Ajay Nair

Associate Professor [HORT]
Office:145 Horticulture
2206 Osborn Dr
Ames IA
Area of expertise: Sustainable Vegetable Production

My lab focuses on developing strategies that enhance crop production, soil health, and cropping system profitability in vegetable cropping systems in Iowa. We work on a number of topics including cover crops, compost, biochar, and conservation tillage to build soil organic matter, enhance soil quality, and improve produce quality and yield. In addition the lab focuses on high tunnel crop production, cultivar trials, niche crops, and vegetable transplant production.