Jane King

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Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
jane.king@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degree:

 PhD, University of Liverpool

Job/Research Area: 

Physiology of forage crops 






Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests:

 Research is directed towards understanding the physiological adaptation of introduced and native forage species in order to optimize forage production and stand persistence under a range of management systems. Areas of interest include: seasonality of growth and photoperiod response, winter hardening and winter survival, defoliation management, competitive interference, forage establishment. Current research includes studies on: population dynamics in grass legume mixtures for intensive pasture production; phenology, growth and environmental adaptation of native grass species; population density effects on yield, feed quality and persistence of alfalfa stands; perennial weeds in hay and pasture an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach to managing perennial weeds in hay and pasture. 

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Graduate Career Opportunities  

No graduate student positions available at this time. 

Publications

Seasonal variation in resistance of aspen stem parts to shearing force
Author(s): Dockrill, C.W.M., A.W. Bailey, P.V. Blenis and J.R. King
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Rangeland Ecol. and Manage
Volume: 59
Page Numbers: 212-215

Biology of Canadian Weeds 128. Leucanthemum vulgare Lam
Author(s): Clements, D.R., D.E. Cole, S. Darbyshire, J.R. King, and McClay
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: In: Ed, P.B. Cavers The Biology of Canadian Weeds
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 416-436

he productivity of oats and berseem clover intercrops I. Primary growth characteristics and forage quality at four densities of oats
Author(s): Ross, S.M., J.R. King, J.T. O’Donovan, and D. Spaner
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Grass and Forage Science
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 74-86

The productivity of oats and berseem clover intercrops II. Effects of cutting date and density of oats on annual forage yield
Author(s): Ross, S.M., J.R. King, J.T. O’Donovan, and D. Spaner
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Grass and Forage Science
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 87-98

Intercropping berseem clover with barley and oat cultivars for forage
Author(s): Ross, S.M., J.R. King, J.T. O’Donovan, and D. Spaner
Publication Date: 2004
Publication: Agronomy Journal
Volume: 96
Page Numbers: 1719-1729

Temperature effects on regrowth of three rough fescue species
Author(s): King, J.R., M.J. Hill, and W.D. Willms
Publication Date: 1998
Publication: J. Range Mgmt.
Volume: 51
Page Numbers: 463-468

Weathering losses of forage species on the fescue grassland in southwestern Alberta
Author(s): Willms, W.D., J.R. King, and J.F. Dormaar
Publication Date: 1998
Publication: Can. J. Plant Sc.
Volume: 78
Page Numbers: 265-272

Growth response of Festuca altaica, F. hallii and F. campestris to temperature
Author(s): King, J.R., M.J. Hill, and W.D. Willms
Publication Date: 1995
Publication: Can. J. Bot.
Volume: 73
Page Numbers: 1074-1080