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Department of Horticultural Science

HORT-IMG-Vince FritzVince Fritz

Vegetable Phytonutrients
Department of Horticultural Science

Dr. Fritz is located at the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca, which is 75 miles south of St. Paul.


Research Interests

Working in a field-oriented research program, Dr. Fritz focuses on the development of unique vegetable production systems that improve stand establishment and increase production of health-related compounds known to offer chemopreventive benefits in the fight against cancer.

Recent Abstracts

Fritz, Vince, Anne M. Bode, Veronica L. Justen, and Todd Schuster.  2007.  Enhanced glucosinolate concentrations in cabbage by foliar jasmonic acid application.  HortScience 42(4):1010.

Justen, Veronica L., Vincent A. Fritz, and Min Wang.  2007.  Glucosinolate accumulation in turnip as affected by cultivar and growth on colored mulches.  HortScience 42(4):1011.

Selected References

DeVillena, Fernando A., Vincent A. Fritz, Jerry D. Cohen, and William D. Hutchison.  2007.  Changes in gluconasturtiin concentration in Chinese cabbage with increasing cabbage looper density.  HortScience 42(6):1337-1340.

Rosen, C.J., V.A. Fritz, G.M. Gardner, S.S. Hecht, S.G. Carmella, and P.M. Kenney.  2005.  Cabbage yield and glucosinolate concentrations as affected by nitrogen and sulfur fertility.  HortScience 40(5):1493-1498.

Chandler, Monika A., Vincent A. Fritz, and Raymond R. Allmaras. 2004. Response of Aphanomyces euteiches mycelia, zoospore, and oospore to oat extract.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 84:687-690.

Allmaras, R.R., V.A. Fritz, F.L. Pfleger, S.M. Copeland.  2003.  Impaired internal drainage and Aphanomyces euteiches root rot of pea caused by soil compaction in a fine-textured soil.  Soil and Tillage Research. 70:41-52.

Fritz, Vincent A., Gyles W. Randall, and Carl J. Rosen.  2001.  Characterization and utilization of nitrogen contained in sweet corn silage waste.  Agron. Journal. 93:627-633.

Williams-Woodward, J.L., F.L. Pfleger, R.R. Allmaras, and V.A. Fritz. 1998. Aphanomyces euteiches Inoculum potential. A rolled-towel bioassay suitable for fine-textured soils. Plant Disease. 82:386-390.

Reese, Curtis D., Vincent A. Fritz, and Francis L. Pfleger. 1998. Impact of pressure infusion of shrunken-2 sweet corn seed with Pseudomonas aureofaciens on seedling emergence. HortScience. 33:24-27.

Williams-Woodward, Jean L., F.L. Pfleger, Vincent A. Fritz, and R.R. Allmaras. 1997. Green manures of oat, rape, and sweet corn for reducing common root rot in pea (Pisum sativum L.) caused by Aphanomyces euteiches. Plant and soil. 188:43-48.

Borowski, Alicia M., Vincent A. Fritz and Luther Waters, Jr. 1995. Seed maturity and desiccation affect carbohydrate composition and leachate conductivity in embryos of shrunken-2 sweet corn. HortScience 30:1396-1399.


Southern Research and Outreach Center
Waseca, MN 56093


362 Alderman Hall
1970 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: 507.837.5620
Fax: 507.835.3622