Dr. Romulo Lollato
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
- Support to wheat sustainability with a collaborative project between American Bakers Association and Field-to-Market
- Field days, pre-plant wheat schools, and plot tours in wheat demonstration plots and variety performance trials
- General eUpdates, news releases, and extension publications on best management practices for wheat and forages
- Interested in establishing on-farm research trials in cooperation with wheat producers
- Managing Wheat by Growth Stage of Development (PDF)
- Managing Alfalfa by Growth Stage of Development (PDF)
- Dual-purpose wheat: management for forage and grain production (PDF)
- Using a Smartphone App to Better Manage Wheat Grazing (PDF)
- Wheat Demonstration Plots (PDF)
- Wheat Forage and First Hollow Stem Reports (PDF)
- Wheat Variety Selection (PDF)
- Cruppe, G., J.T. Edwards, and R.P. Lollato. 2017. In-season canopy reflectance can aid fungicide and late-season nitrogen decisions on winter wheat. Agron. J. 109(5):1-15.
- Lollato, R.P., J.T. Edwards, and T.E. Ochsner. 2017. Meteorological limits to winter wheat productivity in the southern Great Plains. Field Crops Res. 203: 212-226.
- A. Araya, I. Kisekka, P.V.V. Prasad, J. Holman, A.J. Foster, and R.P. Lollato. 2017. Assessing wheat yield, biomass, and water productivity responses to growth stage based irrigation water allocation. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(1): 107-121.
- Lollato, R.P., A. Patrignani, T.E. Ochsner, and J.T. Edwards. 2016. Prediction of plant available water at sowing in continuous wheat systems in the southern Great Plains. Agron. J. 108(2): 745-757.
- Lollato, R.P. and J.T. Edwards. 2015. Maximum attainable wheat yield and resource-use efficiency in the southern Great Plains. Crop Sci. 55(6):2863-2876.
- Patrignani, A., R.P. Lollato, T.E. Ochsner, C.B. Godsey, and J.T. Edwards. 2014. Yield gap and production gap of rainfed winter wheat in the southern Great Plains. Agron. J. 106:1329-1339.
- Sutradhar, A., R.P. Lollato, K. Butchee, and D.B. Arnall. 2014. Determining critical soil pH for sunflower production. Int. J. Agron. 2014:1-13.
- Lollato, R.P., J.T. Edwards, and H. Zhang. 2013. Effect of alternatives soil acidity amelioration strategies on soil pH distribution and wheat agronomic response. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77:1831-1841.
- Torres, G.M., R.P. Lollato, and T.E. Ochsner. 2013. Comparison of drought probability assessments based on atmospheric water deficit and soil water deficit. Agron. J. 105:428-436.
- Lollato, R.P., M.A. Lollato, and J.T. Edwards. 2012. Soil organic carbon replenishment through long-term no-till on a Brazilian family farm. J. Soil Water Cons. 67:74A-76A.
- 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
- 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