Crops & the Changing Environment 

      ​We are on the cutting edge of research to adapt crops to the ever-changing environment. We are developing cropping systems technology to provide a competitive edge for Indiana farmers and the agriculture industry to help feed Indiana, America, and the world on fewer acres of agricultural land. Our expertise includes environmental sustainability through cropping systems, developing responsible fertilizer and pesticide practices to increase crop yields and reduce contamination, creating and using precision farming technologies, and reducing greenhouse gases through innovative cropping systems.  The genetic discoveries we make will feed the world, improve human nutrition, and provide new uses for plants such as biofuels, building products, and substitutes for plastics.  

      • Develop Resilient Crop Production Practices
      • Improve Crops Globally Through Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding
      • Enhance Nutritional & Industrial Quality ​


Faculty in Crops & the Changing Environment

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Joseph Anderson, Department Head
Plant Molecular Genetics
(765) 494-4774
janderson@purdue.edu

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Shaun Casteel
Soybean Production
(765) 494-0895
scasteel@purdue.edu
 
Phil DeVillez
Purdue Crop Performance Program
(765) 583-1406
pld@purdue.edu 
 
Rebecca Doerge (STAT/AGRY)
Genomics & Quantitative Genetics
(765) 494-6037
doerge@purdue.edu 
 
Gebisa Ejeta 
Sorghum Genetics & Breeding
(765) 494-4320
gejeta@purdue.edu

 
Bruce Erickson 
Distance Education & Outreach Director
(765) 494-7540
berickso@purdue.edu
Corey Gerber 
Corey Gerber
Diagnostic Training and Research Ctr
(765) 496-3755
cgerber@purdue.edu
 
Karen Hudson (USDA/ARS)
Plant Molecular Genetics
(765) 494-8057
kkaczoro@purdue.edu
 
Yiwei Jiang
Turfgrass & Perennial Plant Physiology
(765) 494-0651
yjiang@purdue.edu


 
Keith Johnson
Forage Management
(765) 494-4800
johnsonk@purdue.edu
 
Jianxin Ma
Comparative Plant Genomics & Soybean Genetics
(765) 496-3662
maj@purdue.edu
 
Mohsen Mohammadi
Small Grains Breeding & Genetics
(765) 496-6851
mohamm20@purdue.edu
 
Robert Nielsen
Corn Production
(765) 494 4802
rnielsen@purdue.edu

 Katy Martin Rainey 
Katy Martin Rainey
Soybean Breeding & Genetics
(765) 494-1212
krainey@purdue.edu

  Torbert Rocheford
Torbert Rocheford
Maize Genetics & Plant Breeding
(765) 494-9243
trochefo@purdue.edu

Steven Scofield
Steven Scofield (USDA/ARS)
Plant Molecular Biology
(765) 494-3674
scofield@purdue.edu

Lee Schweitzer 
Lee Schweitzer
Plant Physiology
(765) 494-4789
lschweitzer@purdue.edu

 Daniel Szymanski 
Daniel Szymanski (AGRY/BTNY)
Plant Molecular Genetics
(765) 494-8092
dszyman@purdue.edu
Mitch Tuinstra
Mitch Tuinstra
Maize Genetics & Plant Breeding
(765) 494-9093
drmitch@purdue.edu
Jeffrey Volenec
Jeffrey Volenec
Forage Physiology
(765) 494-8071
jvolenec@purdue.edu
Tony Vyn
Tony Vyn
Cropping Systems
(765) 496-3757
tvyn@purdue.edu
Cliff Weil
Cliff Weil
Maize Genetics & Genomics
(765) 496-1917
cweil@purdue.edu
Christie Williams
Christie Williams (USDA/ARS)
Molecular Genetics
(765) 494-6763
cwilliams@purdue.edu
Cankui Zhang
Cankui Zhang
Crop Physiology
(765) 496-6889
ckzhang@purdue.edu​​
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