Jacob Price

Senior Research Associate
PhD Student

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
6500 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX 79106
Office: (806) 677-5651
japrice@ag.tamu.edu

Education
M.S. 2008, West Texas A&M University, Biology
B.S., 2005, West Texas A&M University, Biology
A.S., 2002, Amarillo College, Biology
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Research Interests
Disease severity and epidemiology of  Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) and other wheat viral pathogens such as Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV) and Wheat mosaic virus (WMoV) which are vectored by the Wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella Keifer). My research interests include vector movement of the wheat curl mite from native grassland and CRP pastures into newly planted winter wheat and the identification of alternative host plants between wheat seasons. My studies also include movement of the vector and subsequent disease spread throughout infected fields and diseases severity at different times of infection.

I am also interested in the relationship between WSMV and TriMV during multiple and single infections. These two viruses are commonly found together during multiple infections but, little is known about their transmission or there severity. Aspects of my research include viral quantification within the host plant as well as the vector. I am also interested in transmission efficiency of these two viruses and any interactions between these two pathogens. My studies will include losses due to these diseases in both multiple and single infections in grain yield, forage production, and water use efficiency.

Goal of my Research
Through my efforts, I hope to achieve a better understanding of the spread and severity of wheat viral diseases in the Texas Panhandle. With this information we can help Texas producers to better manage wheat viral diseases and help to limit losses due to these diseases.

Other Activities
I serve as the lab technician for the High Plains Plant Diagnostic Lab. My work includes viral testing for a variety of wheat diseases including Wheat streak mosaic virus, Triticum mosaic virus, Wheat mosaic virus, Barley yellow dwarf-PAV, and Barley yellow dwarf-RPV. All disease diagnosis information data is included in the Great Plains Diagnostic Network which is part of the National Plant Disease Information System which surveys and records all plant disease information throughout the United States.

Activities and Honors
Received the Robert E. Mckinley scholarship from the biology department at Amarillo College 2000.
Served on a student panel for a nation wide evaluation of colleges and universities 2001.
Received the Who’s Who Among Students of American Junior Colleges 2001-2002.
Served as Treasurer and then President of the Biology Club at Amarillo College 2000-2002.

Publications
Burrows, M., Franc, G., Rush, C., Blunt, T., Ito, D., Kinzer, K., Olson, J., O’Mara, J., Price, J., Tande, C., Ziems, A., and Stack, J. 2009. Occurrence of viruses in wheat in the Great Plains region, 2008. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:101094/PHP-2009-0706-01-RS.

Huangjun L., Price, J. A., Rudd, J., Devkota, R., and Rush C. M. 2009. A dominance gene for resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus in winter wheat line CO960293-2. Crop Sci. (Submitted)

Price, J. A.., Smith, J., Workneh, F., and Rush, C. M. 2009. Multiplex real time PCR for detection of Wheat streak mosaic virus and Triticum mosaic virus. Phytopathology (Submitted)

Price, J. A., Workneh, F., Evett, S., Jones, D. C., Arthur, J., and Rush, C. M. 2009. Effects of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus on root development and water use efficiency of winter wheat. Plant Diseases (accepted)

Workneh, F., Price, J. A., Jones, D. C., and Rush, C. M. 2009. Wheat streak mosaic: a classic case of plant disease impact on soil water content and crop water-use efficiency. Plant Disease (accepted).

Velandia-Parra, M., Rejesus, R., M., Jones, D., C., Price, J., A., Workneh, F., and Rush C., M. 2009. Economic impact of Wheat streak mosaic virus in the Texas High Plains. Crop Management journal (Submitted)

Popular Articles
Bean, B., R. French, C. Rush, and J. Price. 2008. Wheat streak mosaic infection in 2008. Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Amarillo. AREC 08-25. http://amarillo.tamu.edu/programs/agronomy

Price, J., French, R., and Rush, C. M. 2008. Wheat Viruses in the Texas Panhandle. Texas Wheat Producers. Vol 56.

Ledbetter, K., Price, J. A., Henne, C., and F. Workneh. 2009. Wheat curl mite might require non-chemical control. AgNMore News, March 30, 2009.

Invited Presentations
Price, J., Workneh, F., French, R., and Rush, C., M. 2009. Wheat viruses and irrigation. Training seminar for producers. Crop Protection Service Plainview TX. Aug. 14th Plainview TX

Price, J., Burrows, B., Blunt, T., Franc, G., Ito, D., Kinzer, K., Olson, J., O’Mara, J., Rush, c., Stack, J., Tande, C., and Ziems, A. 2009. Great Plains wheat virus survey 2008. 2009 APS Annual Meeting. August 1-5. Portland, Oregon.

Price, J. A., Workneh, F., and Rush C. M. 2009. The effects of water on virus titer growth of Wheat streak mosaic virus in hard red wither wheat. 2009 APS Annual Meeting. August 1-5. Portland, Oregon.

Price, J., Workneh, F., Rush, C. M., and R. French. 2009. Disease management and water use efficiency in North Texas. Great Plains Diagnostics Network seminar series. April 15th, 2009.

Price, J., Burrows, M., Stack, J., R. French, and C. M. Rush. 2009. Great Plains Wheat Virus Survey 2008. Texas Wheat Group Meeting. Amarillo, TX. March 23, 2009.

Price, J. and Rush C. M. 2009. Disease Management in Wheat and Corn. Applicator Training Workshop. Deaf Smith County Extension. January 27, 2009 Hereford, Texas USA.

Price, J., Workneh, F., Rush, C., and French, R. 2009. Virus effects on crop water use. High Plains Irrigation Conference and Trade Show, Amarillo, TX January 14, 2009.

Price, J. and Rush, C. M. 2008. Wheat diseases and water relation research in Northern Texas. Small Grains Crop Meeting. Deaf Smith County Extension, Hereford, TX. October 23, 2008.

Price, J. and Rush, C. M. 2008. Viral diagnostics and research for Northern Texas. 2008 Briscoe Cotton and Small Grains Meeting. Briscoe County Extension. Silverton, TX. September 25th 2008.

Price, J. and Rush, C. M. 2008. Viral diagnostics and research for Northern Texas. 2008 Briscoe Cotton and Small Grains Meeting. Briscoe County Extension. Silverton, TX. September 25th 2008.

Price, J. and Rush, C. M. 2008. Triticum Mosaic virus a new threat to Texas wheat. Texas Small Grains Meeting, Texas Wheat Producers. Bushland, TX August 13th 2008.

Price, J. and Rush, C. M. 2008. Triticum Mosaic virus a new threat to Texas wheat. Texas Small Grains Meeting, Texas
Wheat Producers. Bushland, TX August 13th 2008.

Price J. and Rush, C. M. 2008. Virus testing, diagnostics, and research. Training for Cooperative Extension Agents. Texas AgriLife Research and Extension. Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center Amarillo, TX. May 20th 2008.