492 Horticulture Building
Potato and Vegetable Sustainable Production
Yi Wang is an assistant professor with a research focus on potato and vegetable sustainable production. The goal of her research and extension program is to conduct science-based applied research and collaborate with the potato and vegetable growers and processors to improve the resource use efficiency and sustainability of vegetable cropping systems in Wisconsin. Her major research areas are:
- Investigate innovative technologies and practices to improve the water-use and nitrogen-use sustainability of vegetable cropping systems;
- Develop useful machine learning tools to predict real-time and end-of-season crop yield, quality, water balance, and nitrogen balance;
- Make production recommendations on planting population, irrigation, fertilization, and storage management of new vegetable crops or new varieties with higher water and nitrogen use efficiency.
Yi got her B.S. in Biological Science from Nanjing Agricultural University in China, her Ph.D. in Potato Physiology from UW-Madison. She worked as an assistant professor at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center, University of Idaho before rejoining the Department of Horticulture at UW-Madison.