) competition and management in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum). Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 40:57.

Bussan, A.J., L.R. Van Wychen, E.C. Luschei, and B.D. Maxwell. 2000. Interaction of herbicide and nitrogen fertilizer on wild oat control in a field scale experiment. Proc. West. Soc. Weed Sci. 53:61.

Dietz-Holmes, M.R., A.J. Bussan, D. Cash, and D. Wichman. 2000. Effects of weed management on alfalfa quality and stand longevity. Proc. West. Soc. Weed Sci. 53:91.

Bussan, A.J., L.R. Van Wychen, and E.C. Luschei. 1999. Field scale evaluation of herbicides at reduced rates integrated with different N fertility treatments. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 39:50.

Van Wychen, L.R., A.J. Bussan, B.D. Maxwell, E.C. Luschei, and D. Long. 1999. Mapping for site specific management of wild oat (Avena fatua) in spring grain. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 39:153.

Luschei, E.C., B.D. Maxwell, D. Buschena, A.J. Bussan, and D. Goodman. 1999. A recipe and assessment for spatially targeted decisions in small grain production. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 39:165.

Dietz-Holmes, M.R., A.J. Bussan, and J.A. Holmes. 1999. Weed control by cutting and/or imazamox in seedling establishment of alfalfa for forage. Proc. West. Soc. Weed Sci. 52:98.

Bussan, A.J. and C.M. Boerboom. 1998. Predicted giant foxtail (Setaria faberi) dynamics and economics with postemergence herbicides at reduced rates. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 38:35

Bussan, A.J. and C.M. Boerboom. 1996. Postemergence herbicide rate influences giant foxtail population dynamics in corn and soybean. Proc. North Central Weed Sci. Soc. 51:157-158.

Bussan, A.J. and C.M. Boerboom. 1997. Post-emergence herbicide rate influences velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) population dynamics in corn and soybean. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 37:47.

Bussan, A.J. and C.M. Boerboom. 1995. Weed population dynamics with reduced herbicide rates in corn and soybean. Proc. North Central Weed Sci. Soc. 50:54. 10

Bussan, A.J., O.C. Burnside, and J.H. Orf. 1993. Selection for weed competitiveness in soybean cultivars. Proc. North Central Weed Sci. Soc. 48:76.

g. Technical Reports

Holman, J.D., J.M. Wraith, and A.J. Bussan. 2003. Crop and Persian darnel rooting depth. Res. Prog. Rep. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 224-226

Bussan, A.J., C. Murphy, and S.B. Kelly. 2001. Control of wild oat in barley. Res. Prog. Rep. Western Soc. Weed Sci. pp. 114-115.

Bussan, A.J., S.B. Kelly, and C. Murphy. 2001. Carfentrazone and fluroxypyr for control of kochia in
spring wheat. Res. Prog. Rep. Western Soc. Weed Sci. pp. 127-128.

Bussan, A.J. and S.B. Kelly. 2001. Control of downy brome in winter wheat. Res. Prog. Rep. Western Soc. Weed Sci. pp. 168-169.

Bussan, A.J. and S.B. Kelly. 2001. Control of feral rye in Clearfield winter wheat with imazamox. Res. Prog. Rep. Western Soc. Weed Sci. pp. 170.

Invited Research Presentations

Bussan, A.J. 2007. Fry color research. McCain Agronomist Meeting. Plover, Wisconsin. (50 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2007. Stem end defect in chipping potato. US Potato Board Chip Committee Annual Meeting. Branson, Missouri. (35 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2007. Profiling sugar profile of nation chipping line evaluation trial. US Potato Board Chip Committee Annual Meeting. Branson, Missouri. (35 attendees) Bussan, A.J. 2007. Quantification of cucumber yield and fruit size in response to management Science Education Meeting Pickle Packers International. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (45 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Management of Wisconsin Spudpro varieties. National Potato Council Seed Seminar. Chicago, Illinois. (150 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Perennial cover crops for sweet corn production. Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress. Columbus, OH. (100 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Tomato season extension with zip houses, early producing varieties, and common quality issues. Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress. Columbus, OH. (80 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Influence of deep tillage and hilling on potato growth, yield, and quality. Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress. Columbus, OH. (40 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Deep tillage effects on compaction and potato response. Minnesota Area II Annual Potato Meeting. Monticello, Minnesota. (65 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2006. New varieties and skin set in red skinned potato. Minnesota Area II Annual Potato Meeting. Monticello, Minnesota. (65 attendees) 11

Bussan, A.J. 2006. Deep tillage effects on compaction and potato response. Manitoba Potato School. Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. (180 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2004. Potato physiology related to drought. Manitoba Irrigaton School. Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. (180 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2004. Irrigation scheduling, checkbook method and using a shovel. Manitoba Irrigaton School. Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. (180 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2004. Production potential for processing onions in Wisconsin. 11th Annual McCain Onion Summit. Rice Lake, Wisconsin. (65 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2003. Pink eye research. McCain Agronomist Meeting. Madison, Wisconsin. (20 attendees)

Bussan, A.J. 2003. Potato variety profiles. McCain Agronomist Meeting. Madison, Wisconsin. (20 attendees)

Research Support
USDA NRICGP Managed Ecosystems. Refining and implementing multifunctional management strategies for organic processing vegetables. 10/2007 – 9/2010. P. Mitchell, A.J. Bussan, and D. Reineman. Bussan share: $208,082 (Total: 497,000 total).

USDA Cooperative State Potato Research Program. Role of water potential in sugar-end defect. 3/2007- 2/2008. P. Bethke, A.J. Bussan, and R.P. Sabba. $32,460 ($41,740 total).

Midwest Food Processors Association. Potential for storing carrots and red beets for processing. 7/2007 – 6/2008. A.J. Bussan, W.R. Stevenson, P. Simon, and I. Goldman. $2,000 ($6,000 total).

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Assaying tuber maturity and subsequent performance of tubers in storage. 7/2007 – 6/2008. A.J. Bussan, P. Bethke, and P. Simon. ($5,000 total).

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Heat and water stress effects on water balance in potato and subsequent growth and partitioning. 7/2006 – 6/2007. A.J. Bussan, R.P. Sabba, and J. Palta. $8,000 ($10,000 total).

Midwest Food Processors Association. Feasibility of large-scale organic processing vegetables. 7/2006 – 6/2008. J. Colquhoun and A.J. Bussan. $5,000 ($20,000 total).

Wisconsin Department Agriculture Trade Consumer Protection (WDATCP) Agriculture Development and Diversification Program. Feasibility of large-scale organic processing vegetables. 7/2006 – 6/2007. J. Colquhoun and A.J. Bussan. $3,000 ($25,000 total)

USDA Cooperative State Potato Research Program. Role of water potential in sugar-end defect. 3/2006- 2/2007. A.J. Bussan and R.P. Sabba. $50,383.
Mint Industry Research Council. Improving survivability of Scotch spearmint in Wisconsin. 1/2006 – 12/2008. A.J. Bussan and W.R. Stevenson. $20,000 ($24,000 total) 12

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Cultivar or Other Plant Germplasm Development. Early season fresh market vegetable cultivars: clean seed for commercial evaluation. 11/2005 – 12/2006. J. Nienhuis and A.J. Bussan. ($5,000 total).

USDA Hatch. Characterization of host plant resistance to the soybean aphid virus complex in snap beans. 10/2005 – 9/2006. J. Nienhuis, T. German, C. Grau, W. Stevenson, and A.J. Bussan. ($25,600 total).

WDATCP Agriculture Diversification and Development Program, subcontract through Midwest Pickle Association. Optimization of pickling cucumber for machine harvest. 7/2005 – 6/2007. A.J. Bussan. $19,000.

WDATCP Agriculture Diversification and Development Program, subcontract through Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Improving fry color of processed potato in Wisconsin. 7/2005 – 6/2007. A.J. Bussan. $46,000.

Midwest Food Processors Association. Development of cover cropping strategies for snap bean. 5/2005 – 4/2007. A.J. Bussan and Walt Stevenson. $12,000 ($16,000 total).

USDA FQPA/Strategic agriculture initiative EPA Region 10 American Farmland Trust. Optimizing performance of IPM systems within the potato production environment. 3/2005 – 2/2007. A.J. Bussan and W. Stevenson. $50,000.

Wisconsin Mint Board. Survivability of scotch spearmint in Wisconsin. 1/2005 – 12/2006. A.J. Bussan. $4,500.

Pickle Packers International. Weed management in pickling cucumber. 1/2005 – 12/2005. A.J. Bussan. $2,000.

Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Council. Impact of calcium and nitrogen fertilizer application timing on potato maturity. 7/2004 – 12/2006. A.J. Bussan. $20,000

WDATCP Agriculture Development and Diversification Program. Opportunities for production of onion for processing in Wisconsin. 7/2004 – 12/2006. A.J. Bussan. $46,000

USDA Hatch. Nutrient trap intercrops for potato production systems. 10/2003 – 9/2005. A.J. Bussan. $62,289

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Wisconsin Muck Potato Research Proposal. 7/2003-6/2008. A.J. Bussan, W.R. Stevenson, J. Wyman, K.A. Kelling, C. Kostichka. J. Colquhoun. $15,000 ($52,000 total).

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Landglade County Research Facility. 7/2003 – 6/2005, 7/2006 – 6/2007. A.J. Bussan, C. Laboski, J. Colquhoun, W.R. Stevenson, J. Wyman, K.A. Kelling, and K.R. Williams. $3,000 ($33,000 total).

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Influence of compaction on pink eye. 7/2003 – 6/2006. A.J. Bussan, A. Charkowski and R. Wolkowski. $36,000.

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Understanding physiological factors influencing tuber set and tuber storage: Seed piece quality and in season calcium nutrition. 7/2003 – 6/2005. J. Palta
and A.J. Bussan. ($18,500 total). 13

Wisconsin Potato Research Exchange. Evaluation of the impact of compaction on pink eye and other potato tuber disease. 7/2003-6/2004. A.J. Bussan and A. Charkowski. $15,000.

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Decision support system for fumigation. 7/2003 – 6/2004. A.E. MacGuidwin and A.J. Bussan. ($12,000 total).

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, subcontract through Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Improving potato management practices for enhanced storability through and understanding of plant and tuber physiology. 10/2002 – 6/2005. A.J. Bussan. $100,000.

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, subcontract through Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Succulent bean research. 5/2002 – 9/2004. T. German, C. Grau, W.R. Stevenson, J. Nienhuis, J. Wyman, and A.J. Bussan. $12,000 ($150,000 total).

WDATCP, Agriculture Development and Diversification. Early maturing tomato varieties for Wisconsin Fresh Market Producers. 7/2002-6/2005. A.J. Bussan, J. Nienhuis and R. Weiderholt. $30,000 ($37,000 total).

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Base funding for Potato and Vegetable Production. 7/2001 – 6/2008. A.J. Bussan. $137,000.

Allied industry support. Potato and vegetable research. 1/2002 – present. A.J. Bussan. $67,500

USDA Initiative for Future Agricultural and Farm Systems. Chickpea: Economic diversification opportunity for Northern Plains cropping systems. 10/2001 – 12/2004. P.R. Miller, K.R. McCay, D.E. Buschena, and A.J. Bussan. ($500,000 total).

USDA Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. Using crop diversity in no-till and organic systems to reduce inputs and increase profits and sustainability in the Northern Plains. 10/2001 – 9/2004. A.J. Bussan, C. Merja, B. Quinn, B. Maxwell, P. Miller, and D. Buschena. $157,888.

Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund. Integrated management of herbicide resistant kochia. 7/2001 – 6/2002. B. Dyer and A.J. Bussan. ($17,480 total).

USDA Fund for Rural America, a component of “The Consortium for Site-Specific Resource Management.” Precision wild oat management in spring wheat – development of the site specific input optimization system. 10/2000 – 9/2004. G. Nielsen. D. Long, R. Engel, P. Miller, A.J. Bussan, and B.D. Maxwell. $112,072 ($768,000 total).

USDA NRICGP Biology of Weedy and Invasive Plants Program. Methods for improving on farm weed management decisions. 10/2000 – 9/2002. B.D. Maxwell, A.J. Bussan, D. Goodman, and D. Buschena. ($90,000 total).

USDA special grant entitled “Sustainable Pest Management Research Project.” Integrated weed management in diverse crop rotations. 10/1999 – 9/2002. A.J. Bussan and B.D. Maxwell. $115,000.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a component of “A public Access Resource Center Empowering the General Public to Use EOSDIS-Implementation” (Partners of the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium). Mapping wild oat in small grain. 10/1999 – 9/2000. G. Nielsen, D. Long, R. Engel, R. Lawrence, R. Aspinall, A.J. Bussan, and B.D. Maxwell. $4,000 ($79,999 total). 14

Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund. Persian darnel management with diverse crop rotations. 7/1999 – 6/2001. A.J. Bussan, P. Miller and J. Mickelson. $42,396.

Montana Wheat and Barley Committee. Integrated weed management diagnostic and education lab. 7/1999 – 6/2002. A.J. Bussan. $60,000.

Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund. Mapping for site-specific management of wild oats in spring grain. 7/1998 – 6/2001. A.J. Bussan, and B.D. Maxwell. $122,039.

Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund. Persian darnel emergence and competition with small grain. 7/1998 – 6/1999. A.J. Bussan. $17,395.

Allied Industry Support. Cropland Weed Research. 4/1998 – 3/2001. A.J. Bussan. $329,950.

(PENDING)

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Base funding for Potato and Vegetable Production. 4/2008-3/2009. A.J. Bussan. $20,000

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Wisconsin Muck Potato Research Proposal. 4/2008-3/2009. A.J. Bussan, R. Groves. J. Colquhoun, and C.J. Kostichka. $2,500 ($10,000)

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Profiling sugars in the snack food association chip trial. 4/2008-3/2009. A.J. Bussan. $7,500

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association. Understanding stem end defect in chipping potatoes. 4/2008-3/2009. A.J. Bussan. $12,000

Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Council. Development of Annual and Perennial Cover Cropping Systems for Integration into Vegetable Crop Rotations. 4/2008-3/2009. A.J. Bussan. $6,768

USDA Cooperative State Potato Research Program. Managing pressure bruise of potato. 4/2008-3/2009. P. Bethke, A.J. Bussan, and S. Jantry. $31,500 ($66,505)
USDA Cooperative State Potato Research Program. Characterization of factors contributing to phyiological age of seed. 4/2008-3/2009. P. Bethke and A.J. Bussan. $49,100 ($56,980)