Department of Crop Sciences
Gary Kling
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Gary Kling

Associate Professor
1015 Plant Sciences Laboratory
1201 S. Dorner Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-3363

Primary Disciplines

Education

Ph.D.: Horticulture, University of Illinois — 1981
M.S.: Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Madison — 1976
B.S.: Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Madison — 1975
A.S.: University of Wisconsin, Washington Co. — 1973

Research Areas

Landscape Leaf Waste Pellets as Carriers for Preemergence Herbicides
Evaluation of Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm, NC-7
Development and Educational Testing of Computer Aided Instruction for Woody Landscape Plants
Effect of planting depth on tree performance in the landscape

Positions

Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Illinois (1987 - present)
Assistant Professor of Horticulture, University of Illinois (1981 - 1987)
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois (1979 - 1981)
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor, University of Illinois (1978 - 1979)
Extension Associate in Horticulture, Iowa State University (1876 - 1977)
Extension Intern, Dane County, WI, University of Wisconsin (1976 - 1976)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin (1975 - 1976)
Groundskeeper, Nakoma Golf Club, Madison, Wisconsin (1974 - 1976)
Groundskeeper, Hartford Country Club, Hartford, Wisconsin (1969 - 1973)

Courses

HORT 301 - Woody Landscape Plants I
HORT 302 - Woody Landscape Plants II

Honors and Awards

NACTA Teacher Fellow - North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture - 2005
Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Univ. of Illinois - 2005
Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Univ. of Illinois, College of ACES - 2003
Karl E. Gardner Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser Award in ACES - 1998
Education Publication Award, American Society for Horticultural Science - 1996
Cross-commodity Publication Award, American Society for Horticultural Science - 1995
College of Agriculture Academy of Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois - 1993-1996
Award for Excellence in Extramural Teaching, University of Illinois - 1993-1994
Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Univ. of Illinois, College of Ag. - 1991
Ernest Tosovski Award, Horticulture Research Institute - 1983
Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois, 22 semesters - 1977-1996
Wright Fellowship in Horticulture, University of Illinois - 1977-1978
Graduated Magna cum Laude, University of Wisconsin - 1975
Henry Steenbock Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - 1974-1975
Golf Course Superintendent’s Assoc. of America Scholarship, 1974-1975
Hartford Rotary Club Scholarship, Hartford, Wisconsin - 1991-1992
Outstanding Botany Student Award, University of Wisconsin Washington Co. - 1973

Journal Articles

Journal Articles
Samtani, J., G.J. Kling and D.J. Williams. 2006. Leaf-waste Pellets as an Herbicide Carrier for Container-grown Landscape Plants. Weed Technology, In Press.
A.W. Kahtz (and G. J. Kling). 2001. Can computer-assisted instruction be used by students for woody plant identification? HortTechnology 10(2):381-384.
A.W. Kahtz and G. J. Kling. 1999. Field-dependent and field-independent conceptualizations of various instructional methods with an emphasis on CAI: a qualitative analysis. Ed. Psychol. 19(4):413-428.
Kling, G.J., C.P. Lindsey and M.E. Zampardo. 1996. UIPLANTS: A software program for the landscape industry and horticultural education. HortTechnology 6(4):337-343.
Cappiello, P.E. and G. J. Kling. 1994. Changes in growth regulator and carbohydrate levels in roots and shoot tips of Cornus sericea during cold storage and emergence from dormancy. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119(4):785-788.
Cappiello, P.E. and G. J. Kling. 1990. Determination of zeatin and zeatin riboside in plant tissue by solid-phase extraction and ion-exchange chromatography. J. Chromatogr. 504:197-201.
Kling, G.J., M.M. Meyer, Jr., and D. Seigler. 1988. Rooting cofactors in five Acer species. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 113:252-257.
Perkins, L.M, and G. J. Kling. 1987. Root regeneration in Magnolia x soulangiana and Magnolia x 'Betty' in response to auxin applications. HortScience 22:889-891.
Kling, G.J., L.M. Perkins, P.E. Cappiello and B.A. Eisenberg. 1987. Improved method for the determination of indole-3-acetic acid in plant tissue. J. Chromatogr. 377-383.
Cappiello, P.E. and G. J. Kling. 1987. Increasing root regeneration and shoot growth in two oak species with spray applications of indolebutyric acid. HortScience 22:663.
Kling, G.J. 1984. Root regeneration techniques. Combined Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators' Society. 34:618-627.
Kling, G.J. and M.M. Meyer, Jr. 1983. Effects of phenolic compounds and indoleacetic acid on adventitious root initiation in cuttings of Phaseolus aureus, Acer saccharinum and Acer griseum. 1983. HortScience 18:352-354.
Naeve, L., H.G. Taber and G.J. Kling. 1979. The student intern to assist Iowa county extension staff. HortScience 14:697-699.
Selected Miscellaneous Publications
Kling, G.J., C. P. Lindsey, L.L. Hayden and M.E. Zampardo. 2002-2006. UIPLANTS Website. University of Illinois, http://wp.nres.uiuc.edu/ Images and descriptions of 168 genera, 484 species and 450 cultivated varieties.
Kling, Gary J. 2005. How drought impacts trees and shrubs. On Course 59(7):13-16.
Thomas J. Burrill's forest Tree Plantation: Today's Illini Grove. 2002. C.J.D'Arcy, J.O. Dawson and G. J. Kling. The Illinois Steward 11(1):7-10.
McPheeters, K. and G. Kling. 1995. Deciduous shrubs. University of Illinois Vocational Agriculture Service. DS604 (interactive digital slide set).
McPheeters, K. and G. Kling. 1995. Deciduous shrubs practice set. University of Illinois Vocational Agriculture Service. DS604qz (interactive digital slide set).
Kling, G.J. and K. McPheeters. 1994. Landscape Trees and Shrubs (Leaves and Flowers) Photo-CD. University of Illinois Vocational Agriculture Service PCD115.
Kling, G.J. and K. McPheeters. 1994. Landscape Trees and Shrubs (Stems and Buds) Photo-CD. University of Illinois Vocational Agriculture Service PCD116
Kling, G.J. and K. McPheeters. 1987. Nursery/Landscape plant identification. University of Illinois Vocational Agriculture Service. X664. 116pp.
Kling, G.J., L.M. Perkins and R. Nobles. 1985. Rooting Betula platyphylla var. szechuanica (Rehd.) cuttings. The Plant Propagator 31(1):9-10.
Kling, G.J. 1985. Birch selection and use. Growing Trends, Illinois State Nurserymen's Association, No. 287:11-15.
Kling, G.J. 1977. Rhubarb in the home garden. Iowa State University Extension Fact Sheet, Yard and Garden Series. Pm-731.
Kling, G.J. 1977. Harvesting and storing vegetables. Iowa State University Extension Fact Sheet, Yard and Garden Series. Pm-719.

Books Edited

Complete Guide to Trees and Shrubs, Ortho Books, 224 pages, Meredith Publishing, 2003
This Old House Complete Landscaping, 192 pages, This Old House Publishing, 2003

Research Grants

University of Illinois Research Board. 1982. High pressure liquid chromatography for analysis of plant hormones. $70,000 (co-investigator with B. Eisenberg).
International Society of Arboriculture. 1982. Use of growth regulators to accelerate woody plant establishment. $1000.
Horticulture Research Institute. 1982. Use of spray applications of IBA to stimulate root regeneration. $2000.
Gloeckner Foundation. 1983. Development of techniques for plant hormone analysis. $5000. (co-author with B. Eisenberg).
University of Illinois. 1982-1983. Controlled environment facilities for plant hormone analysis. $20,000.
North Central Computer Institute. 1984. Development of woody plant video disc. $51,000 (shared with 8 others).
USDA Minority Apprenticeship Program. 1990-1993. $2,800.
Development of techniques for biological control of Verticillium wilt in nursery crops, and role of organic fertilizers in control of Verticillium wilt. Wilson Nurseries, Inc. 1992 - $17,000, 1991 - $17,000, 1990 - $14,500.
IBM Innovations and University of Illinois Educational Technology Board. 1992. Development of multi-media technology for computer assisted instruction in plant materials courses. $46,861.
IBM Innovations and University of Illinois Educational Technology Board. 1993. Implementation of multi-media technology for computer assisted instruction in plant materials courses. $63,573. (one of two primary authors)
University of Illinois Educational Technology Board. 1994. Enhancement of computer aided instructional equipment. $8,400.
University of Illinois College of Agriculture Teaching Academy. 1994. Purchase of photographic equipment for preparation of digital images. $975.
University of Illinois College of Agriculture. 1995. Improvement of UIPLANTS through development of decompression techniques and enhanced data storage. $1,000.
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. 1996. Upgrade of Computer Laboratory Facilities. $3000.
USDA Urban Forestry Center for Midwestern States. 1996. Completion of computer software program for tree, shrub and woody vine identification, culture and use. $10,000.
University of Illinois Academy of Teaching Excellence – Teaching Enhancement Grant, 2002. Upgrade of slide/film scanning equipment. $1850.
University of Illinois Academy of Teaching Excellence – Teaching Enhancement Grant, 2005. Purchase of digital photographic equipment. $1900.