In the Cropping Systems and Physiology research program at Texas A&M AgriLife Research - Vernon, we are focused on making knowledge advancements in agriculture that result in higher crop profitability, reduced environmental impact, and resource security. Crops are studied at the systems level to understand how they interact with environmental and management factors over the course of time. The physiology of crop plants is explored at the whole-plant level to better understand their functional traits in the context of stress and under varied management. Root system biology, nitrogen fertility, crop stress responses, and cropping system diversity are topics of particular interest. Focus crops include food, fiber, and other bio-based product crops.
- Adams, C., Thapa, S., & Kimura, E. (2019). Determination of a plant population density threshold for optimizing cotton lint yield: A synthesis. FIELD CROPS RESEARCH. 230, 11-16.
- Adams, C. B., Thapa, S. B., Fan, Y., & Park, S. (2018). Agronomic and Economic Effects of Two Enhanced‐Efficiency Urea Fertilizer Technologies on Southern Great Plains Winter Wheat. AGRONOMY JOURNAL. 110(3), 1097-1102.
- Thapa, S., Adams, C. B., & Trostle, C. (2018). Root nodulation in guar: Effects of soils, Rhizobium inoculants, and guar varieties in a controlled environment. Industrial Crops and Products. 120, 198-202.
- Liang, X., Liu, Y., Chen, J., & Adams, C. (2018). Late-season photosynthetic rate and senescence were associated with grain yield in winter wheat of diverse origins. JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY AND CROP SCIENCE. 204(1), 1-12.
- Adams, C. B., & Erickson, J. E. (2017). Yield enhancement by short-term imposition of severe water deficit in the vegetative growth stage of grain sorghum. JOURNAL OF AGRONOMY AND CROP SCIENCE. 203(4), 309-314.