College of Agriculture

Kyle Brasier

Postdoctoral Researcher

Personal Information

Kyle Brasier came to Chico from Virginia Tech where he completed his PhD in wheat breeding and genetics.  While in Virginia, Kyle was involved with the development of wheat cultivars that more efficiently capture and utilize applied nitrogen fertilizer.  Kyle’s work at Chico State focuses on improving the productivity of legumes for healthy agroecosystems. 

The ongoing legume research at Chico State can be found at the Center for Regenerative Agriculture website.

Courses Taught

  • PSSC 101 – Intro to Plant Sciences

Research and Professional Interests 

  • Applied plant nutrition in field crop and orchard systems
  • Plant response to abiotic stress
  • Cultivar development

Presentations and Publications 

Invited Oral Presentations

  • Winter, S. and Brasier, K. Promoting diversity and inclusivity through gender role free traditional dance (ContraFolk). Highlander’s 86th Annual Homecoming. September 14-16, New Market, TN. 
  • Thomas, C., Theo-Maurelli, R., Brasier, K., Bass, R. 2018. Feeding 10 billion people in 2050. Food Justice at Virginia Tech. April 18, Blacksburg, VA.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Brasier, K., Oakes, J., Balota, M., Thomason, W., Griffey, C. 2019. Greater biomass accumulation at anthesis increases nitrogen use efficiency in winter wheat. Agronomy Journal 111:1-11. doi:10.2134/agronj2018.10.0693
  • Brasier, K., Tamang, B., Carpenter, N., Fukao, T., Reiter, M., Pitman, R., Sneller, C., Thomason, W., Griffey, C. 2018. Photoperiod response gene Ppd-D1 effects nitrogen use efficiency in soft red winter wheat. Crop Science, 58: 2593-2606. DOI:10.2135/cropsci2018.03.0207.
  • Tamang, B., Brasier, K., Thomason, W., Griffey, C., Fukao, T. 2017. Differential responses of grain yield, grain protein, and their associated traits to nitrogen supply in soft red winter wheat. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 180: 316-325. DOI:10.1002/jpln.201600312.
Portrait of Kyle Brasier