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Larry Rupp

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PSC

Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, (Plant Protection), Cornell University, 1984
MS, Plant Science, Utah State University, 1980
BS, Plant Science, Utah State University, 1978


Biography

Native of Salt Lake County, Utah. Employed on the faculty of USU since 1984 as a landscape horticulturist.

Teaching Interests

Plant Propagation Landscape Management Greenhouse Management and Crop Production Landscape Water Conservation

Research Interests

Selection and propagation of native woody plants for use in water conserving landscapes


Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: AGRS 337
DialPhone: 435-232-1158
SendEmail: larry.rupp@usu.edu

Awards

Western Extension Directors Association Award of Excellence, 2014

Western Extension Directors Association

2012 Pi Alpha Xi Photography Contest Best in Show, 2012

Am Soc Hort Science - Pi Alpha Xi

ASHS Undergraduate Poster Award to Kevin Cope, 2011

American Society for Horticultural Science

US Dept of the Interior Cooperative Conservation Award, 2005

Distinguished Service Award - Utah Water Conservation Forum, 1999

Innovative Specialist's Award, Utah State University Extension, 1997

National Extension Leadership Development Intern, 1997

President's Award - Utah Nursery and Landscape Association, 1997

American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Educational Aids Award, 1995

Teacher of the Year, 1994

Utah State University College of Agriculture

AAAS Pacific Division Student Paper Award to JerriAnn Ernstsen, 1993

AAAS Pacifici Divsion

AAAS Pacific Division Klauber Student Paper Award to Kirsten Marquardt, 1989

AAAS Pacifici Divsion

  • Buhler, M.R, Rupp, L.A, (2015). Late fall propagation of native woody plants in Utah using Nearing frames. . International Plant Propagators Society
  • Rupp, L.A, Cutting Propagation of Little-leaf Mountain Mahogany. IPPS *

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • Croft, A., Rupp, L.A, Kratsch, H., (2011). Landscape Maintenance: Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West. Utah State University Press
  • Spranger, A., Cardon, G., Patterson, R., Heflebower, R.F, Croft, A., Kratsch, H., Kopp, K., Gunnell, J., Shao, M., G., Rupp, L.A, (2011). Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West: A Professional Do-It-Yourself Guide: Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West: A Professional Do-It-Yourself Guide. CHAPTER ONE: PLANNING AND DESIGN. USU Press
  • Rupp, L.A, Kjelgren, R.K, (2006). Stewardship and the Concept of Yield in Landscape Water Conservation. Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University

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Publications - Fact Sheets

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Publications - Curriculum

  • Rupp, L.A, Sagers, L.A, (2010). Plant Propagation: Utah Master Gardener Manual. USU Extension *

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Publications - Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

  • Cope, K.R, Rupp, L.A, (2013). Vegetative Propagation of Juniperus osteosperma (Utah Juniper) by Cuttings. Native Plants Journal, 14:2, 76-84.
  • Richards, M.R, Rupp, L.A, Kjelgren, R.K, Rasmussen, V., (2012). Selection and Budding Propagation of Native Bigtooth Maple for Water-conserving Landscapes. HortTechnology, 22, 669-676.
  • Richards, M.R, Rupp, L.A, Kjelgren, R.K, Rasmussen, V., (2012). Selection and Budding Propagation of Native Bigtooth Maple for Water-conserving Landscapes. HortTechnology, 22, 669-676.
  • Richards, M., Rupp, L.A, (2012). Etiolation Improves Rooting of Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum) Cuttings. HortTechnology22, 305-310.
  • Anderson, D.T, Rupp, L.A, Varga, W.A, (2011). Selection of Native Woody Plant for Water-Wise Landscaping. Natural Resource and Environmental Issues, 17
  • Rosenberg, D.E, Kopp, K., Kratsch, H., Rupp, L.A, Johnson, P.G, Kjelgren, R.K, (2011). Value Landscape Engineering: Identifying Costs, Water Use, Labor, and Impacts to Support Landscape Choice. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47:3, 635–649. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2011.00530.x
  • Rupp, L.A, (2001). The Merged Department Experience at Utah State University: Is Diversity a Blessing or a Curse?. HortTechnology, 11, 9-11.
  • Montague, D.T, Kjelgren, R.K, Rupp, L.A, (2000). Surface energy balance affects gas exchange and growth of two transplanted landscape trees. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci., 125, 299-309.
  • Kjelgren, R.K, Chapman, N., Rupp, L.A, (2000). Tree seedling establishment with protective shelters and irrigation scheduling in three naturalized landscapes in Utah. J. Environmental Horticulture, 18, 238-246.
  • Kjelgren, R., Rupp, L.A, Kilgren, D., (2000). Water conservation in urban landscapes. HortScience, 35, 1037-1043.
  • Montague, D.T, Kjelgren, R.K, Rupp, L.A, (1998). Surface energy balance affects gas exchange and growth of two transplanted landscape trees. J. Arboricult., 24, 254-262.
  • Kjelgren, R.K, Rupp, L.A, (1997). Establishment of Norway maple and green ash in treeshelters. I: Shelters reduce growth, water use, and hardiness, but not drought avoidance. HortScience, 32, 1281-1283.
  • Kjelgren, R.K, Rupp, L.A, (1997). Establishment of Norway maple and green ash in treeshelters. II: Effect of shelter color on gas exchange and hardiness. HortScience, 32, 1284-1287.
  • Rupp, L.A, Kjelgren, R.K, Ernstsen, J.A, Varga, W.A, (1997). Shearing and growth of five intermountain native shrub species. J. Environmental Horticulture, 15, 123-125.
  • Kjelgren, R.K, Rupp, L.A, (1997). Treeshelters improve seedling establishment under herbaceous competition. Int. Soc. Arbor. J., 23:4, 131-135.
  • Ibrahim, M.A, Campbell, W.F, Rupp, L.A, Allen, E.B, (1990). Effects of mycorrhiza on sorghum growth, photosynthesis, and stomatal conductance under drought conditions. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, 4, 99-107.
  • Rupp, L.A, Mudge, K.W, (1989). Effect of aminocyclo-propane carboxylic acid and aminoethoxyvinylglycine on ethylene production by Laccaria laccata. Canadian Journal of Botany, 67, 483-485.
  • Rupp, L.A, Mudge, K.W, Negm, F.B, (1989). Involvement of ethylene on ectomycorrhiza formation and dichotomous branching of roots of Mugo pine seedlings. Canadian Journal of Botany, 67, 477-482.
  • Rupp, L.A, Dudley, L.M, (1989). Iron availability in rockwool may affect rose nutrition. HortScience, 24, 258-260.
  • Rupp, L.A, Mudge, K.W, (1985). Ethephon and auxin induce mycorrhiza-like changes in the morphology of root organ cultures of mugo pine. Physiologia Plantarum, 64, 316-322.
  • Rupp, L.A, Anderson, J.L, (1985). Growth and fruiting responses of young apple and tart cherry trees to weed control. HortScience, 20, 727-729.
  • Rupp, L.A, Mudge, K.W, (1985). Mycorrhizal status of pines in nurseries.. J. Environmental Hort., 3, 118-123.
  • Professional Journal

  • Kratsch, H., Ward, R.A, Shao, M., Rupp, L.A, (2010). Educational Needs and Perspectives on the Future of the Green Industry in Utah. HortTechnology20, 740-750.
  • Public or Trade Journal

  • Kratsch, H.A, Rupp, L.A, (2008). Pest Problems in North American Native Plants. American Nurseryman, 208:5, 12-13. *

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Publications - Literary Journal

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    Publications - MultiMedia

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    Publications - Technical Reports

      AES Reports

      Research Reports

    • Snowden, C., Rupp, L.A, Plant Propagation with Leaf Wetness Sensors.. o Report of the Intermountain Native Plants Cooperative (in press). *
    • Rupp, L.A, Propagating Singleleaf Ash (Fraxinus anomala): A Proof of Concept. . o Report of the Intermountain Native Plants Cooperative (in press). *
    • Buhler, M.R, Rupp, L.A, (2015). Propagation of native woody plants in Utah using Nearing frames.. Report of the Intermountain Native Plants Cooperative *
    • Rupp, L.A, Kopp, K., Kjelgren, R.K, Johnson, P.G, Extension Water Initiative Interim Report - Center for Water Efficient Landscaping. *
    • Rupp, L.A, Whitesides, R.E, Kettenring, K., Larese-Casanova, M., Goodspeed, J., (2013). Phragmites australis Control at the Rural-Urban Interface Final Report. *
    • Rupp, L.A, Anderson, R., Cope, K., Richards, M., Selection and Vegetative Propagation of Native Plants for Landscape Use. Report of the Intermountain Native Plants Cooperative *
    • Rupp, L.A, (2011). RESEARCH REPORTS NPC REPORT 3, 2011 24 Selection and vegetative propagation of native Plants for landscape use. Reprot of the Intermountain Native Plants Cooperative *
    • Rupp, L.A, (2007). Selection and Establishment of Exceptional Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum) Clones. Annual Report *

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    Publications - Translations & Transcripts

      Publications - Other

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      Scheduled Teaching

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2016

      PSC 6220 - Professional Experience in Water Efficient Landscaping, Fall 2016

      PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2016

      PSC 6220 - Professional Experience in Water Efficient Landscaping, Summer 2016

      PSC 3400 - Arboriculture, Spring 2016

      PSC 4050 - Greenhouse Management and Crop Production, Spring 2016

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2015

      PSC 6220 - Professional Experience in Water Efficient Landscaping, Fall 2015

      PSC 3400 - Arboriculture, Spring 2015

      PSC 4050 - Greenhouse Management and Crop Production, Spring 2015

      PSC 6220 - Professional Experience in Water Efficient Landscaping, Spring 2015

      PSC 6240 - Water Efficient Landscaping Seminar, Spring 2015

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2014

      PSC 6220 - Professional Experience in Water Efficient Landscaping, Fall 2014

      PSC 3400 - Arboriculture, Spring 2014

      PSC 3400 - Arboriculture, Spring 2014

      PSC 4050 - Greenhouse Management and Crop Production, Spring 2014

      PSC 6220 - Professional Experience in Water Efficient Landscaping, Spring 2014

      PSC 6240 - Water Efficient Landscaping Seminar, Spring 2014

      PSC 1800 - Introduction to Horticulture, Fall 2013

      PSC 6900 - MPSH Work Experience, Fall 2013

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2013

      PSC 1050 - Plants, Soils, and Climate Orientation, Fall 2013

      WILD 3600, 4750 - Wildland Flora and Monitoring/Assessment, Fall 2013

      PSC 3400 - Arboriculture, Spring 2013

      PSC 4050 - Greenhouse Management and Crop Production, Spring 2013

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2012

      PSC 4050 - Greenhouse Management and Crop Production, Spring 2012

      PSC 3400 - Landscape Management Principles and Practices, Spring 2012

      PSC 6220 - MPSH Work Experience, Fall 2011

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2011

      PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2011

      PSC 6240 - Water Efficient Landscaping Seminar, Fall 2011

      PSC 4050 - GRNHS MGMT/CROP PROD, Spring 2011

      PSC 3400 - LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, Spring 2011

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2010

      PSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2010

      PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010

      PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010

      PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2010

      PSC 6240 - Water Efficient Landscaping Seminar, Fall 2010

      PSC 6240 - Water Efficient Landscaping Seminar, Fall 2010

      PSC 4050 - Greenhouse Mgt. & Crop Production, Spring 2010

      PSC 4050 - Greenhouse Mgt. & Crop Production, Spring 2010

      PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Spring 2010

      PSC 5200 - Site Specific Ag and Horticulture Management, Spring 2010

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, Fall 2009

      PSC 6420 - Water Conservation Seminar, Fall 2009

      PLSC 3050 - Greenhouse Mgt. & Crop Production, Spring 2009

      PSC 3400 - Landscape Management, Spring 2009

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2008

      PSC 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2008

      PSC 4890 - Senior Seminar, Extension Class, 2008

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2007

      PSC 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2007

      PSC 4890 - Senior Seminar, Extension Class, 2007

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2006

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2006

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar, Extension Class, 2006

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2005

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2005

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2004

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2004

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar, Extension Class, 2004

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2003

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2003

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2002

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2002

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar, Extension Class, 2002

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2001

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2001

      PLSC 3050 - Greenhouse Mgt. & Crop Production, 2000

      PLSC 2250 - Occupational Experience, 2000

      PLSC 4250 - Occupational Experience, 2000

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 2000

      PSB 4890 - Senior Seminar (Fall & Spring), 2000

      PLSC 3050 - Greenhouse Mgt. & Crop Production, 1999

      PLSC 3050 - Greenhouse Mgt. & Crop Production, Extension Class, 1999

      PLSC 2250 - Occupational Experience, 1999

      PLSC 4250 - Occupational Experience, 1999

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 1999

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1998

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1998

      PLSC 2250 - Occupational Experience, 1998

      PLSC 4250 - Occupational Experience, 1998

      PLSC 3700 - Plant Propagation, 1998

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1997

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, Extension Class, 1997

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1997

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1997

      PLSC 110 - Ornamental Horticultural Seminar, Extension Class, 1997

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1997

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1996

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1996

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1996

      PLSC 110 - Ornamental Horticultural Seminar, Extension Class, 1996

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1996

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1995

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1995

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1995

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1995

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1994

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1994

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1994

      PLSC 340 - Landscape Maintenance (Team/Satellite TV), 1994

      PLSC 340 - Landscape Maintenance (Team/Video), 1994

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1994

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1993

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, Extension Class, 1993

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1993

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1993

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1993

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1992

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1992

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1992

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1992

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, Extension Class, 1992

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1991

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, Extension Class, 1991

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1991

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1991

      PLSC 110 - Ornamental Horticultural Seminar, 1991

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1991

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1990

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1990

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1990

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1990

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, Extension Class, 1990

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1989

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, Extension Class, 1989

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1989

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1989

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1989

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1988

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1988

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1988

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1988

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, Extension Class, 1988

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1987

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, 1987

      PLSC 305 - Greenhouse Design and Management, Extension Class, 1987

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1987

      PLSC 310 - Greenhouse Crop Production, 1986

      PLSC 224 - Landscape Maintenance , 1986

      PLSC 224 - Landscape Maintenance, Extension Class, 1986

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1986

      PLSC 224 - Landscape Maintenance , 1985

      PLSC 316 - Plant Propagation, 1985


      Extension

      Horticultural Weed Science, 2007 - Ongoing
      Propagation of Native Plants for Landscape Use, 2007 - Ongoing
      Master Gardener, 2011 - 2014
      Applied Water Conservation and Turfgrass Research, 2001 - 2013
      Extension Turfgrass Education, 2001 - 2013
      Extension Water Conservation Education, 2001 - 2013
      Civil Rights, 2009 - 2009

              Creative Works - Other

              • Bigtooth Maple - Pleasant Grove, Other, Cover photograph for Native Plants Journal

              Graduate Students Mentored

              Jacob Hendrickson, Plants, Soils, and Climate, June 2016
              Ivy Harvey, Plants, Soils, and Climate, September 2015
              Gilbert Young, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2015
              Adrea Wheaton, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2013
              Kyle Frandsen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2012
              Richard Anderson, Plants, Soils, and Climate
              Jesse Carlson, Plants, Soils, and Climate
              Holly Christley, January 2014 - May 2015
              Elizabeth Arnold, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2012 - May 2014
              Bryce Funk, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2012 2013
              Brandon Brewer, Plants, Soils, and ClimateDecember 2011
              Elizabeth Anderson, Plants, Soils, and Climate 2011
              Ruth Call, Plants, Soils, and Climate 2011
              Sam Cook, Plants, Soils, and ClimateDecember 2010
              Melody Reed, Plants, Soils, and Climate - December 2010