It is time to update the content on this blog through photos as they depict a thousand words. Recently, I accepted an additional 25% administration appointment as an interim superintendent of the research center while improving my research and other responsibilities such as outreach and service to the Crop Science Society of America and Agronomy Society of America, Montana State University, etc.
Below is only a fraction of the inquiries that focus on genetic-specific resource efficiency studies. We manage a total of sixteen field types of research this year. We learned to plan and work as efficiently as possible as a team and kept our cool.
A USDA-NIFA Project with UC Davis, Univ. of Arizona, and Univ. of Florida characterizing Alfalfa fall dormancies subjected to Montana and Arizona growing conditions under various moisture. Other than providing information to our clientele, this will serve as a detailed data in the development of DSSAT-alfalfa model.
Funded by MT Wheat and Barley Committee, this project allowed us to study a ‘plasticity’ of traits such as high/low protein and high/low tillering genes.