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Peer-Reviewed Publications

in review:

18. Shi, X., Hernández, R. and Hoffmann, M. Timing of stolon removal alters daughter plant production and quality in the ever-bearing strawberry ‘Albion’. HortScience (in review).

17. Rana, T.S., Smith, E.D., Hickey, C. and Hoffmann, M. Leaf-tissue nutrient dynamics in mature muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) cultivars ‘Carlos’ and ‘Noble’ in Georgia and North Carolina. HortTechnology (in review).

16. Dankbar, H., Phillips, E., Cruz, A., Volk, E. and Hoffmann, M. Market challenges for local specialty crop producers during the early phase of Covid-19 in North Carolina. JAFSCD (in review).

15. Wagner, M.R., Tang, C., Slavato, F., Clouse, K.M., Barlett, A., Sermons, S., Hoffmann, M., Balint-Kurti, P.J. and Kleiner, M. Microbe-dependent heterosis in maize. PNAS (in review) Preprint:


14. Michuda, A., Goodhue, R., Hoffmann, M. and Fennimore, S.A. 2021. Predicting net returns of organic and conventional strawberry following soil disinfestation with steam or steam plus additives. Agronomy, 11(1):149. (Paper)


13. Hoffmann, M., Talton, W., Nita, M., Jones, T., Al Rwahnih, M., Sudarshana, M.R. and Almeyda, C. 2020. First report of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) in Vitis vinifera in North Carolina. J. Plant Pathol, DOI: 10.1007/s42161-020-00710-3. Paper.

12. Kim, D.S., Hoffmann, M., Kim, S., Scholler, B.A. and Fennimore, S.A. 2020. Integration of steam with allyl-isothiocyanate for soil disinfestation. HortScience 55(6):920-925.

11. Hoffmann, M., Ajwa, H.A., Westerdahl, B.B., Koike, S.T., Stanghellini, M., Wilen, C. and Fennimore, S.A. 2020. Multi-tactic pre-plant soil fumigation with Allyl Isothiocyanate (AITC) in cut-flower and strawberry. HortTechnology 30(2):251-258.


10. Hoffmann, M., Talton, W., Nita, M., Jones, T., Al Rwahnih, M., Sudarshana, M.R. and Almeyda, C. 2019. First Report of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus, the causal agent of Grapevine Red Blotch Disease in Vitis vinifera in North Carolina. Plant DiseasePaper


9. Livingston III, D.P., Doung, T.D., Hoffmann, M. and Fernandez, G. 2018:  Protocol for Producing Three-Dimensional Infrared Video of Freezing in Plants. J. Vis. Exp. (JoVE) (139):e58025, DOI 10.3791/58025. Paper

8. Chu, C.C., Hoffmann, M., Braswell, E. and Pelz-Stelinski, K.S. 2018: Genetic variation and potential co-infection of Wolbachia among widespread Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama) populations. Insect Science. DOI 10.1111/1744-7917.12566. Paper


7. Hoffmann, M. and Fennimore, S.A. 2017: A Soil Probe System to Evaluate Weed Seed Survival in Soil Disinfestation Trials. Weed Technology 31(5), 752-760.


6. Chu, C.C., Gill, T.A., Hoffmann, M. and Pelz-Stelinski, K.S. 2016: Inter-population variability of endosymbiont densities in the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama). Microbial Ecology 71(4), 999-1007.

5. Hoffmann, M., Ruehl, E.H., Eisenbeis, G. and Huber, L. 2016: Grape root as habitat: Overwintering and Population Dynamics of Grape Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) in Temperate Climate Viticulture. Australian Journal of Grape & Wine Research 22 (1), 271-278.


4. Hoffmann, M., Ruehl, E.H., Eisenbeis, G. and Huber, L. 2015: Indications for Rootstock Related Ecological Preferences of Grape Phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch). Vitis 54, 137-142.

3. Martini, X., Hoffmann, M.*, Coy, M.R., Stelinski, L.L. and Pelz-Stelinski, K.S. 2015: Infection of an Insect Vector with a Bacterial Plant Pathogen Increases its Propensity for Dispersal. * shared first authorship. PLOS One, 10(6):e0129373.


2. Hoffmann, M., Coy, M.R., Kingdom Gibbard, H.N. and Pelz-Stelinski, K.S. 2014. Wolbachia infection density in populations of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Environmental Entomology 43(5), 1215-1222(8).

1. Coy, M.R., Hoffmann, M., Kingdom Gibbard, H.N., Kuhns, E., Pelz-Stelinski, K.S. and Stelinski, L.L. 2014. Nested-quantitative PCR approach with improved specificity for the detection of low titer levels of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in the Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Kuwayama). Journal of Microbial Methods 102, 15-22.



Peer-reviewed Abstracts:

12. Shi, X., Hernández, R. and Hoffmann, M. 2021. The influence of stolon harvest frequency and nitrate:ammonium ratio on asexual reproduction of day-neutral strawberries (Fragaria x anannassa cv. ‘Albion’). Acta Horticulturae (accepted).

11. Shi, X., Hernández, R. and Hoffmann, M. 2020. Asexual Reproduction Regulation By Stolon Removal Intervals in Long-Day Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa cv. ‘Albion’). HortScience 55(9), S365.

10. Hoffmann, M. 2020. An Overview of the Strawberry Nursery Industry in North America. HortScience 55(9), S353.

9. Rana, T. and Hoffmann, M. 2020. Phenology Stage Based Variation of Tissue Nutrient Content of Mature Vitis Rotundifolia Cv. ‘Carlos’ (Muscadine) Related to Tissue Type and Sample Position. HortScience 55(9), S319.

8. Volk, E., Wahsam, O., Kim, D.S., Fennimore, S. A. and Hoffmann, M. 2020. Steam and Allyl-Isothiocyanate As Ptential New Soil Disinfestation Tool. HortScience 55(9), S253.

7. Lay, A., Woodley, A. and Hoffmann, M. 2020. Optimization of Pre-Plant Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates of Strawberries in North Carolina in Different Soil Types. HortScience 55(9), S232.

6. Hickey, C., Hoffmann, M., Bleadow, K. and Brannen, P. 2019. Hand and mechanical fruit zone leaf removal reduces the severity of Botrytis bunch rot in Chardonnay grown in a high-elevation vineyard in western North Carolina, 2018. Plant Disease Management Reports 13:PF032.

5. Hoffmann, M.*, Barbella, A.*, Miller, T., Broome, J.,Martin, F., Koike, S., Rachuy, J., Greene, I., Dorn, N., Goodhue, R. and Fennimore, S.A. 2017: Weed and Pathogen Control with Steam in California Strawberry Production. *shared first authorship. Acta Horticulturae 1156(2): 593-601.

4. Hoffmann, M., Ruehl, E.H., Huber, L., Kirchmair, M. and Eisenbeis, G. 2011. A scanner based method to assess and predict grape root infesting parasites in field. Acta Horticulturae 904, 101-110.

3. Kirchmair, M., Neuhauser, S., Strasser, H., Voloshchuk, N, Hoffmann, M. and Huber, L. 2009. Biological Control of Grape Phylloxera – a historical review and future prospects. Acta Horticulturae 816:13-17.

2. Huber, L., Hoffmann, M., Ruehl.E.H. and Kirchmair, M. 2009. Disease supressiveness of vineyard soils infested with Grape Phylloxera. Acta Horticulturae 816:41-51.

1. Kirchmair, M., Hoffmann, M., Neuhauser, S., and Huber, L. 2006. Persistence of GranMet®, a Metarhizium anisopliae based product, in grape phylloxera infested vineyards. In: Enkerli, J. (ed): IOBC wprs Bulletin 30(7), 137-142


Non-scientific (Art) Publications:

1. Hoffmann, M. 2015: Landscapes of the Bay, Blurb online publishing, 30pp.