Specialty: Crop Ecology and Physiology
Research: In the Cropping Systems and Physiology research program at Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Vernon, we are focused on making knowledge advancements in agriculture that result in higher crop profitability, reduced environmental impact, and resource security. Crops are studied at the systems level to understand how they interact with environmental and management factors over the course of time. The physiology of crop plants is explored at the whole-plant level to better understand their functional traits in the context of stress and under varied management. Root system biology, nitrogen fertility, crop stress responses, and cropping system diversity are topics of particular interest. Focus crops include food, fiber, and other bio-based product crops.
Cropping Systems and Physiology Research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon.
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