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.
- Biochemical composition of cover crop residues determines water retention and rewetting characteristics, Agronomy Journal (2023)
- Chemical differences in cover crop residue quality are maintained through litter decay, PLOS ONE (2023)
- Arbuscular Mycorrhizae Shift Community Composition of N-Cycling Microbes and Suppress Soil N2O Emission, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (2022)
- Assessing weediness potential of Brassica carinata (A.) Braun in the southeastern United States, INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS (2022)
- 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)
- Eradication of Commelina benghalensis in a long-term experiment using a multistakeholder governance model: a case of regulatory concerns defeating ecological management success, INVASIVE PLANT SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (2022)
- Evaluation of Sweetpotato Cultivars with Varying Canopy Architectures in Conventional and a Reduced-tillage Rye Production System, HORTTECHNOLOGY (2022)
- Genome-wide association study for morphological traits and resistance to <i>Peryonella pinodes</i> in the USDA pea single plant plus collection, G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics (2022)
- Legume cover crop type and termination method effects on labile soil carbon and nitrogen and aggregation, AGRONOMY JOURNAL (2022)