Dr. Jongtae Lee studied Agronomy at the Kyungbook National University, Republic of Korea and graduated as MS in 1998. He then joined the soil and fertilizer research group at the Chungcheongnam-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services (CNARES). He moved to Gyeongsangnam-do ARES in 2000 and joined onion research group. He received his PhD degree in 2019 at the Gyeongsang National University. He joined upland crops research group in 2020. He obtained the position of a Senior Agricultural Researcher at the GNARES. He has published more than 30 research articles in SCI(E) journals.