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Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Kyle Brasier

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bio

Kyle Brasier received a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Michigan State in 2014, and a PhD in crop soil and environmental sciences from Virginia Tech in 2019. During his undergraduate studies, his research focused on improving the family of sweet tasting compounds in stevia. During his doctoral studies, he received grants through the Virginia Small Grains Board to conduct research focused on the development of tools to create wheat varieties that more efficiently take up and utilize nitrogen fertilizers. He was also involved with the development of a wheat variety for low input agriculture that competes well with, if not better, than many of the commercial varieties grown in Virginia. His dissertation was titled “Physiological Mechanisms and Genetic Dissection of Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Soft Red Winter Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)”

Dr. Brasier currently holds the position as California State University, Chico's first post doctoral researcher in the College of Agriculture, focusing on legume research for healthy agroecosystems. He also reviews manuscripts for the Agronomy Journal and proposals for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. His mission is to provide regional growers with fava bean varieties for human consumption and to improve soil health. In his free time, he enjoys contra dancing and spending time with his dog, Duke.

Presentations and Publications

Invited Oral Presentations Winter, S. and Brasier, K. 2018. Promoting diversity and inclusivity through gender role free traditional dance (ContraFolk). Highlander’s 86th Annual Homecoming. September 14-16, New Market, TN. https://www.highlandercenter.org/homecoming-2019/(opens in new window)

Brasier, K., et al., 2018. Nitrogen use efficiency studies. Virginia Tech Small Grains Field Day. May 17, Warsaw, VA. https://www.farmprogress.com/wheat/virginia-tech-speeding-wheat-breeding(opens in new window)

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.

Brasier, K., et al., 2016. Nitrogen use efficiency study. Virginia Tech Small Grains Field Day. May 16, Warsaw, VA. https://www.farmprogress.com/peanuts/drone-measures-seeding-rate-drought-stress-and-yield-estimate(opens in new window)

Brasier, K., et al., 2015. Nitrogen use efficiency study. Virginia Tech Small Grains Field Day. May 21, Warsaw, VA.

Journal and Extension Articles Brasier, K., Oakes, J., Balota, M., Reiter, M., Jones, N., Pitman, R., Sneller, C., Thomason, W., Griffey, C. 2019. Multi-environment assessment of genotypic variation and stability for nitrogen use efficiency in winter wheat. Crop Science. In Review

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

Alpuerto, J., Brasier, K.,Griffey, C., Thomason, W., Fukao, T. 2019. Accelerated senescence and nitrogen remobilization in flag leaves at the post-anthesis stage enhance nitrogen use efficiency in soft red winter wheat. Annals of Botany. In Review.

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