The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture provides an important link between research-based agricultural information and those individuals directly involved with the production and marketing of agricultural products in the U.S. The state Extension small grains specialists listed in this document, usually located at land-grant colleges and universities , are responsible for educational programming relative to small grains production and management issues within their respective states. Many of these individuals also conduct applied field research on important small grains issues in their states.

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Alabama

Dr. Paul L. Mask
College of Agriculture
Department of Agronomy & Soils
Auburn University, Alabama 36849
Tel: 334 844 5490
FAX:
Email: pmask@acesag.auburn.edu

Arkansas

Dr. Jason Kelley
Department of Crop, Soil, & Environmental Science
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University
P.O. Box 391
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-671-2164
Fax: 501-671-2297
Email: jkelley@uaex.edu

California

Dr. Lee Jackson
Department of Plant Sciences
University of California-Davis
1306 PES Building, One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616-8515
Tel: 530 752 0701
Fax: 530 752 4361
Email: lfjackson@ucdavis.edu
Web: Small Grains

Colorado

Merlin A. Dillon
Area Extension Agent - Agronomy
Colorado State University
San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 East Road 9
North Center, CO 81125
Tel: 719-754-3494
FAX: 719-754-2619
Email: merlin.dillon@colostate.edu

Delaware

Dr. Richard Taylor
Department of Plant & Soil Science
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Tel: 302 831 1383
FAX
Email: rtaylor@udel.edu

Georgia

Dr. R. Dewey Lee
Department of Crop and Soil Science
University of Georgia
P.O. Box 748
Rural Development Center
Tifton, GA 31793
Tel: 229-386-3432
FAX: 229-386-7308
Email: deweylee@uga.edu
Web: Georgia Grains

Idaho

Dr. Juliet M. Windes
Cereal Cropping Systems Agronomist & Cereal Pathologist
Idaho Falls Research & Extension Center
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Drive Suite 205
Idaho Falls, ID 83660-9637
Tel: 208-529-8376
fax: 208-522-2954
Email: jwindes@uidaho.edu
Web: SC & SE Extension Cereals Program

Brad Brown
Parma Research and Extension Center
University of Idaho
29603 U of I Lane
Parma, ID 83660-6699
Tel: (208) 722-6701
FAX: (208) 722-6708
Email: bradb@uidaho.edu
Web: SW Idaho Extension Cereals Program
Web: Extension Cereals Program

Illinois

Dr. Emerson Nafziger
Department of Crop Sciences .
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: 217 333 4424
FAX: 217 333 9817
Email: ednaf@uiuc.edu

Indiana

Dr. Shaun Casteel
Department of Agronomy
Purdue University
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-1150
Tel: 765-494-0895
FAX 765 496 2926
Email: scasteel@purdue.edu
Web: Small Grain Production

Mansfield, Charles
Purdue Department of Agronomy
McCormick Science Bldg.
Vincennes University
Vincennes, IN 47591
Tel: 812 888-4311
FAX: 812 888-4540
Email: cmansfie@purdue.edu

Kansas

* Currently vacant *
Department of Agronomy
Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Tel: 913 532 5776
FAX: 913 532 6315
Email:

Kentucky

Dr. Chad Lee
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
N-106 ASC-North
College of Agriculture
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Tel: (859) 257-3203
FAX (859) 323-2185
Email: cdlee2@uky.edu
Web: Grain Crops Extension

Dr. Carrie Knott
University of Kentucky
Research and Education Center
1205 Hopkinsville St
Princeton, KY 42445
Tel: 270-365-7541 ext 248
Email: carrie.knott@uky.edu

Louisiana

Dr. Ed Twidwell
Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service
263 Knapp Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge LA 70894-5100
Tel: 504 388 2118
FAX: 504 388 2478
Email: etwidwell@agctr.lsu.edu
Web: Louisiana Wheat & Oat Page

Maryland

Dr. Robert Kratochvil
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
H.J. Patterson Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: 301 405 6241
FAX: 301 314 9041
Email: rkratoch@umd.edu
Web: Maryland Cropping Systems

Michigan

Dr. Kurt Thelen
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
276 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48854-1325
Tel: 517 353 1939
FAX: 517 353 5174
Email: thelenk3@msu.edu
Web: Field Crops Web Site

Minnesota

Dr. Jochum Wiersma
Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics
Northwest Research and Outreach Center
2900 University Aveneu
Crookston, MN 56716
Tel: 218-281-8629
FAX: 218-281-8603
Email: wiers002@umn.edu
Web: Small Grains Production

Mississippi

Dr. Erick J. Larson
Plant and Soil Sciences Department
Mississippi State University
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9555
Ph: 662 325 2311
Fax: 662 325 8742
Email: elarson@pss.msstate.edu
Web: Wheat Page

Missouri

Dr. Brent Myers
Division of Plant Sciences
214G Waters Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 62511
Phone: 573 882 4257
FAX: 573 884 1467
Email: myersdb@missouri.edu
Web:

Montana

Dr. Jack Riesselman
Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Montana State University-Bozeman
210 AgBioScience Building
Bozeman, MT 59717-3150
Tel: 406-994-5149
FAX: 406-994-7600
Email: JHR@montana.edu

Nebraska

Dr. Robert Klein
University of Nebraska
West Central Research & Extension Center
461 West University Drive
North Platte, NE 69101
Tel: 308 532-3611
FAX: 308 532-3823
Email: rklein1@unl.edu

Dr. Drew Lyon
University of Nebraska
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Tel: 308-632-1266
FAX: 308-632-1365
Email: dlyon1@unl.edu
Web: Wheat Production Systems

New Jersey

Dr. Zane Helsel
Rutgers University
59 Dudley Road
186 Foran Hall, Cook Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Ph. 732-932-9711 x153
FAX: 732-932-4293
Email: helsel@AESOP.Rutgers.edu

New Mexico

Dr. Mark Marsalis
New Mexico State University
Ag Science Center - Clovis
2346 State Road 288
Clovis, NM 88101
Tel: 575-985-2292 ext 123
FAX: 575-985-2419
Email: marsalis@nmsu.edu

North Carolina

Dr. Ronnie W. Heiniger
Department of Crop Science
North Carolina State University
Vernon James Research & Extension Center
207 Research Station Road
Plymouth, NC 27962-9526
Tel: 919 793 4428
FAX: 919 793 5142
Email:ron_heiniger@ncsu.edu

North Dakota

Dr. Joel Ransom
Department of Plant Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105-5051
Tel: 701 231 7405
FAX: 701 231 8474
Email: joel.ransom@ndsu.edu
Web: North Dakota Small Grains Page

Ohio

Laura Lindsey
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
2021 Coffey Road
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: 614 292 9080
FAX: 614 292 7162
Email: lindsey.233@osu.edu

Oklahoma

Dr. Jeff Edwards
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
368 Ag Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-6028
Tel: 405-744-9617
FAX: 405-744-0354
Email: jeff.edwards@okstate.edu
Web: Oklahoma Wheat

Oregon

Dr. Michael D. Flowers
Department of Crop and Soil Science
109 Crop Science Building
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Tel: 541-737-9940
FAX: 541-737-1589
Email:
Web:

Pennsylvania

Dr. Greg Roth
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
407 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-3504
Tel: 814 863 1018
FAX: 814 863 7043
Email: gwr@psu.edu
Web: Small Grains Management

South Carolina

H. David Gunter
Department of Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences
Clemson University
Edisto Research & Education Center
64 Research Rd.
Blackville, SC 29817
Ph. 803-284-3343 ext. 274
Mobile 843-616-2133
Email dgunter@clemson.edu
Web: Small Grain Management
Dr. Jay W. Chapin
Clemson University
Edisto Research & Education Center
64 Research Rd.
Blackville, SC 29817
Tel: 803-284-3343
FAX: 803-284-3684
Email: jchapin@clemson.edu
Web: Small Grain Management

South Dakota

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Nathan Mueller
Department of Plant Sciences
Box 2207A
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
Tel: 605 688 4211
FAX:
Email: nathan.mueller@sdstate.edu

Tennessee

Dr. Chris Main
University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service
West Tennessee Experiment Station
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel: 901 425 4721
FAX: 901 425 4720
Email: cmain@utk.edu
Web: Wheat Resources

Texas

Dr. Clark Neely
Small Grains and Oilseed Extension Specialist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
342C Heep
College Station, TX 77843-2474
Office: 979-862-1412
Mobile: 814-571-5628
Email: cneely@ag.tamu.edu
Web: http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/wheat/index.htm

Utah

Dr. Ralph Whitesides
Dept. of Plants, Soils, and Climate
Agricultural Science 322
Utah State University
4820 University Blvd
Logan Utah 84322-4820
Ph: 435 79 -8252
FAX: 435 797-3376
Email: ralph.whitesides@usu.edu

Virginia

Dr. Wade Thomason
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0403
Ph: 540 231 2988
FAX: 540 231 3075
Email: wthomaso@vt.edu
Web: Corn & Small Grain Management

Washington

Dr. Stephen Guy
Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Washington State University
169A Johnson Hall
PO Box 646420
Pullman, WA 99164-6420
Tel: 509 335 5831
FAX: 509 335 1758
Email: sguy@wsu.edu
Web: Cereals Variety Testing

Wyoming

Dr. James Krall
University of Wyoming
James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research & Extension Center
2753 State Highway 157
Lingle, WY 82222-8543
Tel: 307-837-2000
FAX: 307-837-2963
Email: jkrall@uwyo.edu