My main research interest is to understand how management practices affect cropping system productivity and resource efficiency under a range of environmental conditions. My approach is to evaluate management practices in the context of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum using combinations of measured and model-simulated data system behavior and capture patterns of spatial and/or temporal variability. I strive to make the information generated available to stakeholders so it can be useful for decision-making. More broadly speaking, I seek that my research contributes to solving the challenges of producing food, fuel, and fiber in a crowded, hungry and warmer planet.
Martinez-Feria, R.A., Dietzel, R., Liebman, M., Helmers, M.J. and Archontoulis, S.V., 2016. Rye cover crop effects on maize: a system-level analysis. Field Crops Research, 196, pp.145-159.
Martinez-Feria, R.A., Kaspar, T.C. and Wiedenhoeft, M.H., 2016. Seeding Date Affects Fall Growth of Winter Canola (Brassica napus L.‘Baldur’) and its Performance as a Winter Cover Crop in Central Iowa. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management, 2(1).