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Research Papers in Refereed Journals

12. Peiris, K.H.S, Pumphrey, M.O., Dong, Y., Maghirang, E.B., Berzonsky, W., Dowell, F.E. (2010) Near-infrared spectroscopic method for identification of Fusarium damage and DON in single wheat kernels.  Submitted to Cereal Chemestry.

11. Will K. Reeves, K.H.S. Peiris, Ernst-Jan Scholte, Robert A. Wirtz, and Floyd E. Dowell.   (2010) Age-Grading Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.  Medical and Veterynary  Entomology 24 (1) 32-37.

10. Peiris, K.H.S., M. O. Pumphrey and F. E. Dowell (2009) NIR absorbance characteristics of deoxynivalenol and of sound and Fusarium damaged wheat kernels. J Near Infrared Spectrosc. 17: 213-221.

9. Peiris, K.H.S., A.T. Ekanayake and H.A.D.S. Hettiarachchi (2007) Effect of seed storage on germination of dragon fruit seeds (Hylocereus undatus): Annals of the Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture 9:261-263

8. Peiris K.H.S. (2003) Off-season mango production using Paclobutrazol and Thiourea. Sri Lankan J. Agric. Sci. 40:57-65.

7. Dharmasena, P. B., M. S. Nijamudeen and K. H. S. Peiris (2001) Growth performance of mango and lime with in-situ rainwater harvesting. Annals of the Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture 3: 27-36.

6. Peiris, K.H.S., G.G. Dull, R.G. Leffler, and S.J. Kays (1999) Spatial variability in soluble solids or dry matter content within individual fruit and vegetable units: Implications for the development and use of NIR based nondestructive sensors. HortScience 34(1): 114-118.

5. Peiris, K.H.S., G.G. Dull, R.G. Leffler, J.K. Burns, C.N. Thai and S.J. Kays (1998) Nondestructive detection of section drying, an internal disorder in Tangerine. HortScience 33(2):310-312.

4. Peiris, K.H.S.,
G.G. Dull, R.G. Leffler, and S.J. Kays (1998) Near infrared spectrometric method for nondestructive determination of soluble solids content of peaches. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci   123:898-905.

3. Peiris, K.H.S
., G.G. Dull, R.G. Leffler, and S.J. Kays (1998)  Near infrared spectrometric method for nondestructive determination of soluble solids content in processing tomatoes. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci   123:1089-1093.

2. Peiris, K.H.S., J.L. Mallon and S.J. Kays (1997) Respiratory rates and vital heat of some specialty vegetables at various storage temperatures. HortTechnology  7:46-49.

1. Peiris, K.H.S.
and S.J. Kays (1996)  Asiatic pennywort, Centella asiatica (L.) Urb., a little known vegetable crop.  HortTechnology  6:13-18.


Poster abstracts / Papers Presented in Symposia

16. K. H. S. Peiris
and F. E. Dowell (2010) Single kernel NIR sorting to enhance quality of wheat breeding lines. Paper presented at CST-SA - ICC International grains symposium. Quality and safety of grain crops and foods. Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 3-5 FEBRUARY 2010.

15. K.H.S Peiris
, M.O. Pumphrey, Y. Dong, S. Wegulo, W.Berzonsky, P.S. Baenziger and F.E. Dowell (2009)  Progress on development and application of single kernel NIR sorting technology for assessment of FHB resistance in wheat germplasm. In: S. Canty, A. Clark, J. Mundell, E. Walton, D. Ellis and D. Van Sanford (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Fusarium Head Blight Forum; 2009 Dec 7-9; Orlando, FL. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky. pp. 141-142.

14. Peiris, K.H.S, M. O. Pumphrey and F.E. Dowell (2009) Single kernel analysis of Fusarium head blight symptoms and mycotoxins in infected wheat heads.  AACC International Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Cereal Foods world 54:A60

13. S. N. Wegulo, K. H. S. Peiris, P. S. Baenziger, and F. E. Dowell (2009) Assessment of the accuracy of single-kernel near-infrared technology to sort winter wheat kernels based on scab and deoxynivalenol levels. In: S. Canty, A. Clark, J. Mundell, E. Walton, D. Ellis and D. Van Sanford (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Fusarium Head Blight Forum; 2009 Dec 7-9; Orlando, FL. Lexington,KY: University of Kentucky. pp. 13-14.

12. K.H.S. Peiris and F.E. Dowell (2008) NIR optical characteristics of Deoxynivalenol. 
In: Canty, S.M., E. Walton, A. Clark., D. Ellis. J.Mundell, and D.A. Van Sanford (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Fusarium Head Blight Forum; 2008 Dec 2-4; Indianapolis, IN. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky. p. 191.

11. K.H.S Peiris
, M.O. Pumphrey, Y. Dong, S. Wegulo, W.Berzonsky, P.S. Baenziger and F.E. Dowell(2008) Progress on Development and Application of Single Kernel NIR Sorting Technology for Assessment of FHB Resistance in Wheat Germplasm. 
In: Canty, S.M., E. Walton, A. Clark., D. Ellis. J.Mundell, and D.A. Van Sanford (Eds.), Proceedings of the National Fusarium Head Blight Forum; 2008 Dec 2-4;Indianapolis, IN. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky. p. 192.

10. Peiris, K.H.S, M.O. Pumphrey, Y. Dong and F.E. Dowell  (2008)  NIRS method for precise identification of Fusarium damaged wheat kernels. AACC International Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Meeting Abstract.  Cereal Foods World 53:A73.

9. Peiris, K.H.S. and J.D. Weerasooriya (2007) Utilization of Fruit Waste Compost in Fruit Cultivation [Abstract]. In Proceedings of the 12th International Forestry and Environment Symposium,  Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

8.
Gunasena, H.A.I, K.H.S. Peiris and C.S. de Silva (2007) Effect of different potting media mixtures on growth of durian (Durio zibethinus) and jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) grafts. pp 110-112. In Annual Academic Sessions 2007. The Open University of Sri Lanka.

7. Peiris, K.H.S.
(2006) Collection, conservation, evaluation and use of durian germplasm at Horana [Abstract] In Proceedings of the 11th International Forestry and Environment Symposium, Villa Ocean View, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka. Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

6.
Kudagamage, C., K.W.Ketepearachchi, H. Kadupityya, K.D.A. Perera, K.H.S.Peiris, H.D.Jayawickrema, M.K.Thanthirige, D.B. Weeratunga and S. Bandara (2005) Exploration, collection, characterization and plant propagation of under-utilized fruit crops. Pp 9-10. In Abstracts of papers of the midterm review workshop, Sri Lanka-USA Cooperative Germplasm Development Program, Plant Genetic Resources Center, Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

5. Peiris K.H.S and W.M.U.B Wickrama (2004) Performance of some grape (Vitis vinifera L.) varieties at Aralaganwila in Mahaweli System B.  pp 105-111. In Proceedings of the workshop on plant genetic resources and crop improvement, JICA/PGRC. Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

4. Dharmasena, P. B., M. S. Nijamudeen, K. H. S. Peiris, S. G. Piyadasa and L. G. Ratnayake (2003) Micro-level rainwater harvesting for fruit crop establishment in the dry zone. Contract Research Abstracts 1990-200, CARP, 114/9, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7. Pp 91-93.

3. Peiris K.H.S and W.M.U.B Wickrama (1999) Performance of Pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. ) cv. 'Mauritius' as a Rainfed Crop on Non Calcic Brown Soils at Aralaganwila. Paper presented at the Workshop on Sustainable Rainfed Farming in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. May, 1999.

2. Peiris, K.H.S.,
G.G. Dull, R.G. Leffler, and S.J. Kays (1999) Rapid, nondestructive method for determination of processed soluble solids in intact unprocessed tomato fruit using near infrared spectrometry. Acta Horticulturae 487:101-108. Paper presented in International Processing Tomato Symposium, Spain, 1998.

1. Peiris, K.H.S., G.G. Dull, R.G. Leffler, and S.J. Kays (1997)  Nondestructive determination of soluble solids content of peach by near infrared spectroscopy. pp. 77-87. In: Sensors for Nondestructive Testing: Measuring the Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Orlando, FL. Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Ithaca, New York. 440p. 


Published Dissertations

Peiris, K.H.S. (1998) Near infrared spectrometric techniques for nondestructive quality evaluation of peaches, tangerines and processing tomatoes.  Published PhD Dissertation, Department of Horticulture, The University of Georgia. University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA.


Book Chapters

Peiris, K.H.S.
(2007)  Veralu (Elaeocarpus serratus L.). In. Pushpakumara, D.K.N.G, Gunasena, H.P.M. and Sing, V.P. 2007 (eds) Underutilized Fruit Trees in Sri Lanka. Volume 1. World Agroforestry Center, South Asia Reginal Office, New Delhi, India; National Multipurpose Tree Species Research Network of Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research Policy, Asian Center for Under-utilized Fruit Crops, Sri Lanka. pp. 474-485.

Peiris, K.H.S.  (2007)  Gaduguda (Baccaurea motleyana (Muell. Arg.). Muell. .Arg.)
In. Pushpakumara, D.K.N.G, Gunasena, H.P.M. and Sing, V.P. 2007 (eds) Underutilized Fruit Trees in Sri Lanka. Volume 1. World Agroforestry Center, South Asia Reginal Office, New Delhi, India; National Multipurpose Tree Species Research Network of Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research Policy, Asian Center for Under-utilized Fruit Crops, Sri Lanka. pp. 389-399.

Peiris, K.H.S. (2007)  Sapodilla Manilkara zapota (L.) P. van Royan.
In. Pushpakumara, D.K.N.G, Gunasena, H.P.M. and Sing, V.P. 2007 (eds) Underutilized Fruit Trees in Sri Lanka. Volume 1. World Agroforestry Center, South Asia Reginal Office, New Delhi, India; National Multipurpose Tree Species Research Network of Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research Policy, Asian Center for Under-utilized Fruit Crops, Sri Lanka. pp.142-179.