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Xueyan Sha

Xueyan Sha

Assoc Professor

Director Experiment Station

(RIRE)-Rice Research & Extension Center

Phone: 870-673-2661

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Research Emphasis

  • Genetic improvement of Clearfield and conventional medium-grain rice.
  • Genetic improvement of Clearfield and conventional semi-dwarf long-grain rice.
  • Development of adapted CMS A/B/R lines with acceptable milling and grain quality, good outcrossing characteristics, and superior combining ability
  • Breeding for premium cooking quality medium-, short-, and long-grain rice.
  • Development of medium-grain rice variety resistant to blast and bacterial panicle blight.

Education

  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.  Major: Plant Pathology; Minor: Agronomy, 1998.
  • M.S. Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, P.R   Major: Plant Genetics and Breeding, 1987.
  • B.S. Nanjing Agricultural University, China, P.R.  Major: Agronomy, 1984.

Publications

Sha, X.Y., Linscombe, S.D., Groth, D.E., Harrell, D.L., White, L.M., Theunissen, S.J., and Henry, B.J. 2013. Registration of ‘Della-2’ aromatic long-grain rice. Journal of Plant Registrations 7(3).1-4. Doi:10.3198/jpr2012.07.0012crc.

Sha, X.Y., Linscombe, S.D., Groth, D.E., Oard, S.J., Harrell, D.L., White, L.M., Grimm, C.C., Theunissen, J.H., and Henry, B.J. 2013. Registration of ‘Jazzman-2’ aromatic long-grain rice. Journal of Plant Registrations. Journal of Plant Registrations 7:26-30.

Sha, X.Y. 2013. Rice artificial hybridization for genetic analysis. p. 1-12. In Yang Y. (ed.) Rice Protocols. Humana Press, Inc., Totowa, NJ. 335 p.

Blanche, S.B., Sha, X.Y., Harrell, D.L., Groth, D.E., Bearb, K.F., White, L.M., and Linscombe, S.D. 2012. Registration of ‘Caffey’ Rice. Journal of Plant Registrations 6:284–288.

Sha, X.Y., Linscombe, S.D., Jodari, F., Chu, Q.R., Groth, D.E., Blanche, S.B., Harrell, D.L., White, L.M., Oard, J.H., Chen, M.H., Theunissen, S.J., and Henry, B.J. 2011. Registration of ‘Jazzman’ aromatic long-grain rice. Journal of Plant Registrations 5: 304-308.

Groth, D.E., Rush, M.C., and Sha, X.Y. 2011. Registration of 25 Sheath Blight Disease Resistant Germplasm Lines of Rice with Good Agronomic Traits. Journal of Plant Registrations 5: 340-342.

Blanche, S.B., Sha, X., Harrell, D.L., Groth, D.E., Bearb, K.F., White, L.M., and Linscombe, S.D. 2011. Registration of 'CL151' rice. Journal of Plant Registrations 5:177-180.

Sha, X., Linscombe, S.D., Blanche, S.B., Groth, D.E., Harrell, D., White, L.M., and Theunissen, S.J. 2010. Registration of ‘Neptune’ southern medium-grain rice. Journal of Plant Registrations 4:179-182.

Park, J.S., Ahn, K.J., and Sha, X.Y. 2009. Taxonomic notes on Aleochara (Aleochara) claviger (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae). Florida Entomologist 92: 521-523.

Blanche, S.B., Sha, X., Linscombe, S.D., Groth, D.E., and Dilly, R.D. 2009. Visual estimation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain yield in multiple environments in Louisiana. Journal of New Seeds 10:74-87.

Blanche, S.B., Linscombe, S.D., Sha, X., Bearb, K.F., Groth, D.E., White, L.M., and Harrell, D. 2009. Registration of ‘Catahoula’ rice. Journal of Plant Registrations 3:146-149.

Sha, X.Y., Linscombe, S.D., Blanche, S.B., and Groth, D.E. 2009. Yield advantage of hybrid rice over conventional and Clearfield® long-grain rice in the southern United States. p. 687-693. In Xie F. and Hardy B. (eds.). Accelerating hybrid rice development. Los Baños (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. 698 p.

Sha, X., Linscombe, S.D., and Groth, D.E. 2007. Field evaluation of Imidazolinone-tolerant Clearfield rice (Oryza sativa) at nine Louisiana locations. Crop Science 47:1177-1185.

Groth, D.E., Linscombe, S.D., and Sha, X. 2007. Registration of two disease resistant germplasm lines of rice. Journal of Plant Registrations 1:63.

Sha, X. and Linscombe, S.D. 2007. Planting date affects grain and milling yields of water-seeded Clearfield rice. Agronomy Journal 99: 1143-1150.

Sha, X., Linscombe, S.D., Chu, Q., Groth, D.E., White, L.M., Bond, J., Dunand, R.T., and Utomo, H. 2006. Registration of ‘Jupiter’ rice. Crop Science 46:1811-1812.

Chu, Q.R., Linscombe, S.D., Rush, M.C., Groth, D.E., Oard, J., Sha, X.Y., and Utomo, H.S. 2006. Registration of a doubled haploid mapping population of rice. Crop Science 46:1417.

Linscombe, S.D., Sha, X.Y., Bearb, K., Chu, Q., Groth, D.E., White, L.M., Dunand, R.T., and Bollich, P.K. 2006. Registration of ‘Cheniere’ rice. Crop Science 46:1814-1815.

Linscombe, S.D, Sha, X.Y, Bond, J., Bearb, K., Rush, M.C., Chu, Q., Groth, D.E., White, L.M., and Dunand, R.T. 2006. Registration of ‘Trenasse’ rice. Crop Science 46:2318-2319.

Sha, X.Y., Linscombe, S.D., Bearb, K., Chu, Q., Groth, D.E., White, L.M., Dunand, R.T., and Bollich, P.K. 2004. Registration of ‘Pirogue’ rice. Crop Science 44:2269-2270.

Jodari, F., Sha, X.Y., Linscombe, S.D., Bollich, P.K., Groth, D.E., White, L.M., Dunand, R.T., and Chu, Q.R. 2003. Registration of ‘Dellmati’ rice. Crop Science 43:435-436.

Pan, X.B., Rush, M.C., Sha, X.Y., and Linscombe, S.D. 1999. Major gene, Nonallelic sheath blight resistance from the rice varieties Jasmine 85 and Teqing. Crop Science 39:338-346.

Professional Background

  • 2012-present Associate Professor, Rice Research and Extension Center, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas.
  • 2008-2012 Associate Professor (tenured), Rice Research Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter)
  • 2010-2012 F. Avalon Daggett Endowed Professor in Rice Research, Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter
  • 2002-2008 Assistant Professor, Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter.
  • 2000-2002 Postdoctoral Researcher, Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter.
  • 1998-2000 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 1994-1998 Graduate Assistant, Dept. Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, LSU.
  • 1990-1994 Lecturer, Dept. Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
  • 1987-1990 Teaching Associate, Dept. Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Honors and Awards

  • Tipton Research Team Award. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. 2003.
  • Distinguished Research and Education Team Award. The 31st Rice Technical Working Group. 2006.
  • Inducted into LSU AgCenter Patent & PVP Club. 2007.
  • F. Avalon Daggett Endowed Professorship in Rice Research. 2010.
  • Louisiana Agriculture Paper of Year, 2011. Jazzman rice: development of a Jasmine-type rice variety for the southern United States. Louisiana Agriculture 54(3):6-8