Faculty

  • Syuan-You Lin
    Assist. Professor
    04-22840340#405
    Dormancy physiology in deciduous fruit crops
    Plant growth regulators
    Small fruit production and physiology
Area of Research
Syuan-You's primary research interest is dormancy physiology in deciduous fruit crops. First, to better understand dormancy regulation under global warming scenarios, his research team currently integrates several physiological and biochemical techniques, including phytohormones profiling, transcriptome analysis, and minirhizotron, to evaluate dormancy behavior in temperate fruits grown in subtropical Taiwan. Second, developing highly effective and less harmful bud-breaking chemicals, using plant growth regulators, defoliants and biostimulants, to serve as an alternative to hydrogen cyanamide is ongoing. Third, berry crops are one of his favorites because of their's aesthetics and health benefits. However, the commercial production of berry crops is limited in Taiwan. Optimizing crop management strategies for subtropical production of berry crops is his lifetime career.

Education:
Ph.D. Horticultural Science, University of Florida, U.S.A (2021)
B.S. Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan (2014)

Professional Experiences:
Researcher, CH Biotech R&D Co. LTD. (High Level Industrial Professionals Cultivation Program, Ministry of Science)
Graduate Research Assistant, Horticultural Science, University of Florida, U.S.A

 
Teaching Responsibilities:
Pomology (5506, 3 credits, Spring)
Orchard Management (4008, 3 credits, Spring)
Plant Growth Regulators and Biostimulants (2119, English-taught, 2 credits, Fall)
Dormancy Physiology of Horticultural Crops (6171, English-taught, 2 credits, Fall)
Small Fruit Production and Physiology (TBD, English-taught, 2 credits, Spring)
Refereed Publications:
  1. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2021. Budbreak patterns and phytohormone dynamics reveal different modes of action between hydrogen cyanamide- and defoliant-induced flower budbreak in blueberry under inadequate chilling conditions. PLoS One 16(8):e0256942 (SCI). https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256942.
     
  2. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2021. Foliar application of defoliants after winter chill accumulation changes phytohormone dynamics and increases budbreak in blackberry under subtropical climatic conditions. Plant Growth Regulation 94:171–181 (SCI). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10725-021-00703-x.
     
  3. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2021. Foliar application of defoliants before winter chill accumulation advances budbreak and improves fruit earliness of blackberry under subtropical climatic conditions. HortScience 56:210–216 (SCI). https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI15533-20.
     
  4. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2020. Exogenous gibberellic acid and cytokinin effects on budbreak, flowering, and yield of blackberry grown under subtropical climatic conditions. HortScience 55:1938–1945 (SCI). https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI15381-20.
     
  5. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2020. Exogenous gibberellic acid advances reproductive phenology and increases early-season yield in subtropical blackberry production. Agronomy 10:1317 (SCI). https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10091317.
     
  6. Lin, S.-Y. and K.-T. Li. 2020. The response of aboveground growth, leaf gas exchange, and water use efficiency of the common fig (Ficus carica L.) to salinity stress. Journal of the Taiwanese Society for Horticultural Science 66:1–14.
     
  7. Agehara S., S.-Y. Lin, and L. Kang. 2020. Strawberry production and markets in Taiwan: challenges, trends, and outlook. International Journal of Fruit Science 20:S2018–S2029 (SCI). https://doi.org/10.1080/15538362.2020.1851340.

Proceedings:
  1. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2019. Cane management of floricane-fruiting blackberries grown in central Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 132:24–28.
     
  2. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2018. Phenology, yield and fruit quality of floricane-fruiting blackberry cultivars under high tunnel and net house production systems in Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 131:13–16.
     
  3. Lin, S.-Y.and S. Agehara. 2017. Foliar spray of gibberellic acid improves the onset of bud break and fruit set of blackberries in Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 130:11–13.

 
Conference Abstracts:
  1. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2020. Foliar application of urea and lime sulfur for season extension of subtropical blackberry production. Abstract of 2020 Annual conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science. HortScience 55(9):S5–S6.
     
  2. Wang, W., C. Delcastillo, A. Acosta-Rangel, S.-Y. Lin, J. Hernandez-Monterroza, M. Gallardo, S. Agehara. 2020. Microbial-and plant-based biostimulants increase tomato yields in Florida. Abstract of 2020 Annual conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science. HortScience 55(9):S80–S81.
     
  3. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2019. Cane management of floricane-fruiting blackberries grown in central Florida. Abstract of 2019 Annual conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
     
  4. Lin, S.-Y.and S. Agehara. 2018. Phenology and yield of floricane-fruiting blackberry cultivars treated with foliar spray of gibberellic acid in Florida. Abstract of Annual conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
     
  5. Lin, S.-Y. and K.-T. Li. 2014. Leaf gas exchange characteristics and development stability of the fig (Ficus carica L.) in response to salinity stress. Abstract of the 29th International Horticultural Congress.
     
Oral Presentations:
  1. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2020. Exogenous gibberellic acid and cytokinin effects on budbreak, flowering, and yield of blackberry grown under subtropical climatic conditions. Annual conference of the Florida State Horticultural Society. Oct. 2020.
     
  2. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2020. Foliar application of urea and lime sulfur for season extension of subtropical blackberry production. Annual conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Aug. 2020.
     
  3. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2019. Cane management of floricane-fruiting blackberries grown in central Florida. Annual conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science. July. 2019. Las Vegas, NV.
     
  4. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2019. Bud break induction and flower abortion by exogenous GA3 in ‘Natchez’ blackberry in Florida. Annual conference of the Florida State Horticultural Society. June. 2019. Orlando, FL.
     
  5. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2018. Phenology and yield of floricane-fruiting blackberry cultivars treated with foliar spray of gibberellic acid in Florida. Annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. July. 2018. Washington D.C.
     
  6. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2017. Foliar spray of gibberellic acid improves the onset of bud break and fruit set of blackberries in Florida. Annual conference of the Florida State Horticultural Society. June. 2017. Tampa, FL.

Poster Presentations:
  1. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2020. Season extension of subtropical blackberry production by chemical induction of defoliation and bud break.  2020 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference. Mar. 3–6 2020.  St. Louis, MO.
     
  2. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2020. Chemical induction of blackberry flower bud break under inadequate chilling.  2020 Plant Science Symposium. Jan. 302020 Plant Science Symposium 31 2020. Gainesville, FL.
     
  3. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2019. Blackberry bud dormancy and methods to induce flower bud break in Florida. 2019 GCREC Graduate Research Day. Apr. 2019. Balm, FL.
     
  4. Sanada, A., S.-Y. Lin, L. Kang, and S. Agehara. 2019.  An overview of strawberry production and markets in Japan and Taiwan. 2019 North America Strawberry Grower Association Annual Meeting. Feb 3–6 2019. Orlando, FL.
     
  5. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2018. Horticultural traits and profiling of dormancy- and flowering-related gene expression in gibberellic acid-treated blackberry in a subtropical climate. The 6th International Plant Dormancy Symposium. Oct. 23–26 2018. Kyoto, Japan.
     
  6. Lin, S.-Y. and K.-T. Li. 2014.  Leaf gas exchange characteristics and development stability of the fig (Ficus carica L.) in response to salinity stress. The 29th International Horticultural Congress. Aug. 17–22 2014. Brisbane, Australia.
     
  7. Lin, S.-Y., J.A. Kimball and S.R. Milla-Lewis. 2013. Mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) for cold tolerance in a St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum var. Raleigh) self-pollinated population. The 12th Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. July 2013. Raleigh, NC.
     
Invited Presentations:
  1. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara*. 2020.  Chemical induction of bud break in blackberry under inadequate chilling conditions. Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference. Jan. 2020. Savannah, GA.
Extension Articles:
  1. Agehara, S. and S.-Y. Lin. 2021. Chemical budbreak induction methods to increase blackberry yields under inadequate chilling conditions. EDIS. 2021. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-HS1419-2021.
     
  2. Agehara, S., S.-Y. Lin. , and Z. Deng. 2020. Choosing the right blackberry cultivar in subtropical Florida. EDIS. 2020. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1352-2019.
     
  3. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2019. Giving blackberry buds a wake-up call with gibberellic acid and defoliants. Berry Vegetable Times. Mar. 2019
     
Outreach:
  1. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2019. Urea application can accelerate bud break and fruit earliness in subtropical Florida. 2019 Florida Ag Expo. Nov. 2019. Balm, FL.
     
  2. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2018. Give Sleeping Beauty a kiss - Awakening blackberry from winter dormancy by exogenous gibberellic acid. Florida State Horticultural Society Newsletter. Oct. 2018.
     
  3. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2018.  Exogenous gibberellic acid improves bud break and fruit yields of high-chill blackberry cultivars in Florida. 2018 Florida Ag Expo. Nov. 2018. Balm, FL.
     
  4. Lin, S.-Y. and S. Agehara. 2017. The breaking of bud dormancy by foliar spray of gibberellic acid improves the onset of bud break and fruit set of blackberries in Florida. 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Nov. 2017. Balm, FL.
Awards and Honors:
  • 1st Place in Student Best Paper Competition in Annual Conference of the Florida State Horticultural Society (2019/09)
     
  • 1st Place in Student Oral Presentation Competition in Plant Growth Regulator session in Annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science (2020/08)
     
  • 1st Place in Student Best Paper Competition in Annual Conference of the Florida State Horticultural Society (2019/06)
     
  • 3rd Place in Student Best Paper Competition in Annual Conference of the Florida State Horticultural Society (2018/05)
     
  • Award of Academic Research Thesis in Bachelor in College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University (2014/06)
     
  • Fellowship for excellent students based on my written research proposal, National Science Council, Taiwan (2013/05)
Reviewer:
  1. Scientia Horticulturae (SCI)
  2. HortScience (SCI)
  3. Sustainability (SCI)