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Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

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Dr. Romulo Lollato

Dr. Romulo Loillato

Assistant Professor

Wheat and Forages Production
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Kansas State University
2709 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

Ph: +1-785-532-0397
Fx: +1-785-532-6094
Twitter: @KSUWheat
Facebook: @KSUWheat

 Biography & Education


Romulo P. Lollato is originally from the city of Londrina, Parana, in southern Brazil. He grew up helping on his family corn-soybean-wheat operation, which spiked his interest in agriculture. Romulo got his B.S. in Agronomy from Londrina State University (UEL), with an undergraduate thesis evaluating adaptability and stability of production of different dry bean lines and cultivars in a large breeding program within the Breeding and Genetics Department of the Agronomic Institute of Parana (IAPAR).

Romulo got his M.S. in Plant and Soil Sciences from Oklahoma State University (OSU) with a thesis focused on wheat response to alternative amelioration strategies in acid soils in central Oklahoma. Romulo also got his PhD from OSU with a dissertation focused on intensive wheat management and the meteorological limits to winter wheat productivity in the southern Great Plains. His PhD research also involved soil water dynamics under the wheat crop and wheat varietal-specific sensibilities to soil pH and aluminum concentration gradients.

Currently, Romulo is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Also, he is an associate editor for Agronomy Journal, and serve as reviewer for Agronomy Journal, Crop Science, Agronomy, and Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management.

  • Ph.D., Crop Science, Oklahoma State University, July 2015
  • M.S., Plant and Soil Science, Oklahoma State University, December 2012
  • B.S., Agronomy, Londrina State University, December 2009




  • Environmental assessment of maximum attainable wheat yields and yield gaps using crop simulation models
  • Agronomic practices leading to maximized wheat yield and profitability
  • Intensive versus standard wheat management: partial contribution of individual management practices to narrowing yield gaps
  • Intensive versus standard wheat management: the role of genotype, environment, and management in narrowing yield gaps
  • Modeling plant available water at sowing in continuous winter wheat systems
  • Probability of wheat yield gain based on altered drought traits using crop simulation models
  • Strategies to overcome low soil pH problems in wheat production system
  • Variety selection and management practices when double-cropping wheat following a summer crop
  • Variety selection in dual-purpose wheat production systems
  • Wheat nutrient uptake and partitioning as affected by era of variety release
  • Wheat variety-specific population management and variety selection
  • Yield gap and resource-use efficiency of winter wheat in the southern Great Plains

Staff & Students

Current Students
Current Staff
  • Guilherme Bavia - Visiting Research Scholar
  • Jéssica Lavorenti - Visiting Research Scholar
  • Talha Shahryar - Undergraduate Hourly Student
  • Kavan Mark - Undergraduate Hourly Student
  • Augusto Dubou Serafim - Visiting Research Scholar
  • Vitor Rampazzo Favoretto - Visiting Research Scholar
  • Gustavo Bacco - Visiting Research Scholar
Past Students and Staff
  • Larissa Bonassi - Visiting Research Scholar
  • Amy Jorgensen - Undergraduate Hourly Student
  • Cintia Sciarresi - Visiting Research Scholar