Post-doctoral research associate
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
281 Johnson Hall
PO Box 646420
Pullman, WA 99164
Ph.D. Plant Breeding – Texas A&M University
Area of research interest
Quinoa and alternative crop variety development for the Pacific Northwest
Packer D., and Rooney W.L. 2014. High-parent heterosis for biomass yield in photoperiod-sensitive sorghum hybrids. Field Crops Res. 167: 153-158.
Packer D., and Rooney W.L. 2011. A comparison of inbred line and F1 testers for evaluating sorghum experimental lines in testcrosses. Field Crops Res. 123: 47-50.
Packer D., and Rooney W.L. Utility of passport data from plant germplasm collections for selecting germplasm accessions for use in breeding nurseries. Poster presented at: 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA. 5-9 Oct. 2008. Houston, TX