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Graduate Faculty - Agronomy

Faculty

  • Professor of Maize Genetics


814-865-1159

Areas of Expertise:
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant-pathogen interactions
  • Maize Genetics
  • Sorghum Genetics
  • Flavonoids
  • Phytoalexins
  • Plant-fungus interactions
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Plant-Environment interactions
  • Professor of Weed Science


814-863-1014

Areas of Expertise:
  • Managing weedy plants in agroecosystems
  • Conservation tillage and cover crops
  • Herbicide use
  • Integrated weed management
  • Weed management in organic cropping systems
  • Professor of Forage Management


814-863-1019

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forage Crop Establishment, Management and Utilization
  • Perennial Warm-Season Grass Establishment and Management
  • Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics


814-863-9805

  • Tombros Early Career Professor
  • Associate Professor, Turfgrass Management
  • Director, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program


814-865-3007

Areas of Expertise:
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Agronomy
  • Golf Course Management
  • Turfgrass pathology
  • plant pathology
  • Weed management
  • Associate Professor of Crop Production / Ecology


814-863-3179

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agroecology
  • Conservation & Dairy Cropping Systems
  • Soil & nutrient conservation, perennials, cover crops
  • Pasture ecology and grazing management
  • Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling


814-863-9852

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agroecosystems
  • Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling
  • Hydrologic and Nutrient Cycling Modeling
  • Environmental Biophysics
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies in Agronomy


814-863-1017

  • University Distinguished Professor


814-863-2256

Areas of Expertise:
  • crop ecophysiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling
  • Program Coordinator, Turfgrass Science Major
  • Professor of Soil Science
  • Director, Center for Sports Surface Research


814-863-1368

Areas of Expertise:
  • Turfgrass Soil Physical Properties
  • Playing surface characterization and safety
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Drainage
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Construction and Maintenance
  • Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology


814-865-1906

  • Professor of Agronomy
  • Associate Department Head


814-863-1018

Areas of Expertise:
  • Grain crop management
  • Corn management and hybrid evaluation
  • Corn silage management
  • Soybean management and variety evaluation
  • Winter wheat management and variety evaluation
  • Winter barley management and variety evaluation
  • Interseeding cover crops in corn and soybeans
  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Nutrition/Soil Fertility


814-863-1015

Retired and Emeritus Faculty

  • Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Agronomy


814-863-1016

Areas of Expertise:
  • Soil Fertility
  • Soil Testing
  • Nutrient Management
  • Manure Management
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Agronomy, USDA-ARS


814-863-8758

  • Professor Emeritus of Turfgrass Management