Eduardo Garay

Graduate Research Assistant
166 Borlaug Hall
  • BS, Zamorano University (Agricultural Sciences and Production), 2016
  • MS, Mississippi State University (Plant and Soil Sciences, concentration in Agronomy), 2020


Eduardo is a native from Honduras and is currently working on his PhD in Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management. He is using a holistic nitrogen dynamics approach to evaluate the effect of living mulches and cover crops as an alternative nutrient management source that will also minimize the environmental impact. The highly integrative approach of his research aims to minimize nitrate groundwater contamination while increasing or maintaining row crop yields.

Eduardo loves interdisciplinary research. In addition to his work as a Graduate Research Assistant he is very interested on the Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) nexus. He is part of a multi-state NSF research team focused in finding solutions for Sustainable Livestock Production Systems. Also, he serves as an Adjunct Director of the Kirchner Food Fellowship which is an impact investing program focused on Food Security for underserved regions.

In his spare time, Eduardo loves cooking, spending time outdoors and enjoying a good cup of coffee! Do not hesitate to reach out to Eduardo about anything: research ideas, networking opportunities, input on the University of Minnesota Grad School Experience or just having a good laugh!


Areas of Interest

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, Precision Agriculture, Food Security, Food Energy and Water Nexus, Animal - Crop Production Systems