I am driven to help crops adapt to changing environments
As the growing global population challenges our food security, farmers are also seeing an increase in extreme weather events. Candice Hirsch and her team seek to understand how plants interact with the environment to help produce more and lessen loss in the midst of climate change.
Using big data to help produce more corn on less land
“If we are really meeting our goal, then 5 to 10 years from now I hope that we have a better understanding of how we can mitigate loss, and produce more on less.”Candice Hirsch, Assistant Professor
Understanding crops across environments
Minnesota is home to different climates as you travel from south to north and west to east. The U of M has research and outreach centers in all corners of the state with active research suited to the specific climate.