Melinda Yerka


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Assistant Professor

Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 202
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 784-6442
Email: myerka@unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 203 
 
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EDUCATION
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

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.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Werle, R., A. J. Jhala, M. K. Yerka, and J. L. Lindquist. 2016, Distribution of herbicide resistant shattercane and johnsongrass populations across Nebraska and Kansas., Agronomy Journal. 108:321-328.
Yerka, M. K., J. J. Toy, D. L. Funnell-Harris, S. E. Sattler, and J. F. Pedersen. 2016, Evaluation of interallelic waxy, heterowaxy, and wild-type grain sorghum hybrids., Crop Science. 56:1-9.
Yerka, M. K., A. Watson, J. J. Toy, G. Erickson, J. F. Pedersen, and R. Mitchell. 2015, Crop Science 55:681-687., Yield and forage value of a dual-purpose bmr-12 sorghum hybrid.
Yerka, M. K., J. J. Toy, D. L. Funnell-Harris, S. E. Sattler, and J. F. Pedersen. 2015, Registration of A/BN641 and RN642 waxy grain sorghum genetic stocks., Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:258-261.
Yerka, M. K., J. J. Toy, D. L. Funnell-Harris, S. E. Sattler, and J. F. Pedersen. 2015, Registration of N619 to N640 grain sorghum lines with waxy or wild-type endosperm., Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:244-248.
Yerka, M., A. Wiersma, B. Lindenmayer, P. Westra, W. Johnson, N. de Leon, and D. Stoltenberg. 2013, Reduced translocation is associated with common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) tolerance to glyphosate., Weed Science. 61:353-360.
Yerka, M. K., N. de Leon, and D. E. Stoltenberg. 2012, Pollen-mediated gene flow in common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)., Weed Science. 60:600-606.
Markham, M. Y. and D. E. Stoltenberg. 2010, Corn morphology, mass, and grain yield as affected by early-season red:far-red light environments., Crop Science. 50:273-280.
Markham, M. Y. and D. E. Stoltenberg. 2009, Red:far-red light effects on corn growth and productivity in field environments., Weed Science. 57:208-215.