Specialty：Field crops and forages
I provide leadership for Extension programming and applied research in field crops and forages for the Texas Gulf Coast and Lower Rio Grande Valley. These production regions contain approximately 625,000, 900,000, and 350,000 acres of cotton, grain sorghum, and corn, respectively, and a diversity of other row and forage crops. I serve in a coordinating role with scientists at the Corpus Christi AgriLife Research and Extension Center, scientists across the state, county Extension agents, and Regional Program Leaders in developing and implementing educational programs and applied research with particular emphasis on dryland or limited irrigation cropping systems. Research and education programs emphasize weed management, crop variety testing and selection, nutrient management, site-specific management, and other crop management technologies.