Rob Aiken, PhD

Rob Aiken, PhD

Research Crop Specialist

Northwest Research-Extension Center
105 Experiment Farm Road
P.O. Box 505
Colby, KS 67701
Ph: 785-462-6281

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Rob Aiken joined NWREC in 1999 to focus on water-limited cropping systems. Long-term studies examine effects of cropping intensity and cultural practices on water use and land productivity. He provides instrumentation support to identify irrigation management effects on yield formation, physiology support to identify transpiration efficiency and cold tolerance traits in sorghum, and agronomic support for developing pest-resistant sunflower hybrids.

After receiving his BS in Botany and MS in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska, Dr. Aiken went on to Michigan State University to receive his PhD in Soil Biophysics in 1992. He joined NWREC in 1999 to focus on water-limited cropping systems. Long-term studies examine effects of cropping intensity and cultural practices on water use and land productivity. He provides instrumentation support to identify irrigation management effects on yield formation, physiology support to identify transpiration efficiency and cold tolerance traits in sorghum, and agronomic support for developing pest-resistant sunflower hybrids.