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Dr. Gurjinder Baath is an Assistant Professor at Blackland Research and Extension Center and has a joint appointment with the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University. His data-driven research program focuses on assessing and establishing best management practices to improve yield, resource use efficiency, and environmental and ecological sustainability of traditional and alternative cropping systems in Texas and beyond. Dr. Baath emphasizes precision agriculture technologies, especially non-destructive remote sensing techniques, in an effort to improve production efficiency and reduce environmental footprints of agriculture. Additionally, an integration of current sensing technologies, process-based models and big data analytics to develop real-time decision support tools is of particular interest to his program. Dr. Baath’s research experiences include: (i) quantifying the impact of abiotic stresses (drought, heat, and salinity stresses) on multiple field crops, (ii) investigating alternative crops for food, forage, and green cover capabilities, (iii) utilizing crop simulation models to appraise productivity and long-term sustainability of different cropping systems, and (iv) coupling remote sensing techniques and machine learning algorithms for in-season crop management. He serves as an Associate Editor for Agronomy Journal and the President of Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin (AASIO).
B.S. Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University (2014)
M.S. Plant and Environmental Science, New Mexico State University (2016)
Ph.D. Crop Science, Oklahoma State University (2019)