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Crop Production & Physiology

Become an expert in crop physiology, ecology, and management; forage quality and utilization; seed production and physiology; weed biology and control. Our emphasis is on corn, soybeans, oats, and forages. Students also have the option of specializing in seed or weed science.

Learning Goals

Demonstrate

Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of basic and applied knowledge pertaining the physiology and production of agronomic crops.

Hypothesize

Form testable hypotheses and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to better understanding crop production and physiology.

Develop Skills

Develop skills for the appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.

Interpret

Interpret research results and integrate them into the existing knowledge of the discipline.

Communicate

Clearly and accurately communicate research findings in traditional and non-traditional forms such as in-person presentations, scientific publications, outreach publications, social media, blogs, video, and webinars.

Scholarship

Conduct scholarship, in teams and independently, in ways that consistently demonstrate ethical practice and professionalism.

Crop Production & Physiology Experts

Associate Professor
Pioneer Hi-Bred Agronomy Professor
Archontoulis, Sotirios
Office:
1216 Agron
Phone:
(515) 294 7413
Email:
sarchont@iastate.edu
University Professor
Christians, Nick
Office:
133 Horticulture 2206 Osborn Dr
Phone:
(515) 294-0036
Email:
nchris@iastate.edu
Delate, Kathleen
Office:
106 Horticulture 2206 Osborn Dr
Phone:
(515) 294-7069
Email:
kdelate@iastate.edu
Professor
DOGE - Crop Production & Physiology
Corn and soybean seed quality
Office:
195c Seed Science Sci 2115 Osborn Dr
Phone:
(515) 294-6372
Email:
susana@iastate.edu
Affiliate Professor
Hatfield, Jerry
Office:
108a Natl Lab AG Env 1015 N University Blvd
Phone:
(515) 294-5723
Email:
hatfield@iastate.edu
Associate 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
Assistant Professor
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
Licht, Mark
Office:
2104M Agronomy Hall
Phone:
(515) 294-0877
Email:
lichtma@iastate.edu
Associate Professor
Fernando_E_Miguez
Office:
1206 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-5980
Email:
femiguez@iastate.edu
Distinguished Professor
Moore, Kenneth
Office:
1571 Agronomy 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-5482
Email:
kjmoore@iastate.edu
Morrill Professor
Associate Chair of Curriculum
MS Agronomy Program Director
Portrait of Dr. Mary Wiedenhoeft, Morrill Professor
Office:
1126H Agronomy, 716 Farm House Ln
Phone:
(515) 294-3274
Email:
mwiedenh@iastate.edu

Featured Student

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