melinda yerka

Melinda Yerka

Assistant Professor

Summary

Genetics and physiology of evolved herbicide resistance in weeds. Crop-to-weed gene flow and development of reproductive barriers to gene flow. Sorghum germplasm development and trait characterization.

Education

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

Publications

Fact Sheets

Sorghum Production in Nevada

2021

University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-09

Walia, M., Yerka, M., Washington-Allen, R., Andrade-Rodriguez, M., and McCuin, G.

This fact sheet aims to educate it's readers on sorghum as an alternative crop for Nevada, varieties of sorghum, and key considerations for the production of sorghum crops....

Journals

Distribution of herbicide resistant shattercane and johnsongrass populations across Nebraska and Kansas.

2016

Agronomy Journal. 108:321-328.

Werle, R., A. J. Jhala, M. K. Yerka, and J. L. Lindquist.

Evaluation of interallelic waxy, heterowaxy, and wild-type grain sorghum hybrids.

2016

Crop Science. 56:1-9.

Yerka, M. K., J. J. Toy, D. L. Funnell-Harris, S. E. Sattler, and J. F. Pedersen.

Crop Science 55:681-687.

2015

Yield and forage value of a dual-purpose bmr-12 sorghum hybrid.

Yerka, M. K., A. Watson, J. J. Toy, G. Erickson, J. F. Pedersen, and R. Mitchell.

Registration of A/BN641 and RN642 waxy grain sorghum genetic stocks.

2015

Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:258-261.

Yerka, M. K., J. J. Toy, D. L. Funnell-Harris, S. E. Sattler, and J. F. Pedersen.

Registration of N619 to N640 grain sorghum lines with waxy or wild-type endosperm.

2015

Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:244-248.

Yerka, M. K., J. J. Toy, D. L. Funnell-Harris, S. E. Sattler, and J. F. Pedersen.

Reduced translocation is associated with common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) tolerance to glyphosate.

2013

Weed Science. 61:353-360.

Yerka, M., A. Wiersma, B. Lindenmayer, P. Westra, W. Johnson, N. de Leon, and D. Stoltenberg.

Pollen-mediated gene flow in common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album).

2012

Weed Science. 60:600-606.

Yerka, M. K., N. de Leon, and D. E. Stoltenberg.

Corn morphology, mass, and grain yield as affected by early-season red:far-red light environments.

2010

Crop Science. 50:273-280.

Markham, M. Y. and D. E. Stoltenberg.

Red:far-red light effects on corn growth and productivity in field environments.

2009

Weed Science. 57:208-215.

Markham, M. Y. and D. E. Stoltenberg.