All Publications by Year


Heuschele, D.J., Smith, K.P., and Annor, G.A. 2020. Variation in Lignin, Cell Wall-Bound p-Coumaric, and Ferulic Acid in the Nodes and Internodes of Cereals and Their Impact on Lodging. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 68: 12569-12576;

Heuschele D. Jo, T.A. Garcia, J. B Ortiz, K.P. Smith, and P. Marchetto. 2020. Cereal Stem Stress: in situ Biomechanical Characterization of Stem Elasticity.  Appl. Sci. 10:7965;

María Muñoz-Amatriaín 1 , Javier Hernandez, Dustin Herb, P. Stephen Baenziger, Anne Marie Bochard , Flavio Capettini , Ana Casas , Alfonso Cuesta-Marcos , Claus Einfeldt, Scott Fisk, Amelie Genty, Laura Helgerson, Markus Herz, Gongshe Hu, Ernesto Igartua, Ildiko Karsai, I., Toshiki Nakamura, Kazuhiro Sato, Kevin Smith, Erick Stockinger, William Thomas, Patrick Hayes. 2020. Perspectives on low temperature tolerance and vernalization sensitivity in barley: prospects for facultative growth habit. Frontiers 11:1625.

Schiffner, S, Jungers, JM, Hulke, BS, Van Tassel, DL, Smith, KP, Sheaffer, CC. Silflower seed and biomass responses to plant density and nitrogen fertilization. Agrosyst Geosci Environ. 2020; 3:e20118.

Neyhart, J.L., Gutierrez Chacon, L. and Smith, K.P. 2020. Using Environmental Similarities to Design Training Sets for Genomewide Selection. Crop Sci  (Early View).

Zimmer C.M., I.G. McNish, K.E. Klos, T. Oro, K.M.A. Arruda, L.C. Gutkoski, M.T. Pacheco, K.P. Smith, and L.C.Federizzi. 2020. Genome-wide association for β-glucan content, population structure, and linkage disequilibrium in elite oat germplasm adapted to subtropical environments. Mol Breeding 40, 103 (2020).

Allison Haaning, Kevin Smith, Gina Brown-Guedira, Shiaoman Chao, Priyanka Tyagi, and Gary Muehlbauer. 2020. Natural genetic variation underlying tiller development in barley (Hordeum vulgare L) G3 10: 1197-1212;

Adhikari, A., Steffenson, B.J., Smith, K.P., Smith, M., Dill-Macky, R. 2020. Identification of quantitative trait loci for net form net blotch resistance in contemporary barley breeding germplasm from the USA using genome-wide association mapping. Theor Appl Genet 133, 1019–1037.

Ibrahim S. Elbasyoni, Sabah M. Morsy Mahmoud Naser Heba Ali, Kevin P. Smith P. Stephen Baenziger. 2020. Reverse introduction of two- and six-rowed barley lines from the United States into Egypt. Crop Science 60:812–829,


Ian G. McNish, Cristiano M. Zimmer, Alexander Q. Susko, D. Jo Heuschele, Tyler Tiede, Austin J. Case, Jean-Luc Jannink and Kevin P. Smith. 2019. Mapping crown rust resistance at multiple time points in elite oat germplasm. Plant Genome;

Elbasyoni, I.S., Naser, M., Morsy, S.A., Ali, H., Smith, K.P., and Baenziger, P.S. 2019. Reverse introduction of two and six-rowed barley lines from the USA into Egypt. Crop Sci.;

Zhong, B. H.W., J. J. Wiersma, C. C. Sheaffer, B. J. Steffenson, and K. P. Smith. 2019. Assessment of winter barley in Minnesota: Relationships among cultivar, fall seeding date, winter survival, and grain yield. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management 5:190055;

Heuschele, D.J., A. Case, and K.P. Smith. 2019. Evaluation of Fast Generation Cycling in Oat (Avena sativa) Cereal Research Communications 47:626–635.

Kono, TJY, C. Liu, E.E Vonderharr, D. Koenig, J.C. Fay, K.P. Smith, P.L. Morrell. 2019. The fate of deleterious variants in a barley genomic prediction population. Genetics 213: 1531-1544.

Nice, L., Y. Huang , B. J. Steffenson , L. Gyenis, P. Schwarz , K. P. Smith, and G. J. Muehlbauer. 2019. Mapping malting quality and yield characteristics in a north American two-rowed malting barley × wild barley advanced backcross population. Molecular Breeding. 39.

Hemshrot, A., A.M. Poets, P. Tyagi, L. Lei, C.K. Carter, C.N. Hirsch, L. Li, G. Brown-Guedira, P.L. Morrell, G.J. Muehlbauer, K.P. Smith. 2019. Development of a multi-parent population for genetic mapping and allele discovery in six-row barley. Genetics 213:595-613;

Neyhart, J.L., A.J. Lorenz, and K.P. Smith. 2019. Multi-trait improvement by predicting genetic correlations in breeding crosses. G3, 9:3153-3165.

Susko, A.Q., Marchetto, P., Heuschele J.D., and K.P. Smith. 2018. Quantifying cereal crop movement through hemispherical video analysis of agricultural plots. Plant Methods15:5.

Neyhart, J. L., and K.P. Smith. 2019. Validating Genomewide Predictions of Genetic Variance in a Contemporary Breeding Program. Crop Sci. 59:1062-1072.

Neyhart J.L., A. Mills, C. Sellmer, M. Sorrells, D. Sweeney, C. Kapp, A. McFarland, L. Elmore, J. Sherman, R. Horsley, E. Stockinger, P. Hayes, M. Mohammadi, J. Goudet, L. Lukens, H. Darby, P. González, L. Gutierrez, C. Duley, C. Evans, G. Hu, and K. P. Smith. 2019.  Registration of the S2MET Barley Mapping Population for Multi-Environment Genomewide Selection. J. Plant Registrations 13:270-280.


Susko, A., F. Gilbertson, D. Heuschele, K.P. Smith, P. Marchetto. 2018. An automatable, field camera track system for phenotyping crop lodging and crop movement.  HardwareX.

Huang, Y., M. Haas, S. Heinen, B. Steffenson, K.P. Smith, and G.J. Muehlbauer. 2018. QTL Mapping of Fusarium Head Blight and Correlated Agromorphological Traits in an Elite Barley Cultivar Rasmusson. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9.

Falcon, C.M., R. Horsley, G. Hu, T. Blake, and K. P. Smith. 2018. Mapping QTLs for Grain Protein Concentration and Agronomic Traits under Different Nitrogen Levels in Barley. Crop Sci 59:68-83.

Tiede, T. and K.P. Smith. 2018. Evaluation and retrospective optimization of genomic selection for yield and disease resistance in spring barley. Mol Breeding 38:55;

Belcher, A. R., A. Cuesta-Marcos, K.P Smith, C.C Mundt, X. Chen, and P.M. Hayes. 2018. TCAP FAC-WIN6 elite barley GWAS panel QTL. I. Barley stripe rust resistance QTL in facultative and winter six-rowed malt barley breeding programs identified via GWAS. Crop Sci. 58:. 103-119.


Belcher, A., A. Cuesta-Marcos, K.P. Smith, and P.M. Hayes. 2018. TCAP FAC-WIN6 elite barley GWAS panel QTL. II. Malting quality QTL in elite North American facultative and winter six-rowed barley identified via GWAS. Crop Sci.  58:120-132.

David Van Tassel, D.,  K. Albrecht, J. Bever, A. Boe, Y. Brandvain, T. Crews, M. Gansberger, P. Gerstberger, L. González-Paleo, B. Hulke, N. Kane, P. Johnson, V. Picasso Risso, E. Pestsova, J. Prasifka, D. Ravetta, B. Schlautman, C. Sheaffer, K. Smith, P. Speranza, K. Turner, A. Vilela, P. von Gehren, and C. Weaver. 2017. Accelerating Silphium domestication: an opportunity to develop new crop ideotypes and breeding strategies informed by multiple disciplines. Crop Sci. 57: 3: 1274-1284.

Nice, L. M., B.J. Steffenson, T.K. Blake, R.D. Horsley, K.P. Smith and G.J. Muehlbauer. 2017. Mapping agronomic traits in a wild barley advanced backcross nested association mapping (AB-NAM) population.  Crop Sci. 57: 3: 1199-1210.

Neyhart, J.,T. Tiede, A. J. Lorenz, and K. P. Smith. 2017. Evaluating methods of updating training data in long-term genomewide selection. G3 7:1499-1510.

Elakhdar, A., T. Kumamaru, K.P. Smith, R.S. Brueggeman, and L.J.A. Capo-chichi. 2017. Genotype by environment interactions (GEIs) for barley grain yield under salt stress condition. J. Crop Sci. Biotech 20.


Burlakoti, R.R., S. Gyawali, S. Chao, K.P. Smith, R.D. Horsley, B. Cooper, G.J. Muehlbauer and S.M. Neate. 2016. Genome-wide association study of spot form of net blotch resistance in the Upper Midwest barley breeding programs. Phytopathology;

Kono, T.J.Y., F. Fu, M. Mohammadi, P.J. Hoffman, C. Liu, R.M. Stupar, K.P. Smith, P. Tiffin, J.C. Fay, and P.L. Morrell. 2016. The role of deleterious substitutions in crop genomes. Mol. Biol. Evol. 33:2307–2317;

Liana M. Nice, B.J. Steffenson, G.L. Brown Guedira, E.D. Akhunov, T.J.Y. Kono, P.L. Morrell, R. Horsley, K.P. Smith, G.J. Muehlbauer. 2016.  Development and genetic characterization of an Advanced Backcross – Nested Association Mapping (AB-NAM) population of wild × cultivated barley. Genetics 203:1453-67.

Sallam, A. and K.P. Smith. 2016. Genomic selection performs similarly to phenotypic selection in barley. Crop Sci. 56:2871-2881.

Huang Y., L. Lia, K.P. Smith and G.J Muehlbauer. 2016. Differential transcriptomic responses to Fusarium graminearum infection in two barley quantitative trait loci associated with Fusarium head blight resistance. BMC Genomics 17:387.

Poets, A.M., M. Mohammadi, K. Seth, H. Wang, T.Y. Kono, Z. Fang, G.J. Muehlbauer, K.P. Smith, and P.L. Morrell. 2016. The effects of both recent and long-term selection and genetic drift are readily evident in North American barley breeding populations. G3 29:609-22.

Tiede, T. L. Kumar, M. Mohamadi and K.P. Smith, K.P.  Predicting genetic variance in bi-parental breeding populations is more accurate when explicitly modeling the segregation of informative genomewide markers. Mol. Breed.​1007/​s11032-015-0390-6.

Neyhart, J. L., Tiede, T., Lorenz, A. J., and Smith, K. P. 2016. Evaluating Methods of Updating Training Data in Long-Term Genomewide Selection. G3. 7:1499-1510.

Poets, A., Mohammadi, M., Seth, K., Wang, H., Kono, T., Fang, Z., Muehlbauer, G., Smith, K.P., and Morrell, P. The effects of both recent and long-term selection and genetic drift are readily evident in North American barley breeding populations. G3. 6:609-622.


Tiede, T., Kumar, L., Mohamadi, M., and Smith, K.P. 2016.  Predicting genetic variance in bi-parental breeding populations is more accurate when explicitly modeling the segregation of informative genomewide markers. Mol. Breed. doi: 10.1007/s11032-015-0390-6.

Belcher, A.R., R.C. Graebnera, A. Cuesta-Marcos, S. Fisk, T. Filichkina, K.P. Smith, V. Blake, and P.M. Hayesa. 2015. Registration of the TCAP FAC-WIN6 Barley Panel for Genome Wide Association Studies. J. Plant Reg. 9:411-418. doi:10.3198/jpr2014.12.0083crmp

Graebner RC, Wise M, Cuesta-Marcos A, Geniza M, Blake T, Blake VC, Butler J, Chao S, Hole DJ, Horsley R, Jaiswal P, Obert D, Smith KP, Ullrich S, Hayes PM. 2015. Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with the Tocochromanol (Vitamin E) Pathway in Barley. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133767. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133767

Lorenz, A. and K.P. Smith. 2015. Adding genetically distant individuals to training populations reduces genomic prediction accuracy in barley. Crop Sci. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0827

Mohammadi, M., Tiede, T., and Smith K.P. 2015. PopVar: A genome-wide procedure for predicting genetic variance and correlated response in bi-parental breeding populations Crop Sci. - doi:10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0030

Mohammadi, M., A. Budde, R. Horsley, S. Ullrich, T. Blake, P. Hayes, D. Hole, D. Obert, B. Cooper, S. Chao, and K.P. Smith. 2015. A genome-wide association study of malting quality across eight U.S. barley breeding programs. Theor. Appl. Genet. 128:705-721. DOI 10.1007/s00122-015-2465-5

Mamo, B.E., K. P. Smith, R. Brueggeman, and B. J. Steffenson. 2015. Genetic characterization of wheat stem rust resistance in landrace and wild barley accessions identifies rpg4/Rpg5 locus.  Phytopath. 105:99-109. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-12-13-0340-R. 


Sallam, A., Endleman, J., Jannink, J.L., and K. P. Smith. 2014. Assessing genomic selection prediction accuracy in a dynamic barley breeding population. The Plant Genome (online Sept, 2014).  doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2014.05.0020 

Zhou Fang, Ana M. Gonzales, Michael T. Clegg, Kevin P. Smith, Gary J. Muehlbauer, Brian J. Steffenson, Peter L. Morrell. 2014. Two genomic regions contribute disproportionately to geographic differentiation in wild barley. G3 4:1193-1203. doi:10.1534/g3.114.010561   

Mohammadi, M., J. B. Endelman, S. Nair, S. Chao, S. S. Jones, G. J. Muehlbauer, S. E. Ullrich, B. Baik, M. L.Wise, and K. P. Smith.  2014.  Association mapping of grain hardness, polyphenol oxidase, total phenolics, amylose content, and β-glucan in US barley breeding germplasm. Mol Breeding 34:1229–1243 DOI: 10.1007/s11032-014-0112-5.

Pauli, D., G.J. Muehlbauer, K. Smith, B. Cooper, D. Hole, D. Obert, S. Ullrich and T. Blake.  2014.  Association mapping of agronomic QTLs in U.S. spring barley breeding germplasm. The Plant Genome 7:1-15. doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2013.11.0037.

Navara, S. and K.P. Smith. 2014. Using near-isogenic barley lines to validate deoxynivalenol (DON) QTL previously identified through association analysis. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-013-2247-x. Theor. Appl. Genet. 127: 633-645.


Fang, Z., A. Eule-Nashoba, C. Powers, T. Y. Kono,  S. Takuno, P. L. Morrell, and K. P. Smith. 2013. Comparative Analyses Identify the Contributions of Exotic Donors to Disease Resistance in a Barley Experimental Population. G3 3:1945-1953.

Locatelli, A., A. Cuesta-Marcos, L. Gutiérrez, P. M. Hayes, K.P. Smith, A.Castro. 2013. Genome-wide association mapping of agronomic traits in relevant barley germplasm in Uruguay. Mol. Breeding 31:631-654.

Smith, K.P., A. Budde, R. Dill-Macky, D.C. Rasmusson, E. Schiefelbein, J.J. Wiersma, J.V. Wiersma, B.J. Steffenson. 2013. Registration of ‘Quest’ Spring Malting Barley with Improved Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight. J. Plant Reg. 7:125-129  doi:10.3198/jpr2012.03.0200crc, Published: January 25, 2013.

Huang, Y., B. Millet, K. Beaubien, S. Dahl, B. Steffenson, K. Smith, G. Muehlbauer. 2013. Haplotype diversity and population structure in cultivated and wild barley evaluated for Fusarium head blight responses.  Theor. Appl. Genet. 126:619-36.

Fisk, S., A. Cuesta-Marcos, L. Cistue, J. Russell, K.P Smith, P. Baenziger, Z. Bedo, A. Corey, T. Filichkin, I. Karsai, R. Waugh, P. Hayes. 2013. FR-H3: A New QTL to Assist in the Development of Fall-Sown Barley with Superior Low Temperature Tolerance. Theor. Appl. Genet. 126:335-347.


Blake V.C., J.G. Kling, P.M. Hayes, J. Jannink, S.R. Jillella, J. Lee, D.E. Matthews, S. Chao, T.J. Close, G.J. Muehlbauer, K.P. Smith, R.P. Wise and J.A. Dickerson. 2012. The Hordeum Toolbox: The Barley Coordinated Agricultural Project Genotype and Phenotype Resource. The Plant Genome 5:81-91

Lorenz, A., Smith, K.P., and Jannink, J.L. 2012. Potential and optimization of genomic selection for Fusarium head blight resistance in six-row barley.  Crop Sci. 52:1609-1621.


Lorenz, A. J.,  Chao, S., Asoro, F.G, Heffner, E.L., Hayashi, T., Iwata, H., Smith, K.P., Sorrells, M.E. and Jannink, J.L. 2011. Genomic Selection in Plant Breeding: Knowledge and Prospects.  Advances in Agronomy 110:77-123.

von Zitzewitz, J., F. Condon, A. Corey, A. Cuesta‐Marcos, T.Filichkina, K. Haggard, S.P. Fisk, K.P. Smith, G.J. Muehlbauer, I. Karsai and P.M. Hayes. 2011. The genetics of winterhardiness in barley: perspectives from genome‐wide association mapping. The Plant Genome 4:76-91

Wang, H., K.P. Smith, E. Combs, T. Blake, R. Horsley and G.J. Muehlbauer.  2011.  Effect of population size and unbalanced data sets on QTL detection using genome-wide association mapping in barley breeding germplasm. Theor. Appl. Genet. 124:111–124.

Cuesta-Marcos, A., P. Szucs, T. J Close, T. Filichkin, G. J Muehlbauer, K. P Smith and P. M Hayes. 2011. Genome-wide SNPs and re-sequencing of growth habit and inflorescence genes in barley: implications for association mapping in germplasm arrays varying in size and structure.  BMC Genomics 11:707-721.

Massman, J., B. Cooper, R. Horsley, S. Neate, R. Dill-Macky, S. Chao, Y. Dong, P. Schwarz, G. J. Muehlbauer and K. P. Smith. 2011. Genome-wide Association Mapping of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Contemporary Barley Breeding Germplasm.  Mol. Breeding 27:439-454.

Prior to 2011