Dr. Jose Dubeux
Professor & Associate Chair, Forages
Dr. Dubeux’s research addresses critical global challenges including climate change, the need for sustaining or achieving greater soil quality, and reduction in use of fossil-fuel intensive, off-farm inputs. The overall goal of his program is to improve nutrient return and distribution in pastures and to increase nutrient use efficiency. This is important not only to reduce the use of fertilizer in situations where nutrients are scarce, but also to reduce nutrient load in the environment when nutrient balance is positive. He has been developing forage production systems with an N-fixing legume component. Legumes add N to the system, improving cattle diet and reducing the need to add fertilizer.