If you were wondering, the corn behind me in the banner is a mexican cultivar being grown in Iowa where it flowers very late in the season, leaving it a lot more time to focus on vegetative growth, getting bigger and taller. Mexican corn determines when to flower based on the length of night, a trait that modern cultivars have lost, allowing them to successful reproduce at a much wider range of latitudes.
My name is James,
I’m working on I received my PhD in Plant Biology at from Berkeley. Obviously I’m interested in plants, farming, saving the world through agriculture, the usual. I started this blog … well partially to keep in touch with friends and family, but mostly because it justified purchasing a web hosting space, and I wanted to have a place to play around with different web applications. I hope you enjoy reading, because I’ve enjoyed having the chance to write over the past year.
For those interested in learning more about me and my research, I try to keep this site up to date with links to my research presence throughout the web.
Now I have an actual research group!