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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.


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…

Grant money awarded to study DAPL impact

Agronomy graduate student Luis Bentancor, along with associate professor Dr. Bradley Miller, has been awarded $14,964 in grant money to…

Identifying root nodules in a SNAP

Crop producers know that yield depends on a lot that occurs underground. This is true across all plants, including soybeans.…

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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

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