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Faculty|Department of Plant Sciences

Axel Garcia y Garcia

Axel Garcia
Assistant Professor & Irrigation Specialist
Department of Plant Sciences
Dept. 3354
1000 East University Ave.
Laramie, WY, 82071
University of Wyoming Research & Extension Center
747 Road 9
Powell, WY 82435-9135, USA
Phone: 1 + 307 754 2223 ext. 12
Fax: 1 + 307 754 5605
Cell: 1 + 307 250 8396
Axel Garcia research ID site
2002 - PhD Agronomy/Crop Sciences - University of São Paulo, Brazil
1997 - MSc Agronomy/Irrigation and Drainage - University of São Paulo, Brazil
1991 - BSc Agronomy/Cropping Systems - University of San Carlos, Guatemala
My research intends to cover both, basic and applied studies on Agronomy of Irrigated Crops. The main goal of my research program is to contribute for the practice of a sustainable irrigated agriculture in the State. Specific areas of research are:
  • Irrigated Agriculture & Agrometeorology
  • Water Use & Water Productivity of Crops
  • Plants Response to Abiotic Stressors
  • Cropping Systems and Water Conservation
  • The Impact of Climate Change and Climate Variability on Crops Growth and Yield
PLNT 3000-40 / Irrigated Agriculture
PLNT 5790-40 / Topics: Irrigated Agriculture
  • Impact of climate variability on winter wheat overwintering and frost kill in two major production regions: The USA West Mountain region and Northern Europe.
  • The effects of water stress on growth and yield of crops.
  • Towards the recommendation of scientifically-based Irrigation strategies in Wyoming: A case study for forage alfalfa crop production.
  • Vegetable crop production and variety selection inside and outside High Tunnels: research, demonstration, education, and training.
  • Soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in organic crop and livestock production of the Northern High Plains Ecoregion, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Selected Publications
McNider, R.T., J.R. Christy, D. Moss, K. Doty, C. Handyside, A. Limaye,  A. Garcia y Garcia, and G. Hoogenboom. 2011. A real-time gridded crop model for assessing spatial drought stress on crops in the Southeast United States. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50:1459-1475.

Moreira, A., N.K. Fageira, and A. Garcia y Garcia. 2011. Effect of liming on the nutritional conditions and yield of alfalfa grown in tropical conditions. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 34(8):1107-1119.

Garcia y Garcia, A., T. Persson, J.O. Paz, C.W. Fraisse, and G. Hoogenboom.2010.  ENSO-based climate variability effects water use efficiency of rainfed cotton grown in the southeastern USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 139(4):629-635.

Persson, T., A. Garcia y Garcia, J.O. Paz, C.F. Fraisse, and G. Hoogenboom. 2010. Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions due to the use of bio-ethanol from wheat produced in the southeastern USA. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 148:511-527.

Garcia y Garcia, A., T. Persson, L.C. Guerra, and G. Hoogenboom. 2010. Response of soybean genotypes to different irrigation regimes in a humid region of the southeastern USA. Agricultural Water Management, 97:981-987.

Garcia y Garcia, A., L.C. Guerra, G. Hoogenboom. 2009. Water use and water use efficiency of sweet corn under different conditions of weather and soil moisture. Agricultural Water Management, 96(10):1369-1376.

Persson, T.; A. Garcia y Garcia, J. Paz, J.W, Jones, G. Hoogenboom. 2009. Net energy value of maize ethanol as a response to different climate and soil conditions in the southeastern USA. Biomass and Bioenergy, 33(8):1055-1064.

Garcia y Garcia, A., L.C. Guerra, and G. Hoogenboom. 2009. Impact of planting date on early growth of sweet corn. Agronomy Journal, 101:193-200.
Ben-Asher, J., A. Garcia y Garcia, and G. Hoogenboom. 2008. Effect of extreme high temperatures on photosynthesis and transpiration of sweet corn. Photosynthetica, 46(4):595-603.

Guerra, L.C., G. Hoogenboom, A. Garcia y Garcia, P. Banterng, J.P. Beasley Jr. 2008. Determination of cultivar coefficients for the CSM-CROPGRO-Peanut model. Transactions of the ASABE, 51(4):1471-1481.

Garcia y Garcia, A., L.C. Guerra, G. Hoogenboom. 2008. Impact of generated solar radiation on simulated crop growth and yield. Ecological Modelling, 210(3):312-326.

Guerra, L.C., A. Garcia y Garcia, G. Hoogenboom. 2007. Irrigation water use estimates based on crop simulation models and kriging. Agricultural Water Management, 89(3):199-207.
  • American Society of Agronomy, ASA (
  • Crop Science Society of America, CSSA (
  • Soil Science Society of America, SSSA (
  • American Society of Ag and Bio Engineers, ASABE. (
  • International Society of Agricultural Meteorology, INSAM. (

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