Agronomy and Agroecology

Researchers in agronomy and agroecology work to develop and improve cropping systems and weed science, including alternative approaches and management strategies. Emphasis is on improving production efficiency and profitability in an environmentally sound approach that benefits society. Mechanisms of crop physiology and ecology underlying plant responses to the environment are emphasized. Research areas include sustainable agriculture, environmental physiology of agronomic crops, and plant nutrition.