Youping Sun

Plants, Soils and Climate

Assistant Professor, Landscape Horticulture


Youping Sun

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 336, USU Logan Campus
Phone: 435-797-2972
Email: youping.sun@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Plant Science, The University of Maine, 2010
MS, Biochemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 2004
BS, Biotechnology, Hunan Agricultural University, 2001
Non Commercial Pesticide Applicator, State of Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, 2017

Biography

Dr. Sun received a Ph.D. degree in Plant Science at the University of Maine. Prior to USU, he worked at Clemson University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center.

Teaching Interests

Applied Statistics in Agricultural Research<br>Plant Stress Physiology<br>Plant Propagation

Research Interests

My area of research is landscape horticulture with an emphasis on water conservation. Specifically, my research focuses on better understanding whole-plant responses to water stress and promoting the use of native plants for water-efficient landscaping through developing efficient propagation protocols and sustainable cultural practices.

Awards

ASHS Nursery Crops Distinguished Achievement Award, 2021

American Society for Horticultural Science

CAAS Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2021

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Early Career Competition, 2019

American Society for Horticultural Science

ASHS Outstanding Ornamental Publication Award, 2018

American Society for Horticultural Science


Publications | Abstracts

  • Paudel, A., Sun, Y., (2020). Asexual propagation of Ceanothus velutinus. HortScience 55(9): S34. (Abstr.) *
  • Paudel, A., Chen, J., Sun, Y., (2020). Determining the salt tolerance of two penstemons using a near-continuous gradient dosing system. HortScience 55(9): S339-340. (Abstr.) *
  • Chen, J., Kratsch, H., Norton, J., Sun, Y., (2020). Nodulation of Shepherdia x utahensis ‘Torrey’ topdressed with controlled-release fertilizer. HortScience 55(9): S187-188. (Abstr.) *
  • Paudel, A., Sun, Y., Rupp, L.A, Carman, J.G, Love, S., (2020). Overcoming seed dormancy in Ceanothus velutinus and Cercocarpus montanus. HortScience 55(9): S132-133. (Abstr.) *
  • Hershkowitz, J., Xing, H., Paudel, A., Chen, J., Sun, Y., Dai, X., (2020). Salinity tolerance of six ornamental grass species. HortScience 55(9): S113-114. (Abstr.) *
  • Chen, J., Xing, H., Paudel, A., Sun, Y., Niu, G., (2020). Salinity tolerance of twelve viburnum taxa. HortScience 55(9): S113. (Abstr.) *
  • Chen, J., Zheng, S., Sun, Y., (2020). Using NDVI sensors to determine the chlorophyll content of Shepherdia x utahensis ‘Torrey’. HortScience 55(9): S340. (Abstr.) *
  • Sun, Y., (2020). Workshop: statistics in horticultural research: problems and solutions. HortScience 55(9): S170. (Abstr.) *
  • Chen, J., Wang, Y., Paudel, A., Sun, Y., (2019). Comparing the salt tolerance of three landscape plants using near continuous gradient dosing system. HortScience 54(9): S283. (Abstr.)
  • Paudel, A., Snow, N., Sun, Y., Rupp, L., Carman, J., (2019). Micropropagation of Cercocarpus Montanus: stage II. HortScience 54(9): S198-199. (Abstr.)
  • Hooks, T., Niu, G., Dou, H., Sun, Y., (2019). Performance and phytochemical analysis of 22 varieties of pomegranate (Punica granatum) in West Texas. HortScience 54(9): S101. (Abstr.) *
  • Paudel, A., Sun, Y., Rupp, L.A, Carman, J.G, (2019). Propagation of Cercocarpus montanus, a native woody plant. International Plant Propagators Society *
  • Hershkowitz, J., Li, L., Wang, Y., Sun, Y., Dai, X., (2019). Salt Tolerance of five spirea species. HortScience 54(9): S290-291. (Abstr.)
  • Paudel, A., Guo, S., Chen, J., Wang, Y., Sun, Y., Rupp, L., Anderson, R., (2019). Salt tolerance of Sego Supreme plants. HortScience 54(9): S283. (Abstr.)
  • Song, G., Gu, S., Sun, Y., (2018). Application of new breeding technologies for improving horticultural crops. HortScience 53(9): S13. (Abstr.) *
  • Niu, G., Hooks, T., Perez, C., Sun, Y., Dou, H., (2018). Relative salt tolerance of 11 varieties of hydrangea. HortScience 53(9): S272. (Abstr.) *
  • Palmer, A., Sun, Y., (2018). Relative salt tolerance of ornamental grasses and grass-like plants. HortScience 53(9): S301. (Abstr.) *
  • Sun, Y., Niu, G., Masabni, J., Ganjegunte, G., (2018). Salt tolerance of Punica granatum ‘Wonderful’. HortScience 53(9): S350. (Abstr.) *
  • Li, L., Qian, X., Zhou, G., Yao, C., Sun, Y., (2018). Single molecule real time transcript sequencing unveiled flowering regulatory genes in Crocus sativus. HortScience 53(9): S322-323. (Abstr.) *
  • Niu, G., Hooks, T., Perez, C., Dou, H., Sun, Y., Masabni, J., (2018). Texas pomegranate variety trial: differences in yield and fruit quality. HortScience 53(9): S388-389. (Abstr.) *
  • Chen, L., Sun, Y., Niu, G., Liu, H., (2017). Anatomical analysis of Cypripedium root and associated mycorrhizal fungi. HortScience 52(9): S397-398. (Abstr.) *
  • Sun, Y., Niu, G., Chen, L., Liu, Q., (2017). Effect of salinity of base water source on growth and quality of four leafy vegetables in a NFT system. HortScience 52(9): S342-343. (Abstr.) *
  • Sun, Y., Niu, G., Chen, L., (2017). Effect of shade cloth and kaolin clay on pomegranate fruit sunburn. HortScience 52(9): S354. (Abstr.) *
  • Sun, Y., Niu, G., (2017). Field trials of 22 pomegranate cultivars in west texax - a preliminary report. HortScience 52(9): S352. (Abstr.) *
  • Sun, Y., Niu, G., Rodriguez, D., Masabni, J., (2017). Field trials of twelve asian vegetables in West Texas. HortScience 52(9): S440-S441. (Abstr.) *
  • Sun, Y., Niu, G., Pemberton, B., (2017). Relative salt tolerance of marigold cultivars. HortScience 52(9): S303. (Abstr.) *
  • Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Niu, G., Jiang, L., (2017). Salt tolerance of Cornus alba seedlings. HortScience 52(9): S328. (Abstr.) *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Sun, Y., Niu, G., Li, P., Masabni, J., (2018). Salt tolerant bioenergy crops for improving productivity of marginal lands: Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering -Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture. Apple Academic Press, Inc. *
  • Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Chen, J., Li, P., Niu, G., Li, C., Jiang, L., (2018). Symplocos paniculata (Sapphire Berry): a woody and energy-efficient oil plant: Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering - Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture. Apple Academic Press, Inc.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

  • Rupp, L.A, Kopp, K., Endter-Wada, J.L, Sun, Y., Johnson, P.G, Schaible, C., (2019). Annual Report of the Center for Water Efficient Landscaping. *
  • Rupp, L.A, Endter-Wada, J.L, Johnson, P.G, Kopp, K., Sun, Y., Wheaton, A., (2018). Annual Report of the Center for Water Efficient Landscaping. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2021
PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2021
PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2021
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2021
PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2020
PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2020
PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2020
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2020
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2020
PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2019
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2019
PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2018

Graduate Students Mentored

Asmita Paudel, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2021
Ji-Jhong Chen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, September 2020
Asmita Paudel, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2018 - December 2020
Ji-Jhong Chen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2018 - August 2020