Ph.D.: North Carolina State (2013)
Year Appointed: 2013
Rank: Associate Professor
Areas of Interest
Forage and Cropping Systems
I'm a newly hired forage and cropping systems extension agronomist. Recently, I completed my PhD at North Carolina State University researching weed suppression mechanisms of roller-crimped cover crops in organic corn and soybean systems. My current research program focuses on improving the yield and quality of forage production systems including alfalfa, warm and cool season grasses, and small grains, along with employing a systems approach to improving the both the economical and environmental sustainability of corn and soybean production in Minnesota.
Current projects include emergency forages, alfalfa management, double cropping forages and small grains, establishment of cover crops in corn and soybean systems, and assessing the water and soil quality impacts of cover crops, crop rotation and perennial based production systems