David Zlesak

sandandsun(9a FL)February 27, 2013

Introduction on the HMF page linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: David Zlesak

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sandandsun(9a FL)

2012 Minature Award of Excellence!

Here is a link that might be useful: Oso Happy Petit Pink (ZLEmarianneyoshida)

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 5:41PM
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For some reason the link to this page would not copy so I copied the whole page (without pictures).
David Zlesak
Assistant Professor of Horticulture

Courses Taught:
Horticulture 120: Plants and Society
Horticulture 161: Introduction to Plant Science
Horticulture 200: Plant Propagation
Horticulture 352: Woody Landscape Plants
Horticulture 369: Plant Tissue Culture
Horticulture 452: Arboriculture and Nursery Management

Research Interests:
•Coordinator of the Northern Earth-Kind® Rose Trials (purpose is to identify well-adapted, low maintenance landscape roses for our northern Midwest region).
•Woody plant pathology.
•Breeding regionally-adapted woody and herbaceous landscape plant cultivars.
Lockhart, B, D.C. Zlesak, and J. Fetzer, 2011. Identification and partial characterization of six new viruses of cultivated roses in the USA. Acta Horticulturae 901:139-147.

Zlesak, D.C., V.M. Whitaker, S. George, and S.C. Hokanson, 2010. Evaluation of roses from the Earth-Kind® Trials: black spot (Diplocarpon rosae Wolf) resistance and ploidy. HortScience 45:177-1787.

Zlesak, D.C., 2009. Pollen diameter and guard cell length as predictors of ploidy in diverse rose cultivars, species, and breeding lines. In: Zlesak DC (Ed) Roses. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology. 3(Special Issue 1):53-70.

Harp D.A., Zlesak, D.C., Hammond, G., George, S., and W. Mackay, 2009. Earth-Kind® Rose Trials��"Identifying the World’s Strongest, Most Beautiful Landscape Roses. In: Zlesak DC (Ed) Roses. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology. 3(Special Issue 1):166-175.

Zlesak, D.C. and B.J. Hanson, 2008. ‘Tuscan Sun’ Helopsis. HortScience 43:927-928. Grabowski, M.A, Zlesak, D.C., and J.H. Gillman, 2008. Control of black spot on rose. Plant Disease Management Reports 2:OT005

Zlesak, D.C., 2007. Factors affecting seed germination of Heliopsis helianthoides (L.) Sweet. Seed Science and Technology 35:577-594.

Zlesak, D.C., Zuzek, K. and S.C. Hokanson, 2007. Rose pollen viability over time at varying storage temperatures. Acta Horticulturae 751:337-343.

Zlesak, D.C., Bradeen, J.M. and N.O. Anderson, 2007. The use of AFLP markers to resolve clonal origin and integrity in rose, hydrangea, and lily. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology. 1(1):51-60.

Horticulture Specializations:
Woody plant identification, culture, pathology, and genetics; Plant propagation; and Plant breeding.

•First Editions® Little DevilTM ninebark (PPAF)- Compact ninebark that won the 2011 American Nursery Landscape Association’s Garden Idol Award as the best new plant of the year
•Oso HappyTM Smoothie rose (PPAF)
•Oso HappyTM Petit Pink rose (PP22,205)- Winner of the American Rose Society Award of Excellence for miniature roses 2012

•Oso HappyTM Candy Oh! rose (PP20,471)
•'Tuscan Sun' heliopsis (PP18,763)
•Monarch MedianoTM and Monarch GrandeTM series of ageratum (PPAF)


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This post was edited by henry_kuska on Thu, Feb 28, 13 at 22:26

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 8:09PM
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sandandsun(9a FL)

Woud you strongly consider editing out the contact information for Mr. Zlesak? I can think of no reason why anyone on this forum should contact him. And we've been informed that such information contributes to spam, etc.
I personally would feel awful if a post intended to honor an accomplishment were to be soured in such an unintended way. We have to think about these things these days.
Thank you for considering my suggestion.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 9:38PM
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O.K. I removed it, but if the link worked, the information would have been available so it is not private information.

This is the link that would not work on my computer:


Here is a link that might be useful: link for above

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 10:32PM
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Posting personal contact info here is totally inappropriate; please don't.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 12:15PM
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