Phil Bruckner

Phil Bruckner, Professor - PhD. North Dakota State University,1985

Office:407 Leon Johnson Hall
Lab: 419 Leon Johnson Hall

Phone: 406-994-5127
Fax: 406-994-1848

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RESEARCH

Development of high-yielding winter wheat varieties that have good agronomic characteristics and resistance to disease and insect pests, are compatible with cultural practices, withstand environmental stresses and meet marketing requirements of Montana producers; plant breeding and genetics research related to variety development.

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

Winter wheat cultivar development, applied agronomic research; Teaching PSPP 341 (Field Crop Production), graduate and undergraduate advising.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. 1978 Montana State Univ. Agricultural Production: Agronomy
  • M.S. 1981 Montana State Univ. Agronomy
  • Ph.D. 1985 North Dakota State Univ. Agronomy

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • BigSky HRW and NuSky HWW wheat released to Montana seed producers, fall 2001.
  • Paul HRW wheat approved for release to Montana seed producers, fall 2003.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

  • CSSA Wheat Crop Registration Committee
  • MAES Variety Release and Recommendation Committee
  • MAES Plant Growth Center Management Committee
  • College of Agriculture Scholarship Committee
  • Departmental Space Committee

COURSES TAUGHT

  • AGSC 341: Field Crop Production (alternate spring semesters)

STUDENT ADVISING

  • B.S. APPROX. 12
  • M.S. 1
  • Ph.D. 1

PUBLICATIONS FROM 1998 TO PRESENT

Refereed Journals

Engel, R. E., P. L. Bruckner, and J. Eckhoff. 1998. Critical tissue concentration and chloride requirements for wheat. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 62:401-405.

Lang, C. E., S. P. Lanning, G. R. Carlson, G. D. Kushnak, P. L. Bruckner, and L. E. Talbert.1998. Relationship between baking and noodle quality in hard white spring wheat. Crop Sci. 38:823-827.

Lou, K. F., M. J. Weiss, P. L. Bruckner, W. L. Morrill, L. E. Talbert, and J. M. Martin. 1998.RAPD variation within and among geographic populations of wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus Norton). J. Hered. 89:329-335.

Bruckner, P. L., S. D. Cash, and R. D. Lee. 1998. Nitrogen effects on triticale grain yield, amino acid composition, and feed nutritional quality for swine. J. Prod. Agric. 11:180-184.

Bruckner, P. L., J. W. Johnson, G. W. Burton, R. N. Gates, R. D. Barnett and G. M. Hill. 1999. Registration of Wrens 96 rye. Crop Sci. 39:287.

Blount, A. R., R. D. Barnett, J. W. Johnson, P. L. Pfahler, P. L. Bruckner, B. M. Cunfer, and G. D. Buntin. 2001. Registration of Chapman oat. Crop Sci. 41:263.

Holen, D. L., P. L. Bruckner, J. M. Martin, G. R. Carlson, D. M. Wichman, and J. E. Berg. 2001. Response of winter wheat to simulated stand reduction. Agron. J. 93:364-370.

Harrison, S. A., R. D. Barnett, P. L. Bruckner, H. J. Mascagni, and S. H. Moore. 2001. Registration of LA422 wheat. Crop Sci. 41:926.

Bruckner, P. L., D. Habernicht, G. R. Carlson, D. M. Wichman, and L. E. Talbert. 2001. Comparative bread quality of white flour and whole grain flour for hard red spring and winter wheat. Crop Sci. 41:1917-1920.

Baley, G. J., L. E. Talbert, J. M. Martin, M. J. Young, D. K. Habernicht, G. D. Kushnak, J. E. Berg, S. P. Lanning, and P. L. Bruckner. 2001. Agronomic and end-use qualities of wheat streak mosaic virus resistant spring wheat. Crop Sci. 41:1779-1784.

Habernicht, D. K., J. E. Berg, G. R. Carlson, D. M. Wichman, G. D. Kushnak, K. D. Kephart, J. M. Martin, and P. L. Bruckner. 2002. Pan bread and raw Chinese noodle qualities in hard winter wheat genotypes grown in water-limited environments. Crop Sci. 42:(in press).

Jukanti, A.K. P.L. Bruckner, D.K. Habernicht, C.R. Foster, J.M. Martin, and A.M. Fischer. 2002. Efficient assay of low wheat flour polyphenol oxidase activities after SDS extraction. Cereal Chem. Submitted.

Bruckner, P.L., J.E. Berg, G.R. Carlson, D.M. Wichman, N. Riveland, K.D. Kephart, R.N. Stougaard, G.D. Kushnak, J.L. Eckhoff, E.A. Hockett, and D.K. Habernicht. 2002. Registration of ‘BigSky’ Wheat. Crop Sci. Submitted.

Berg, J.E., P.L. Bruckner, K.D. Kephart, R.N. Stougaard, G.D. Kushnak, J.L. Eckhoff, G.R. Carlson, D.M. Wichman, N. Riveland, E.A. Hockett, and D.K. Habernicht. 2002. Registration of ‘NuSky’ Wheat. Crop Sci. Submitted.

Experiment station bulletins and reports

Bowman, H. F., S. D. Cash, P. Bruckner, J. W. Bergman, J. L. Eckhoff, D. M. Wichman, G. D. Kushnak, G. R. Carlson, and R. N. Stougaard. 1998. Winter wheat variety performance summary in Montana. Montana Agric. Exp. Stn. Extension Bulletin 1098. 31 p.

Berg, J. E., P. L. Bruckner, G. R. Carlson, D. M. Wichman, G. D. Kushnak, K. D. Kephart, R. N. Stougaard, J. Eckhoff, D. Habernicht, D. Mathre, R. Johnston, and N. Riveland. 1999. Winter wheat variety performance summary in Montana. Montana Agric. Exp. Stn. Extension Bulletin 1098. 30 p.

Berg, J. E., P. L. Bruckner, G. R. Carlson, J. Eckhoff, G. D. Kushnak, K. D. Kephart, N. Riveland, R. N. Stougaard, D. M. Wichman, D. Habernicht, R. Johnston and D. Mathre. 2000. Winter wheat variety performance summary in Montana. Montana Agric. Exp. Stn. Extension Bulletin 1098. 30 p.

Berg, J. E., P. L. Bruckner, G. R. Carlson, J. Eckhoff, G. D. Kushnak, K. D. Kephart, N. Riveland, R. N. Stougaard, D. M. Wichman, D. Habernicht, R. Johnston and D. Mathre. 2001. Winter wheat variety performance summary in Montana. Montana Agric. Exp. Stn. Extension Bulletin 2B 1098. 31 p.

Berg, J. E., P. L. Bruckner, G. R. Carlson, J. Eckhoff, G. D. Kushnak, K. D. Kephart, N. Riveland, R. N. Stougaard, D. M. Wichman, D. Habernicht, R. Johnston and R. Larson. 2002. Winter wheat variety performance summary in Montana. Montana Agric. Exp. Stn. Extension Bulletin 2B 1098. 31 p.

Lorbeer, S., J. Jacobsen, P. Bruckner, D. Wichman, and J. Berg. 2000. Capturing the genetic protein potential in winter wheat. Fertilizer Facts. Number 23. July, 2000. Montana State University Extension Service.


CURRENT PROGRAMS

Research

  • Hard red and white winter wheat cultivar development with emphasis on dual-purpose utilization for bread and Asian noodles
  • Identification of winter-hardy, yield-competitive solid stem cultivar
  • Incorporate WSMV resistance into adapted winter wheat germplasm
  • Incorporate imidazolinone tolerance into adapted germplasm by backcross procedures
  • Determine the effects of divergent selection for level of polyphenol oxidase in wheat of field performance and end-use qualities
  • Develop usable microsatellite markers linked to genes for stem solidness and cold hardiness

Teaching

  • Field Crop Production (PSPP341), alternate years
  • Undergraduate student advising: approx. 12 (Turfgrass majors)
  • Graduate student advising: Allen, Jukanti
  • Graduate student committees: Waters, Wang, Cook
  • Campus instruction at producer gatherings and Research Center field days

Service/outreach

  • Presentations to foreign trade teams about Montana wheat quality
  • On-farm and phone consultation with producers regarding production questions
  • Coordinate statewide winter wheat variety testing