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Horticultural Sciences

Horticultural Sciences

Dr. Guodong "David" Liu

Associate Professor

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office: 1229 Fifield Hall
Phone: (352) 273-4814

  • Areas of Research
    • Nutrient eco-management vs. environmental sustainability
    • Nutrient stewardship for vegetable and fruit production
    • Oxygen fertilization vs. hypoxic stresses
    • Identification of N- and P-efficient genotypes from crop germplasm banks
  • Teaching Responsibilities
    • HOS 6412 - Advanced Nutrition of Horticultural Crops, graduate students, coordinator and instructor
    • HOS3430C - Nutrition of Horticultural Crops, Lab, undergraduate students, coordinator and instructor
    • HOS 4283C - Advanced Organic and Sustainable Crop Production, undergraduate students, Nutrient Use Efficiency vs. BMPs in Florida, Guest Lecturer 
  • Seminar
  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D. – Physiology and Genetics of Plant Nutrition, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
    • M.S.  – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
    • B.S. – Crop Science, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
  • Extension Programs
    • In-Service Training
    • Educational programs on vegetable and fruit crop nutrition
    • Provide support to county and regional extension agents
    • Interact with extension faculty and industry members via demonstration research, publications, presentations and training activities
    • How to Grow Asian Vegetables
  • Work Experience
    • Associate Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2018 – present)
    • Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2011 – 2018)
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-ARS, Prosser, WA (2010 – 2011)
    • Visiting Professor and Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida, Homestead, FL (2004 – 2010)
    • Visiting Scientist, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO (2002 – 2004)
    • Visiting Scholar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (May 2001)
    • Agriculture Consultant, The Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd (OPCV), Australia (June-August, 2001)
    • Visiting Scholar, AgResearch Grasslands Research Center, Palmerston North, New Zealand (March-June, 1999; April – June, 2000)
    • Agronomy Consultant, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations (November-December, 1999)
    • Agronomy Consultant, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations (November 1997 – March 1998)
    • Agronomy Consultant, IFAD  and WFP, the United Nations (November 1996 – January 1997)
    • Associate Professor and Professor, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China  (1995 – 2006)
  • Honors and Awards
    • Art Hornsby Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award. University of Florida / IFAS Extension.2016
    • American Society for Horticutural Science, Vegetable Crop Management (VCM) Working Group Chair, 2015-2016
    • Sadler Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award. University of Florida / IFAS Extension.2014
    • Florida State Horticultural Society, Vice-President - Vegetable Section, 2013-2014
    • Science Leader in Agriculture for the 21st Century, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, 1999 - 2006
  • Program Personnel
    • Biological Scientist
      • Jonathan Denison
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate
      • Vacancy
    • Graduate Student
      • Mary Dixon
      • Yanlin Wang
      • Thioro Fall
    • Visiting Scientist
      • Yujie (Joy) Jiao
    • Student Intern
      • Sergio Laredo
      • Yuheng Qiu
      • Christianah Oladoye

Selected Publications

  • Publications
    AuthorsYearTitle / DescriptionPublication
    Jiang, Z.-Y. Y. Zhong, J. Zheng, M. Ali, G.D. Liu, X.-L. Zheng.  2018   L-ascorbic acid metabolism in an ascorbate-rich kiwifruit (Actinidia. Eriantha Benth.) cv. ‘White’ during postharvest. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 124: 20-28.
    Bera, T., E. S. McLamore, B. Wasik, B. Rathinasabapath, G.D. Liu  2018 Identification of a maize (Zea mays L.) inbred line adapted to low-P conditions via analyses of phosphorus utilization, root acidification, and calcium influx. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181(2): (DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201700319). 
    Zhou, Q., B. A. Houge, Z. Tong, B. Gao, and G.D. Liu  2018 An in-situ Technique for Producing Low-Cost Agricultural Biochar. Pedosphere (in press).
    Fang, Y. J. Williamson, R. Darnell, Y.C. Li, and G.D. Liu  2017 Nitrogen Uptake and Allocation at Different Growth Stages of Young Southern Highbush Blueberry Plants. HortScience 52:905-909.
    Zhu, Q., M. Ozores-Hampton, Y.C. Li, K.Morgan, G.D. Liu, and R. S. Mylavarapu. 2017 Effect of Phosphorus Rates on Growth, Yield, and Postharvest Quality of Tomato in a Calcareous Soil. HortScience 52(10): 1406-1412.
    Zhu, Q., M.Ozores-Hampton, Y.C. Li, K. Morgan, G.D. Liu, and R.S. Mylavarapu. 2017 Responses of Tomato to Potassium Rates in a Calcareous Soil. HortScience 52(5): 764-769.
    Balal, R.M., M.A. Shahid, M.M., C. Vincentc, L. Zotarellib, G.D. Liu,, N. S. Mattson, B. Rathinasabapathi, J.J. Martínez-Nicolase. 2017 Kinnow mandarin plants grafted on tetraploid rootstocks are more tolerant to Cr-toxicity than those grafted on its diploids one. Environmental and Experimental Botany 140: 8-18.
    Balal, R.M., M.A. Shahid, M.M. Javaid, Z. Iqbal, G.D. Liu, L. Zotarelli, N. Khan. 2017 Chitosan alleviates phytotoxicity caused by boron through augmented polyamine metabolism and antioxidant activities and reduced boron concentration in Cucumis sativus L. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 39: 31.
    Xiaolin Liao, Ben Hogue, Shouliang Zhu, Zhaohui Tong, G.D. Liu and Yuncong Li 2016 Using Bioethanol Wastes as an Alternative Phosphorus Source for Snap Bean and Radish Production. American Journal of Environmental Sciences 12(1):1-7.
  • EDIS Publications
    1. Liu, G.D., C.F. Miller, B. Wells, Y.C. Li, Q. Wang. 2017. Asian Vegetable Production. Chapter 5. Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017-2018. Page 31.
    2. Rao Mylavarapu, George Hochmuth, and G.D. Liu. 2017. UF/IFAS Standardized Nutrient Recommendations for Vegetable Crop Production in Florida.
    3. Y. C. Li, W. Klassen, M. Lamberts, T. Olczyk, and G.D. Liu. 2017. Tomato Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida. HS858.
    4. Y. C. Li, W. Klassen, M. Lamberts, T. Olczyk, and G.D. Liu. 2017. Okra Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida. HS857.
    5. Y. C. Li, W. Klassen, M. Lamberts, T. Olczyk, and G.D. Liu. 2017. Eggplant Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida. HS856.
    6. Y. C. Li, W. Klassen, M. Lamberts, T. Olczyk, and G.D. Liu. 2017. Cucumber Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida. HS855.
    7. Y. C. Li, W. Klassen, M. Lamberts, T. Olczyk, and G.D. Liu. 2017. Cabbage Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida. HS854.
    8. Y. C. Li, W. Klassen, M. Lamberts, T. Olczyk, and G.D. Liu. 2017. Sweet Corn Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida. HS862.
    9. John R. Duval, Eric Simonne, and G.D. Liu. 2017. Water Movement in Strawberry Beds. HS912.
    10. Yucong Xie, Liu, G.D., Yuncong Li, and Kati Migliaccio. 2016. Luffa—an Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida. #HS1285.
    11. Liu, G.D., Yuncong Li, Kimberly Moore, and Kim Gabel. 2016. Pond Apple—A Tree Species Adapted to Salt Stress. Publication #HS1281.  
    12. Liu, G.D.,  Yuncong Li, Kimberly Moore, Kim Gabel, Lei Wu, and Rafael Muñoz-Carpena. 2016.  How to Chemigate Salinity-Stressed Plants with Hydrogen Peroxide to Increase Survival and Growth Rates. Publication #HS1280.
    13. Liu, G.D., Qingren Wang, Bonnie Wells, Yuncong Li, and David Dinkins . 2016. Tong Hao—an Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida. Publication #HS1276.
    14. Liu, G.D., Yuncong Li, and Xiangju Fu. 2015. Practices to Minimize Flooding Damage to Commercial Vegetable Production. Publication #: SL 206.
    15. Liu, G.D., Yuncong Li, David Dinkins, Bonnie Wells, Qingren Wang, and Yuqi Cui. 2015. Long Squash – An Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida. Publication #: HS 1272.
    16. Liu, G.D., Qingren Wang, Yuncong Li, David Dinkins, Bonnie Wells, and Yuqi Cui. 2015. Bitter melon – an Asian vegetable emerging in Florida. Publication #: HS 1271.
    17. Qingren Wang, G.D. Liu, Kelly Morgan, Yuncong Li. 2015. Implementing Four Rs (4Rs) in Nutrient Stewardship for Tomato Production. Publication #: HS 1269.
    18. Khatri, K., G.D. Liu, Qingren Wang, Yuncong Li, David Dinkins, and Bonnie Wells. 2015. Long Bean – An Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida. Publication #: HS 1268.
    19. Liu, G.D., Kelly Morgan, Yuncong Li, Lincoln Zotarelli, James DeValerio, and Qingren Wang. 2015. What is 4R nutrient stewardship? Publication #: HS 1264. 
    20. Liu, G.D., L. Zotarelli, Y. Li, D. Dinkins, Q. Wang, and M. Ozores-Hampton. 2014. Controlled-release and slow-release fertilizers as nutrient management tools. Publication #: HS 1255.
    21. Liu, G.D., R. Mylavarapu, E. Hanlon, and gW.C. Lee. 2014. Soil pH Management for Optimum Commercial Fruit Production in Florida. Publication #: HS 1234.
    22. Liu, G.D., and J. Williamson. 2013. What is urea-triazone nitrogen? Publication #: HS 1233.
    23. LiuG.D.M. Ozores-Hampton, G. McAvoy, fB. Hogue, and C. Snodgrass. 2013. Application of surfactants in commercial crop production for water and nutrient management in sandy soil. Publication #: HS 1230.
    24. LiuG.D., Y.C. Li, and A. Gazula. 2013. Conversions of parts per million on soil test reports to lb/acre. Publication #: HS 1229.
    25. Liu, G.D., E. Hanlon, and Y.C. Li. 2012. Understanding and applying chelated fertilizers effectively based on soil pH. Publication #: HS 1208.
    26. Liu, G.D. and E. Hanlon. 2012. Soil pH range for optimum commercial vegetable production. Publication #: HS 1207.
    27. Liu, G.D. and G. McAvoy. 2012. How to reduce clogging problems in fertigation. Publication #: HS 1202.
    28. Liu, G.D., D. Sui, and G.K. England. 2012. How to convert liquid fertilizer into dry fertilizer in fertigation for commercial vegetable and fruit crop production. Publication #: HS 1200.
    29. Liu, G.D., J. Williamson, G. England, and A. Whidden. 2012. How to calculate fertigation injection rates for commercial blueberry production. Publication #: HS 1197.
    30. Liu,G.D., David Sui, and Gary K. England. 2012.How to Convert Liquid Fertilizer into Dry Fertilizer in Fertigation for Commercial Vegetable and Fruit Crop Production.
    31. Liu,G.D., Jeffrey Williamson, Gary England, and Alicia Whidden. 2012. How to Calculate Fertigation Injection Rates for Commercial Blueberry production.
    32. Asha M. Brunings, G.D. Liu, Eric H. Simonne, Shouan Zhang, Yuncong Li, and Lawrence E. Datnoff. 2012. Are Phosphorous and Phosphoric Acids Equal PhosphorusSources for Plant Growth?
    33. G. D. Liu,E. H. Simonne, and G.J. Hochmuth. 2012. Soil and Fertilizer Management for Vegetable Production in Florida.
    34. M.D. Dukes, L. Zotarelli, G.D. Liu, and E.H. Simonne. 2012. Principles and Practices of Irrigation Management for Vegetables.
    35. Liu, G.D., E.H. Simonne, and Y.C. Li. 2011. Nickel Nutrition of Plants. Publication #: HS 1191.
    36. Liu,G.D., Eric H. Simonne, Yuncong Li, Chad M. Hutchinson, Mark Warren and Steven Lands. 2011. Controlled-Release Fertilizer Opportunities and Costs for Potato Production in Florida.