Purdue Extension Agriculture Agronomy State Extension Small Grains Specialists

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State Extension Small Grains Specialists

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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 directory, usually located at land-grant colleges and universities, are responsible for educational programming relative to small grain production and management issues within their respective states. Many of these individuals also conduct applied field research on important small grain production topics.

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arrow Alabama

Dr. Eros Francisco
College of Agriculture
Department of Crops, Soils, & Environmental Sciences
Auburn University, Alabama 36849
Phone: 334-844-5450
Email: ezf0034@auburn.edu
Web: Crop Production

arrow Arkansas

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Jason Kelley
Department of Crop, Soil, & Environmental Sciences
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Ave.
P.O. Box 391
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-671-2164
Email: jk039@uark.edu
Web: Wheat Production in Arkansas

arrow California

Dr. Mark Lundy
Department of Plant Sciences
University of California-Davis
Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg.
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: 530-902-7295
Email: melundy@ucdavis.edu
Web: Small Grains Research & Information

arrow Colorado

Variety Testing
Dr. Jerry Johnson (Crops Testing Program)
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University
Plant Sciences Bldg.
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Mobile: 970-630-9259
Email: jerry.johnson@colostate.edu

arrow Delaware

Dr. Jarrod Miller
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
Carvel Research and Education Center
Georgetown, DE 19947
Ph. 302 856 7303
Email: jarrod@udel.edu
Web: Delaware Agronomy Blog

arrow Georgia

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Richard Roth
Department of Crop and Soil Science
University of Georgia
2360 Rainwater Road
Rural Development Center
Tifton, GA 31793
Tel: 229-386-3571
Email: richard.roth@uga.edu
Web: Georgia Grains - Wheat

arrow Idaho

Dr. Juliet M. Marshall
Department Head and Plant Pathologist
Idaho Falls Research & Extension Center
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Drive Suite 205
Idaho Falls, ID 83660-9637
Tel: 208-529-8376
Email: jmarshall@uidaho.edu
Web: SC & SE Idaho Extension Cereals Program

Dr. Olga Walsh
Parma Research and Extension Center
University of Idaho
29603 U of I Lane
Parma, ID 83660-6699
Tel: 208-291-6218
Email: owalsh@uidaho.edu
Web: SW Idaho Extension Cereals Program

arrow Illinois

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Giovani Preza Fontes
Department of Crop Sciences
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: giovani3@illinois.edu

Dr. Emerson Nafziger (Professor Emeritus)
Department of Crop Sciences
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: ednaf@illinois.edu

arrow 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

arrow Kansas

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Romulo Pisa Lollato
Department of Agronomy
Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
1712 Claflin Rd
Manhattan, KS 66506
Tel: 785-532-0397
FAX: 785-532-6094
Mobile: 785-477-4644
Email: lollato@ksu.edu
Web: Wheat Production
Twitter: @KSUWheat

arrow Kentucky

Variety Testing Web Site
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
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

arrow Louisiana

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

arrow Maryland

Dr. Nicole Fiorellino
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Research Greenhouse
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: 301 405 6241
Email: nfiorell@umd.edu
Web: Small Grains in Maryland

arrow Michigan

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Maninder Singh
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
1066 Bogue St., Rm A482
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48854-1325
Tel: 517 353 0226
Mobile: 352 871 4574
Email: msingh@msu.edu
Web: Field Crops Web Site

arrow Minnesota

Variety Testing Web Site
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: Crop Production

arrow Mississippi

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

arrow Missouri

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. William Wiebold (Professor Emeritus)
Plant Science & Technology
214 Waters Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 62511
Ph: 573/882-0621
Web: Wheat & Other Small Grains

arrow Montana

Dr. Kent McVay
Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Southern Ag. Research Center
Montana State University
748 Railroad Hwy
Huntley, MT 59037
Tel: (406) 348-3400
Email: kmcvay@montana.edu

arrow Nebraska

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Cody Creech
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska
4502 Ave I
Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
Phone: 308-632-1266
Email: ccreech2@unl.edu
Web: Wheat Information

arrowNorth Carolina

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Ronnie W. Heiniger
Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
North Carolina State University
Vernon James Research & Extension Center
207 Research Station Road
Plymouth, NC 27962-9526
Phone: 252 793 4428
Email: ron_heiniger@ncsu.edu
Web: Small Grains

arrow North Dakota

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Clair Keene
Department of Plant Sciences
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept 7670, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701.231.7405
Email: clair.keene@ndsu.edu
Web: Wheat - NDSU Extension

arrow Ohio

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. 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
Web: Agronomic Crops Network

arrow Oklahoma

Dr. Amanda De Oliveira Silva
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
371 Ag Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-6028
Tel: 405-744-9617
Email: silvaa@okstate.edu
Web: Oklahoma Wheat Variety Information
Blog: World of Wheat

arrow 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
Email: Mike.Flowers@oregonstate.edu
Web: Extension Crop Production

arrow Pennsylvania

Dr. Daniela Carrijo
Department of Plant Science
116 Agriculture Sciences & Industries Bldg.
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-3504
Phone: 530-746-1447
Email: daniela.carrijo@psu.edu
Web: Agronomic Crops

arrow South Carolina

Variety Testing Web Site
Alex Coleman
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University
Edisto Research & Education Center
64 Research Rd.
Blackville, SC 29817
Ph. 803-284-3343
Email: amcolem@clemson.edu
Web: Small Grain Management

arrow South Dakota

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Jonathan Kleinjan
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science
117 Raven Precision Agriculture Center
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
Tel: 605 688 4211
Mobile: 605 695 2154
Email: Jonathan.Kleinjan@sdstate.edu
Web: Crops Information

arrow Tennessee

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Tyson Raper
University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service
West Tennessee Experiment Station
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel: 731 425-4707
Email: traper@utk.edu
Web: Wheat Resources

arrow Texas

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Calvin Trostle
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Lubbock, TX
Office: 806-746-6101
Email: c-trostle@tamu.edu
Web: Texas Small Grains Variety Trials

arrow Utah

Dr. Earl Creech
Dept. of Plants, Soils, and Climate
FRRL 209
Utah State University
Logan Utah 84322-4820
Ph: 435 797-7319
Email: earl.creech@usu.edu
Web: Crop Resources / Small Grains

arrow Vermont

Dr. Heather Darby
Plant & Soil Science Department
Hills Agricultural Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 524-6501
Email: Heather.Darby@uvm.edu
Web: Northwest Crops and Soils Program

Dr. Sidney C. Bosworth (Professor Emeritus)
Emeritus Extension Professor
Plant & Soil Science Department
Hills Agricultural Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
Email: Sid.Bosworth@uvm.edu

arrow Virginia

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Wade Thomason
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0403
Phone: 540 231 2988
Email: wthomaso@vt.edu
Web: Corn & Small Grain Management

arrow Washington

Dr. Drew Lyon
Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Washington State University
169 Johnson Hall
PO Box 646420
Pullman, WA 99164-6420
Tel: 509 335 2961
FAX: 509 335 8674
Email: drew.lyon@wsu.edu
Web: Wheat and Small Grains

arrow Wisconsin

Variety Testing Web Site
Dr. Shawn Conley
Department of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706-1597
Phone: (608) 262-7975
Email: spconley@wisc.edu
Web: Soybean & Small Grains Info