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Extension

Since the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, faculty within the Department of Agronomy have served as Extension specialists sharing their knowledge and current research with Iowans to advance agriculture and improve environmental quality. Field agronomists also serve the state by offering field days, insight on current conditions and sharing thoughts on future circumstances. Our specialists and the Extension field agronomists are joined by colleagues in Entomology, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, Plant Pathology and Microbiology to form the producer’s dream team called Integrated Crop Management.

Integrated Crop Management

The Integrated Crop Management (ICM) website is a convenient, central location for producers to access a variety of crop production information, including: agronomy, soils and environment, weeds, integrated pest management, water quality, and grain handling and storage. Contributors to the site represent the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crops team, which includes about 30 faculty and staff.

News

Bailey wins the Iowa State Fair weed ID general category

Wyatt Bailey, junior in Agronomy, won the general category of the 2022 Weeds Identification contest at the Iowa State Fair…

Researchers show weather variability impedes ability to assess trends in Iowa’s water quality

When can we expect to see reduced levels of nutrients in our water if we make positive changes on the…

Solving the complex puzzle of dissolved phosphorus loss from farmland

A research project by Iowa State University soil scientists provides new insight into the complex picture of phosphorus loss from…

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Field Agronomists

The crops team focuses on integrated management for sustainable agriculture with three priorities: crops (production and grain storage), soils (soil fertility and nutrient management, and soil management), and pests (weed, plant disease and insect resistance). Specialists at the Iowa State University campus and around the state help clients understand the importance of food security and environmental stewardship. Find a crops team member in your area below.

Extension Specialists in the Department

Professor
Extension Weed Specialist
Associate Chair for Extension and Outreach
Director of Graduate Education-Crop Production & Physiology
Jha, Prashant
Office:
3212 Agronomy Hall 716 Farm House Lane
Phone:
+1 515 294 7028
Email:
pjha@iastate.edu
Delate, Kathleen
Office:
106 Horticulture 2206 Osborn Dr
Phone:
(515) 294-7069
Email:
kdelate@iastate.edu
Mallarino, Antonio
Office:
3216 Agronomy Hall, 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-6200
Email:
apmallar@iastate.edu
Associate Professor
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
Licht, Mark
Office:
2104M Agronomy Hall
Phone:
(515) 294-0877
Email:
lichtma@iastate.edu
Associate Professor
Pioneer Hi-Bred Agronomy Professor
Archontoulis, Sotirios
Office:
1216 Agron
Phone:
(515) 294 7413
Email:
sarchont@iastate.edu