Major Professor: Mark Lundy
- Horticulture and Agronomy
Taylor Becker is from Vermont and completed her B.S. degree in biochemistry at Miami University in Ohio. She developed an interest in agriculture and cropping systems through a summer internship in agronomy. She worked with growers to identify nitrogen deficiencies in fields as well as weed and pest problems. She started as a graduate student in the Horticulture and Agronomy group at UC Davis in September 2017. Her research in the Grain Cropping Systems Lab focuses on grain and silage yield responses to nitrogen and irrigation gradients in California corn. Another focus of her research involves using proximal sensing devices and drone generated images as indicators of yield potential at different growth stages mid-season.