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

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.