Welcome to the Grain Crops Physiology Lab
Our Lab is interested in studying the interactive effects of environment, management, and crop genetics on the productivity and sustainability of grain cropping systems. We address this complex question by integrating agronomic and hypothesis-driven eco-physiology research with the use of crop simulation models that predict crop growth and development as well as carbon, water, and nitrogen cycle. Main research questions in our lab try to fill knowledge gaps in our understanding of processes that determine yield and grain composition at the canopy, plant, and organ level, and then incorporate this new knowledge in process-based eco-physiological models. Our final goal is to increase efficiency in identifying new management and genotype solutions that address current and future challenges for increasing productivity, profitability, and sustainability of grain cropping systems.