Research in our lab focuses on improving the efficiency of various cropping systems (increase yields and decrease inputs and losses such as water and nitrogen), understanding complex Genotype x Management x Environment interactions, and modeling various components of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Our approach combines both field experiments at various scales (leaf, canopy, plant, field, and farm) and the use of process-based mechanistic simulation models.
We investigate cropping patterns that include different crops and different placements in time and space.
View of the soil-plant-atmosphere system and the number of interrelated variables involved into this. Our interests include study of an individual process or combination of processes as affected by Genotype x Management x Environment and model analysis of systems performance.