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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Reddy, Vangimalla
Research Leader
BLDG. 001, RM. 342, BARC-WEST
Beltsville MD 20705

The Crop Systems and Global Change Lab (CSGCL), applies systems theory as well as basic and applied research to the complex problem of managing and adapting agricultural systems within a background of changing climate. The laboratory carries out research to: 1) assess and understand the responses of crops to changes in carbon dioxide, temperature, light, and water; 2) improve nutrient use efficiency and food safety; and 3) develop safe and beneficial uses for agricultural and industrial byproducts. Scientists in CSGCL are successfully developing models, databases, and expert systems to assess and identify the complex interactions of the changing environment on crop growth, and the environmental impacts of agriculture.

Last Modified: 7/23/2016