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Academic Professionals|Department of Plant Sciences

Karen Lynn Panter, Ph.D.

Karen Lynn Panter

Extension Horticulture Specialist

Office: Room 4011

Phone: 307-766-5117

E-mail: kpanter@uwyo.edu

Twitter: @wyohort

Blog: http://karenpanter.wordpress.com

Education

  • Ph.D. Horticulture, December 1985, Colorado State University
  • M.S. Horticulture, August 1981, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • B.S. Horticulture, May 1979, Colorado State University
  • Certified Professional Horticulturist - certification program of the American Society for Horticultural Science

 

Job Description

  • 50% Extension Horticulture Specialist, specializing in commercial production of horticultural crops in greenhouses, high tunnels, and in the field
  • 25% Instruction
    • Horticultural Science PLNT 2025 Fall Semesters (online)
    • Horticultural Science Lab PLNT 2026 Fall Semesters (on campus)
    • Horticultural Plant Propagation PLNT 3300 Spring Semesters (even years)
    • Greenhouse Crop Production PLNT 4180/5180 Spring Semesters (odd years)
  • 20% Research
  • 5% Advising and Service

 

Professional Experience

  • August 1998 - present: Extension Horticulture Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie
  • January 1989 - July 1998: Extension Agent (Commercial Greenhouse), Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Adams County, Brighton, Colorado, joint appointment with Colorado State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • August 1987 - August 1988: Substitute Teacher, Cherry Creek Schools, Englewood, Colorado and Jefferson County Schools, Golden, Colorado

 

Recent Research Projects

  • Wyoming Brown and Gold Fresh Cut Sunflowers
  • Herb Production in Wyoming Greenhouses and High Tunnels

 

Publications

Refereed - 9
Panter, K.L. 2009. High tunnels – Season extension technology for production of horticultural crops: Introduction to the Colloquium. HortTechnology. 19:24.
Pottorff, L.P. and K.L. Panter. 2009. Integrated pest management and biological control in high tunnel production. HortTechnology. 19:61-65.
Panter, K.L., R.E. Ashley, K.M. Guernsey, and C.M. Johnson. 2004. Preliminary studies on propagation of osha. HortTechnology. 14:141-143.
Newman, S.E., K.L. Panter, and R.A. Harkrader. 2001. Plant metabolism regulators. Western Plant Growth Regulatory Society. 13th Annual Conference Proceedings:34-38.
Newman, S.E., K.L. Panter, and M.J. Roll. 1997. Growth and nutrition of geraniums growing in media developed from waste tire components. HortScience. 32(4):674-676.
Pottorff, L.P. and K.L. Panter. 1997. Survey of Pythium and Phytophthora spp. in irrigation water used by Colorado commercial greenhouses. HortTechnology.7(2):153-155.
Panter, K.L. 1994. Greenhouse pesticide application safety training. HortTechnology.4(3):299-301.
Panter, K.L. 1994. Colorado commercial greenhouse needs assessment survey -1991. HortTechnology. 4(1):68-71.
Panter, K.K. and J.J. Hanan. 1987. Stomatal resistance and water potential of Calceolaria grown under two different heating systems. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 112(4):637-641. 

Published Abstracts - 25

Extension articles and newsletters

Panter, K.L., S.M. Frost, J.M. Edwards, R.P. Belden, A. Garcia, and A. Mesbah. 2013. High tunnel handbook. University of Wyoming Communications and Technology Extension bulletin B-1234. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1234.pdf. Accessed 30 July 2013.

Panter, K.L. and C.L. Hilgert. 2013. Container gardening. 2013. University of Wyoming Communications and Technology Extension bulletin B-1239. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1239.pdf. Accessed 30 July 2013.

Panter, K.L. and A.O. Tatman. 2012. Vegetable production and nutritional contents in season-extension systems. University of Wyoming Communications and Technology Agricultural Experiment Station bulletin RJ-217. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/RJ217.pdf. Accessed 11 April 2013.

Panter, K.L. and A.O. Tatman. 2012. Vegetable yield evaluations and nutritional contents. University of Wyoming Communications and Technology Agricultural Experiment Station bulletin RJ-216. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/RJ216.pdf. Accessed 11 April 2013.

Panter, K.L. and A.O. Tatman. 2012. Weed controls and insect pest evaluations. University of Wyoming Communications and Technology Agricultural Experiment Station bulletin RJ-218. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/RJ218.pdf. Accessed 11 April 2013.

Panter, K.L. and A.O. Tatman. 2011. Vegetable production and nutritional contents in season-extension systems. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station 2011 Field Days Bulletin. pp. 59-60. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/Field%20Days%20Bulletin%202011.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. and A.O. Tatman. 2011. Vegetable yield evaluations and nutritional contents. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station 2011 Field Days Bulletin. pp. 61-62. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/Field%20Days%20Bulletin%202011.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. and A.O. Tatman. 2011. Weed controls and insect pest evaluations. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station 2011 Field Days Bulletin. pp. 63-64. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/Field%20Days%20Bulletin%202011.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2011. Berry Conservation Center green roof native plants. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station 2011 Field Days Bulletin. pp. 153-154. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/Field%20Days%20Bulletin%202011.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2011. Fresh cut brown and gold sunflowers. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station 2011 Field Days Bulletin. pp. 155- 156. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/Field%20Days%20Bulletin%202011.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2011. Green roof module demonstration. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station 2011 Field Days Bulletin. pp. 157- 158. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/Field%20Days%20Bulletin%202011.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2011. Season-extending high tunnels. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station 2011 Field Days Bulletin. pp. 159-160. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/_files/docs/Field%20Days%20Bulletin%202011.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. and A.O. Tatman. 2010. Final report: Specialty crops research for Wyoming. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station report. Online http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/Reports/files/Specialty_Crops_Final_report_11-5-10.pdf and http://wyagric.state.wy.us/images/stories/news/specialtycrop/scg-vegetabletrials.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2010. Don’t have a plant M.D.? Here’s how to determine what’s Ailing them. Barnyards and Backyards. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension. 6:13-16.

Panter, K.L. and D.R. Cochran. 2009. Correct pruning can revitalize landscapes. Barnyards and Backyards. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension. 5:16-19.

Panter, K.L. 2009. Landscaping: Irrigation for homeowners. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Bulletin B-1198. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1198.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2009. Selecting and showing produce. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1196. http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1196.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Spence, R.M. and K.L. Panter. 2009. Wyoming 4-H produce judging handbook: Senior. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin 70501D-09.

Spence, R.M. and K.L. Panter. 2009. Wyoming 4-H Produce judging handbook: Junior. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin 70501E-09.

Storey, N., D. Wilson, and K. Panter. 2008. A fishy business! Reflections. University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station. June. pp. 13-15. 

Thompson, J. and K.L. Panter. 2008. These troopers take high elevations, short growing seasons in stride. Barnyards and Backyards. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension. 4:11-13.

Panter, K.L. 2008. Easter lily production and care. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1185. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1185.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2007. Winter watering. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1186. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1186.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2007. Christmas tree selection and care. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1187. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1187.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2007. Water quality determines plant health. Barnyards and Backyards. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension. 3:20-22.

Panter, K.L. 2006. Landscaping: Flowering annuals for Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1170. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1170.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L., M.L. Hughes, and R. Belden. 2006. Landscaping: Fertilizing trees and shrubs. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1172. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1172.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. and R. Belden. 2005. Salinity problems in turfgrass. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1167. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1167.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2004. Care of flowering potted plants. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1146. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1146.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2004. Greenhouse structures. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1147. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1147.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2004. Gardening: Extending the vegetable growing season. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1148. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1148.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2004. Gardening: Hot beds and cold frames. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1151. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1151.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2004. Landscaping: Herbaceous perennials for Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1152. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1152.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2003. Landscaping: Water-wise Wyoming gardens. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1143. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1143.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2003. Gardening: Growing herbs in Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1144. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1144.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L., A.J. Koski, and R.M. Hybner. 2002. Landscaping: Turf in Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B- 1129. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1129.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2002. Gardening: Vegetables in Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1115. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1115.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. and E.E. Ewart. 2001. Landscaping: Recommended shrubs for Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B- 1108. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B-1108.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Belden, K., K.L. Panter, and B. Stevens. 2001. Iron deficiency chlorosis on woody landscape plants in Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1097. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1097.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Vance, G.F. and K.L. Panter. 2001. Backyard composting: Simple, small- scale methods. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-974R. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/b974R.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. and E.E. Ewart. 2000. Landscaping: Recommended trees for Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1090. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B1090.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L. 2000. Wyoming 4-H vegetable judging manual. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin 70501D-00.

Panter, K.L. 2000. Guidelines for the master gardener program in Wyoming. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin MP-109. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/MP109.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Small, M.K. and K.L. Panter. 1999. Landscape Pests: Integrated pest management strategies for controlling the dastardly dozen. University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin B-1035. Online http://www.wyomingextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B-1035.pdf. Accessed 21 October 2011.

Panter, K.L., S.E. Newman, and R.M. Waskom. 1998. Pollution prevention in Colorado commercial greenhouses. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Bulletin XCM-206.

Panter, K.L., S.E. Newman, and L.P. Pottorff. Mile High Growing. Published monthly through Colorado State University Cooperative Extension in Adams County, 1989 - 1998.

Steinegger, D.H., S.T. Kamble, and K.L. Kampman. 1982. A survey of pesticide use by arborists in Nebraska - 1980. Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. Environmental Programs Department Report No. 4.

 

Affiliations

  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association
  • Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association
  • International Society of Arboriculture Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Ohio Florists Association
  • Pi Alpha Xi
  • Society of American Florists

 

Presentations

  • Garfinkel, A.R. and K.L. Panter. 2013. Wyoming brown and gold fresh cut sunflowers. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA. Poster presented 24 July 2013. Abstract online http://www.ashs.org/downloads/2013PosterPresentations.pdf. Page 48.
  • Garfinkel, A.R. and K.L. Panter. 2013. Grow some sunshine (in a greenhouse). Rocky Mountain Green Industry Conference, Casper, WY. Oral talk presented 14 February 2013. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2013. Interior plantscaping insect and disease management. ProGreen Expo, Denver, CO. Oral talk presented 17 January 2013. 
  • Panter, K.L. and A.R. Garfinkel. 2012. Year-round Production of Fresh Cut Sunflowers in Wyoming. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Miami, FL. Oral talk presented 2 August 2012. Abstract online http://www.ashs.org/downloads/supplement/2012ASHS-AnnualConference.pdf, p. S184. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2011. Vegetable yields and nutritional contents in season extension systems. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Waikoloa, HI. Poster presented 27 September 2011. Abstract online http://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2011/webprogram/Paper6189.html. Accessed 21 October 2011. 
  • Panter, K.L. and C.L. Moses. Wyoming perspective on cut flower production. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA. Poster presented 5 August 2010. Abstracted in HortScience Supplement. 45:S297-298. 
  • Panter, K.L. and H. Kratsch. 2009. Intermountain regional evaluation and introduction of native plants. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. Poster presented 27 July 2009. Abstracted in HortScience. 44:1151-1152. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2008. Defining horticultural businesses in Wyoming. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. Oral talk presented 23 July 2008. Abstracted in HortScience. 43:1144. 
  • Davies, F., M. Lamberts, T. Ferriss, G. Fitzpatrick, S. Steinberg, K. Panter, and J. Cole. 2007. Current status of the ASHS-Certified Horticultural Advisor Program. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. Oral talk presented 16 July 2007. Abstracted in HortScience. 42:785. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2007. Facilitator, coordinator, and moderator of Colloquium 4: High tunnels – Season extension technology for production of horticultural crops. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. 19 July 2007. Eight speakers’ abstracts in the colloquium in HortScience. 42:837-839. Followed by workshop 19 July 2007 abstracted in HortScience. 42:846-847. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2006. Moderator Workshop – Outside the box ideas in sustainable landscaping. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 28 July 2006. Five speakers’ abstracts in the workshop abstracted in HortScience. 41:933-934. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2006. Moderator Oral session – Teaching methods/human issues. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 30 July 2006. Seven speakers’ abstracts in the session abstracted in HortScience. 41:1002-1004. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2006. Horticultural problem-solving using interactive compressed video. Oral talk presented 30 July 2006. Abstracted in HortScience. 41:1002. 
  • Panter, K.L. 2005. Moderator Oral session – Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 19 July 2005. Eight speakers’ abstracts in the session abstracted in HortScience. 40:1119-1121. 
  • Sondeno, B.J. and K.L. Panter. 2005. Rooting osha crown cuttings using IBA and NAA. American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 19 July 2005. Abstracted in HortScience. 40:1120. 
  • Previous oral talks and poster presentations at the American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference abstracted in HortScience 1981 - 1986, 1993 - 2004. 
  • Numerous presentations during Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association Annual Conference, ProGreen Expo, University of Wyoming Master Gardener training, and various clientele in Wyoming and beyond. 


Grants and Contracts

  • $142,000 over 15 years.

 

References

  • Available on request

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