Jessica Torrion, Assistant Professor of Field Crop Physiology

My research focus is on abiotic factors of crop production with the goal of increasing farm input efficiency of water and nutrients. This includes determining adaptive genotypes and identifying best management practices of a specific environment.

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Graduate Students


anish         Breno Almeida

Anish Sapkota

Master of Animal and Range Sciences

Research: Water x Boron association of Alfalfa Yield and Quality

Graduated: May 2018, is now at UC Riverside


Breno Bicego Almeida

Master of Crop Science

Research: Managing water x nitrogen of contrasting spring wheat market classes

Expected Graduation: Summer 2018

Ph.D. position available immediately (keywords: alfalfa, abiotic stress, genetics, simulation). Please email me to express your interest (

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