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.
- Hinson, P. O., & Adams, C. B. (2020). Quantifying tradeoffs in nodulation and plant productivity with nitrogen in guar. Industrial Crops and Products. 153, 112617-112617.
- Wynne, K., Neely, C. B., Adams, C., Kimura, E., DeLaune, P. B., Hathcoat, D., & Gerrish, B. (2020). Testing row spacing and planting rate for fall‐planted spring canola in the southern United States. AGRONOMY JOURNAL. 112(3), 1952-1962.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.