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Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

  • Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Agronomy
Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.
410 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
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Work Phone: 814-863-1016

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Fertility
  • Soil Testing
  • Nutrient Management
  • Manure Management

Education

  1. B.A., Chemistry, Lycoming College, 1974
  2. M.S., Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 1980
  3. Ph.D., Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University, 1983

Responsibilities and Interests:

Extension education programs, plant nutrition, soil testing, manure management, and whole farm nutrient management. Research in soil test evaluation and calibration, fertility management (N, P, K, S), starter fertilizer management, development of nutrient management systems, and management of agricultural phosphorus and the environment. Advisor to state and federal government agencies and other organizations on nutrient management and agriculture related water quality issues.

Appointment:

  • 72% Extension
  • 13% Research
  • 15% Teaching

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Professional Background:

  • Instructor, Department of Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University, 1981–1983
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University, 1983–1988
  • Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University, 1988–1993
  • Professor, Department of Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University, 1993–present

Selected Publications:

  1. Beegle, D.B., and J. Rotz. 2009. Late Season Cornstalk Nitrate Test, Agronomy Facts 70. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  2. Martin, J. and D.B. Beegle. 2009. Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning, Agronomy Facts 69. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  3. Martin, J. and D.B. Beegle. 2008. Manure Spreader Calibration, Agronomy Facts 68. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  4. Beegle, D.B., W. Piekielek, D.D. Lingenfelter, and R. Fox. 2008. Early Season Chlorophyll Meter Test for Corn, Agronomy Facts 53 (rev). Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  5. Beegle, D.B. 2007. Pennsylvania’s Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who is Affected?, Agronomy Facts 54. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  6. Beegle, D. B.. 2007. Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania: A Summary of the Regulations, Agronomy Facts 40 (rev). Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  7. Roth, G.W., D.B. Beegle, S.M. Heinbaugh, and M.E. Antle. 2006. Starter Fertilizers for Corn on Soils Testing High in Phosphorus in the Northeastern USA, Agron. J. 98: 1121–1127.
  8. Wolf, A.M., P.J.A. Kleinman, A.N. Sharpley, and D.B. Beegle. 2005. Development of a Water-Extractable Phosphorus Test for Manure: An Interlaboratory Study. Soil Sci Soc Am J. 69: 695–700.
  9. Kleinman, P.J.A., A.M. Wolf, A.N. Sharpley, D.B. Beegle, and L.S. Saporito. 2005. Survey of Water-Extractable Phosphorus in Livestock Manures. Soil Sci Soc Am J. 69: 701–708.
  10. Beegle, D.B. 2003. Nutrient Management Planning: An Overview, Agronomy Facts 60. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  11. Beegle, D.B., G.W. Roth, and D.D. Lingenfelter. 2003. Starter Fertilizer, Agronomy Facts 51. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  12. Kleinman, Peter J.A., Andrew N. Sharpley, Ann M. Wolf, Douglas Beegle, and Philip A. Moore, Jr., 2002. Measuring water extractable phosphorus in manure. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66:2009–2015.
  13. McDowell, R. W., A. N. Sharpley, D. B. Beegle, and J. L. Weld. 2001. Comparing phosphorus strategies at the watershed scale. JSWC 50: 306–315.
  14. Weld. J. L., A. N. Sharpley, D.B. Beegle, and W. J. Gburek. 2001. Identifying critical sources of phosphorus export from agricultural watersheds. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 59: 29–38.
  15. Sharpley, A. N. and D. B. Beegle. 2001. Managing Phosphorus for Agriculture and the Environment (rev). Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  16. Beegle, D. B. and P. T. Durst. 2001. Managing Potassium for Crop Production. Agronomy Factsheet #14 (rev). Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  17. C. Abdalla, A. Dodd, D. Beegle, J. Becker, R. Graves, K. Kephart, L. Lanyon, P. Patterson, J. Schwartz, J. Weld, and Z. Wu. 2001. Shaping new EPA CAFO rules: A guide to the proposals and comment process. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  18. Beegle, D. B. 2001. Soil Fertility Management for Forage Crops: Establishment, Agronomy Factsheet # 31B (Rev) Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  19. Beegle, D.B. 1997. Estimating Manure Application Rates, Agronomy Facts 55, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  20. Beegle, D. B. and D. D. Lingenfelter 1996. Soil Acidity and Aglime, Agronomy Facts 3, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  21. Beegle D. B. 1995. Interpretation of Soil Testing Results. P. 84–91. In J. T. Sims and A. M. Wolf (eds.) Recommended Soil Testing Procedures for the Northeastern United States. 2nd. Ed. Northeast Regional Publication, Bulletin # 493, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  22. Wolf, A. M. and D. B. Beegle. 1995. Recommended Soil Tests for Macronutrients: Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium. P. 30–38. In J. T. Sims and A. M. Wolf (eds.) Recommended Soil Testing Procedures for the Northeastern United States. 2nd. Ed. Northeast Regional Publication, Bulletin # 493, University of Delaware, Newark, DE .
  23. Beegle, D. B. And P. J. Bohn. 1995. Penn State Farm Nutrient Management Computer Program. College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  24. Beegle, D. B., R. H. Fox, and G. W. Roth. 1994. Nitrogen soil test for corn in Pennsylvania. Agronomy Facts 17. College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  25. Beegle, D. B. and L. E. Lanyon. 1994. Understanding the Nutrient Management Process. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 49:23–30.
  26. Roth, G. W., D. B. Beegle, and P. J. Bohn. 1992. Field Evaluation of a Pre-sidedress Soil Nitrate Test and Quicktest for corn in Pennsylvania. Journal of Production Agriculture 5:476–481.
  27. Roth, G. W., D. B. Beegle, R. H. Fox, J. T. Toth, and W. P. Piekielek. 1991. Development of a Quicktest Method to Measure Soil Nitrate. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 22:191–200.
  28. Beegle, D. B. 1983-present. Penn State Agronomy Guide, Soil Fertility Section. College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA.