Seminar: Organic Vegetable Production Systems

When Oct 29, 2021
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Shumaker Research Building Room 139
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Krista Jacobsen.jpgJoin us for this week's Biology Department Seminar featuring Dr. Krista Jacobsen from the University of Kentucky's Department of Horticulture, speaking on "Nutrient cycling and agroecosystem energetics in organic vegetable production systems."

Dr. Jacobsen is an agroecologist whose research focuses on organic agriculture. She is also the Faculty Chair of The Food Connection, a local food systems institute at the University of Kentucky, and directs the University of Kentucky Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems Undergraduate program.

Dr. Jacobsen's research interests are in soil health, plant productivity, and ecosystem services in sustainable agricultural systems. Research in her group is often interdisciplinary, and often embedded in a local food systems context. Current research areas include soil process-related work in high tunnels, integration of cover crops in tunnels, and supporting year-round high tunnel production regions in the Mid-South.

Her group primarily works in organic farming systems, and mostly with vegetables, but they occasionally dabble in wheat, flowers, and fruits.

This is a UofL Sustainability Week 2021 event!