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 my PhD in Plant Biology at 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.