Dr. Reberg-Horton grew up in Fairview, North Carolina, a small mountain community. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Reberg-Horton earned his M.S. from the University of California, Davis, where he worked on crop modeling in the Department of Agronomy. After working with Cooperative Extension in California and North Carolina, Dr. Reberg-Horton returned to graduate school at NC State under Dr. Nancy Creamer. Dr. Reberg-Horton’s thesis topic looked into the possibility of developing cereal rye to be more allelopathic to improve weed control from this common cover crop. Following graduation, he took a position with the University of Maine as an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, where he worked with dairy farmers on grain and forage production.
Currently, Chris co-leads the Precision Sustainable Agriculture network consisting of on-farm and on-station experiments that utilize the latest developments in sensors, IoT platforms, and Machine Learning to collect and standardize field data from a wide range of agricultural environments. The network operates in 25 states and has more than 120 locations each year. Chris also serves as the Platform Director for Resilient Agricultural Systems at the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State University. As such, he supports teams addressing climate change, food security, and the use of new technologies for adaptive management of farms.
- Cover crop residue decomposition in no-till cropping systems: Insights from multi-state on-farm litter bag studies, AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT (2022)
- Cultivating trust in technology-mediated sustainable agricultural research, AGRONOMY JOURNAL (2022)
- Evaluation of Sweetpotato Cultivars with Varying Canopy Architectures in Conventional and a Reduced-tillage Rye Production System, HORTTECHNOLOGY (2022)
- Legume cover crop type and termination method effects on labile soil carbon and nitrogen and aggregation, AGRONOMY JOURNAL (2022)
- Microbial processes and community structure as influenced by cover crop residue type and placement during repeated dry-wet cycles, APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY (2022)
- Modeling realistic 3D agricultural vegetations using a photometric-based approach and its application to weed detection, COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE (2022)
- Sweetpotato tolerance and Palmer amaranth control with indaziflam, WEED TECHNOLOGY (2022)
- Cover crop residue moisture content controls diurnal variations in surface residue decomposition, AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY (2021)
- Differences among eighteen winter pea genotypes for forage and cover crop use in the southeastern United States, CROP SCIENCE (2021)
- Effects of moisture and temperature on C and N mineralization from surface-applied cover crop residues, BIOLOGY AND FERTILITY OF SOILS (2021)