Finding solutions to complex agricultural issues by examining crop production methods.

The crop production group evaluates agricultural practices and systems concerning crop yield, profit, environmental and ecological consequences with the goal of identifying best practices for local and international growers to produce more with less. Major crops under active investigation include corn, soybean, wheat, oat, alfalfa, and forage species, as well as apples, tomatoes, sweet corn, and ornamental plant species. Current projects include crop growth and development, crop management techniques, integrated pest management, crop competition, cover crops, rotations, tillage, plant nutrition, cultivar evaluation, and agroecology.

Faculty in Production Management and Ecology Specializations

Bioenergy Crops

Crop Production

Fruit and Vegetable Crops

Grain Crops

Soil Fertility

Sustainable Food Systems

Water Quality and Environmental Systems