New Faculty Focus: Yi Wang

Title: UW–Madison assistant professor of horticulture and a UW-Extension potato and vegetable sustainable production specialist

What is your educational/professional background?

I grew up in Zhengzhou, China and earned my B.S. degree in biological science from China’s Nanjing Agricultural University. I received my Ph.D. in potato physiology here at UW–Madison and then took a position as an assistant professor at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center at the University of Idaho.

How did you get into your field of research?

I love crops, and I love to watch tiny seeds growing into lush, leafy crops. It fills me with energy.

What are the main goals of your current research program?

To make recommendations about production management – with a focus on water use and crop fertility – to members of Wisconsin’s potato and vegetable industry to help improve their profitability and sustainability.

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