1571 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
1571 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Dr. Ken Moore is Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor in Agronomy at Iowa State University where he has been a member of the faculty since 1993. He previously held the Pioneer Hi-Bred Agronomy Professorship in Agronomy (2017-21). He holds a B.S. (1979) degree from Arizona State University and M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in Agronomy from Purdue University. He held faculty positions at the University of Illinois (1983-87) and New Mexico State University (1987-89), and was a USDA/ARS Research Agronomist and adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (1989-93). His research focuses on the development and improvement of biomass crops and cropping systems. He served as Project Director for the USDA-NIFA-CAP project CenUSA: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA (2011-19). He is the founding director and led the development of the Master of Science in Agronomy distance education program (1995-2017). He served two terms (2010-2017) on the ISU Graduate Council and was its Chair during the 2015-16 academic year. He teaches a graduate course on quantitative methods and the design and analysis of agronomic experiments (Agron 526). He has worked on collaborative research and education projects in Morocco, Costa Rica, and New Zealand where he was a Senior Research Fellow with AgResearch Grasslands in 1998. Dr. Moore served as President of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA, 2004) and President of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA, 2008). He served on the editorial boards of Agronomy Journal, agronomy, and Crop Science, was the founding editor of the e-journal Crop Management, and is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of crops. He is co-editor of Forages Volume I: An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture and Forages Volume II: The Science of Grassland Agriculture. Dr. Moore is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi and has been recognized with Outstanding Young Scientist and Merit Awards by the American Forage and Grassland Council, the Young Crop Scientist Award and Martin and Ruth Massengale Lectureship by CSSA, and the Agronomic Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Carl Sprengel Agronomic Research Award by ASA. He is a Fellow of ASA, CSSA, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Berti, Marisol T., Andrea Cecchin, Dulan P. Samarappuli, Swetabh Patel, Andrew W. Lenssen, Ken J. Moore, Samantha S. Wells, and Maciej J. Kazula. 2021. Alfalfa established successfully in intercropping with corn in the Midwest US. Agronomy 11:1676 (doi:10.3390/agronomy11081676).
Jones, Marcus, Marin Harbur and Ken J. Moore. 2021. Automating uniformity trials to optimize precision of agronomic field trials. Agronomy 11:1254 (doi:10.3390/agronomy11061254).
Middleton, Teresa E., Audrey McCombs, Stefan Gailans, Sarah Carlson, Matthew Z. Liebman, Thomas C. Kaspar, Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi, Kenneth J. Moore, Kathleen Delate, Cynthia A. Cambardella, Douglas L. Karlen, Matt J. Helmers, David A. Laird, Emily A. Heaton, Marshall D. McDaniel. 2021. Assessing biological soil health through decomposition of inexpensive household items. Applied Soil Ecology 168:104099 (doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2021.104099).
Patel, Swetabh, Andrew W. Lenssen, Kenneth J. Moore, Yesuf A. Mohammed, Russ W. Gesch, M. Scott Wells, Burton L. Johnson, Marisol T. Berti, Heather L. Matthees. 2021. Interseeded pennycress and camelina yield and influence on row crops. Agronomy Journal 113:2629-2647 (doi:10.1002/agj2.20655).
Patel, Swetabh, C. A. Bartel, Andrew W. Lenssen, Kenneth J. Moore, and Marisol. T Berti. 2021. Stem density, productivity, and weed community dynamics in corn-alfalfa intercropping. Agronomy 11:1696 (doi:10.3390/agronomy11091696).
Schlautman, Brandon, Cynthia Bartel, Luis Diaz-Garcia, Shuizhang Fei, Scott Flynn, Erin Haramoto, Ken Moore, and D. Raman. 2021. Perennial groundcovers: an emerging technology for soil conservation and the sustainable intensification of agriculture. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences 5:337-347 (doi:10.1042/ETLS20200318).