Michael Ottman

Extension Agronomist - School of Plant Sciences

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 1985. Agronomy. University of Illinois.
  • M.S. 1982. Vegetable Crops. UC Davis.
  • B.S. 1979. Plant Science. UC Davis.

Research Interests

  • My research is centers on producing crops as efficiently as possible by manipulating cropping practices such as planting date, crop spatial geometry, fertilization, and irrigation.

Selected Publications

Carter, A. Y., Hawes, M. C., & Ottman, M. J. 2019. Drought-Tolerant Barley: I. Field Observations of Growth and Development. Agronomy, 9(5), 221.
Ottman, M. J., & Ray, D. T. 2018. Plant spacing and row width effect on productivity of sweet sorghum. Agronomy Journal, 110(3), 1008–1016.
Marte, P., Kimball, B. A., Ottman, M. J., Wall, G. W., White, J. W., Asseng, S., & Ewert, F. 2018. The hot serial experimant for modeling wheat response to temperature: Field experiments and AgMip-Wheat multi-model simulations. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research, 4, 28–34.
Gleadow, R. M., Ottman, M. J., Kimball, B. A., Wall, G. W., Pinter, Jr, P. J., LaMorte, R. L., & Leavitt, S. W. 2016. Drought-induced changes in nitrogen partitioning between cyanide and nitrate in leaves and stems of sorghum grown at elevated CO2 are age dependent. Field Crops Research, 185, 97–102.
Samuel S. Myers, Antonella Zanobetti, Itai Kloog, Peter Huybers, Andrew D. B. Leakey, Arnold Bloom, Eli Carlisle, Lee H. Dietterich, Glenn Fitzgerald, Toshihiro Hasegawa, N. Michele Holbrook, Randall L. Nelson, Michael J. Ottman, Victor Raboy, Hidemitsu Sakai, Karla A. Sartor, Joel Schwartz, Saman Seneweera, Michael Tausz, Yasuhiro Usui. 2014. Increasing CO2 threatens human nutrition. Nature 510:139–142.
Ottman, M. J., L. A. Hunt, and J. W. White. 2013. Photoperiod and vernalization effects on anthesis date in winter-sown spring wheat regions. Agronomy Journal 105:1017-1025.
Ottman, M. J., B. A. Kimball, J. W. White, and G. W. Wall. 2012. Wheat growth response to increased temperature from varied planting dates and supplemental infrared heating. Agronomy Journal 104:7-16.
Miller, A.N., and M.J. Ottman. 2010. Irrigation frequency effects on growth and ethanol yield in sweet sorghum. Agronomy Journal 102:60-70.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • None.

Research Areas

  • Crop and Horticultural Management and Production