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Professional Responsibilities and Activities
- Conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on managing crops for dryland systems with the Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist.
- Evaluate winter wheat varieties, sorghum hybrids, and corn hybrids for the state of Nebraska as one of the leads of the UNL Crops Testing Program.
- Integrate mixed model and novel statistical approaches into managing and analyzing complex experimental designs, particularly to accommodate logistics necessary in field research and applied science.
- Evaluate agronomic practices, rotations, and variety selection for dryland cropping systems in the High Plains to maximize profitability and long-term success of producers.
- Communicate and engage with local producers regarding their needs and develop projects to answer questions and test possible solutions.
- Train the next generation of scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral scholar level and provide applied research learning opportunities.
- Teach a 2-credit course "Applied Field Research: Design, Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting" at the graduate level