Sustainable cropping systems, cover crops, conservation agriculture, and adaptation to climate change

Program or topic of research 

Sustainable cropping systems, cover crops, conservation agriculture, and adaptation to climate change

Department or unit 

Crop and Soil Sciences

Contact information 

Matt Ryan
Assistant Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences
mrr232@cornell.edu

Program goals 

Achieving more sustainable and resilient cropping systems through ecological intensification

Brief description of program 

Over the next several decades, farmers need to adapt to increased climate variability, decrease their environmental impact, and feed billions of more people. Dr. Ryan’s research aims to increase cropping system sustainability through ecological intensification. By working with farmers, students, and other scientists, Ryan is able to research and develop solutions to problems in agriculture. He is currently focused on expanding the utility of cover crops by overcoming obstacles that limit their adoption and developing management practices that maximize their benefits. He is also interested in perennial grains, ecological weed management, conservation agriculture, agroecological theory, and the role of diversity in adapting to climate change.

More information 

http://scs.cals.cornell.edu/people/matthew-ryan



Category: Agricultural, Agriculture/Farming, Ecosystems, Pests and weeds, Research

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