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Department of Agronomy

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Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

Ph: +1-785-532-6101
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Welcome to the Department of Agronomy

Agronomy Professor Recognized for International Soils Work

Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy and recipient of the Mary L. Vanier University Professorship, has been awarded the International Agronomy Award from the American Society of Agronomy and the International Soil Science Award from the Soil Science Society of America.

Soil Judging Team Places in National Competition

K-State's Soil Judging Team won 2nd place in "Overall Team" and 2nd place in "Group Judging" categories at the 2017 National Collegiate Soils Contest hosted by Northern Illinois University April 23-28 in DeKalb, Illinois.

Department Head Receives Honors

Congratulations to Gary Pierzynski, Agronomy Department Head! Pierzynski was elected 2018 President of American Society of Agronomy, and will be serving in 2019

IUSS Elects First American Woman Honorary Member

Mary Beth Kirkham, professor of agronomy, was elected honorary member of the International Union of Soil Sciences at its Inter-Congress Meeting in November 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Read more about the IUSS election.

Crops Team Shares 2016 National Championship

The Kansas State University Crops Team completed the fall season on Nov. 19 by taking the top three individual placings to win the Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest by 104 points over Iowa State University. Read more about the K-State Crops Team.

ASA-CSSA-SSSA Awards & Recognitions

View the Awards and Recognitions (PDF) won by Kansas State University Agronomy faculty and students.

Agronomy Professor Receives National Honors

Agronomy Professor Dr. Vara Prasad, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),in recognition of his contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. Dr. Prasad was awarded in the section of agriculture, food, and renewable resources.

KSU Weed Scientists on New Herbicide-Resistant Crops

Starting next year, producers may have access to several new crop cultivars with resistance to a wider range of herbicides than has been available until now. Weed scientists Dallas Peterson and Curtis Thompson give a complete update in an article in the Nov. 4 Issue of the KSU Agronomy eUpdate.

Cover Crops Play Role in Weed Control

According to K-State Agronomists Dr. DeAnn Presley and Dr. Anita Dille, Cover crops may be able to suppress weeds in some cases, but that's just one consideration when selecting cover crops for their farm fields. Read more about Cover Crops and Weed Control in the news release from K-State Research and Extension.

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Fall 2016 AgReport

Fall 2016 AgReport