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Agronomy of Irrigated Crops|Department of Plant Sciences

Agronomy of Irrigated Crops

Irrigation Water

Dr. Axel Garcia y Garcia, Assistant Professor and Irrigation Specialist leads research projects on Agronomy of Irrigated Crops. The main goal of his 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

Courses

  • PLNT 3000-40 / Irrigated Agriculture
  • PLNT 5790-40 / Topics: Irrigated Agriculture

Projects

  • 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.
Irrigation and Corn

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