Evaluation of management tactics for weedy and invasive plant species in Arizona's crops, range and natural landscapes including cultural methods, herbicides, GPS-RTK precision cultivation, optical sensing and computer technology.
My research is in the areas of crop production and crop physiology. Specific topics include the effect of climate and weather, fertilizer and irrigation, and genotypes on growth and yield of alfalfa, corn, sorghum, barley, wheat, and perennial...
Crop Related, Non-Extension Research
I use a combination of high-throughput phenotyping, genomics, and data science to reveal the genetic architecture of stress adaptive traits that are critical for abiotic stress tolerance.
Our lab is focused on structural and evolutionary genomics of crop plants, and is leading an international effort to generate reference genome sequences for all 24 species of the genus Oryza, which contains the world most important food crop – rice.